My heated visit to Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack in Nashville, Tennessee

15 Jun

I recently traveled to Nashville for the Country Music Association Festival, so naturally we were on the search for amazing food! Our first stop was Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack. I had been wanting to try their chicken for quite a while. I am originally from Louisiana and love spicy food, so needless to say, I was excited!

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The menu at Prince’s is small and straight to the point. The fried chicken comes mild, medium, hot and extra hot. You can get white meat, dark meat or both. I love restaurants with small menus because you always know the food will be fresh and flavorful! I wanted a little taste of everything, so I ordered both with medium heat. My friend David ordered the white meat with mild heat. Later, I would realize his was a much smarter decision! We waited about 30 minutes for our chicken, which we were more than happy to do.

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Finally, the food came and before digging in we could tell it was, in fact, very fresh. We also got a huge whiff of cayenne pepper. I dove in, thinking it couldn’t be that spicy. I very quickly discovered how wrong I was! I usually like it the hotter the better, but this medium chicken was too hot for me. It felt like I could actually breathe fire, like a dragon from a Disney movie. Nevertheless through all the heat, I could still taste the amazingly seasoned fried chicken. This is when I really wished I had ordered the mild. But David, being awesome as always, offered me some of his. It was fantastic! The chicken was spiced just right! Not too hot, just the perfect amount of kick. We also ordered a side of fries which came sprinkled with cayenne pepper. They were lovely, also the perfect amount of spice.

As we were leaving, we gave our table to two gentlemen who had planned much better than us. They brought their own beverages…a gallon of chocolate milk! They knew what they were in for. I definitely plan on returning to Prince’s the next time I find myself in Nashville. However, I will make sure of two things: One, that I order the mild chicken and two, that I bring myself a gallon of chocolate milk to wash it all down.


Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack
123 Ewing Dr
Nashville, TN 37207

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