KFC Chicken Recipe


Super Crispy outside and Juicy inside, full of aroma this KFC Chicken recipe is a must try!

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Crispy Outside but juicy melt in mouth inside, this KFC Chicken recipe is so easy to make and tastes actually better than KFC. I have used the secret Kentucky Fried Chicken’s 11 Herbs and Spices to make it taste exactly like the store bought ones.

I was always fascinated by the taste and texture of the KFC fried Chicken so much so that i started experimenting lot of recipes. After a lot of fails and trials, i finally found a balance of the spices, the look and texture of the chicken was close to KFC.

KFC was founded by a man called Harland Sanders aka Colonel Sanders. He started serving his trademark fried chicken when he owned a petrol station just outside North Corbin, Kentucky, back in 1930. After impressing the locals, he was given the title of honorary colonel from the Kentucky governor in 1936 and a mention in Duncan Hines’ 1939 book Adventures In Good Eating.

As soon as he realised it was his chicken people were into and not his petrol, he scrapped the petrol station and turned it into a 142-seat roadside restaurant and motel called Sanders’ Court & Cafe.

The KFC recipe is super-secret. During his lifetime, Colonel Sanders always kept the blend of 11 herbs and spices for his trademark chicken in his own head, before writing it on a scrap of paper, which he kept in his wallet. These days, the recipe is kept under literal lock and key at the KFC headquarters; with just a few select members of the company privy to the information.

The mystical blend of 11 herbs and spices is so well protected that it remains in a locked vault at KFC HQ. Even chefs only get half the formula at any one time in order to maintain secrecy. Eight decades after it first hit restaurants, the Colonel’s Original Recipe Chicken remains just as mysterious as ever.

KFC Chicken Tenders Recipe

Crispy, Juicy and flavorful KFC Style Fried Chicken Tenders
Servings 3 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 3 Chicken Breast Fillets (350gms)
  • 1Β½ Tsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1 TbspΒ  Vinegar
  • 1 TbspΒ  Lemon juice
  • 1 TspΒ  Salt
  • Β½ Tsp White/Black pepper powder
  • 250ml Buttermilk

Flour Mix

  • 1Β½ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • Β½ Tsp Thyme
  • Β½ Tsp Basil
  • β…“ Tsp Oregano
  • 1 Tsp Garlic salt
  • 1 Tsp Dried mustard
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Onion powder
  • 1 Tsp Ginger powder
  • 1 Tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1 Tsp White pepper
  • 1Β½ Tsp Paprika or Kashmiri Chilli powder
  • Β½ Tsp Cayenne pepper or Red chilli powderΒ 
  • Β½ Tsp Celery Salt

Egg Wash

  • 3 Egg Whites
  • pinch of Salt


  • Marinate the Chicken pieces in the Buttermilk mixture. This step tenderizes the chicken and makes it stay juicier inside.Β Keep Marinated refrigerated either overnight or atleast for 30mins. Longer the juicier the chicken will be.
  • Mix the Flour with the spices. Coat the marinated chicken in flour first.
    flour mix
  • Then dip it in the Egg wash made from Egg Whites.
  • Lastly dredge it in the flour mix again by pressing lightly till flakes form on the skin. Shake off excess, repeat the process till you see a breadcrumbs kind of texture on the skin.
  • Do not let them dry, Immediately fry them in hot oil in medium flame
  • Fry only few at a time, do not overcrowd
  • Takes only a few minutes, turn the heat down after one side is golden. Once Golden on both sides, drain them on a cooling rack to maintain crispiness
  • Serve them with your favorite Ketchup or Dip
    kfc ready



Tips: Trick lies in creating the flour flakes( breadcrumbs like texture) on the pieces. You need to press lightly the flour on the chicken and massage up and down then dust off, repeat this process till you see crumbs getting formed on the chicken pieces. Once done stop and fry immediately. Never keep aside for frying later else the coating dries up. For frying always heat the oil properly, pieces should sizzle else the coating will get washed off in the oil. Once one side is slightly firm, turn the heat down and cook further. After frying keep them on a wire rack to cool. This helps them to stay crispy.
Calories: 360kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken

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