This Fried Chicken Recipe Has Been Viewed Over 200,000 Times

This delicious dinner recipe is hard to beat.

It can be hard to replicate KFC’s famous fried chicken; attempting to make it in your own kitchen never seems to work out. If you’ve ever tried and failed to make your own crispy, yet soft and flavorful fried chicken for dinner, you’re in luck. Our Crispy Fried Chicken recipe is sure to hit the spot and might even taste better than the stuff you get from Colonel Sanders.

By the way, this is KFC’s secret fried chicken recipe.

This dinner recipe will only take you about 30 minutes, and home chefs that have tried it rave about the delicious outcome. “My son and I made this recipe for supper last night and we were so happy with the results! I’m in my early 50s and this chicken tastes how KFC chicken used to taste,” reader Alisa shared after giving the recipe five stars. “It is not as salty as some of the recipes that we have tried, and we really liked the subtle flavors of the herbs (in the poultry seasoning). Definitely a winner!” Make sure you use this trick to know when your chicken is done cooking.

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It’s no surprise that over 200,000 people have viewed this fried chicken recipe—and that high number only accounts for the home cooks that have viewed it this year! Around 4,500 people view the recipe daily. Follow these tips that’ll help you deep fry at home with confidence.

Using oil to cook the chicken can get a little messy, but the end result is well worth it. If you’re worried about getting splashed with oil, get your own deep fryer to help make the cooking process easier and safer.

Test Kitchen tip: Is your chicken failing to crisp? It’s probably because the heat of your oil is too low. Use a thermometer routinely to check that the oil is at 350°. Have patience and fry the chicken 2-3 pieces at a time. If you add too much to the pot, the temperature will drop too quick, giving your chicken a soggy coating.

Check out the recipe in action below to get a better idea of how you can cook this up yourself. Just a heads up, you might want to double it, because your family is sure to gobble all the chicken up before you have a chance to sit down. Even if you’re a skeptic, you should still try your hand at making this basic fried chicken recipe, and add it to these other recipes everyone should know by the time they’re 35.

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