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KFC Copycat Fried Chicken

Looking for a recipe that tastes like KFC? This fried chicken recipe is for you then.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time17 minutes
Total Time37 minutes
Course: Chicken, Comfort Foods
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried chicken
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 698kcal


  • 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