KFC-style chicken is a beloved dish known for its crispy, flavorful coating and juicy meat. While the exact recipe is a closely guarded secret, you can create a similar version at home using a few key ingredients and techniques.

To make KFC-style chicken, start by marinating chicken pieces (such as drumsticks, thighs, or breast pieces) in a mixture of buttermilk, salt, and spices for several hours or overnight. This helps tenderize the chicken and infuse it with flavor.

In a separate bowl, combine flour with a blend of spices, including salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. This seasoned flour will be used to coat the chicken.

Dip each piece of chicken into the seasoned flour, shaking off any excess, then dip it back into the buttermilk mixture, and then again into the flour, ensuring each piece is evenly coated.

Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or deep fryer to about 350°F (175°C). Carefully add the chicken pieces to the hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Fry the chicken for about 15-20 minutes, or until it is golden brown and cooked through, turning occasionally to ensure even cooking.

Remove the chicken from the oil and drain it on a wire rack or paper towels. Serve the KFC-style chicken hot, with your favorite sides such as mashed potatoes, coleslaw, and biscuits.

While homemade KFC-style chicken may not be exactly the same as the original, it is sure to be a delicious and satisfying meal that your family will love. Adjust the seasonings to suit your taste preferences, and enjoy!

For years, consumers of beloved KFC chicken have debated over what exactly the 11 secret herbs and spices are. For many, it is more than just recreating a recipe; it’s recreating your best childhood memories.

  • 7 chicken thighs
  • 500 ml of milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  •  tsp black pepper
  •  tsp oregano powder
  •  tsp garlic powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 pepper (whole)
  • to flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper (powdered)
  • 1/2 tsp oregano (powdered)
  • 125 g of wheat flour (1 cup)
  • 60 g cornstarch (1/2 cup)
  • 1 tsp salt
  •  tsp black pepper (powdered)
  •  tsp oregano (powdered)
  •  tsp garlic (powder)
  •  tsp red bell pepper (powdered)
  •  tsp onion (powdered)
  • Breadcrumbs (as needed)
  • Oil (what is necessary)
1. Place the chicken thighs in a pan, add the milk and season with salt, black pepper powder, oregano powder, garlic powder, 2 bay leaves and 6 whole peppers.
2. Bring to medium heat, cover and let cook for 10 minutes, after the minutes remove the lid and turn to cook again on that side for another 10 minutes. Then withdraw and reserve.
3. In a container add the eggs, milk, salt, black pepper powder and oregano powder, mix well then set aside.
4. In a bowl, place the flour and cornstarch, then season with salt, black pepper powder, oregano powder, garlic powder, red paprika powder and onion powder, mix well.
5. Pass the thighs first through the flour, then through the beaten egg.
6. To finish with the breadcrumbs.
7. In a pan with enough oil over medium heat, fry until cooked on one side, then turn to cook on that side.
8. Once well cooked, remove on absorbent paper and let cool.
9. Serve and enjoy.

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