Someone has perfected their own homemade KFC recipe - here's how to make it for yourself

As we all prepare for the UK lockdown to continue, most of us are missing our favourite restaurants, bars and being able to meet friends - with many of us craving popular treats such as McDonald's or KFC.

Now one man - Dan Fell from Warwickshire - has shared a recipe he has developed so that we can make KFC-like chicken at home.

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Dan says it took him over 18 months to perfect the recipe, which mimics the fast food chain's unique blend of 11 herbs and spices.

Posting on Twitter, Dan said, "I’ve cooked this a huge number of times, you get better each time.

“I’d say my strike rate for "mate you really cannot tell the difference” is about four out of the last five times. I’ll take that.”

Dan added that the secret to success is all about having a perfect combination of ingredients, and offers this advice, “You have to have a deep fryer and you need the right mix of the herbs and spices. The oil needs to be 160-165C no more and no less, and the chicken needs to be room temperature and you use egg white and milk as the wash (no yolk).”

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Anyone wanting to try it at home can follow the recipe below, as posted on Dan's video, which has over 58,000 views.

The recipe


5 cups of flour (three parts plain flour to one part self-raising flour)1/2 tbsp oregano and thyme1 tbsp ground ginger2 tbsp garlic powder1 tbsp mustard powder (can grind up mustard seeds)1 tbsp celery salt1 tbsp black pepper1/3 tbsp sea salt2 tbsp white pepper4 tbsp paprika1/3 tbsp basilEgg whites (for egg wash)Milk (for egg wash)Chicken


Preheated the oven to 80C.

Add the spices to the flour and mix well.

Make sure the chicken is at room temperature before seasoning it in the flour and spice mix.

After coating the chicken in seasoning, brush it with the egg white and milk wash before popping it back in the seasoning.

Fry the chicken for five to six minutes at 160C before putting it in the preheated oven to keep warm.

Fry for 90 seconds before serving.