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The Best KFC Copycat Chicken Recipe

The Finger-Licking Good Recipe We’re All Obsessed With

Do you love KFC Chicken? Then this Copycat Recipe is for you. This unique blend of herbs and spices tastes just like the real thing! Without the trip to the drive thru of course.

This dish is perfect for any occasion. It can be served for lunch, dinner or a snack and is sure to be a hit with your friends and family. Plus, the leftovers can easily be stored in the fridge and reheated the next day for another delicious meal.

All of these factors combined make it no wonder why we can’t get enough of this tasty dish!

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What Makes This Copycat Recipe So Good?

The combination of the marinated chicken and paired with a delicious sauce is what sets Copycat Chicken apart from other fried chicken recipes.

The marinade ensures that the chicken is flavorful and juicy, while the deep frying process makes it perfectly crisp and golden-brown.

It is a relatively simple recipe that requires few ingredients and not much time. You can make it for lunch, dinner or a snack, and it is guaranteed to be a hit with your friends and family. Plus, the leftovers can be stored in the fridge and reheated the next day for another delicious meal.

What’s In This KFC Copycat Chicken Recipe

Chicken Drumsticks: 1lb, sub for wings, thighs, tenders, etc

Eggs: 3 large, whisked

All purpose white flour: 1/2 cup

Seasonings: Kosher Salt, Dried thyme, Dried basil, Paprika, Dried oregano, Celery salt, Garlic salt, Black pepper, Dry mustard powder, White pepper, and Ground ginger.

Oil: for frying

How To Make KFC Copycat Chicken Recipe

Step 1

Mix all of the herbs and spices together first, making sure there are no lumps in the mixture

Step 2

In a large bowl, add the herb & spice mixture to the flour and mix well until the spices are evenly distributed.

Step 3

Dip each of the chicken drumsticks in the whisked egg mixture, shake and dredge in the flour and spice mixture. Repeat for all of the remaining pieces. Leave the pieces to sit in the dredge for 10-15 minutes while the oil heats up. This will help the coating stick to the chicken better.

Step 4

Preheat a vegetable oil filled deep fryer to 340 degrees F. Or, heat about 5 inches of oil in a large pan.

Step 5

Shake off the excess coating from the pieces and fry for 10 to 15 minutes, turning if necessary.

Step 6

Place cooked pieces on a rack that has been placed on top of a cookie sheet. Hold the cooked chicken in a 150 degree oven if you need to cook the chicken in multiple batches. Enjoy!

KFC CopyCat Chicken

KFC Copycat Chicken

Do you love KFC Chicken? Then this Copycat Recipe is for you. This unique blend of herbs and spices tastes just like the real thing! Without the trip to the drive thru of course. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 213 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb Chicken Drumsticks Sub for wings, thighs or breasts
  • 1/2 cup All purpose white flour
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Dried thyme
  • 1 tsp Dried basil
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Dried oregano
  • 2 tsp Celery salt
  • 1 tbsp Garlic salt
  • 2 tsp Black pepper
  • 2 tsp Dry mustard powder
  • 2 tsp White pepper
  • 2 tsp Ground ginger
  • Oil for frying
  • 3 large Eggs, whisked

Instructions
 

  • Mix all of the herbs and spices together first, making sure there are no lumps in the mixture
  • In a large bowl, add the herb & spice mixture to the flour and mix well until the spices are evenly distributed.
  • Dip each of the chicken drumsticks in the whisked egg mixture, shake and dredge in the flour and spice mixture. Repeat for all of the remaining pieces. Leave the pieces to sit in the dredge for 10-15 minutes while the oil heats up. This will help the coating stick to the chicken better.
  • Preheat a vegetable oil filled deep fryer to 340 degrees F. Or, heat about 5 inches of oil in a large pan.
  • Shake off the excess coating from the pieces and fry for 10 to 15 minutes, turning if necessary.
  • Place cooked pieces on a rack that has been placed on top of a cookie sheet. Hold the cooked chicken in a 150 degree oven if you need to cook the chicken in multiple batches. Enjoy!
Keyword chicken, comfort, dinner, fall, fried, fried chicken, lunch, winter

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I found this recipe while searching for a healthy and satisfying fried chicken dish. It’s now become my go-to recipe whenever I’m craving something nutritious and delicious. The blog post provided valuable nutritional information and even suggested ingredient substitutions for dietary restrictions. Not to mention it ACTUALLY tastes like KFC chicken. This blog is a treasure trove of amazing recipes!

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