KFC 11 Herbs and Spices

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  1. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 7 years ago

    Can anyone please share with me the 11 Herbs and Spices, and cooking technique for KFC Chicken. I have tried to figure this out for more than 10 years?

    1. Leroyworld profile image61
      Leroyworldposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think the corporation will give the spices up.  I am not even sure they are using the same formula these days.  I seem to remember the chicken tasting differently a long time ago.  That happens sometimes when the original owner is out of the picture. 

      Honestly, the best fried chicken I have had came from a little joint in South Dallas.  Perfect amount of salt, crispy skin, and tender meat inside. They had two pieces of white bread soaking up the extra grease, something KFC does do for their customers.

  2. Cagsil profile image77
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    The safest way to learn is go work for them.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That makes too much sense.

      Hell, I'm so broke I might try that.

  3. bushraismail profile image57
    bushraismailposted 7 years ago

    SORRY TO SAY I searched the net sorry combed it...but the secrets a secret man...there were so many kfc workers who had commented.........saying all sort of herbs and even rubbish,,,,,,,,, but do you think kfc is stupid. They get the mix from the main factory and what these people in the restaurant do is just dip and fry....
    The closest I got is on one of my hubs
    Make chicken like KFC..And I am glad to get all positive comments.

    Then again my recipe has no herbs it tastes like a relation of KFC..



    THAT'S MY PICTURE...Yet to upload to my hub. ALL THE BEST.

    Cagsil is right...hehe...why don't you give it a try.
    Even if you don't uncover the secret you at least get to eat KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN...

    1. Dave Mathews profile image60
      Dave Mathewsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Never fear. If I ever get my hands on it I will share it. I do know three or four but the rest still elude me.

  4. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago

    I was told "Nature's Seasonings" contained the essential spices used in the KFC recipe.  Never tried it though!  smile


  5. rob_allen profile image77
    rob_allenposted 7 years ago

    My bestfriend worked for KFC and McDonalds during his college years. I asked him what the hell are those 11 secret herbs and spices. He didn't know as well. I guess that is really a secret no one from them would bother tell smile

  6. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    The key ingredients are salt, black pepper and msg.  Anything else you add is just for show.

    1. Handicapped Chef profile image75
      Handicapped Chefposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I am a food creator that what I do and to be honest with you we will never be able to really get the percise way kfc prepares there chicken i HAVE TRY MANY TIMES TO GET CLOSE but everytime I tried it was close but no cigar but what I can do is share the spices that I felt was part of spices 1 teaspoon ground oregano
      1 teaspoon chili powder,
      1 teaspoon ground sage
      1 teaspoon dried basil
      1 teaspoon dried marjoram
      1 teaspoon pepper
      2 teaspoons salt
      2 tablespoons paprika
      1 teaspoon onion salt
      1 teaspoon garlic powder
      2 tablespoons Accent
      These may be the spices but there are so many different things they can do the the chicken before  they even apply these spices like a rub or a brine wet or dry one thing I do know the chicken is pressured fried even the cooking oil can make the difference.

    2. ptosis profile image64
      ptosisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      KFC is the worst offender in using MSG - the a leading cause of obesity, diabetes.


      but - if - must go to this serious forum:

  7. ftclick profile image54
    ftclickposted 7 years ago

    it would be secret infringement. I wouldn't do that if I were you. It could become more important than what's happening in the Presidential campaign.

  8. profile image0
    Arlene V. Pomaposted 7 years ago

    The last time I ate KFC was about 12 years ago.  I could not tell you about what herbs and spices was in the chicken because everything was soaked in grease.  It was enough to make anyone gag.  Also, aren't fast food employees required to sign a waiver and not reveal any industry "secrets"?  A friend of mine had a son who briefly worked for Jamba Juice, and before they hired him, he had to sign a waiver saying that he would not share any of the recipes.

  9. MelissaBarrett profile image57
    MelissaBarrettposted 7 years ago

    I worked for KFC in my younger days.  The breading mix comes pre-packaged in plain  white bags that don't list ingredients.  They use corn oil and the chicken is soaked in salt water before breading...  that's the best I can do.  Sorry.


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