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KFC Inspired Fried Chicken

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KFC Inspired Fried Chicken

Watch out, Colonel, because this KFC Inspired Fried Chicken is just is good as your crispy chicken recipe (at least, we think so). Made with not-so-secret herbs and seasonings, this fried chicken recipe will leave you coming back for more...and enjoying bite after bite. It may not be the original KFC fried chicken, but it sure is tasty. And it's something you can make on your own. If you want to have some more fun, buy a bucket of KFC chicken and have your family do a taste test.

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 pounds of chicken (legs, thighs, breast - whatever preferred)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil, oregano, thyme, each
  • 1/2 teaspoon all spice
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup or 2 cups of water
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika

If you haven't gotten enough of KFC copycat recipes like this one, find more in our round-up of 11 Irresistible KFC Restaurant Copycat Recipes.


 

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
     
  2. Mix all spice ingredients together with the flour and cornstarch, set aside in large bowl. Beat eggs into water in separate bowl.
     
  3. Place chicken pieces in an egg mixture just long enough to get saturated (add more water if necessary). Drain, then coat each piece in the flour mixture.
     
  4. Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown. Finish off the chicken by baking it for about 1 hour, or until juices run clear.

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Ratings & Comments (18)

Apr 20, 2014

Not even close to KFC, which I love. There is no heat in KFC at all. But, I will say the recipe posted works, but I'm not a fan.

 

Apr 20, 2014

what type of oil do most like in their fryers? peanut? vegetable? Other?

 

18 Ratings

Apr 2, 2014

I watched Todd Wilbur (sp) on tv making this and he said the secret to this recipe is tellicherry pepper.

 

Dec 30, 2013

tastes nothing like it. google kfc vials by derrickwilson

 

Feb 21, 2013

Just saying......I worked for KFC....there isn't any "hot" spices in the 14 herbs. Nope, don't know the recipe...but spicy chicken is Popeye's. BUT! From what I've been told, Penzkeys "FINES" herb is extremely close. Mostly everything had a LOT of black pepper in it. Gravy, chicken and coleslaw.

 

Feb 16, 2013

I'll be waiting to make this soon.

 

Aug 1, 2012

Instead of that flour misture, try Kentucky Kernal seasoned flour. They sell it at Walmart and it tastes just like KFC.

 

Jul 9, 2012

I'm putting these ingredients aside in a jar to make when needed. Sounds very good to make. I love Kentucky fried chicken, so now i've got my own version. Even if it's not the same as theirs................sounds good!

 

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