Introduction: KFC Hot & Crisp Copycat

Savor crispy & crunchy fried chicken that tastes exactly like Kentucky Fried Chicken right at your home. Learn this recipe in 4 easy instruct able steps. After numerous iterations on 'how to make chicken crunchier just like KFC' I zeroed on this procedure. No bread crumbs or crushed cornflakes or beaten oats worked like potato wafer crisps did !!! So here is the magical, lip-smacking KFC copycat recipe ... ENJOY ...  

Step 1: Ingredients

Chicken pieces without skin            - 250 grams
Eggs                                                      - 1 
Milk                                                         - 2 to 3 tbsp
All purpose flour / Maida                     - 1 cup
Paprika pwd                                          - 2 tsp
Pepper pwd                                          - 1¼ tsp
potato chips                                          - 100 grams
ginger garlic paste                              - 2 tsp
mixed herbs                                          - 3 tsp
mixed spices/chaat masala
(indian spice mix)                                 -2 tsp
lemon juice                                            - 2 tsp
Oil                                                            - to deep fry
Salt to taste

Step 2: Marination

To the chicken pieces add the following ingredients :
1. Ginger garlic paste
2. Salt (1 tsp)
3. Lemon juice
4. Pepper pwd(1/4 tsp)
5. Paprika pwd(1 tsp)
6. Mixed herbs(2 tsp)
7. Mixed spices/chaat masala

mix all the ingredients well and marinate the chicken for about 2 hours. 

Step 3: Coating

1. In a bowl, place flour, add salt , pepper powder , paprika powder and mixed herbs.set aside.
2. take another bowl, beat the egg,  pour the milk and whisk... till a smooth mixture is obtained, set it aside.
3. put the crushed potato chips in a third bowl.
4. Take a piece of chicken, add to the flour mixture & cover the chicken with it.
5. Now dip in the whisked egg mixture.
6. finally coat the chicken with crushed potato chips.
7. repeat steps 4 to 5 for all the remaining chicken pieces.

Step 4: Frying

1. Heat oil in a wide skillet.
2. Add 4 to 5 pieces of chicken and deep fry in hot oil.
3. Turn the flame to low medium and fry chicken until it turns golden brown.
4. Turn over the pieces gently, every few minutes & cook to crisp.
5. Chicken is done, when it is golden brown on all the sides.
6. Remove from flame & place on kitchen tissue to drain.
Homemade lip smacking KFC HOT N CRISP chicken is done..
And ready to be served..!!!! 


rpb made it! (author)2015-08-29

Thanks for the recipe - tried it tonight. I had a couple of questions/problems with it, however.

I did four chicken quarters, to serve four people, and each quarter weighed 300g. Your recipe is for only 250g chicken, so that would make my dinner FIVE BATCHES of yours! That can't be right, can it? 250g of chicken is only seven ounces, including bones, so it's only really one generous portion. Do you really need one egg, a cup of flour, approx three bags of potato crisps, etc., PER PERSON?!?

It would also be handy if you gave the quantities of herbs, paprika, etc., to mix with the flour for the coating - I assume it's the difference between the overall ingredients and what went into the marinade. Although overall salt wasn't given so I didn't know how much should go into the flour.

However, after muddling through it tasted really good, so thanks for sharing! 8-)

Simbamahla made it! (author)2014-03-11

It is Delellllllllicious .Thanks buddie.

faiza007 made it! (author)faiza0072014-03-13

You're welcome..! I am glad you like it... :)
I love sharing recipes.

sobeeya made it! (author)2013-12-24

it mus be so yummy if the batter will stick wid chicken otherwise it mixed into oil

Muhaiminah Faiz made it! (author)2013-11-06

Congrats! hope to see more from you! these look yummilicious!

faiza007 made it! (author)faiza0072013-11-06

Hey congratulations to you too..!!
Your ideas are really creative. .
M a bit busy these days..(exams sucks)>_<

Muhaiminah Faiz made it! (author)Muhaiminah Faiz2013-11-06

Thanks! :)
yeah, I know that feeling :o I got rid of finals last week :p
wish you all the best for the exams.

we have similar (almost!!) names!

faiza007 made it! (author)faiza0072013-11-06

Hahaha..!! :D
your last name and my first name are similar. . ;)

Reeth made it! (author)2013-11-04

looks yummy and will save my pocket money on KFC..thanks..

faiza007 made it! (author)faiza0072013-11-06


sabu.dawdy made it! (author)2013-10-08

yaar ma pakistan say hun.. potato crisps kahan say aingay?

faiza007 made it! (author)faiza0072013-10-08

Arey its so simple.. ;) Just crush plain potato chips with a roller(or wat we call in hindi BELAN) :P I hope this photograph will help you.. :)

sabu.dawdy made it! (author)sabu.dawdy2013-10-09

any potato crisps?

faiza007 made it! (author)faiza0072013-10-09

yes you can use any THINLY CUT potato chips..

sabu.dawdy made it! (author)sabu.dawdy2013-10-13

thank you honey =)

faiza007 made it! (author)faiza0072013-10-13

Your welcome dear.. ;)

aijazfat made it! (author)2013-10-10

So yummy..

snehamanocha made it! (author)2013-10-10

I love it.. <3 <3

Spikeshome made it! (author)2013-10-09

Wow---I have not even tried it yet and Im lovin it! Thank you!

faiza007 made it! (author)faiza0072013-10-09

Its very simple...try it you'll love it. . ;)
Just let me know how it tasted..
dont forget to share and vote my recipe..

caroleencool made it! (author)2013-10-09

did you separated the eggs?

faiza007 made it! (author)faiza0072013-10-09

nope.. ;)

friya made it! (author)2013-10-09

m gonna try this..looks so tempting.. <3 <3
thank u soo much for this recipe.. :)

croark2005 made it! (author)2013-10-08

mixed herbs? not sure what that entails.

faiza007 made it! (author)faiza0072013-10-09

its a mixture of dried herbs(rosemary,basil,oregano,thyme,celery and parsley)

croark2005 made it! (author)croark20052013-10-09

yummers! thank you! can't wait to try it out

faiza007 made it! (author)faiza0072013-10-09

dont forget to vote and share my recipe.. ;)

davidsonh made it! (author)2013-10-08

Well, I always heard that Col. Sander's secret was frying in a pressure cooker (under pressure)—and also whatever his secret spices were.

faiza007 made it! (author)faiza0072013-10-09

yes..thats what broasting is..

patfiloteo made it! (author)2013-10-08

This looks awesome. One idea to speed the process along would be to boil all of the chicken first- then you only need to flip one time and the stove time is drastically shorter.

faiza007 made it! (author)faiza0072013-10-09

thanx for your suggestion...
do share and vote my recipe.. ;)

pinguit made it! (author)2013-10-08

I must try it. thanks.

faiza007 made it! (author)faiza0072013-10-09

i would love to have a feedback from you.. :)
do share n vote my recipe..

chaitanya.vedak made it! (author)2013-10-08

lovely Recipe.. Especially as i don't like eating the Skin..
Also could you please tag all the ingredients in the Snap you have put up... Probably also add the weights.. as that would help Amateurs (Like me) to identify it.. just the name in the list, puts me into confusion mode..
Looks Tasty too.. Must try..

faiza007 made it! (author)faiza0072013-10-08

hi chaitanya, I've tagged all the ingredients on the photograph.
i hope it will help you..
do share and vote my recipe.. :)

chaitanya.vedak made it! (author)chaitanya.vedak2013-10-08

Lovely.. Now to go and try it.. Also Voted..

faiza007 made it! (author)faiza0072013-10-09

thank u so much.. :)

PaigeGrel made it! (author)2013-10-08

Just a quick note, the crispiness of hot n spicy chicken is achieved by dipping the chicken in water, tossing it in flour, dipping it a second time but not washing off the first coat of flour then tossing it again (in case anyone wants to try the KFC way of getting the coating ;) )

Otherwise, this recipe looks delicious. Gonna have to try it :)

faiza007 made it! (author)faiza0072013-10-08

hey..thanx for your suggestion...i'll definitely try it...
after numerous iterations,,this recipe came out to be the best..
i would love to have your feedback.. :) do share my recipe with your friends and dont forget to vote :D

RJSC made it! (author)2013-10-07

Can you tell me what the heb mixture and spice mixture are made of? Where you live they may sell it as a Mixed Herbs bag, but here you get each herb separate.

faiza007 made it! (author)faiza0072013-10-07

hi rjsc, herb mixture contains dried oregano,basil,celery,parsley,rosemary and thyme..........and for the spice mix i would suggest you the following recipe
i hope it will help you. :)
dont forget to vote and share my recipe.. ;)

zar_19 made it! (author)2013-10-07

really crispy :D

ma_iq1 made it! (author)2013-10-07

hey...who gave u that idea. Its a cool one!

aces_216 made it! (author)2013-10-07

Thanks so much for this recipe...I luv KFC

k_ah29 made it! (author)2013-10-07

is it really that easy?

hallow81 made it! (author)2013-10-07

too good. really lip smacking :P

skhan80 made it! (author)2013-10-07

looks yummy......I will definitely try this!!!

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