KFC Original Secret Chicken

2 cups flour
4 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning (or chicken stock powder)
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon tarragon
1 teaspoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon thyme

1 teaspoon chives

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon celery salt


Prepare the Coating: In a large bowl, sift the flour. Add all the herbs and spices listed under the coating section. For the best flavor, grind these ingredients together with a mortar and pestle until finely mixed. Transfer the blend into a clean plastic bag for easy coating.

Coat the Chicken: Dip each piece of chicken into the beaten eggs, ensuring a thorough coat. Then, one by one, place them in the bag with the flour mixture. Seal the bag and shake well to coat each piece of chicken completely.

Fry the Chicken: Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the chicken pieces, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Brown the chicken slowly and evenly on all sides, uncovered. This process should take a few minutes and ensures a crispy exterior.

Cook Thoroughly: After browning, reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet, and continue to cook the chicken. This gentle cooking process is key to ensuring the inside of the chicken is fully cooked without burning the outside. Depending on the size of the pieces, this could take anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes.

Serve: Once cooked, transfer the chicken pieces to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil. This step helps maintain the crispy texture while removing unnecessary grease.

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