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Close to Kentucky Fried Chicken

This is a take on Kentucky fried chicken which is pretty close I might tell you. We all get that ghalishing for KFC from time to time and there is just nothing else that will suffice. It’s a really great recipe and the best part is you can make up extra batches of the KFC coating and store it for quick access… when the KFC fred chicken bug bites, you just whip it out and away you go.

What you need

10-12 chicken pieces

3 cups flour
1 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoon garlic salt
2 teaspoons onion salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
1/2 teaspoon dried powdered rosemary
1/2 teaspoon dried powdered thyme
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

The process

Sift all the ingredients together twice to make sure that they are properly mixed.

Use deboned pieces of chicken, it ensures that they cook all the way through.

Dip the chicken pieces in milk or buttermilk and coat them in the seasoned flour. Set each piece aside and when you are done recoat each piece.

Deep fry in hot oil(not smoking) until golden and drain on a wire rack.

If you prefer to them in the oven, place them on a wire rack in a roasting pan and bake for 20-25 minutes on 180 celsius, turning each piece after 10 minutes.

I have been told that fried chicken from Kentucky fried chicken is not actually fried in oil at the KFC stores but done in a pressure cooker machine, so fried chicken is not really accurate, however, this fried chicken recipe comes out pretty close to the Kentucky fried chicken recipe.


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54 Responses to “KFC recipe”

  1. Jo_P says:

    Valentines Night and am feeling rather flu-ish. Normally that would be a perfect recipe for take out. Then I came accross this recipe and all was solved. I emerged from the kitchen as my family’s superhero! All they saw going in was chicken pieces covered in flour but what they tasted coming out surprised all the palates. Recipe No 9….I’m on a mission and I have a secret partner in crime 😉

    • Graham says:

      😉 your secret is safe with me… Have a lekker day G

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        • Graham says:

          Hi Menzi, thank you we have received your request and any future newsletters will be sent to you. Happy days G

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  3. Shanaaz says:

    You can quick steam the chicken pieces beforehand.Fries quicker and is definately cooked through thoroughly.(the KFC)

  4. Beatrice says:

    Just want to correct the person who said in the recipe that KFC is not actually fried in oil. KFC portions is fried in oil in the pressure fryers for a certain time and temperature. That’s why I’m not a KFC fan – to oily for me and the chicken portions are not trimmed of any fat.
    Kind regards
    Beatrice

    • Graham says:

      Thanks for that. I am one who gets those KFC cravings fairly frequently and just have to have it. Cheers for now G

  5. Desire says:

    Hi Graham

    I have to go on a diet. Could you recommend a good way to prepare chicken fillets. I am looking for something that would not bore me to death but are also healthy. Thank you.

  6. Elize says:

    Hi Graham, what is Msg ? I also see that “KFC” recipes asks for zeal, what is zeal? Hope you can help.

  7. Katherine says:

    A good Kentucky fried chicken recipe, thanks Graham. I tried adding a teaspoon of garlic power to the herb mix and I used yogurt instead of the milk to coat. It came out beautifully and even if its not KFC, at least I know what went into it.

  8. Authentic Chinese Recipes says:

    Wow, the cooking way of this dish is great, I’ll try it later and I hope it tastes delicious. Just one suggestion: If you add some cooking pictures it will be easier to follow!

  9. Ashwin says:

    Hi Graham. Tried your KFC recipe. Turned out to be nice clean tasty home fried chicken. I still think that KFC has a unique taste that nobody can copy. Did you know that KFC also has alot of Msg in it?

    • Graham says:

      Great Ashwin, That taste is unique and people will try to copy it for generations to come. i think it also has a lot to do with the pressure cooking method. i didn’t know but am not surprised. Thanks for stopping by. G

  10. Dee says:

    Hi Graham: The crispy eisbein was perfect on the Weber – extra smokey and juicy! I did add a chicken stock cube during the boiling process as the water & veg looked a little “thin” and put it in the cooking bag for about 4 hours before braaing … it was fantastic!

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