Colonel Sander's Kentucky Fried Chicken

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“While I'm not claiming it tastes just like the KFC recipe, this is truly an AWESOME recipe for fried chicken!! My mom has been making this since I was a wee little one, and I still absolutely LOVE it! My whole family really enjoys this chicken. The ingredients are a little different, but don't let that scare you. Make it once, and you'll be hooked! Prep. time includes refrigeration time.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In small bowl, combine first 6 ingredients and stir until smooth, thick paste is formed.
  2. Spread evenly over chicken.
  3. Place coated chicken in large bowl, cover tightly, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  4. Pour oil in large, heavy skillet or deep fryer to at least a 3-inch depth, and heat to 425 degrees.
  5. Meanwhile, place soda water in bowl, and dry pancake mix in a seperate bowl.
  6. Place chicken in soda, then dredge with pancake mix.
  7. Set aside to dry a few min.
  8. Fry a few pieces at a time uintil browned (about 5 minutes), and place on large baking sheet.
  9. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

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