What comes to your mind when we say fried chicken? For most of us, it instantly reminds us of KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken). But have you ever wondered what goes into making KFC-style fried chicken? While we find various recipes on the internet that demonstrates how to get the texture of KFC chicken, none of them speaks about the 'secret' spices that go into the original recipe. Fret not, we have found the answer for you. Reportedly, a KFC worker recently spilt the beans at UK Channel 5's talk show 'Secrets Of The Fast Food Giants'. As per a report, published in The Daily Express, KFC employee, Jo, stated that no one actually knows what goes into making the dish as the recipe is kept in a vault in Kentucky. "Across KFC, only two or three people actually know the exact recipe," she told the talk show host Alexis Conran.
The KFC worker further said that they use two different spice blenders - one factory does one blend and the second one adds more to the blend and packs it. "So actually, not one factory knows the complete recipe," she added.
According to The Sun, the KFC employee also spoke about the other dishes available at KFC. She informed me that the KFC chicken bucket is made of a whole chicken which is cut into nine pieces to maintain the ratio and proportion. Whereas, the popcorns are made of chicken breast, coated in a light seasoning.
For a KFC burger, the patty is made by pouring the chicken pieces into a large container of flour, which is then scooped, folded and lifted 10 times to get that desired texture. It is then fried for 15 minutes.
"We want to ensure that every piece of chicken has exactly the same amount of breading on it," Jo informed, as per news.com.au.
Interesting, isn't it? Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), founded by Colonel Harland Sanders in 1952, has around 25000 outlets across 146 countries. In India, KFC has around 620 outlets in different locations.
About Somdatta SahaExplorer- this is what Somdatta likes to call herself. Be it in terms of food, people or places, all she craves for is to know the unknown. A simple aglio olio pasta or daal-chawal and a good movie can make her day.