Sean Brock was terrified walking into Prince’s Hot Chicken, the home of the first hot chicken in Nashville. And rightfully so. He was about to “experience” the “extra hot chicken” for the very first time. This heavily-guarded secret recipe brings heat junkies to tears. Sean describes his hallucinatory experience, “You’re not eating hot chicken because you’re starving to death, you’re eating it to push the bounds of reality.”

Here’s a recipe for hot chicken. Try it if you dare and don’t forget to put the toilet paper in the freezer.

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