KFC Original Recipe Chicken Livers (Copycat)

Recipe by The Spice Guru

My copycat recipe for KFC's bygone Original Recipe Chicken Livers. This recipe requires 1/2 level cup KFC Original Recipe Breading Mix (Copycat).

Top Review by Jean Kathleen Wilson

Excellent! They were utterly delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. MARINATE chicken livers at least 2 hours in refrigerator, in blended BRINE ingredients: 4 cups cold water, 1 tablespoon fine sea salt, 1 teaspoon Accent seasoning; COVER; TURN chicken livers periodically with tongs during marination.
  2. MEASURE 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup Recipe #453973 (one batch without added flour) into a large sealable container, such as a GLAD food storage container or a Ziploc bag.
  3. SHAKE container and mix well.
  4. REMOVE chicken from brine with tongs; RINSE or soak chicken in very warm water.
  5. PLACE a few pieces breaded livers at a time into the SEASONED FLOUR mixture container; SEAL container firmly; SHAKE gently in all motions to thoroughly coat livers.
  6. PLACE breaded pieces on a wire rack when livers are evenly and generously breaded.
  7. ALLOW chicken livers to rest and absorb the breading for a few minutes before frying.
  8. PREHEAT the manufacturer's recommended amount frying oil in your deep-fryer between to 315°F (OR) preheat enough fat to immerse chicken completely in deep heavy stovetop pot to 315°F (use a deep-fryer thermometer to gauge).
  9. ADD breaded chicken livers to the elevated fry basket in deep-fryer without crowding; LOWER the basket slowly into the hot oil; TURN livers only once midway, frying until golden brown and fully cooked, about 10-12 minutes. DRAIN on a wire rack over a paper towel-lined baking sheet; TRANSFER rack over a baking sheet and keep chicken livers warmed in a preheated 170°F oven until serving.
  10. SERVE and enjoy!

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