Is This KFC’s Secret 11 Herb and Spice Blend? Dad reveals how he recreated Wicked Wings at home – and it was a hit with the whole family
- An Australian Dad Made His Own Version of KFC Wicked Wings at Home
- The man soaked the chicken wings overnight in a bowl of egg and buttermilk
- For herbs and spices he used dried coriander, paprika, celery salt and more
A father of four has recreated KFC Wicked Wings at home – complete with his own version of 11 herbs and spices.
The Australian man said he soaked the chicken wings overnight in a bowl of egg and buttermilk before coating them with flour, cornmeal, spices and spice mix.
For the herb and spice blend, he combined dried coriander, paprika, cayenne pepper, mustard powder, celery salt, onion powder, garlic powder, ginger powder, thyme, oregano, white pepper, and salt.
An Australian father of four has made his own version of KFC Wicked Wings at home
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“The kids loved it,” he wrote in a Facebook group.
He bought over 20 chicken wings at the grocery store for just $6.
The father said he used a tablespoon of each spice and spice, except the cayenne pepper, to which he only added half the tablespoon.
“Then I added about two cups of flour and one cup of cornstarch. Then I mixed it all together,” he said.
‘Sorry I don’t have exact measurements. I often cook by sight and feeling rather than following exact recipes.’
After slathering the chicken pieces with the herb and spice mix, he cooked them in the deep fryer at 170 to 175 degrees Celsius until golden brown and crispy.
“I checked the inside of the chicken with a thermometer to make sure it was cooked through. Then I let it cool on a rack,’ he said.
The father said he made another dish the next day with leftover wings.
“I had some extra wings that I put in flour. I fried them and then wok them with a combination of sauces – tomato, barbecue, soy and Worcestershire, along with brown sugar and water,” he said in an updated post.
‘Ready in the wok to thicken, then add the cooked wings. Was a sticky sauce and was the best yet. We ate them for lunch and it was our favourite.’
After he shared his creation on social media, many were amazed by his KFC version.
“Wow looks authentic,” one wrote, while another added: “Looks delicious and looks like the real thing.”
In recent years, multiple versions of the fast food chain’s 11 herbs and spices recipe have been circulating online.
In 2016, a relative of KFC Colonel Harland Sanders found what he believed to be the original recipe that had been tucked away in a family scrapbook for years.
The ingredients were flour, salt, dried thyme, dried basil, dried oregano, celery salt, black pepper, dried mustard, paprika, garlic salt, ground ginger, ground white pepper, buttermilk, egg, and chicken.