FAQs

What is Hot Chicken?

Delicious! Ok, so Hot Chicken is essentially southern fried chicken that had a head on collision with hot as hell chili peppers and various other spices.  Its unique from various BBQ, or buffalo flavors in that it leads with heat, not sugar, not vinegar which are also the key ingredients in most bottles of hot sauce.  The most traditional way this heat gets applied is through a wet application, a paste.  This paste is a mixture of spices and hydrogenated vegetable oil or lard that gets painted on fried chicken just prior to eating.  While it can certainly be enjoyed all over a "Mild to Wild" range, Hot Chicken is typically enjoyed at a heat level that surpasses most familiar restaurant spiciness scales.  Thats not to say you should be apprehensive if you're new to considering Hot Chicken, just be aware and enjoy the journey of finding your favorite heat level.

 

Can I use Coop's Hot Chicken Paste as a marinade on raw meat?

I guess, but I wouldn't recommend it.  Would you put a cajun roux on ice cream.  Hmm, maybe not a good comparison.  I'm gonna try that out.  Anyway, Coop's Hot Chicken Paste is something you warm up to melt down in order to paint it on already-fried chicken thats ready to serve, ready to eat.  If you begin applying it to cold meat, the paste will thicken back up and I certainly can't vouch for the results you'll get for whatever meal you have planned.  Remember, Coop's is not a hot sauce.  Now, that said, if you're incorporating Coop's this early in your cooking process and you're having good results, please, share your experiences with us online.

 

Can I use Coop's Hot Chicken Paste as a dip?

I guess you can.  We dip bread in olive oil, don't we.  That said, Coop's was not intended as a sauce, or dip.  Though some could argue its semantics to claim its not a dip, if you prefer getting Coop's Hot Chicken Paste on your fried chicken by dipping instead of painting, then you do you!

 

Can I use Coop's Hot Chicken Paste on grilled, roasted, or rotisserie meats?

You bet!  Obviously, Coop's was born to bring true Hot Chicken flavor into the convenience of your situation, whether thats painting it on perfect mind blowing homemade fried kitchen, or that delicious deli fried chicken you picked up at the store on the way home from work.  But hey, why limit it to the fried stuff?! Grill on, America!

 

What else can you do with Coop's?

Let me just say, "baked goods."  Get your experimentation on, people!!!