My Fried Chicken

This is my recipe modified from the leaked KFC recipe.

My Fried Chicken

This is my recipe modified from the leaked KFC recipe.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken


  • Deep Fat Fryer
  • Mixing dishes
  • Bowl for soaking chicken
  • Cooling Racks
  • Oven set to warming


  • 8 Chicken legs or thighs
  • Buttermilk

Precook Chicken

  • Season, brine or marinate the chicken like you normally would, then pop it into a 350°F oven until the chicken is just cooked through, 30-40 minutes, depending on the size of your chicken pieces. Finally, let the chicken cool down before frying- this precooking step can even be done a day or two in advance and the chicken stored in the refrigerator.

First Wash Mix

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1⅓ Cups Flour
  • ½ Teaspoon Black Pepper

Second Wash Mix

  • Tablespoon Salt
  • ½ Tablespoon Thyme
  • ½ Tablespoon Basil
  • Tablespoon Oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon Celery Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Mustard
  • 4 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika
  • 2 Tablespoon Garlic Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Ginger
  • 3 Tablespoon White Pepper
  • 2 Cups White Flour


The Night Before

  • The night before, place the chicken pieces in a bowl and cover with buttermilk. Cover and refrigerate.

The Day Of

  • Heat a deep-fat fryer oil to 375°.
  • Set oven to warming mode, about 200 degrees.
  • In a shallow dish, beat eggs and 1-1/2 cups water; add 1 teaspoon salt and 1-1/3 cup flour and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  • In another large shallow dish, combine the above spices and 2 cups of flour. Mix throughly.
  • Dip chicken in egg mixture, then place in the flour mixture, a few pieces at a time. Turn to coat.
  • Working in batches, fry chicken, several pieces at a time, until golden brown and a thermometer inserted into chicken reads 165°, about 7-8 minutes on each side.
  • Place on cooling rack to let drain. Place in oven to keep warm.