KFC Fried Chicken

No one makes fried chicken likes KFC. They have been known for their famous recipe of 11 herbs and spices for a very long time now. You can recreate their fried chicken at home.

a plate of fried chicken

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Herbs and Spices in KFC Fried Chicken Recipe

This recipe calls for Fines Herbes, but most people have difficulty in obtaining them in a grocery store. You can purchase the fines herbs on Amazon.com.

They advertise using 11 herbs and spices and we use seasoned salt to account for many of those spices. Seasoned salt is a blend of spices and salt that adds a lot of kick to any dish.

KFC Fried chicken is known all the world around. Yes, you can go to pick some up anytime you like at your local Kentucky Fried Chicken fast-food restaurant. But maybe you live away from one and want to recreate your own with this CopyKat Recipe.

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a plate of fried chicken

KFC Fried Chicken

Recreate KFC Fried Chicken at home with this copycat recipe. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: KFC Fried Chicken
Servings: 8
Calories: 451kcal


  • 5 pounds whole chicken cut into pieces
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon MSG optional
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 packages DRY Instant Chicken Broth (Do Not Use Canned)
  • 2 teaspoons Seasoned Salt
  • 1 teaspoon fines herbes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Flour
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • Cover chicken with a mixture of water and salt. Chill in the bowl for least 1 hour. 
  • Combine herbs, onion powder, seasoned salt, instant chicken broth, and pepper in a blender and mix well. Place this mixture in a bowl. Add the flour to this bowl. Mix flour and seasonings well. 
  • Remove chicken from water, and dip it into the flour mixture coat well. Place coated pieces on a plate for 5 minutes. 
  • Melt enough shortening or salad oil to make 1-inch depth in a large skillet. Heat to 375 degrees. Fry chicken pieces turning once, every 5 minutes, be sure to cook chicken until done. Lift the chicken out and drain on paper towels. You can keep the chicken warm in the oven by placing it in the oven, and serve when all pieces are finished cooking. 

Recipe Tips for the Cook

MSG stands for Monosodium Glutamate. It is a spice, found in your grocery store. It can be sold as MSG or under the brand name "Accent". Some people are extremely allergic to MSG, over 98% of the population is not. It serves to make flavors stronger, and almost pop right out at you. Fines herbes used to be used more frequently many years ago. Fines herbes was a poultry seasoning.


Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 2989mg | Potassium: 381mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2.1mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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