KFC Original Recipe Chicken is the best, most delicious chicken you can find anywhere. And it’s easy to make! This copycat recipe will make your taste buds go crazy with joy.

KFC Original Recipe Chicken (Copycat)

You’re in the kitchen, flipping through recipes to find that perfect dish. You’ve made it your mission to surpass all of your cooking challenges, and you refuse to settle for anything less than perfection. But this time, you’re at a loss because there are so many different versions of Air Fryer Chicken. What should you do? Well, I’m here to help! KFC Original Recipe Chicken is one of the most popular dishes around, and with these easy instructions, anyone can make it at home– no matter their skill level! Trust me when I say that this recipe will have everyone asking for seconds (and thirds).

The funny thing about this recipe is that a reporter leaked the seasoning mix! That’s right, and the Chicago Tribue published the recipe picture! So funny! 

If you didn’t know what makes this chicken seasoning blend so unique is that there are 11 different spices and herbs! 11! 

But don’t worry, most of them are in your pantry cabinet! 

If you are looking for some other great and easy Copycat Recipes, my favorites are SKITTLES STRAWBERRY MILKSHAKE, COPYCAT CHILI’S SALSA, HOMEMADE HONEY MUSTARD SAUCE, and ZAXBY’S CHICKEN FINGERS DIPPING-ZAX SAUCE.

Ingredients Needed For KFC Original Recipe Chicken (Copycat)

KFC Original Recipe Chicken (Copycat)
  • Salt
  • Thyme
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Celery Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Dried Mustard
  • Paprika
  • Garlic Salt
  • Ground Ginger
  • White Pepper

How To Use KFC Original Recipe Chicken (Copycat)

The key to using this mix is that it goes into all-purpose flour (2 cups). This is mixed together and then processed in a food processor to coat the mixture altogether.

To Make Fried Chicken Using This Seasoning Mix: Then soak your chicken in buttermilk and egg, and let it soak overnight (place it in the refrigerator). Then after about 30 minutes (best if left overnight, but 30 minutes will do the trick), add the chicken into the seasoned flour mix. And as you coat them place the chicken in the air fryer basket. (greased) and then air fry at 370 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 10-15 minutes. The exact timing will depend on how thick your chicken is.

Always use a meat thermometer to check for the doneness of the chicken! All chicken should be cooked until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

KFC Original Recipe Chicken (Copycat)

Note About This Recipe:

The original KFC recipe had Accent Seasoning in it. Since I am making a homemade version, I omitted it.

Suppose you are not familiar with Accent Seasoning. It’s really another way to say MSG (Monosodium Glutamate), which is really popular in take-out food, especially in Chinese Food.

You can always do so for an actual copycat version if you want to add it back in.

Other Copycat Recipes:

Instant Pot Wendy’s Chili Copycat Recipe

Instant Pot Copycat Panera’s Broccoli & Cheddar Soup

Air Fryer Copycat McDonald’s French Fries

Air Fryer KFC Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Some Helpful Products Making This Recipe:

Cuisinart Food Processor: Cuisinart FP-8SV Elemental 8 Cup Food Processor, Silver

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KFC Original Recipe Chicken (Copycat)
KFC Original Recipe Chicken (Copycat)

KFC Original Recipe Chicken (Copycat)

4.28 from 18 votes
Author: ForkToSpoon.com
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings

Description

KFC Original Recipe Chicken is the best, most delicious chicken you can find anywhere. And it's easy to make! This copycat recipe will make your taste buds go crazy with joy.

Ingredients 

  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/3 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried mustard
  • 4 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons ground white pepper

Instructions

  • The key to using this mix is that it goes into all-purpose flour (2 cups). All of this is mixed together and then processed in a food processor to coat the mixture altogether.

To Make Fried Chicken Using This Seasoning Mix: Then soak your chicken in buttermilk and egg, and let it soak between 30 minutes to overnight, (place it in the refrigerator). Then after you marinade the chicken, add the chicken into the seasoned flour mix. And as you coat them place the chicken in the air fryer basket. (greased) and then air fry at 370 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 10-15 minutes. The exact timing will depend on how thick your chicken is.

  • Always use a meat thermometer to check for the doneness of the chicken! All chicken should be cooked until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 30kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 6978mgPotassium: 84mgFiber: 3gSugar: 0.5gVitamin A: 330IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 2mg

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