KFC Copycat Fried Chicken
Looking for a recipe that tastes like KFC? This fried chicken recipe is for you then.
Prep Time20 minutes mins
Cook Time17 minutes mins
Total Time37 minutes mins
Course: Chicken, Comfort Foods
Keyword: fried chicken
Servings: 4 -6
- 1 whole chicken cut into pieces (or pre-cut parts--i used thighs and drumsticks)
- 3 beaten eggs
- oil for frying
- 2 cups flour
- 4 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp poultry seasoning
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp tarragon
- 1 tsp parsley
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp chives
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp celery salt
Grind all the herbs and spices with a mortar and pestle (if you don't have one rub very well with your hands.
Place the flour in a large plastic bag and add the ground herbs/spices. Shake the bag well to blend.
Heat the oil (if not using an electric deep fryer, the oil level should be about 2-inches) to 350 degrees F. Deep-fry thermometer is strongly recommeded
Dip the chicken in the beaten egg, letting excess run off, then place in the bag of flour and toss until well coated.
Place coated chicken in the hot oil, making sure NOT to crowd the pan and maintain proper oil temperature.
Turn half-way through cook time (approximate cook times given below). Always check with an insta-read meat thermometer. Chicken should cook to 160-165 degrees F.
Drumsticks will require about 12 minutes total
Small to medium thighs require about 15-17 minutes total
Breasts require about 14-16 minutes total
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 698kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 266mg | Sodium: 1056mg | Potassium: 540mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1599IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 6mg