myFresha-licious: Kentucky Fried Chicken: Crispy chicken recipe

Kentucky Fried Chicken: Crispy chicken recipe

I love the finger-licking goodness of KFC’s chicken specially their hot-and-crispy fried chicken and their original chicken- loooovvvveee it.  I’ve always been contemplating of cooking one but can’t seem to get the same taste so I usually end up buying, with all the hassles of dressing up, getting out of the house, riding a bus or train, walking towards the mall, and looking for that KFC store, ordering from sometimes unfriendly service crews, paying SG$8.30(2 piece chicken with 2 sidings of whipped potato and coleslow, large pepsi and an egg-tart for dessert) waiting for the food to be served - anyway, it’s worth it :-). My sister Kristine and I make it a point to eat at KFC at least once a week.

Lucky me, I came across a website that features KFC recipes so I have copied every single word and posted it on my blog for me and share my luck to all Kentucky fried chicken lovers like me. (don’t sue me for plagiarism 😉 )

I haven’t tried any of the recipes yet, but one time, I will.

Here they are!   Kentucky Fried Chicken recipes from the  KFC chicken recipe website ( ooops i’m posting this in maybe 5 installments ok?


KFC crispy chicken recipe

1) KFC Crispy Chicken Recipe

The KFC Crispy Chicken is one of the most popular recipe found on the menu. This recipe was created after the original recipe. The crispy chicken was marinated first then fried the conventional way. This one is double soaked into the coatings to give it its unique taste. To prepare this recipe you will require the following ingredients:

1 whole chicken, cut up and marinated
About 2 liters of shortening (for cooking)
1 egg, well beaten
250 ml milk
200 grams of all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoon of salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 teaspoon of mono sodium glutamate
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon baking powder

For Marinating
2 tablespoons of potassium chloride
2 tablespoons kosher salt
4 tablespoons mono sodium glutamate
1/8 tablespoon garlic powder
1/3 cup of chicken base and
5 cups water

Mix together above noted ingredients for marinate and soak the chicken in it for 24 hours in the refrigerator.
Preheat the shortening in a deep-fryer to 365 degrees F and mix the beaten egg and milk in a medium bowl blend it nicely. In another medium bowl, add the remaining coating ingredients like flour, salt, pepper and mono sodium glutamate.
Transfer each piece of the marinated chicken to paper towels so that excess liquid can drain off from the chicken pieces. Take one piece of chicken at a time, first dip in egg and milk then coat the chicken with the dry flour mixture, then the egg and milk mixture again, and then back into the flour. Make sure that each piece is coated generously. Keep aside the chicken pieces on a plate until each piece has been nicely coated.
Now drop the coated chicken pieces, one piece at a time into the hot shortening. Fry 4 pieces of the chicken pieces at a time for 12-15 minutes, or until it is golden brown. Occasionally stirring the pieces to fry them evenly, after frying the pieces transfer them to paper towels to drain for about 5 minutes. Now its ready to serve.

 -Sharosem (27September2010)