Want to make KFC’s original fried chicken at home? Here’s the recipe.

TL;DR – Finger lickin’ good.


This is Colonel Sanders. Otherwise known as the guy who created Kentucky Fried Chicken or KFC.


The fried chicken empire’s Original Recipe® chicken is said to be seasoned with their secret blend of 11 herbs & spices and then hand breaded all day long by a certified cook.

Colonel Sanders’ nephew, Joe Ledington, recently revealed the family’s secret recipe and says the handwritten recipe was found in a scrapbook belonging to Ledington’s late aunt, Sanders’ second wife.

The restaurant chain says in reply that it isn’t the original recipe, “Many people have made these claims over the years and no one has been accurate — this one isn’t either.”

But we reckon there’s no harm in trying it out:

Or if you prefer a video guide (though this version looks more burnt than anything),

Good luck!

Author: Flora Isabelle Lim

On a constant quest to be a really professional internet person.

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