To create the famous KFC Original Secret Chicken, gather the following ingredients:

1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
3 beaten eggs
4 tablespoons oil

For the Coating:

2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning (or chicken stock powder)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried chives
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon celery salt


  1. In a clean plastic bag, combine all the coating ingredients. Grind them finely with a mortar and pestle to ensure a well-blended and flavorful coating.
  2. Dip each chicken piece first in the beaten eggs and then place them in the plastic bag with the flour mixture. Shake the bag to coat each piece completely with the flavorful flour mixture.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Brown the coated chicken pieces in the hot oil slowly and uncovered. Be patient and let the chicken cook evenly until it’s browned on all sides.
  5. Once browned, cover the skillet with a lid and continue frying the chicken on a very gentle heat until it is fully cooked. The gentle frying helps to make the chicken tender and juicy.
  6. Remove the chicken from the skillet and place it on paper towels to drain out any excess oil.
  7. Serve the delicious KFC Original Secret Chicken hot and enjoy the crispy, flavorful goodness!

Tips for Perfect KFC Original Secret Chicken

  • For the best results, use a whole chicken and cut it into pieces, including drumsticks, thighs, wings, and breasts.
  • Adjust the amount of salt and spices according to your personal taste preferences.
  • If you prefer a spicier version, you can add a pinch of cayenne pepper or chili powder to the coating mixture.

The Magic of Homemade KFC Original Secret Chicken

Making the KFC Original Secret Chicken at home allows you to customize the level of spiciness and enjoy this classic dish whenever you crave it.

With this KFC Original Secret Chicken recipe, you can now savor the iconic taste of KFC’s crispy and flavorful fried chicken in the comfort of your home. This carefully crafted coating of herbs and spices elevates the taste to a whole new level. So, gather the ingredients and get ready to delight your taste buds with this finger-licking good chicken!

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