Chicken Nuggets with KFC spices

Chicken Nuggets with KFC spices

Happy fry-day everyone! Today I’ll be sharing another recipe for some deep-fried goodness, chicken nuggets! I found a combination of spices a while ago, which is KFC’s alleged secret spice recipe.. You can find it below and tell me what you think. I still need to do some more research on the recipe itself and how to use it (a marinade, maybe?), but until then, you can enjoy these seasoned chicken nuggets 😉


  • 300 gr boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 100 gr flour
  • 50 gr spices
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 300 gr breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable Oil, For Frying

KFC‘s alleged secret spice recipe

  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp thyme
  • 1/2 tbsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp celery salt
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried mustard
  • 4 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp dried garlic
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 3 tbsp white pepper

Start by mixing all the spices in a bowl or on a large plate. You won’t need all of it, so make sure you have a clean jar or container to store the rest of it.

Cut the chicken into chicken nugget pieces. Then, make a breading assembly line: In one bowl, stir together the flour and spices. In a separate bowl or deep plate, beat the eggs and water. In a third bowl or plate, add the breadcrumbs. First cover the chicken in flour, quickly dunk it into the egg mixture and then cover it with breadcrumbs. Place the pieces on a plate, until each nugget is breaded and ready to fry.

In a large, deep pan heat vegetable oil to about 180°C. Carefully place 8 to 10 pieces of chicken in the oil and use tongs to spread them out to give them room. Let them fry for a minute or so,until they are golden brown. If the chicken nuggets are small enough, this should be enough time for the chicken to cook through. Remove the chicken to a paper towel lined plate and repeat with the rest of the chicken until it’s all fried. Serve warm with ketchup and homemade fries!

Happy Fry-day!

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