KFC Extra Crispy Chicken

KFC uses pressure cookers to fry chicken, which is risky to do at home. If you are using a deep fryer, fry a few pieces at a time for about 20 minutes, covered, turning occasionally. Likewise, if pan frying, cook, covered, turning occasionally for about 30 minutes. As always with chicken, check the middle of a large piece to check for doneness. Allow to drain on paper towels when cooking is completed.

Recipe Ingredients

1 (2- to 3-pound) cut-up chicken

1 quart water

3 tablespoons salt (for soaking)

1 cup milk

1 egg, beaten

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon Accent (MSG)

1 tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

Soybean oil (no substitutions) for frying


Allow chicken to soak in salted water for 30 minutes.

Mix egg and milk in a bowl. Mix flour, Accent, salt and pepper in another bowl. Heat deep fryer to 350 degrees F, or place 3/4 inch oil in a skillet over medium heat.

Dry chicken with paper towels. Dredge in flour mixture. Dip into milk-egg mixture, then back into flour mixture. Do this one piece at a time making sure that there is total coverage over entire surface of chicken in each step.