KY Fried Chicken

KY Fried Chicken

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Air fryer and oven-fried chicken is all very well but to get that true KY fried chicken taste you need to deep-fry it!

The secret to perfect Kentucky style chicken is the combination of 11 different herbs and spices used in the chicken coating.

You can also bake these chicken pieces but, for a more authentic tasting Kentucky style chicken recipe, it is best to fry them like in a traditional Southern home.

This KY fried chicken is really crisp and delicious.



2 cups (275g) all purpose flour (plain flour)
½ teaspoon thyme
½ teaspoon basil
4 tablespoons paprika
3 tablespoons MSG
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon dry mustard
½ teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon black pepper
2 teaspoons garlic salt
1 tablespoon celery salt
8 chicken pieces
2 beaten eggs
1 cup (120g) dry unseasoned breadcrumbs
6 to 8 cups (about 1500g or 1500ml) shortening


Combine all the ingredients except the breadcrumbs, eggs and chicken in a bowl.

Dip the chicken pieces in the egg and then toss in the breadcrumbs to coat.

Now roll the chicken in the spicy flour mixture.

Preheat the shortening in the deep fryer to 350° F (175 degrees C).

Drop the chicken pieces in, one at a time, with tongs and be careful not to splash the hot oil.

Fry the chicken for 12 to 15 minutes, until it is golden brown and cooked through.

Drain the KY fried chicken on racks for 5 minutes then serve.

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