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Homemade KFC Fried Chicken

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Homemade KFC Fried Chicken
Homemade KFC Fried Chicken
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Close down the chicken coop! Cook KFC at home with this easy recipe for Homemade KFC Fried Chicken. Make sure you have plenty of spices, hot sauce, and chili sauce, because this KFC clone recipe will soon become one of your specialties. The spice mix replicates the delicious flavors of the KFC original recipe. Just like the original KFC chicken recipe, this fried chicken is moist on the inside and perfectly crispy on the outside. This fried chicken is best served with KFC-style mashed potatoes and gravy with a side of homemade buttermilk biscuits. There is no better potluck dish than fried chicken, so whether you are planning a summer picnic or church dinner, this fried chicken recipe is sure to please the crowd.

Makes: 4 Pieces

Ingredients
  • 8 pieces chicken - a whole chicken cut up or 4 leg-and-thigh quarters, cut in half
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce (ie Tabasco)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 4 cups vegetable oil for frying

If you'd like another fried chicken recipe, Extra Crispy Popeye's Fried Chicken with Delta Sauce is one of our favorites!


 

Instructions
  1. In a wide bowl that will hold the chicken in one layer, mix the buttermilk and hot sauce, then add the chicken pieces, turning to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes, or refrigerate up to 12 hours.
     
  2. Mix the flour and bread crumbs with the paprika, thyme and salt in a large plastic bag and shake to mix well.
     
  3. Combine the eggs and chili sauce in a shallow bowl.
     
  4. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk marinade and place on a wire rack over a rimmed cookie sheet and allow excess buttermilk to drip off for a few minutes while you prepare the oil for frying. Using a wide deep skillet or a wok, pour in enough oil to measure 3 inches deep. Place over medium high heat and bring to 350 degrees F – use a thermometer to check the temperature. While the oil is heating, drop chicken, a few pieces at a time, into the bag with the dry ingredients and shake to coat.  Dip them into the egg mixture one at a time, then back into the dry ingredients again.  Shake off excess coating and lay back on the cooling rack.
     
  5. When the oil is at 350 degrees F, use tongs to lower a few pieces at a time into the hot oil – do not crowd the pan. Cook for about 15 minutes, turning once and keeping an eye on the oil temperature, adjusting the heat to be sure the oil remains at 350 degrees F F.
     
  6. When chicken pieces are nicely browned, remove from the oil with tongs and set on a clean cooling rack / baking sheet so that air circulates around them. Place into a 300 degree F oven while you repeat the procedure until all of the chicken is cooked; the chicken will continue to cook if any pieces are not quite cooked through in the frying process.
Notes

This recipe was inspired by this homemade KFC Fried Chicken Copycat recipe.

 


Make sure to serve this recipe with a side of  Homestyle Mashed Potatoes!


 

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Even though this recipe was greasy, it still tasted healthier than KFC's recipe. Some honey mustard sauce would be the perfect dipping sauce for this recipe.

I've never had KFC to compare, but this chicken was cooked well. Very greasy, though, and could maybe use some seasoning or a sauce

This chicken tastes almost sweet! Definitely better than the real version, and I bet it would be even better dipped into honey.

Better than the restaurant's version!

Would recommend dabbing with paper towel to get some of the oils off but other than that it is super crispy on the outside and cooked perfectly on the inside.

I loved the crispy coating on this chicken! Next time I might add a few more spices to amp up the flavor.

I enjoyed this fried chicken more than the chicken I've had from KFC. It was quite greasy, though!

The original Kentucky Fried Chicken, which is what KFC was before the colonel died, was battered with 11 herbs and spices and cooked in a pressure cooker. Not fried. Their "extra crispy" version didn't come about for several more years.

I tried to post a comment regarding your suggestions for home made bread crumbs but it wouldn't allow me to, so I'll plop it here. You suggested putting a slice of bread in the microwave for a minute, taking it out then allow it to hang out a while and get stale. Here's what I do. Left over bread from dinner, stale rolls, a half eaten loaf of Italian bread or the heels of any bread will all work. Keep a zip lock in your freezer and add any kind of bread to it as you go. Mix it up, it doesn't matter. After a months worth of squirreling away your unwanted bread, take it out of the freezer, lay it on your counter on a sheet pan and go shopping or take a nap or whatever. The bread does not have to be rock hard. Throw it all in a food processor, crust and all and pulse the heck out of it. Done. Throw the crumbs into the same freezer zip lock and put it back in your freezer. Instant bread crumbs whenever you want. Season them as you go, don't season the whole bag.

I can't rate this because I'm not even going to try it. Ketchup? Hot sauce? I don't think so. Mayo for dipping? Don't think so. Please forgive me if I'm being a tad critical of this chicken recipe but its wrong on every single level. As another posted that he/she suggested you be fired... I wouldn't go that far really. Might I make a helpful suggestion? Please research your recipes more efficiently as this is no where near my idea of KFC. KFC is timeless and delicious and so habit forming. I remember when I was much younger and this is sort of an insult. Please don't get insulted when many true KFC troopers throw some off color reviews, myself being one of them. I can tell the taste of KFC in the dark with my eyes closed, the smell alone makes my mouth water. Sorry

This is something I definitely want to try. Although it certainly isn't going to taste like regular KFC, it does sound like the spicy chicken strips I enjoy there quite often. I was going to try to duplicate them at home so I'll try your recipe & see how close it comes. I'll have to come back later to let you know. Probably should have chosen a different name for your recipe though.

this is stupid all you want is info click here download that

I can't find the KFC recipe! - Where is it? - I keep getting sent to RecipeHub, who want me to download a TOOLBAR!! - You know how many places on the internet want me to download their Toolbars?! - I've got toolbars coming out of my ears! - I've had to delete & disable more toolbars than I've got Salt-Shakers!! - All they do is eat up space on my Hard Drive!! - So why should I bother to remain on THIS website if I'm going to be redirected to websites that want to suck-up space on my Hard-Drive?

Dear CaptSnaz, The link to this recipe is : http://foodfunfreak.blogspot.com.au/2011/01/home == made-kfc-fried-chicken-recipe.html Enjoy! Cheers == Food Fun Freak

This is probably the worst rendition of copy-cat that I have ever seen. Ketchup doesn't even come close to housing all the herbs and spices that are in the KFC recipe. This is so bad I can't even rate it!

KFC has 11 herbs and spices and zero ketchup and hot sauce. How exactly is this recipe like KFC???? I have found a KFC copycat recipe online that has herbs and spices and I would imagine comes a heck of a lot closer in taste and appearance to KFC than this nasty sounding recipe. Just because someone calls it a copycat doesn't make it a copycat. Do a little more homework before sharing these recipes with your readers. Thanks.

Other than being chicken & being fried, this has nothing in common with KFC - the only spices used are pepper & red chili, no 11 herbs & spices that make KFC what it is. I guess they can call it "Homemade KFC Fried Chicken" if they want but it's definitely NOT a copycat recipe - doesn't even come close to the flavor of the Colonel's famous bird!

AND....even in this economy, there are those that CAN afford to eat out!!

Yeah, true! I think its just because they dont wanna put in any efforts in cooking. This is a very easy recipe which anyone could try. It justs taste as KFC chicken you bet :)

Why are there no reviews on this site?

I think, even with these wonderful recipes...ppl are NOT cooking!! Ordering in is still easier for them.....SAD!!

May be it has not reached its audience rather food lovers!!!

@renegade159 4550369: I totally agree with you!

@renegade I don't agree at all. I rarely ever get take out or go out to eat. I cook almost all of the meals that are eaten in my home.

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