KFC Chicken Thighs Recipe is one of the most in-demand recipes. KFC Chicken Thighs are quite popular among Kentucky Fried Chicken lovers. It is not easy to make but it’s worth spending 60 minutes in the kitchen for this. We will show you the how to make the homemade version of KFC’s™ Original-Style Chicken Thighs with KFC 11-ingredient seasoning mix to give it the original taste.
How much time it will take:
|20 minutes||40 minutes||60 minutes|
KFC Original Recipe Chicken Thighs Ingredients
|Chicken Thighs||Anything between 4-6 (as per requirement)|
|Neutral Oil (for frying)||02 quarts or 1895 ml|
|All-Purpose Flour||1 ½ cup|
|Brown Sugar||01 tbsp|
|Kosher Salt||01 tbsp|
KFC Spice Mix Ingredients
|Marjoram (Dried)||½ tsp|
|Basil (Dried)||½ tsp|
|Oregano (Dried)||½ tsp|
|Ground Allspice||½ tsp|
|Garlic Powder||½ tsp|
|Sage (Dried)||½ tsp|
|Celery Salt||½ tsp|
|Black Pepper||1 tsp|
|Chili Powder||1 tsp|
|Onion Salt||2 tsps|
KFC Chicken Thigh Original Recipe
- Preheat fryer to 350°F. Thoroughly mix together all the spice mix ingredients.
- Combine spice mix with flour, brown sugar and salt.
- Dip chicken pieces in egg white to lightly coat them, then transfer to flour mixture.
- Turn a few times and make sure the flour mix is really stuck to the chicken. Repeat with all the chicken pieces.
- Let chicken pieces rest for 5 minutes so crust has a chance to dry a bit.
- Fry chicken thighs for 20 minutes (approx). Chicken pieces are done when a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part reads 165°F.
- Let chicken drain on a few paper towels when it comes out of the fryer. Serve hot.
Note: Nobody knows the exact spice mix used in classic KFC™ fried chicken, but we think this version is pretty close! It uses herbs and spices that you probably mostly have on hand. If you have a fairly stocked pantry, you might only need to pick up one or two additional spices to make this. The spice mix will look like a lot of seasoning for one batch of fried chicken, but remember that it’ll be mixed with flour so the spices will lose some of their kick. It might seem strange to add brown sugar to the flour mixture since this is a savory recipe, but it’s actually really important and adds just a tiny bit of sweetness to the chicken. Leave it out at your own peril!
Many fried chicken recipes will ask you to double-bread the chicken. We like that method, but the classic restaurant version has a thinner crust, so we bread once. And egg white is just right for dipping the chicken in before coating; it gives the flour mixture something to stick to without being too thick. Very important: After each piece of chicken is well-coated, let them rest for a few minutes so the crusts can dry out. This is the difference between having fried chicken with a great crust and one where all of the crust falls off in the fryer! Breasts and wings cook faster than legs and thighs. The white meat (breast/wings) will take 12-14 minutes (depending on thickness) and thighs and legs will take a few minutes longer. However, these are rough guidelines. Really thick breasts can take closer to 20 minutes to cook all the way through. So the best thing to do (as always) uses a meat thermometer and make sure the chicken hits an internal temperature of 165°
Calories in KFC Chicken Thigh
There are 290 calories in a 1 piece serving of KFC Original Recipe Chicken Thigh.
Calorie breakdown: 65% fat, 11% carbs, 25% protein
Nutritional Facts about KFC Chicken Thigh
There are 290 calories, 21g Fat, 8g Carbs and 18g Protein in 1 piece of KFC Chicken Thigh
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