Warning: This isn’t just hot. It’s Nashville hot!
Nashville hot chicken, a local specialty of Nashville, Tennessee, is fried chicken that's basted in a distinctive hot sauce. This version of the scorching dish uses sautéed tofu instead of fried chicken to create a lighter and healthier meal that still brings on all the famous heat and flavor.
1 14-ounce block of firm or extra-firm tofu
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1.5 tablespoons cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon brown sugar
¾ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
4 tablespoons butter or non-dairy vegan butter
For the sandwich:
Toasted sesame seed bun
Lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, barbecue sauce, mayonnaise, etc.