UK man shares KFC recipe for lockdown

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Missing KFC during lockdown? UK man shares fail-proof recipe

Struggling to cope without your beloved KFC during lockdown? You might want to try this recipe. The student may just become the master.

UK man shares KFC recipe for lockdown

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As many of us have learnt, our favourite fast-food spots are closed during lockdown. Only places which distribute essential items are open, like supermarkets and pharmacies. How is KFC not an essential service though? We wonder about that too.

If you’re craving KFC and are having to live a life of home-cooked meals day and night, then you may want to try this trialled and tested recipe

UK man says he has perfected the KFC recipe 

A man in the United Kingdom (UK) by the name of Dan Fell tweeted that after 18 months of testing, he finally perfected KFC’s secret chicken recipe at home.

On 28 March, he said: “Took me 18 months but I replicated it. You have to have a deep fryer and you need the right mix of the herbs and spices. Oil needs to be 160-165C no more and no less. Chicken needs to be room temperature and you use egg white and milk as the wash (no yolk). Made it about 30 times.” 

Did he really pull off the colonel’s secret chicken recipe? We’ll only know if we try it at home. It’s not like we have anything better to do during lockdown.

Besides, if you cooked, that means someone else has to clean and that’s a victory all on its own. 

7.57.6Replicated KFC recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Andrea Chothia Course: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium
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  • 5 cups 5 plain flour

  • 4 tbsp 4 paprika

  • 2 tbsp 2 white pepper

  • 2 tbsp 2 garlic powder

  • 1 tbsp 1 ground ginger

  • 1 tbsp 1 mustard powder

  • 1 tbsp 1 celery salt

  • 1 tbsp 1 black pepper

  • 1/2 tbsp 1/2 oregano

  • 1/2 tbsp 1/2 thyme

  • 1/3 tbsp 1/3 sea salt


  • According to the video clip anove, you have to combine the flour and seasonings together, and then use three parts of a mix to one part of self-raising flour;
  • Give the chicken an egg wash before rolling it in the seasoning and frying it in a deep fryer or hot oil at 162.5C for five to six minutes
  • Place in a preheated 80C oven and give the chicken a final 90-second fry before serving

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