“KFC” – Spicy Kentucky Fried Style Chicken

This recipe is very much a work in progress – it is pretty good now but not finished development yet


  • 1 whole boneless chicken, skin on. Cut into 3-4 x bite size pieces (approx the size of a drumstick. Or you could use conventional bone-in assorted chicken pieces
  • 250 ml butter milk
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1 tspn salt
  • Approx 1 cup fine panko bread crumbs – gluten free optional
  • 2-3 Tbspn Non-EV Olive oil – or any frying oil

Spicy Coating Mix

  • 3 tspn dried Oregano leaves (eg Italian Wild Oregano)
  • 1/2 to 1 tspn chilli powder – depending on how hot you want
  • 2 tspn dried Sage leaves (or 1 tspn sage leaf powder)
  • 2 tspn dried Basil leaves (or 1 tspn basil leaf powder)
  • 2 tspn dried Marjoram leaves (or 1 tspn marjoram leaf powder)
  • 1 tspn ground pepper
  • 2 tspn salt
  • 3 tspn sweet Spanish paprika
  • 1 tspn onion salt
  • 1 tspn garlic powder
  • [2 Tblspn chicken stock powder]


  • Combine the salt, buttermilk and egg – marinate the chicken in the  buttermilk/egg for 2 to 4 hours
  • Pre-heat oven to 200° C
  • Combine all of the Spicy Coating Mix ingredients in a food processor
  • Gently mix the Spicy Coating Mix with the bread crumbs @ ratio of 1:2 (1 part spice to 2 parts crumbs)
  • Drain the chicken of excess buttermilk – coat evenly with the spicy bread crumb coating
  • Heat olive oil in a fry pan. Shallow fry the coated chicken until coating is golden brown – turn over once and fry other side
  • Lay chicken pieces on a lightly oiled or parchment lined oven suitable roasting pan
  • Roast at 200° For approx 20 minutes until chicken is just cooked thru




One thought on ““KFC” – Spicy Kentucky Fried Style Chicken

  1. Janine 14 February 2016 / 7:10 am

    Yum, will do that this week. Kids will be happy. Thanks Deano


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