CopyCat KFC Chicken

You no longer have to go stand in line at your favorite Chicken restaurant to get some of that wonderfully juicy and spiced just right chicken. You can now make the Kentucky Fried Chicken Recipe at home and impress friends and family.

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I did this recipe for a Graduation Party we had for my daughter, to say everyone was impressed is not even close.

With the same spices and herbs that were used by the Colonel way back when he first started this chain of restaurants, this chicken will be the favorite for dinner time, picnics or parties.

The best part is that you can change the crispiness that you want. It is as simple as frying the chicken the first time and then recoating the chicken pieces to fry a second time. This means that you can have original, crispy or extra crispy with just a small amount of additional work.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Do I have to use all the spices and herbs?

You do not, however, this recipe when followed, will give you the same taste that you fell in love with from Kentucky Fried Chicken.

            Can I use this recipe for all drumsticks?

You sure can, it does state to use a full chicken, cut into pieces, however, the choice of cuts you use are entirely your choice.

            How do I keep this chicken after cooking it?

This chicken should be stored in the refrigerator in a tightly covered container for up to 4 days.

            Can I freeze the chicken once it is made?

Certainly! Place the well drained, fried chicken into a freezer safe bag and then place the bag into the freezer for up to 4 months. There may be a slight texture difference when the chicken thaws, however, once you heat the chicken it will become crispy again.

What do you need to make CopyCat KFC Chicken

            Coating:

                        4 tsp Paprika

                        1 tsp Pepper

                        1 tsp Salt

                        1 tsp Chicken Bouillon

                        1 tsp Oregano

                        1 tsp Tarragon

                        1 tsp Parsley

                        ½ tsp Thyme

                        1 tsp Chives, dried

                        ½ tsp Onion Powder

                        ½ tsp Garlic Powder

                        ½ tsp Celery Salt

                        2 cups Flour

                       1 large Chicken, cut into pieces

                       4 tbsp Oil

                       3 eggs, large, beaten

How to make CopyCat KFC Chicken

FIRST STEP:

In a large bowl, combine the flour and each of the spices. Whisk well

In another shallow dish, add the 3 eggs, beat them well

Add the oil to a skillet and heat over medium heat on the stovetop

SECOND STEP:

Dip each piece of chicken in the beaten egg

Place the flour mixture into a large ziploc bag

After dipping the chicken pieces into the egg, place the chicken into the bag with the flour mixture

Shake well and be sure the chicken is coated thoroughly with the flour

THIRD STEP:

Carefully place the chicken into the skillet

Brown the chicken on all sides

Cover the skillet and continue cooking until the chicken is thoroughly cooked, the chicken must register at 165* to be thoroughly cooked

Carefully remove and place on paper towels to drain excess grease off the chicken

Enjoy!

YUM!

CopyCat KFC Chicken

CopyCat KFC Chicken

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  •             Coating:
  •                         4 tsp Paprika
  •                         1 tsp Pepper
  •                         1 tsp Salt
  •                         1 tsp Chicken Bouillon
  •                         1 tsp Oregano
  •                         1 tsp Tarragon
  •                         1 tsp Parsley
  •                         ½ tsp Thyme
  •                         1 tsp Chives, dried
  •                         ½ tsp Onion Powder
  •                         ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  •                         ½ tsp Celery Salt
  •                         2 cups Flour
  •                        1 large Chicken, cut into pieces
  •                        4 tbsp Oil
  •                        3 eggs, large, beaten

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

In a large bowl, combine the flour and each of the spices. Whisk well

In another shallow dish, add the 3 eggs, beat them well

Add the oil to a skillet and heat over medium heat on the stovetop

SECOND STEP:

Dip each piece of chicken in the beaten egg

Place the flour mixture into a large ziploc bag

After dipping the chicken pieces into the egg, place the chicken into the bag with the flour mixture

Shake well and be sure the chicken is coated thoroughly with the flour

THIRD STEP:

Carefully place the chicken into the skillet

Brown the chicken on all sides

Cover the skillet and continue cooking until the chicken is thoroughly cooked, the chicken must register at 165* to be thoroughly cooked

Carefully remove and place on paper towels to drain excess grease off the chicken

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 466Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 160mgSodium: 926mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 17g