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I know, I know… There is probably million of posts on the Web saying that this is the one and only recipe for a KFC chicken. There are also comments under them saying: “KFC’s recipe for a chicken is a secret and they guard it with their lives!” 😉 Well, maybe they do. I found this recipe by an accident and was a bit sceptical about it. Tried some already and they were far away from the original. What made me to try it? Lack of corn flakes in the coating which were always in the other recipes. So or so you can try for yourself. I really liked it and believe that it is pretty close to the “real deal”. You can experiment with spices and made it just the way you prefer. Enjoy!


500 g chicken wings or fillets (I used them)

½ – 1 tsp salt

1 tsp sweet paprika

½ tsp spicy paprika (or chilli)

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

Clean the chicken, divide into pieces. Mix the spices and rub them onto chicken. Set aside for 45 minutes (or longer).


1 egg

½ cup flour

1/3 cup milk

pinch of salt

½ tsp sweet paprika

pinch of cayenne pepper

¼ tsp spicy paprika

optionally: ½ tsp garlic powder or other spices to taste

Mix all the ingredients until smooth. It should be quite dense. Pour it all over the chicken. Place the dish in the fridge for around an hour. 30-40 minutes before frying, take the chicken out of the fridge so it can reach room temperature (if it will be too cold, the oil temperature will drop and chicken will soak the fat).



oil to fry in

Roll the chicken thoroughly in the flour, remove the excess and fry in the deep oil (fryer or deep pot) at 160ºC for around 10-15 minutes (depending on the size of the chicken pieces). Take it out and place it on the paper towel to remove the excess oil.

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