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Authentic Kentucky Style Fried Chicken Recipe

If you are a fan of Kentucky style chicken, why not make your own? With this authentic Kentucky style chicken recipe, your chicken will turn out just as good as chicken does! You might not have known that it is possible to find traditional Southern style recipes like this Kentucky style fried chicken recipe online but this recipe proves that not only is it possible to do so but it is also easy to make finger good chicken in the comfort of your own kitchen.

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 Kentucky style chicken is crispy secret, which combines garlic, ginger, mustard, basil, thyme and more for the unmistakable Kentucky style chicken flavor. It is likely that you already have a lot of these seasonings in your kitchen cupboard so you won’t need to buy too much to make this exciting Kentucky style fried chicken recipe.

The Appeal of Extra Crispy Chicken

Most fried chicken recipes result in crispy chicken, unless you start cooking the chicken without heating up the oil properly. This is when the batter can go soggy and greasy. Before adding the chicken, add a pinch of the batter. If it sizzles, that means the oil is sufficiently hot to cook extra crispy fried chicken. What is it about crispy chicken that people love so much? It is probably a combination of the satisfying crunch when you bite through the crust, the delicious taste of the combined batter ingredients and the contrast of the crispy batter with the soft, tender chicken it is encasing.

Old-Fassion Kentucky Chicken Recipe
Summary: The mouthwatering, spicy flour mixture gives this chicken so much flavor. The chicken is coated in the batter and then deep-fried to golden brown, crispy perfection.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
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  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • 4 tablespoons paprika
  • 3 tablespoons MSG
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon celery salt
  • 8 chicken pieces
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 cup dry, unseasoned breadcrumbs
  • 6 - 8 cups shortening
  1. Pre heat oil in deep fryer to 350° F.
  2. Mix all the ingredients except the shortening, breadcrumbs, eggs, and chicken in a large bowl.
  3. Dip the chicken pieces in the egg and then turn them over in the breadcrumbs.
  4. Roll them in the spicy flour mixture.
  5. Heat the shortening to 350 degrees F in a deep fryer and drop the chicken pieces in, one at a time with tongs careful not to splash hot oil.
  6. Fry the chicken for 12 to 15 minutes, until it is golden brown and cooked through.
  7. Drain on racks for 5 minutes.

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Think back to the last time you visited Kentucky home – how good the chicken smelt and how wonderful it tasted. Now look at this photo. You can see that our crispy recipe looks just like the real thing. This easy recipe makes the best Kentucky style chicken ever and you can you can make your favorite side dishes to serve alongside it. Making crispy Kentucky style chicken recipes means that you know exactly what the finished fried chicken is going to come out like and how delicious it is sure to taste to you and to your family.

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5 Responses to Authentic Kentucky Style Fried Chicken Recipe

  • Instead of frying this can you bake it in the oven.

  • I will try this and hope it will taste like the real thing

  • I read a lot of the comments about the recipe. I haven’t try it yet but going to sound very good.

  • Old man Sanders was as tight as the bark on a tree. A genuine skinflint. There is no way I can see him putting all those ingredients in his fried chicken.
    However, I do think he had a secret ingredient or possibly two that blended perfectly with the condiments black pepper and salt. I wish to God I could come up with it.
    If you remember the taste of the old original recipe used while he was still living, it had no onion or garlic flavor PERIOD. There was that unique standout taste like non other. It would have been one or two inexpensive common spice(s) because as I said he would not buy and expensive spice like saffron.
    Todays KFC is nowhere near the way it used to taste. I have mixed every combination I can think of to no avail.
    There are certain flavors that have never escaped my taste. Dr Pepper tastes the same as it always did. Agreed? KFC is way off and has been for years.
    I do recall being told by a cousin of Sanders who used to drive him to the locations for inspection that Sexton Commercial Foods Company mixed and bagged his recipe after his company grew but he didn’t have a clue as to what was in it. it was never discussed lest Sanders would become infuriated.
    Good luck if you continue your search. I plan to rethink everything and see if I can come up with it. Frank

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