Things You Learn When You Try To Make Your Own KFC Chicken
Finger-lickin' harder than it looks.
I love fried chicken, including K-Fry, and KFC wanted to show us exactly how they make their chicken. So I volunteered to go check a KFC and meet Garry, a legend who’s been at KFC for five years. He then let me try to make my own KFC chicken.
The chicken comes like any other chicken you'd buy, which is a good thing.
It's just kept in a fridge bigger than yours, and KFC uses all the household name brands you'd buy yourself from the supermarket – brands like Inghams, Steggles, and Golden Farms.
Everything's done by hand.
You can't just order a bucket of thighs. Sorry.
Every piece is inspected and washed before breading.
It's not just a chuck-it-and-whatever process...unlike most of the cooking I do.
The secret herbs and spices come separate.
It's like all places that have secret seasoning, only on a grand scale. And only a handful of people actually know the exact secrets.
It smells amazing even before cooked.
These guys put a lot of care and prep into laying out a tray.
It actually takes time to cook.
Twelve minutes, exactly. Which is actually a really long time in restaurant world.
After cooking, each piece is carefully inspected.
Garry is a legend, and his favourite piece is the thigh.
I suck at making KFC chicken.
Garry checked out the batch I did, and he said six of them weren't up to scratch because I didn't bread them right or prep them right.