Copycat KFC Fried Chicken Recipe

Ever try to whip up homemade fried chicken? It’s not as hard as it sounds – if you have a deep fryer on hand, that is. In fact, this copy KFC Fried Chicken Recipe only takes about thirty minutes to make from start to finish – less time than it would take for a bucket of homestyle chicken to be delivered to your front door. So whether you’re hoping to satisfy a random craving, use up some of the chicken you’ve stocked up on, or feed the family a new dish, you’ve come to the right place. Bonus: We even have recipes for KFC gravy and coleslaw so you have something to pair with your homemade fried chicken.

KFC Fried Chicken Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins

Equipment

  • Deep fryer

Ingredients

  • 4 cups All-purpose flour divided
  • 2 tbsp Garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 3 tsp Pepper divided
  • 2 1/2 tsp Poultry seasoning
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Broiler/fryer chickens (3-1/2 to 4 pounds each), cut up
  • Oil for deep-fat frying

Instructions

  • Mix dry ingredients, including 2-2/3 cups flour, garlic salt, paprika, pepper, and poultry seasoning in a shallow bowl.
  • In a shallow bowl, add eggs, water, 1 teaspoon salt, 1-1/3 cup flour, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  • Coat each piece of chicken in egg mixture, then in the dry mixture.
  • Use a deep fryer to heat oil to 375 degrees. Chicken should be 165° internally and crispy on the outside, which will take around 15 minutes total. Flip the chicken halfway through.
  • Once the chicken is done, set the pieces on a few layers of paper towel to allow excess grease to drain.

 

Nutrition

KFC fried chicken recipe nutrition

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