Authentic KFC-Style Fried Chicken

Authentic KFC-Style Fried Chicken

How about some homemade chicken for Christmas? I was able to make something close to the kind they sell at the famous fast-food chain store by referring to various recipes and by experimenting through trial and error! Please feel free to use this recipe as a base to create your own version.

Ingredients: 3-4 servings

Chicken (whatever cut you like)
around 800 g
15 g
180 ml
○Black pepper
3~4 shakes
○Garlic (grated)
2 cloves
○Ginger (grated)
1 knob
●Corn Starch (or katakuriko)
2 tablespoons
100 ml
□Cake flour
80 g
□Bread (strong) flour
3 tablespoons
1/2 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
□White pepper, black pepper
3~5 shakes each


1. Pierce the chicken in several spots with a fork to release the water, place in a plastic bag with the ○ ingredients and rub it in. Squeeze out the air from the bag and let sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours to marinate.
2. Mix • and □ ingredients in separate bowls.
3. Fill a frying pan a third of the way up with oil and warm it up, then add 2 tablespoons of lard (not listed). You can use shortening if it is unavailable. It tastes better if you use it, but it's okay if you don't have it.
4. Wipe off the moisture from Step 1, dip into the • ingredients and then the □ bowls. Fry both sides at 180℃ for 5 minutes each, then turn up the heat to high and fry for about 40~50~60 seconds.
5. This time I used 600 g chicken wings, then combined the leftover • and □ and fried the cartilage. It was crispy, and the kids loved it.

Story Behind this Recipe

I tried out various things, but this might be the most authentic.