Apr 26, 2011

Classic Review: KFC - Original Recipe Fried Chicken

KFC's Original Recipe Fried Chicken is the flavor most deeply associated with KFC. Much speculation has been made as to what exactly makes up the Colonel's secret blend of 11 herbs and spices, the recipe of which is guarded under lock and key at KFC headquarters.

KFC currently has a special where you can get 6 legs and thighs for $5.

KFC's Original Recipe Fried has a unique, deep herby flavor that sets it apart from other fried chicken. I've always like the herby flavor of Original Recipe although it's sometimes a little too salty.

Texture-wise, the breading is crisp but without a pronounceable crunch. If you want something with more breading and crunch, there's always Extra Crispy but the flavor is different. Of the two, I prefer Original Recipe as a unique flavor I've always known as KFC.

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Nutritional Info - KFC Original Recipe Drumstick (53g)
Calories - 120 (from Fat - 60)
Fat - 7g (Saturated Fat - 1.5g)
Sodium - 340mg
Carbs - 3g (Sugar - 0g)
Protein - 12g


  1. KFC has good chicken and, at times, I prefer the taste of the "old style" softer-skin stuff and other times I slaver with desire at the thought of the crunchy-style.

    However, my ongoing required need to shed some lard has led to my so-very-seldom gulping down KFC or any fried critter.

    Finances also preclude MUCH "store-bought" eating but once-in-awhile I treat myself but it is almost always from a place displaying a buck-per-item menu.

    What with inflation etc. I expect the "value menus" to be left behind akin to the 19-cents per gallon gas of my mid-teen years when the cheapest gas in town, the southern section, where only the foolish and bravest would stop their car and get out of it for anything; let alone to refuel.

    That station HAD to have cheap gas to entice folks to buy their product.

    Even daytime was iffy.


    The fried chicken our tiny deli inside the independent privately-owned grocery store in a small Nebraska village had the yummiest fried chicken in the universe.

    Okay... planet.

    Ummm... USA?

    Alrighty; of any fried chicken I have ever munched upon.

    Thin breading carrying/conveying minimal grease.

    Crunchy coating. BIG pieces cut by the in-house real butcher chop/shop alongside the deli... a few steps away inside the same store.

    We worked together and the head butcher was the owners son.

    A REAL butcher shop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Made their own sausages, sandwich meats such as bologna, dried beef and several other types and ALL so extremely GOOD and FRESH!!!!!!

    So extremely rare nowadays, especially outside the larger cities where the multi-million populations allow these once common firms to still exist..... though akin to full-serve we-pump-your-gas stations are becoming ever-rarer. Sniff.

    Sniff again.

    Darn, that pick of the "chick" above DOES look delicious, though.

    I cooked OUR fried chicken for a couple extra minutes than what our in-deli recipe called for; making it a little crunchier, a wee bit darker but NOT burnt.

    Customers clamored for MY chicken and would wait for my shift to buy their fried chicken.

    My chicken made me a babe magnet but they loved me for my vittles, not my bloated body that is not as bloated as it used to be thanks to iceburg lettuce, garbanzo beans and other veggies with lo-cal Italian dressing (the lowest calorie stuff) sparingly applied.

    I am sooooooo hungry for "real" food.

    I believe I can "feel the pain" to an extent for Stalins' victims of forced famines back in the early parts of the 20th century.

    Oh... again... another mighty-fine bit of coverage regarding the USA's fast-food offerings.

  2. Thanks for sharing such a fantastic recipe. This original recipe fried chicken is my favourite recipe. It looking awesome. It is really excellent recipe. Thanks for sharing such a great and Impressive recipe.
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