If this were Chinese Food, I’d say the “Cat” is out of the bag on this recipe… (insert cringe)  So we decided to recreate it at home.  Watch as we do a blind taste test comparison of KFC & our Homemade version to see if it actually is Colonel’s Recipe.

200 Calories

Prep:  5 minutes
Deep Fry @ 350°F:  5 minutes
Bake @ 450°F:  20 minutes

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If this were Chinese Food, I'd say the "Cat" is out of the bag on this recipe... (insert cringe) So we decided to recreate it at home. Watch as we do a blind taste test comparison of KFC & our Homemade version to see if it actually is Colonel's Recipe.
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Ingredients
  • Drumsticks & Thighs
  • Buttermilk
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Oil for Frying
11 Secret Herbs & Spices
  • ⅔ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Thyme
  • ½ tsp Basil
  • ⅓ tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Celery Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Dried Mustard
  • 4 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Garlic Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 3 tsp White Pepper
Equipment
Instructions
  1. Double up on the 11 Secret Herbs & Spices into 2 separate bowls
  2. Coat roughly 8 pieces of chicken in 1 bowl and add buttermilk until the chicken is submerged completely. Cover & refrigerate overnight.
  3. In the second bowl, add 2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
  4. Drain the buttermilk off the chick and place in the flour mixture. If you don't have a "BatterPro" you can use a large brown paper bag. Toss your chicken in this and shake it until fully coated.
  5. Deep fry at 350°F for 5 minutes or until golden brown. If you're oil is really light you can fry for the entire duration it takes for the internal temperature of the chicken to reach 165°F. But if your oil is dirty, take your chicken out when the color is what you want and then finish it off in the oven. It should take approximately 15-20 additional minutes for the chicken to reach 165°F.
  6. ​TIP: The drumsticks will most likely finish before the thighs because they are smaller in size.
KFC Nutritional Information
160 Calories
Calories 160
Total Fat 10g
Saturated 1.5g
Trans 0g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 410mg
Potassium -mg
Total Carbs 5g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 12g
Hellthy Nutritional Information
Calories: 200 Fat: 12g Saturated fat: 1.5g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 5g Sugar: 0g Sodium: 350g Fiber: 0g Protein: 12g Cholesterol: 50mg