What comes to mind when we mention fried chicken? For most of us, it immediately brings to mind KFC — Kentucky Fried Chicken. But have you ever wondered how KFC-style fried chicken is made? While there are numerous recipes on the internet that show how to achieve the texture of KFC chicken, none of them mention the’secret’ spices that go into the original recipe. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. According to reports, a KFC employee recently spilled the beans on UK Channel 5’s talk show “Secrets Of The Fast Food Giants”.
According to a report in The Daily Express, KFC employee Jo stated that no one knows what goes into making the dish because the recipe is kept in a vault in Kentucky. “Only two or three people in KFC know the exact recipe,” she told talk show host Alexis Conran.
According to the KFC employee, they use two different spice blenders – one factory does one blend and the second adds more to the blend and packs it. “In fact, no factory knows the entire recipe,” she added.
According to The Sun, the KFC employee also discussed the other dishes available at the restaurant. She explained that the KFC chicken bucket is made from a whole chicken that has been cut into nine pieces to maintain the ratio and proportion. The popcorns, on the other hand, are made of chicken breast that has been lightly seasoned.
The patty for a KFC burger is made by pouring the chicken pieces into a large container of flour, then scooping, folding, and lifting 10 times to achieve the desired texture. After that, it is fried for 15 minutes.
“We want to make sure that every piece of chicken has the same amount of breading on it,” Jo explained to news.com.au.
Isn’t it intriguing? Colonel Harland Sanders founded Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) in 1952, and it now has around 25000 locations in 146 countries. KFC has approximately 620 outlets in various locations across India.