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KFC fried chicken

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KFC fried chicken

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  • 1 roasting chicken (cut, OR 3-5 lb bone-in chicken)
  • 2 cups buttermilk (I like to keep buttermilk powder in my freezer for occasional use)
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. celery salt
  • 1 Tbsp. black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. white pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. dried mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. ground ginger
  • peanut oil
  • Accent Flavor Enhancer (optional)
  • salt (optional)
  • pepper (optional)
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    MIKEL D. 2 years ago
    Dipped it into the brine and flour twice and it turned out crispy, yummy. My family loves it. This recipe is Definitely a keeper with slight modifications ❤️
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    Nasser Al-Ali 2 years ago
    Tasteless.. I can give credit for crunchiness 4/5 but there was no flavor it’s dull
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    A W. 2 years ago
    This was. So good. I did use another commenter's suggestion and brined with milk and lemon juice instead of buttermilk. Also substituted the salt with Mrs. Dash. Still cooked up exactly as described. Crispy and juicy. Whole family loved it. Will definitely make again.
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    Chahinaze 2 years ago
    Not crispy. I would try it again but this time I would dip the chicken twice in the brine and flour before frying.
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    Wilson 2 years ago
    This was possibly the best fried chicken I’ve ever had! I marinated the raw chicken in the buttermilk mixture overnight and it added so much depth to the flavor.
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    Mandagie 3 years ago
    It tastes great. I love it.
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    Cindy S. 3 years ago
    Delicious! I didn’t have buttermilk so I made my own with 2 cups of milk and 4 tablespoons of lemon juice, but everything else I followed!
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    Anthony Ronesi 3 years ago
    This recipe is amazing. I just bought an air fryer and was testing it out. The flavors were amazing and the crispiness was was definitely there. I liked the fact the chicken soaked in the buttermilk before frying. I think that is one of the most important thing to do to the chicken before breading. I would definitely make it again. Thank you.
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    bonny 3 years ago
    loved the crispiness and it was juicy
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    reed 4 years ago
    was not very good to us did not come close to KFC
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    Natalie M. 4 years ago
    Extremely close to the real thing!