Not all fried chicken is created equal.
Below, KFC’s secret recipe to drumstick perfection is revealed.
Make crispy chicken. Never leave the house again
Nothing says comfort food quite like a bucket of fried chicken.
But few places do it better than the aptly-named Kentucky Fried Chicken, especially when paired with creamy mashed potatoes and a buttery biscuit.
What sets Kentucky Fried Chicken apart from the rest? It’s how crispy they’re able to make their chicken.
Now, you can recreate KFC’s secret recipe at home by following the steps below.
We bet you won’t even be able to taste a difference.
Break out the 11 secret herbs and spices
To really nail the traditional flavor of Kentucky Fried Chicken, it’s all about their 11-spice seasoning blend.
Combine KFC’s secret recipe for its breading with two cups of flour to thoroughly coat your chicken pieces after dipping in an egg and milk wash.
2/3 tablespoon salt
3 tablespoons white pepper
1 tablespoon black pepper
1/2 tablespoon basil
1 tablespoon celery salt
1 tablespoon dried mustard
2 tablespoons garlic salt
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1/3 tablespoon oregano
4 tablespoons paprika
1/2 tablespoon thyme
Some insist that you should let the coated chicken sit before frying.
Not at KFC—their rule is “from flour to fryer.”
If the chicken is left to sit, the breading will soften for a less-than-crispy result and the skin will fall off the chicken too easily.