Easy Copycat Kfc Chicken Recipe

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One of the most protected, discussed, & sought-after secret recipes in the food world is KFC"s Original Recipe Fried Chicken. Long ago I published my first mod of the famous formula, but the recipe, which was based on research from "Big Secrets" author William Poundstone, includes only salt, pepper, MSG, and flour in the breading, & not the blend of eleven herbs and spices we have all heard about. The fried chicken made with my first recipe is good in a pinch, but it really needs several more ingredients to lớn be a true clone. 

That is why, over twenty years later, I was happy to get another crack at the secret when we shot the pilot episode for my CMT TV series Top Secret Recipe. In the show, I visited KFC headquarters, talked lớn friends of Harlan Sanders who had seen the actual recipe, and even checked out the Corbin, Kentucky, kitchen where Harland Sanders first developed his chicken recipe. During that four-day shoot I was able khổng lồ gather enough clues about the secret eleven herbs and spices lớn craft my new KFC Fried chicken recipe—one that I believe is the closest match lớn the Colonel"s secret fried chicken that anyone has ever revealed.

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Brine 1/3 cup salt 1 tablespoon MSG (Such as Accent seasoning) 8 cups water _main 1 whole roaster chicken (4 lớn 5 pounds), cut into 8 pieces 6 khổng lồ 12 cups vegetable oil Breading 9 ounces (1 3/4 cups) all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon MSG (monosodium glutamate) 2 teaspoons granulated sugar 2 teaspoons ground tellicherry pepper 50% teaspoon ground trắng pepper 1/2 teaspoon paprika 50% teaspoon ground savory 1/2 teaspoon ground sage 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground marjoram 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper Dredge 4 large eggs 2 cups skim milk

1. Lớn make the brine, dissolve the salt and MSG in the water. địa chỉ the chicken pieces và marinate for 3 hours. Remove the chicken from the brine, rinse with water, và blot dry.

2. Heat the oil in a deep fryer khổng lồ 300 degrees F.

3. Make the breading by combining all of the ingredients in a large bowl.

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4. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs & then stir in the milk.

5. When the oil is hot, dip each piece of chicken in the egg and milk mixture & then press into the breading. Toss each chicken piece in the breading until well coated. Let the chicken sit for 5 minutes in the breading, gently tossing every minute or two to ensure a good coating. Gently shake off the excess breading và fry 2 lớn 4 pieces at a time (or whatever your fryer can hold) for 16 to 20 minutes or until the chicken is golden brown. Drain the fried chicken on a rack for at least 5 minutes before serving.

Tidbits: This recipe is for deep frying. If pressure frying, cooking time will be shortened to lớn 12 khổng lồ 14 minutes. If you want to lớn keep the chicken warm until every piece is cooked so that you can serve it all at once, place the fried pieces on a rack on a baking sheet & keep them in your oven set khổng lồ 200 degrees F.


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