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Fried Chicken the KFC Original Style

Make and serve your favorite fried chicken at home with this KFC copy cat. The ingredients for seasoning are based off of the Chicago Tribune leaks with a little adjustment to the small home kitchen.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Victoria


  • 2 lbs bone-in chicken wings, thigh, leg quarters, drum sticks, breast...
  • oil for deep frying
  • cup flour

Chicken Seasoning Mix

  • 1 Tbsp garlic salt
  • 2 tsp celery salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dry mustard powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 Tbsp mushroom seasoning powder or ⅓ amount of MSG or 2 dried shiitake + 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning powder or as below

Poultry seasoning powder alternative

  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried majoram/sage


  • Defrost and prep the chicken, pat excess moisture.
  • Make sure your blender is dry, add all the ingredients for the Chicken Seasoning Mix into it.
  • Pulse and process till everything mixed together and into powdery form with no large particle.
  • Transfer the mixed powder into a large enough container, add in flour and combine well.
  • Take each piece of chicken and dredge through the powder to coat uniformly.
  • Let rest 30-60 minutes for the chicken to brine in normal room temperature. Do not chill.
  • Heat up oil in a stockpot or deep-fryer.
  • Fry chicken pieces till golden and crusty. Transfer to dripping tray,
  • Serve warm immediately.