21 Reviews

This is an extraordinary find. It tastes just like it. Be careful though, this is potent. It is hard to pick which ingredients are missing because it is so close to the KFC taste, but one might be nutmeg. My dad has experimented for years trying to make us kids the KFC chicken but nothing beats this one. I will be glad after all these years to give my dad a free batch.

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Susie T July 28, 2002

This is a very tasty spice mix. I recommend a bit more garlic if your a garlic lover like I am. It made about a cup so I have lots left over for more chicken. I pan fried the chicken.

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Karen From Colorado July 01, 2002

I don't think this tasted like KFC but it's the best chicken I've ever made! I used wings, legs, and thighs and removed the skin from the thighs. I rolled all the chicken pieces in the seasoned flour and roasted them in a hot oven for about an hour and a half turning them once during roasting. They turned out tender, juicy and delicious.

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luvmybge September 23, 2002

Well Yooper, if you still haven't tried this yet then you should. I couldn't help it, I just had to find out for myself if it was the real thing. Well if it's not is sure is close. I had to play with the amounts of the mixture to get the flavor we enjoyed. I added 4 tablespoons to the flour and it turned out moist and flavoful. Have to admit, my fried chicken was always lacking in flavor but this time my family said I got it right. I have plenty left over for other times which makes prep time a snap. Thanks for sharing and making my family a believer in me again. :0)

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Just Cher September 09, 2002

It made a nice, spicy coating for chicken , but I did not find it tasted like KFC. Did anyone else change the amount of anything in the ingredient list? I cooked it in the oven , maybe deep frying made the difference?

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debbiec September 17, 2002

Excellent! Very close to the "secret spices" I remember from the early 70's KFC chicken. Also, does any one else remember that the crinkle cut fries that used to come with the chicken were sprinkled with the secret spices. After a couple of years they stopped this and served the fries plain. Too bad they used to taste great. I added 1/4 tsp of nutmeg to mine. Thanks for the memories!

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marta September 15, 2002

Well, I'm not sure what went wrong, I followed the recipe exactly....went to the store to buy a few spices I didn't have on hand so I would be making it exactly as the recipe called for. I even measured out one ounce of the spice mix on a food scale to put in the cup of flour. But the chicken was bland to me.. I was so disappointed! I guess I will try it again some time,since I have so much spice mix left, maybe doubling the spice amounts I add to the flour to see if that helps. I even added the 1/4 tsp. of nutmeg that Marta suggested. Hopefully I will have better luck with it the next time I try it.

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KathyRose June 09, 2003

This was a good chicken coating, however we didn't seem to think it was like KFC. I simmered the chicken drumsticks first in milk & water (I had heard this makes the chicken tender), then coated in the mix before frying.

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*Marli* July 16, 2003

I forgot the brown sugar and used garlic powder instead of salt, but it still turned out moist and tender. Thanks for posting!

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LeahMarie March 09, 2003

I really like this blend! I used it on chicken legs, didn't use the flour, just rolled the legs in the spices. I baked the chicken in the oven for 45 minutes at 350*. Next time I will try the flour. Thanks!

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Sharon123 November 10, 2002
KFC Chicken Secret Spices