KFC Fried Chicken Recipe with Step by Step pictures – Making KFC Fried Chicken at home has been the top in my bucket list last year. After six attempts, I have fine tuned a recipe which gives a taste similar to what I gobble guiltlessly in KFC 😀 And this KFC Fried chicken was my contribution for a potluck at office and it was an instant hit. Happy to share the recipe with my readers 🙂 There is an unusual ingredient in the crunchy covering of the chicken, no doubt it makes you feel So Goood, Fingerlicking .. 🙂 Before you close this page, do check out my KFC Popcorn Chicken recipe too.
This is my take on KFC style Fried Chicken – Marinate chicken & Precook, Batter dipping, Crunchy Coat, Frying
Part I – Marination & Pre-cook
5 Chicken legs
1 tspn red chilly powder
1/2 tspn pepper powder
1 tspn garlic powder or garlic paste
1/2 tspn rosemary
1/2 tspn salt
1 tspn ginger garlic paste
1.5 tbspn worcestershire sauce
Part – II – Batter Dipping
3/4 cup All purpose flour or maida
1/2 tspn baking powder
Milk as required to make thick batter
1 Tbsp Oil
Part – III – Crunchy Coat
1 cup Cornflakes
2 small packs of Lays ( American Style cream & onions Flavour, Green Coloured Pack )
2 tbspns of crushed oats
1/2 tspn garlic powder
1/4 tspn red chilli powder
pinch of salt
Part – IV – Frying
Enough Oil to Fry
A thick pan
Wash and clean the chicken and gather all your required ingredients. (Egg is missing in the ingredients picture)
Part I – Marinate Chicken & Pre-cook
Marinate your chicken with all the marinade ingredients for atleast 8 hours in the refridgerator.
After 8 hours, thaw the chicken. Once they come to room temperature, pressure cook them without water in a slow flame for 7-8 minutes. This pre-cooking avoids any rawness of meat at the end of frying. Lots of water will ooze out of the chicken. Reserve it to add to part II – Batter.
Part – II – Batter Dipping
Mix all the ingredients here, beat in the egg, add milk slowly and slowly whisk it until you get a smooth batter.
Add the reserved chicken juice from Part I to the batter and mix well. Now, this batter will serve as first coating for the chicken.
Part-III- Crunchy Coat
Take lays, cornflakes and oats in a blender.
Blend it to perform a coarse mix. Please make sure it is a coarse mixture. Add the remaining ingredients i.e garlic powder, chilly powder, salt a pinch and mix well. This mixture gives a totally yummy crunchy coating.
Dip the pre-cooked chicken in the batter from part-II
Roll the battered chicken leg in the crunchy coat mixture from part-III
Heat a thick bottomed pan with enough oil to fry and deep fry them. They get ready in 5 minutes. Remove them from oil and drain on a tissue.
Your homemade KFC Chicken Ready to serve 🙂 Enjoy it Hot 🙂
Please do try out this yummy KFC Style Fried Chicken and let me know your comments. Your comments help me grow. You can reach out for any doubts via mail or FB msg. Also, do not forget to send a picture when you try them, so that I can feature your creation on my FB page
Love & Shalom,