This, of course, is not the real “secret” Kentucky fried chicken recipe, but it really does taste like it.
KFC chicken isn’t something any of us is going to eat every day, but when you want that down home fried chicken experience, it sure does hit the spot!
Our recipe for Kentucky fried chicken is very easy to make, either in a regular skillet or deep fryer.
It is actually perfect for a deep fryer. Either way, just make sure to cook the chicken right through.
Kentucky Fried Chicken Recipe
- 3 pounds chicken, cut into pieces
- 2 to 3 eggs, beaten
- 3 to 4 tablespoons oil for frying
For the Coating:
- 2 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons paprika
- 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon tarragon
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
- 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
- Mix together all the coating ingredients and place in a clean plastic bag. Dip each piece into beaten egg, then into the flour mixture in the bag. Coat the chicken completely with the flour mixture.
- Place the oil in a skillet and heat. Brown the chicken in oil slowly (225ºF if you are using an electric skillet), uncovered. Cover the skillet and continue to fry at a very low heat until the chicken is fully cooked, approximately 30 minutes. Check for doneness before removing the chicken from the skillet. It may need longer to cook on slow heat.
- Drain well on paper towels.
Tips and Variations:
- This recipe can be prepared using a deep fryer and is actually perfect for the fryer. Follow the directions on your fryer.
- Make sure your oil is hot before adding the chicken. The chicken shouldn’t be greasy when it is cooked in hot oil, but if the oil is cool, it will absorb the grease.