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Knockoff KFC Fried Chicken


Updated May 18, 2016
(33 Votes)


Knockoff KFC Fried Chicken
Knockoff KFC Fried Chicken
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Use this copycat recipe to discover the secret behind Kentucky Fried Chicken's crispy fried chicken. Paprika and garlic powder give the chicken an extra kick of flavor. This recipe tutorial will shed light on how to make KFC fried chicken batter that your family will flip for. If you're looking for an easy weeknight dinner that will just hit it out of the park, this take on Knockoff KFC Kentucky Fried Chicken will save the day. This recipe is also ideal for any potluck or picnic. Everyone is sure to enjoy it.

Serves: 3

Preparation Time: 15 min

Cooking Time: 20 min

Tips on Frying Chicken

For years, KFC has been a fast food favorite in American homes. According to the Smithsonian, KFC has approximately 20,000 stores open worldwide. Now you can make this famous chicken at home with a few helpful tips below.

This recipe uses a deep fryer to create this copycat KFC chicken recipe, but you can use any deep pot or Dutch oven, as long as the sides are at least 3 inches deep.

Before you fry the chicken, let it sit after you've coated it in flour for 10 minutes or so. The secret to perfect fried chicken is a crispy crust. Letting the chicken sit 15-20 minutes after you've coated it in flour will help the breading set and should result in an ideal crust. It will also ensure that the chicken is at room temperature when you fry it. If you like especially crispy crust, you can also double-fry your chicken. According Pawan Takhar, a food engineer from the University, frying your chicken a second time will allow even more water to escape, resulting in the crispiest crush possible. These simple tricks will help you create copycat KFC chicken that is just as satisfying as the original — if not more so!

For more tips on how to make great fried chicken, check out our guide, How to Make the Perfect Fried Chicken.



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You mentioned that this recipe can be baked in the oven. Please give me the details for baking...thx

Here is a recipe for the baked version. Just copy and paste the link below into your browser. It has you bake the chicken for about 20 minutes at 400 degrees. br /br /http//

Love KFC!!!!Honestly though, I haven't tried Popeye's because there aren't any in my area.

KFC is hands down the best.

I love the breading that KFC uses. Thank you for the recipe. I love the breading that KFC uses.

KFC since I can remember, there has been changes over the years or changes in my taste buds, still the ONLY one.

I have no choice but to choose KFC as Canada doesn't have Popeye's

Love the extra crispy and the coleslaw

There is just something special about KFC. It has always been my favorite eating out chicken.

tylerlikesvideogames, can you please email me the original KFC recipe @ Thanks Bunches!!!!

I worked for KFC and know that you have a pretty good copy as far as technique is concerned but the seasoning's are lacking. "11 herbs and spices" is what the Original recipe has and if you would like I can send you a copy. Mine is as close to the original as you can get. Also KFC uses brosters ,also invented by the colonel, you can also oven fry the chicken.

can u email the your recipe thanks


please send recipe to joyhow 5764980.

can I get that recipe?

I've been looking for the KFC recipe. It's not the same these days. Can you send me the recipe? You can send it to

I would love the recipe. I am raising grand children and one place they love t eat is KFC. can't fford to do that much,

Sorry about that we have updated the recipe to include the marinade. Hope this completes it for everyone. Sorry for the long delay. Christine

The marinade is a combination of the wish bone italian dressing packet and buttermilk, so ive been told. have yet to try it.

I don't think I can find a chicken marinade as I don't live in the USA

That isn't even close to the recipe. KFC has 11 herbs and spices...the list is easy to it.

I know that KFC soaks their chicken overnight in buttermilk.....that's why it's always moist!

why can't you print these off

Will copy & paste work?

I would like recipe for taco johns tacos

Why would you purposely add MSG to your food??

MSG is a flavor enhancer.

If you are unsure of a marinade , I would use buttermilk, works for just about everything ,,.

there is no recipe for a marinade persea' soak chicken in salt and water over night

@mbrr4, Unfortunately, we are not aware of a recipe for the marinade at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. You might be able to find it online, perhaps! --Editor of AllFreeCopycatRecipes

the marinade is not available in my area, is there a recipe for this

@sanddollar1016 4052176 - Thank you for the suggestion. If we find a recipe for the marinade we will be sure to post it! -The editors of AllFreeCopycatRecipes

But where is the recipe for the marinade??? Please would love to have it to. Thanks and God Bless


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