Secret Recipe Revealed Finally?
Don't Know For Sure
Homemade KFC Chicken
Does Taste Almost Identical
As In KFC

KFC Chicken secret recipe revealed.....were you one of the people, like me, that you were shocked and happy to find out and wonder if this is real?

Secret Recipe Revealed Finally? Don't Know For Sure Homemade KFC Chicken Does Taste Almost Identical  As In KFC

Prep Time: 20 Minutes  Active Cook Time: 40 Minutes   Serving: 4-6



I still remember that day (Sep 1, 2016) that I was working from home and getting ready to go online to start working.  Before getting any further, my web browser automatically brought me to one of the main search engines. 

First thing I saw a news article interviewing Dr. Colonel's nephew and he revealed the secret recipe.  Right away, I used my cell phone to take a picture and showed it to my husband and asked him, "I saw this KFC chicken recipe.  Will you be interested to try it for tonight's dinner?"

In our house, I have 2 extremeists.  My hubby is not a poultry person.  He eats chicken once in a while and always says NO to turkey and other poultry.  My son loves chicken.  As long as I have enough seasonings on the meat, he eats it any day at any time. 

It does look like KFC Chicken you buy from the chain restaurant, doesn't it?

With that being said, I went to get chicken for that night's dinner.  Cooking breaded chicken countless time in the past, this shouldn't be that difficult, right? 

Well, not thinking of the flour will add a lot of volume on the chicken, I cooked as much as I always do.  My husband ended up cooking together with me in the kitchen.  The funny part was....as soon as the chicken came out from the hot oil, he started cutting up the chicken into bite size pieces and hand everybody a piece and start eating away.  Before the chicken was all cooked and dinner was ready, all of us were half way full already.

You will be surprised how much chicken you cook and how much left before dinner is officially started.

Difference Between Homemade KFC Chicken and Buy-It-In-The-Restaurant

Look at this batch.  You will have some ideas how much money you save by making homemade KFC chicken.Look at this batch. You will have some ideas how much money you save by making homemade KFC chicken.

Following the revealed secret recipe, the taste of the chicken is almost identical as the real KFC chicken.  But it definitely is not as crispy as you get from their restaurants, especially if you need to cook a big quantity in several batches.  Even though with the oven to keep the meat warm, the chicken definitely taste better as soon as it comes out of the oil. 

The great thing about this homemade KFC chicken is that it is much cheaper than buying it in the restaurant.  It tastes almost identical to the real one. 

The best part I love is that I enjoy the time when my hubby even comes into the kitchen to help me out and we have the quality time together.  I can't wait when my little one is old enough to stand next to me and cook it together with us. 

Or even better....they can handle everything and I just watch and wait for dinner to be served.  Hmmm....I am not 100% sure about that.  I do love to cook though.


A Few Things Need Your Attention

Once you set the heat right, leave it alone.  It will cook every batch of your chicken perfectly.

In the middle of cooking it, you may realize that your oil is running low.  If that's the case, you need to add more.  How much?  Try 1 cup at a time.  Then, allows some time for the oil to heat up again.  Use the wooden spoon to test it.

Also, at the same time, you may see your egg wash is running low.  No worries.  Add another egg with 1tbsp of water, a pinch of each for salt and pepper into the same bowl that you have been using for the egg wash in this recipe.  (Does't make sense to have another new bowl)


Serving homemade KFC chicken? The famous and long awaited secret recipe was finally revealed.  True or not?  We may never find out.  The taste is close enough for you to enjoy this chicken dinner.

What Side Dish Should You Pair With?

After several times serving this chicken recipe, I realized that you will keep eating it until you are so full and ready to pop.  It happens to both of my chicken extrememists at home.  The flour is very filling.  The taste is so good that it is hard to stop eating.  Basically, this homemade KFC chicken is absolutely irresistible. 

So, should you pair this chicken dish with the typical mashed potatoes with gravy and/or biscuit?  You may love that idea, just like how it is served in the KFC restaurants.

You can also serve coleslaw on the side which is good having some veggies, right?   In my opinion, I will pick a salad with a big jug of ice tea on the side to wash it down.  I would recommend Savoy Cabbage Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette.


Combine all 11 herbs and spices in a big mixing bowlCombine all 11 herbs and spices in a big mixing bowl
Combined with flour.  You will need this for double dipping.Combined with flour. You will need this for double dipping.
Just to show you if it is one coating of the flour mixture, the chicken will look like this.Just to show you if it is one coating of the flour mixture, the chicken will look like this.
Use cast iron Dutch oven to make this Homemade KFC chicken recipe for your safety.  The oil should be 1/2Use cast iron Dutch oven to make this Homemade KFC chicken recipe for your safety. The oil should be 1/2" deep max.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, paper towel and cookie/turkey rack on top. This setup helps on easy cleaning and keep chicken crispy all the way around.Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, paper towel and cookie/turkey rack on top. This setup helps on easy cleaning and keep chicken crispy all the way around.
You will cook several batches.  Once chicken is done, transfer to this rack and keep warm in the oven.You will cook several batches. Once chicken is done, transfer to this rack and keep warm in the oven.

Ingredients

(The following was posted and shared on the internet and news article)
2 cups White Flour (or all purpose Flour)
2/3 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Thyme
1/2 tsp Basil
1/3 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Celery Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Dried Mustard
4 tsp Paprika
2 tsp Garlic Salt
1 tsp Ground Ginger
3 tsp White Pepper
(This mixture is good for about 3.5 lb of chicken or 4 huge boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into long stripes for double dipping, i.e. flour, egg wash, flour)

(The following was NOT posted and shared on the internet and news article)
2-3 cups Canola oil
2 eggs (beaten) + 2 tbsp water + salt and pepper (good for dipping 2.5lbs max.; you may need another egg later.  The rule of thumb is an egg with 1tbsp water and a pinch of salt and pepper to make egg wash)
2-2.5lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (cut into long stripes; can feed 4 people)

  1. Preheat oven at 250F which will be used to keep the chicken warm because you need to cook in several batches
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (for easy clean-up later), then top it with paper towel to catch all the extra grease dripping and, finally, put a cookie or turkey rack on top
  3. In a big bowl, combine all the KFC secret recipe ingredients together
  4. Pound the chicken with meat tenderizer or the bottom of a pan and cut into stripes about 1" wide
  5. Toss to coat all meat in the flour mixture
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk 2 eggs, 2tbsp water and a pinch of salt and pepper
  7. Transfer flour coated chicken into the egg wash one by one
  8. Transfer the chicken back into the flour mixture
  9. (In summary, coat the chicken with flour mixture, egg wash and then flour mixture again)
  10. Preheat 2-3 cups high temperature oil in a Dutch oven which should be about 1/2" deep max.
  11. Use the back of a wooden spoon (straight up) to put it in the middle of the Dutch oven
  12. If you see a slow stream of small bubbles coming from the bottom, the oil is ready for cooking
  13. Put chicken piece by piece into the hot oil with tongs (be careful to put the meat in with ease.  Don't just drop it into the hot oil.  It is very dangerous and you can get burn)
  14. Make sure there is room between each piece and not to overcrowd the Dutch oven
  15. About 5-8 minutes for the first side.  When it is golden, turn it to the other side and cook for another 2-3 minutes
  16. To find out if the chicken is cooked thoroughly, use a fork to poke it.  If the fork can slide easily right into the meat, it is good to go.  If there is still some resistance, cook another 1-2 minutes more
  17. Transfer the chicken to the foil and paper towel lined baking sheet and sprinkle with more salt.  Then, keep it warm in the oven
  18. Repeat the above steps until all chicken is cooked and served immediately


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