Updated: Thank you everyone for clicking on my link (#5) in the list below and making this Copycat “KFC” Original Recipe Fried Chicken the ultimate winning recipe for this Crazy Cooking Challenge. I have been participating in the Crazy Cooking Challenge since its inception eleven months ago and this is my first win so thank you, thank you, thank you!!
For this month’s Crazy Cooking Challenge the participating bloggers were challenged by our hostess Tina, of Moms Crazy Cooking to find the ultimate fried chicken recipe. The way that the Crazy Cooking Challenge works is that each month there is a dish that our hostess Tina challenges the participating bloggers to make. We all go out searching for what we think is the ultimate recipe for that dish and once we find it, we make it and then all on the same day we do our post featuring the recipe. Here in the Cook Lisa Cook home Eammon is the big fried chicken lover and when he craves it, it’s KFC original recipe that he wants as to him that is the ultimate fried chicken. Eammon is really good about only having fried chicken as a once in a while treat but now that I can make it at home thanks to a copycat recipe I found on CopyKat.com he may, just may request it a bit more often. This chicken is really spot on to the original and if you serve it along with my Copycat “KFC” coleslaw, you’ll think that Colonel Sanders himself made dinner in your kitchen.
Copycat “KFC” Original Recipe Fried Chicken (very slightly adapted from here)
- 6 chicken thighs or 1 broiler fryer, cut up
- 3 c. water
- 1 TBS. salt
- 1 tsp. Ac'cent or MSG
- 2 tsp. onion powder
- 2 envelopes DRY instant chicken bouillon
- 2 tsp. Seasoned Salt
- 1 tsp. Fines Herbs
- 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 C. all-purpose flour
In a large bowl mix the water and salt together. Add the chicken so that it’s completely covered by the salt water and chill for least 1 hour.
Combine the salt, Ac’cent, onion powder, instant chicken bouillon, seasoned salt, fines herbs and black pepper in a spice grinder or blender and mix well. Place the herb mixture in a bowl and add the flour. Mix the flour and seasonings well.
Remove chicken from water shake off the water but don’t dry the chicken. Dip the chicken pieces into the flour mixture and coat well. Place the coated pieces of chicken on a wire cooling rack for 5 minutes.
In a large cast iron skillet melt enough Crisco to allow for a 1 inch depth of oil. Heat to 375F. Fry the chicken pieces turning every 5 minutes. Be sure to cook the chicken until cooked through and then lift the chicken out of the hot oil and drain on paper towel lined wire cooling racks placed over a baking sheet. You can keep the chicken warm by placing the baking sheet/cooling rack with the chicken on it, into a 250F oven and then serve when all pieces are finished cooking.
My previous Crazy Cooking Challenge entries:
Smoothie Challenge: Mango Melon Banana & Chia Smoothie
Grilled Cheese Sandwich Challenge: Totally Outrageous Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Blueberry Muffins Challenge: Skinny Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Spaghetti with Red Sauce Challenge: Tomato Sauce with Onion & Butter
Chocolate Cake Challenge: Double Chocolate Meyer Lemon Mousse Cake
Chicken Noodle Soup Challenge: Thai Chicken Noodle Soup
Fudge Challenge: Biscoff Fudge
Mashed Potato Challenge: Aloo Tikki
Chocolate Chip Cookie Challenge: Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps
Mac & Cheese Challenge: Velvety Mac & Cheese
I love KFC...I'll have to try this out!ReplyDelete
Looks great. Nice choice. #32ReplyDelete
Looks nice and crispy! Can't wait to try this one - pinned!ReplyDelete
This chicken looks delicious. I love KFC chicken so I will have to try this recipe.ReplyDelete
I have always wanted to try soaking my chicken in a salt water solution like your recipe calls for. I have bookmarked your recipe to also try next time I am in the mood for fried chicken.ReplyDelete
Your chicken looks fantastic!! I love KFC and am glad to know you give the copycat recipe a thumbs up!!
From Everyday To Gourmet
Your chicken and photos are so appetizing! YUM!ReplyDelete
Those look mighty crispy! Delicious!ReplyDelete
I LOVE KFC chicken!! Sounds easy enough too!ReplyDelete
I love KFC & your chicken looks just like it! I can't wait to try this!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by Mom's Test Kitchen! Have a great weekend!
I find it interesting that you did not use a deep fat fryer to make this chicken. It has that all over perfect browness to it. Very pretty and I bet it was delicious! Will save this recipe!ReplyDelete
Thank you Cynthia. I think because I kept turning the pieces and they all are relatively small (they're photographed on a salad plate) they sat pretty deep in the oil while they cooked so it was pretty close to deep frying.Delete
Your pictures really do look like the "real" thing!ReplyDelete
This looks just like KFC!! You should be on a commercial!!ReplyDelete
This definately look like a KFC chicken! Yum!ReplyDelete
Oh, I love me some KFC. Yours looks GORGEOUS!! Nicely done, Lisa ... nicely done.ReplyDelete
Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground (CCC #7)
That skins looks ridiculously crispy! I think that's the best part.ReplyDelete
The UDG #19
That looks amazing! I love the flavour of KFC chicken. Thanks for the tip on the oven fried chicken too. I'll try it next time!ReplyDelete
Sounds tasty and looks crispy. Great combo.ReplyDelete
Yummy looks so crispy and delish. Nice jobReplyDelete
This looks so good and looks just like the real thing! Stopping by from CCC#45.ReplyDelete
When I was growing up, KFC was such a big treat! This is a must try :)ReplyDelete
Love it! And yes, it's cool that we both picked KFC Copy Cat's but their both so different!! CCC #47ReplyDelete
This looks delicious! I love KFC's chicken. Great SRC pick!ReplyDelete
I'm #10 :)
I can smell this chicken just from looking at the photo! I always loved the smell of KFC! Thanks for stopping by (Patty #16).ReplyDelete
Looks like KFC! Here in Thailand, they a have fried chicken version served with lime and chili dressing instead of gravy. It's quite delicious. Check out my Nagoya style chicken as well :) #54ReplyDelete
Yummo! It looks just like KFC fried chicken. Delish!ReplyDelete
YUM! i can't wait to try this! Awesome pick.. your recipe was the WINNER! Congrats! Come get a button if you wish!ReplyDelete
Thank you Tina and everyone for making my entry the Ultimate Fried Chicken.Delete
Congratulations Lisa! you truly deserve it.ReplyDelete
Yum! Your friend chicken looks amazing! Congratulations on winning your first Crazy Cooking Challenge!ReplyDelete
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Could you possibly clarify what herbs are in your fines herbs blend? I have an herbes de Provence mix and would love to compare, or possibly mix up my own. Thanks! Can't wait to make this.ReplyDelete