Being a passionate foodie I always wanted KFC secret recipe. KFC is a place that is perfect for satisfying your palate. They are maestros at creating taste and flavor. For years, several great chefs whipped up its fan with every new chicken dish but no body has ever beaten KFC’s secret recipe by Harland Sanders. Every time I eat it, it leaves its traces on my taste buds. Driven by my innate curiosity I decided to crack the code of this chicken delight.
KFC is renowned for incorporating the 11 secret herbs into Colonel’s secret recipe. Harland Sanders once declared that all 11 secret herbs are available in every kitchen. With this in mind, I experimented a lot and finally came up with a recipe which is the closest to KFC Secret recipe. Of course there can be nothing like the original. I tried, and the result has been appreciated by many. Try this recipe and then feel free to give me your own views. Read on
I began my quest by actually examining the flavor while eating the original recipe.
Regarding those 11 herbs and spices, I came to this conclusion
- 1/3 tablespoon of salt
- 1/3 tablespoon of oregano
- 2 tablespoon of garlic salt
- 1/2 tablespoon of thyme
- 1 tablespoon of ground ginger
- 1/2 tablespoon of basil
- 1 tablespoon of celery salt
- 1 tablespoon of black pepper
- 1 tablespoon of dry mustard
- 4 tablespoons of paprika
- 2 tablespoon of Mono Sodium Glutamate (Accent)
Other ingredients to make KFC original recipe chicken are
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 cups milk
- 6 pieces of chicken
Surprised! The herbs which seemed to be a secret are already there in our kitchen. We use them in our day to day dishes.
Directions for making KFC original chicken, close to KFC’s Secret Recipe
Step 1: In a large bowl, combine all 11 herbs and spices.
Step 2: Mix the eggs and milk. Place chicken pieces in this bowl, leave it so that the chicken pieces are completely moistened.
Step 3: Take each piece from the egg mixture and turn it in the bread-crumbs so that the each piece is completely coated with the bread-crumbs.
Step 4: Turn these pieces in the bowl of spices, which are the main ingredients of KFC’s secret recipe.
Step 5: Preheat the oven to 350 degree Fe.
Step 6: Place the chicken pieces in a baking pan. Cover it tightly with foil.
Step 7: Bake in the oven for 35 minutes.
Step 8: Remove after 35 minutes and take off the foil.
Step 9: Cook for another 30 minutes.
Step 10: Baste lightly with oil before taking them out.
Allow it to cool for 10 minutes, then serve this delicious chicken dish.
Even though the above ingredients and direction to cook KFC original chicken come close, there is only one place to get authentic original recipe chicken and that is KFC.
The possible reasons behind the differences may be the following
- KFC’s patented cooking appliances such as ovens, utensils, etc.
- The chicken used in its dishes are bought from suppliers like Tyson foods, Perdue farms and Pilgrim’s pride.
- The temperature setting of the oven.
- Secret seasoning
Many people have tried the above recipe and claimed that it is very close to the original. KFC’s success has largely been because of the KFC original chicken recipe and thus precautions have been taken to safeguard the identity of the ingredients. In any case, this is a perfect replacement in these days of recession and tight budget when you do not want to spend big bucks on KFC secret recipe.