How to Make KFC Chicken at Home

 Have you ever craved for the crispy and juicy KFC chicken but don't want to leave the house? Well, you're in luck because you can make it at home! With this recipe, you can enjoy the finger-licking goodness of KFC chicken in the comfort of your own home.

Kfc Chicken


  • 8-10 pieces of chicken (mix of thighs and drumsticks)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried sage
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Oil for frying

Step By Step Guide

Step 1: Marinate the Chicken

Mix the buttermilk, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Add the chicken to the bowl and toss to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or overnight.

Step 2: Prepare the Coating

In a separate bowl, mix the flour, paprika, oregano, basil, sage, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.

Step 3: Coat the Chicken

Remove the chicken from the buttermilk marinade and coat each piece in the flour mixture. Shake off any excess flour and place the chicken on a wire rack to rest for 20 minutes.

Step 4: Fry the Chicken

Heat the oil in a large skillet or deep fryer to 350°F. Carefully add the chicken to the hot oil and fry for 15-20 minutes, until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through.

Pros and Cons of Making KFC Chicken at Home


  • You can enjoy the taste of KFC chicken without leaving the house
  • You can control the ingredients and make it as healthy as you want
  • You can make as much or as little as you want, depending on your needs


  • It can be time-consuming to marinate and coat the chicken
  • It can be messy to fry the chicken
  • It may not taste exactly like KFC chicken


Q: Can I use chicken breasts instead of thighs and drumsticks?

A: Yes, you can use chicken breasts, but they may not be as juicy as thighs and drumsticks.

Q: Can I use regular milk instead of buttermilk?

A: Yes, you can use regular milk, but the chicken may not be as tender.

Q: Can I bake the chicken instead of frying it?

A: Yes, you can bake the chicken in the oven at 400°F for 25-30 minutes, until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through.

Q: Can I make the coating in advance?

A: Yes, you can make the coating in advance and store it in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

Now that you know how to make KFC chicken at home, it's time to put your cooking skills to the test. Enjoy!