Everyone got super excited when apparently Colonel Sanders nephew apparently found the original hand-scrawled KFC Chicken Recipe. Apparently, it was hidden in a notebook in the kitchen of his uncle’s 2nd wife who has since passed.
Chicken lovers across the globe went into a feeding frenzy and whether it’s legend or true, we simply had to share it with you!
For years there have been claims galore regarding the KFC Chicken recipe for the 11 secret herbs and spices.
Many of you may have started your working life in the ranks of KFC and remember what the process was.
KFC Employee Shares Recipe
In our travels, we discovered these comments on a website from David R. He says that he was an employee at KFC back in the day. He has some interesting insights into the ingredients and preparation of the chicken. Here’s what he has to say.
“My first real job was at KFC in 1973. First, we soaked the chicken pieces overnight in 10-gallon tubs kept in the cooler.
We got the marinade mix from our suppliers in a 1-quart bag that contained vegetable oil, perhaps some lemon juice or vinegar, MSG, and perhaps a little sugar.
Salt can be used instead of MSG. The mix was poured over the chicken and water was added to fill the tub, then it was kept covered overnight before cooking.
The dry mix came in a bag as well and was about 4-5 lbs of cornstarch with the herbs and spices blended in. I am not sure if there was any baking powder or soda included but MSG was.
Again, salt can be substituted here. This was mixed with about 10 lbs or so of plain flour in a big tub.
For the dip, we whisked 2 eggs with milk and water in a quart container that set into the work table as the flour tubs did.
The chicken pieces were pulled from the soaking tubs, slightly drained then dumped into the flour tub. After lightly coating each piece, they were dipped then floured again before cooking.
Extra crispy was cooked in pressure deep fryers. Aside from that, both types were treated the same before and after cooking.
The cooked chicken was set on racks on cookie sheets and slid into the warming cabinet until serving.”
So, are you ready to learn the Colonel’s secret herbs and spices? The following ingredients list was featured in an article in LA Times.
Many also agree that today’s KFC Chicken Recipe is blander compared to the days of old. This could have a lot to do with certain ingredients no longer being included.
So let’s check out the hand-scrawled Secret Herbs and Spices ingredient list.
KFC 11 Secret Herbs And Spices
via LA Times
- 2 Cups Of Flour
- 1/2 Ts Thyme
- 1/2 Ts Basil
- 1/3 Ts Oregano
- 1 Ts Celery Salt
- 1 Ts Black Pepper
- 1 Ts Dried Mustard
- 4 Ts Paprika
- 2 Ts Garlic Salt
- 1 Ts Ground Ginger
- 3 Ts White Pepper
KFC Chicken Recipe Video Instructions
via Recipe 30
We have included a video that shows you how to make your own KFC Chicken at home. It is interesting that the Vlogger road tests real KFC against the recipe. He reports that the look of the copycat version is mostly identical and also the crunch.
He also says that the copycat is tastier compared to the store-bought version. Click Play above to watch now ^
How To Make Copycat KFC
via Wiki How
If you would like a printable recipe for the KFC Copycat Recipe, there is an excellent one to be found on Wiki How. Get the details here