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"I have been making fried cabbage for over 50 years. Actually my mother taught me the recipe over 60 years ago. I always use about 2 1/2 lb. of bacon when I make mine. I simply fry my bacon and then boil the cabbage. I don't use spices because the bacon is flavored by the bacon. I make this for church socials family meals (with only 5 family members when I make it we eat it for a week but no one complains.) That is all that it takes to make this hearty and filling dish"
Knockoff KFC Fried Chicken Recipe
We've found the secret a perfect replica of the infamous Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe. From the spice to the crunch, this recipe is spot-on!
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This Knockoff KFC Fried Chicken Recipe is the recipe you've been waiting for. 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, and they'll be asking you where you learned how to make KFC chicken.
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Preparation Time15 min
Cooking Time20 min
- 8 pieces of chicken (a whole chicken cut up or a 4 leg-and-thigh quarters, cut in half)
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 teaspoons hot sauce (like 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
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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.
Mix the flour and bread crumbs with the paprika, thyme and salt in a large plastic bag and shake to mix well.
Combine the eggs and chili sauce in a shallow bowl.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make KFC Chicken Extra Crispy
For years, KFC has been a fast food favorite in American homes. According to the Smithsonian, KFC has approximately 20,000 stores open worldwide. But over the years, the one thing they've been able to keep a secret is how they get their fried chicken so delicious and crispy. That careful balance of spices is replicated above, but what about that crispy crunch?
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 to Pawan Takhar, a food engineer from the University of Illinois, 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!
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Jun 27, 2018
Isnt it advertised as 11 herbs and spices? And, this has just 1/2 tsp salt but KFC is so salty!
kenziewood07 43526 50
Sep 12, 2017
I love the idea of this recipe! I love KFC, and it would be great to recreate that at home. But I am trying to cut back on the fried foods in my life for health reasons. This recipe looks so easy and delicious but is there anything I need to change or add to be able to bake it in the oven? Will it taste the same?
Aug 01, 2017
I eat chicken a least once a week . So going 2 try this simple recipe . Thanks 4 this easy recipe
Feb 13, 2017
I bet this would be a hit at a family get-together or church potluck! YUM!
Apr 09, 2015
You mentioned that this recipe can be baked in the oven. Please give me the details for baking...thx
AllFreeCopycat Edi tor
Apr 10, 2015
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//www.allfreecopycatrecipes.com/Chicken-Entrees/Better-Than-KFC-Oven-Fried-Chicken
woodkimberly64 302 6659
Oct 29, 2014
Love KFC!!!!Honestly though, I haven't tried Popeye's because there aren't any in my area.
bettybnbbob02 5777 316
Oct 24, 2014
KFC is hands down the best.
Oct 24, 2014
I love the breading that KFC uses. Thank you for the recipe. I love the breading that KFC uses.
Oct 24, 2014
KFC since I can remember, there has been changes over the years or changes in my taste buds, still the ONLY one.
Oct 24, 2014
I have no choice but to choose KFC as Canada doesn't have Popeye's
bentlytwice 469614 2
Oct 24, 2014
Love the extra crispy and the coleslaw
Oct 24, 2014
There is just something special about KFC. It has always been my favorite eating out chicken.
lyndaredman54 8034 271
Feb 24, 2014
tylerlikesvideogames, can you please email me the original KFC recipe @ email@example.com? Thanks Bunches!!!!
tylerlikesvideogam es 6604804
Oct 19, 2013
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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Jan 11, 2014
can u email the your recipe email@example.com thanks
timmilonasjr1 0670 054
Feb 04, 2014
I COULD USE A GOOD KFC CHICKEN RECIPE
Feb 24, 2014
please send recipe to joyhow 5764980.
Feb 24, 2014
can I get that recipe? firstname.lastname@example.org
Mar 05, 2014
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 email@example.com
dorothyannwalsh 99 10178
Jun 13, 2014
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,
Christine SzalayKu dra
Aug 05, 2013
Sorry about that we have updated the recipe to include the marinade. Hope this completes it for everyone. Sorry for the long delay. Christine
jehovahshammah 434 2546
Feb 20, 2013
The marinade is a combination of the wish bone italian dressing packet and buttermilk, so ive been told. have yet to try it.
kittyhuckestein 61 29207
Feb 14, 2013
I don't think I can find a chicken marinade as I don't live in the USA
Dec 05, 2012
That isn't even close to the recipe. KFC has 11 herbs and spices...the list is easy to find...google it.
renegade159 455036 9
Jul 22, 2012
I know that KFC soaks their chicken overnight in buttermilk.....that's why it's always moist!
May 19, 2012
why can't you print these off
Aug 07, 2012
Will copy & paste work?
Jan 03, 2012
I would like recipe for taco johns tacos
Jan 03, 2012
Why would you purposely add MSG to your food??
Dec 05, 2012
MSG is a flavor enhancer.
Dec 29, 2011
If you are unsure of a marinade , I would use buttermilk, works for just about everything ,,.
Nov 08, 2011
there is no recipe for a marinade persea' soak chicken in salt and water over night
Oct 12, 2011
@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
Oct 07, 2011
the marinade is not available in my area, is there a recipe for this
Jul 26, 2011
@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
sanddollar1016 405 2176
Jul 25, 2011
But where is the recipe for the marinade??? Please would love to have it to. Thanks and God Bless
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