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Southern Fried Chicken

Cowbridge Kitchen

If you want to make the perfect Fried Chicken then you need to make a delicate mixture of Southern Fried Seasoning.

The idea of coating Chicken pieces with a mix of herbs and spices then deep frying it became a popular cooking method that was made famous by KFC.

In this recipe we are going to use delicate mixture of garlic and onion powders with a hint of smoked paprika and a few selected herbs all mixed up with flour to make the perfect Southern Fried Chicken that is perfect served with a thick SFC Gravy.

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This takes about 35 minutes to make
15 mins Prep time
20 mins to Cook
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Nutritional Facts
This is per 5 pieces
of chicken

Calories: 222
Protein: 11g
Fat: 15g
Carbohydrates: 9.7g
Fiber: N/A
Sugar: 0.1g
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This will make enough for upto 4 people, as a snack Table for Two Servings
Easy : This recipe is easy
A complete novice can make this
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These Southern Fried Chickens were inspired by the KFC chicken recipe

The mix of herbs & spices make an authentic tasting Southern Fried Chicken

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£3.27 / $4.14 (Est.)

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How to Make KFC Style Fried Chicken

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The Southern fried Chicken has been popularised by KFC in 1950's Southern American state of Kentucky.

Ever since its inception people have tried to recreate the classic KFC secret herbs and spices in its chicken coating. There is no secret to how they do it, it is just fried chicken with a spicy coating.

KFC has developed many different recipes since 1952 and today it is one of the biggest fast food outlets.

These Southern fried Chicken Nuggets deserve a Classic deep South Chicken Gravy to dunk them in.

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2 Chicken Breast Fillets
80 g of Plain Flour
1 Chicken Stock Cube
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Onion Powder
2 tsp Smoked Paprika
1 tsp of Dry Sage
1 tsp Dry Thyme
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 tsp Baking Powder

Cooking Instructions

  1. The aim of this recipe is to create a delicious Southern Fried, Smoky coating that can be used to season Chicken pieces so that they can be deep fried in a KFC style.
  2. In addition to the ingredients listed above you are going to need some chicken pieces. In this recipe I have used Chicken breasts that I have cut in to thick strips.
  3. You can just as well use Chicken drumsticks or Chicken thighs. The idea is that once you have coated the chicken in the mixture you can deep fry it to a crispy Southern Fried finish.
  4. It couldn't be easier to get this recipe together, simply weigh out the Flour into a mixing bowl and add all of the other dry ingredients.
  5. Mix it all together with a fork so that it is evenly combined.
  6. If you are using Chicken Breasts then cut them in to small, fat strips or Chunks if you like.
  7. Heat up 300 - 400 ml of oil in a wok or small pan
  8. Drop your Chicken pieces into a bowl of cold water and let them soak for 5 minutes while the oil heats up.
  9. Don't drain the Chicken Pieces just pick them out of the water and drop them straight into the coating mixture. The wetter the Chicken the better.
  10. Put a lid on the mixture, cover and shake so that all of the Chicken is covered in a thick layer of the mixture.
  11. When your oil is hot enough, you can test this with a small piece of coated chicken which should start to cook as soon as it's dropped in. Cook the chicken in small batches, 5 or 6 at a time.
  12. The Chicken should be cooked when it is floating and the coating is a rich golden brown.
  13. Using a slotted spoon, carefully remove the chicken and drain on some kitchen roll.
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This recipe is based on the popular recipe by KFC, it is not really a copy of that recipe but it is a great tasting southern fried chicken.

The great thing with this recipe is that you can use the blend of herbs and spices to coat any cut of chicken.

You can leave the salt out if you likeRemove- 💬