Harland Sanders did a lot to promote the chicken empire he founded. He believed in cooking classic items by using simple techniques, along with incorporating global flavors. Sanders started his epicurean journey from a nearby farm when he was 10, and today he is the most sought after by chefs for his KFC fried chicken recipe. The herbs and spices used in KFC’s fried chicken recipe is one of the best kept secrets in the world. Everybody wants to copy it but nobody has been able to. You may be surprised to learn that two billion Sanders’ “finger licking good” KFC fried chickens are sold annually. His secret KFC fried chicken recipe has engraved his name among the best cooks of the world.
There are several cooks who have tried to replicate KFC’s Fried chicken recipe. In order to decode the recipe I tried to identify the flavors while enjoying it. Then I searched the internet to find the best possible recipe from renowned cooks. I cooked several times with several fried chicken recipes and blended many flavors. Then finally I found a dish. Though it was not an exact replica of KFC’s fried chicken recipe, it was quite close to it. If you also want to try it out then read on.
Ingredients to be used in the KFC fried chicken recipe
- 1 beaten egg
- 1 cup buttermilk
- One 3-pound chicken, cut into 6 pieces
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground oregano
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 Tablespoons paprika
- 1 Tablespoon onion salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 Tablespoons Accent (MSG seasoning)
- 1 can lard (or one 3-pound can Crisco), enough to cover chicken in fryer (see Secret Recipe Tips below)
KFC fried chicken recipe
Step 1: Whisk the beaten egg and buttermilk in a large bowl.
Step 2: Soak the chicken pieces in the above mixture till it fully moistened.
Step 3: Take a separate bowl and mix flour with all the herbs and spices.
Step 4: Roll the moistened chicken pieces in the seasoned flour. Roll it such that it gets completely covered by the flour.
Step 5: Put lard oil in the pressure fryer. Heat it to 365 degree Fahrenheit.
Step 6: Keep the marinated chicken inside the pressure dryer.
Step 7: Fry it for 8 to 10 minutes. Completely cook the chicken. For that fry it in the lower heat.
Step 8: Keep the chicken on the paper towel so that the fried chicken piece completely drench its oil.
It is ready to serve.
KFC’s fried chicken recipe is the culinary creation of Sanders, but now there are so many duplicates available. If not exacts duplicates, then some quite close to it are easily available. Sometimes a almost exactly similar recipe is even better than KFC’s fried chicken recipe. I think KFC is all about Colonel Sanders, and no more than that. It is like following fashion to eat in KFC, as you can find similar food elsewhere. It is just a fast food sensation which makes KFC so popular.