Introduction: KFC Hot & Crisp Copycat

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 (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 (author)2014-03-11

It is Delellllllllicious .Thanks buddie.

faiza007 (author)Simbamahla2014-03-13

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

sobeeya (author)2013-12-24

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

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)2013-11-06

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

faiza007 (author)Muhaiminah Faiz2013-11-06

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

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)faiza0072013-11-06

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 (author)Muhaiminah Faiz2013-11-06

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

Reeth (author)2013-11-04

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

faiza007 (author)Reeth2013-11-06


sabu.dawdy (author)2013-10-08

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

faiza007 (author)sabu.dawdy2013-10-08

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 (author)faiza0072013-10-09

any potato crisps?

faiza007 (author)sabu.dawdy2013-10-09

yes you can use any THINLY CUT potato chips..

sabu.dawdy (author)faiza0072013-10-13

thank you honey =)

faiza007 (author)sabu.dawdy2013-10-13

Your welcome dear.. ;)

aijazfat (author)2013-10-10

So yummy..

snehamanocha (author)2013-10-10

I love it.. <3 <3

Spikeshome (author)2013-10-09

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

faiza007 (author)Spikeshome2013-10-09

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 (author)2013-10-09

did you separated the eggs?

faiza007 (author)caroleencool2013-10-09

nope.. ;)

friya (author)2013-10-09

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

croark2005 (author)2013-10-08

mixed herbs? not sure what that entails.

faiza007 (author)croark20052013-10-09

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

croark2005 (author)faiza0072013-10-09

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

faiza007 (author)croark20052013-10-09

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

davidsonh (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 (author)davidsonh2013-10-09

yes..thats what broasting is..

patfiloteo (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 (author)patfiloteo2013-10-09

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

pinguit (author)2013-10-08

I must try it. thanks.

faiza007 (author)pinguit2013-10-09

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

chaitanya.vedak (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 (author)chaitanya.vedak2013-10-08

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 (author)faiza0072013-10-08

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

faiza007 (author)chaitanya.vedak2013-10-09

thank u so much.. :)

PaigeGrel (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 (author)PaigeGrel2013-10-08

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 (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 (author)RJSC2013-10-07

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 (author)2013-10-07

really crispy :D

ma_iq1 (author)2013-10-07

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

aces_216 (author)2013-10-07

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

k_ah29 (author)2013-10-07

is it really that easy?

hallow81 (author)2013-10-07

too good. really lip smacking :P

skhan80 (author)2013-10-07

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

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