Share-Kentucky Fried Chicken is loved across the world and there are many recipes online that try to duplicate the great taste. After many tries at preparing the perfect chicken I have learned that there are several factors that have a great influence the perfect result.

Use  shortening versus vegetable oil.The shortening tends to do a better job at cooking the chicken.
There are no shortcuts.The chicken needs to be marinated for a long time.This makes the chicken extremely soft and juicy.
This recipe is so close to the real deal. Adjust the recipe as you wish until your happy with the results.


  • Chicken-8 pieces (I used the drumsticks and thighs of a large chicken)
  • Red chilli powder-1tsp
  • Garlic powder-1tsp
  • Mixed herbs-3tsp( is easily available at large supermarkets)
  • Black pepper powder-1tsp
  • Meat tenderiser-1/4 tsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Egg, beaten -1
  • Milk-1cup
  • Flour-2cups
  • Coarse bread crumbs-2tbsp
  • Shortening/ vegetable oil-to deep fry

Remove any excess skin and fat from the chicken pieces.
Soak the chicken in 5 cups of water and add the red chilli powder,garlic powder,mixed herbs,salt and meat tenderiser.
Mix well and let it marinate in the referigerator for 24 hours.
Combine the beaten egg ,a pinch of salt and milk in a bowl.
In another bowl, combine the coating ingredients (flour, salt, pepper and crumbs).
When the chicken has marinated, transfer each piece to paper towels so that excess liquid can drain off.
Working with one piece at a time, first dip in egg and milk then coat the chicken with the dry flour mixture, then the egg and milk mixture again, and then back into the flour.
I like to double coat my chicken for extra crispiness and texture.
Make sure that each piece is coated very generously.
Stack the chicken on a plate.
Drop the chicken, one piece at a time into the hot shortening/oil.
Fry on medium heat till golden brown.
Remove the chicken and drain in paper towels for about 5 minutes before eating.
Enjoyyy  the amazingly crisp and juicy KFC chicken !!
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    Priya said...

    Cant take my eyes from the clicks, irresistible fried chicken..

  1. ... on July 4, 2010 at 8:28 PM  
  2. Anonymous said...

    Thx, lots of love from Germany for this.

  3. ... on November 26, 2011 at 12:48 AM  
  4. frank lucas said...

    Well, I guess the dish has already become a hit ......... your creativity is genuine and amazing..... love it....
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  5. ... on July 31, 2012 at 8:54 PM  
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