Add the chicken to the buttermilk mixture for 20-30 minutes.
Let it rest on a cookie sheet for 20-30 minutes.
Heat the oil to 350 degrees and fry in small batches for 15-18 minutes.
So here it is, in all its glory. I did make a couple of adjustments in my side by side comparison during recipe testing. More details of how/why available in the post above this recipe card.
I ditched the MSG.
I reduced the paprika by 1 tablespoon.
I pulverized the thyme, basil and oregano in my small food processor.
I added more oil
Thanks so much to the awesome folks at the Chicago Tribune for this KFC Original Recipe Chicken "copycat."
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