Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins Colonel Sander’s 11 herbs secret finally gets revealed. This recipe is as close as it gets to the original chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift together all the coating ingredients and place in a clean plastic bag. Coat each chicken piece first with the beaten egg, then with the flour mixture in the bag. Make sure you coat each piece completely with the flour.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet. Brown the chicken in oil slowly, uncovered. Once browned, cover the skillet and keeping frying on a very gentle heat until the chicken is fully cooked. Place on paper towels to drain out the excess oil.


Most Helpful

Although I wouldn't say that this tastes like KFC, it is very good in its' own right. I do not have a skillet large enough to hold all the chicken so I browned the meat in two batches and then baked at 400F for 40-45 minutes. The coating was nice and crisp and everyone enjoyed it. Thx tastetester#2.

mums the word April 21, 2010

WOW! This is by far the VERY BEST fried chicken recipe I have ever tried. It's been too long since I lasted visited a KFC, so I could not tell you how close to the Colonel's recipe this comes. But it is postively fantastic and will replace my regular fried chicken recipe, hands down. The 11 spices all combine to create a wonderful tasting coating for the fried chicken. It was a big hit with my entire family. I will definitely make this often. Thanks for sharing your recipe, tastetester #2. Made for Spring 2010 Pick-A-Chef.

NorthwestGal April 19, 2010

I found the recipe to be good, but not great. I followed the ingredients to a tea (had them all), but it didn't taste anything like KFC. I think the recipe got lost in trying to find 11 herb and spices that would match the Colonel's recipe. Next time, I'll try adjusting the amounts and maybe dropping some of the spices all together.

MartyBaker April 14, 2013

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