Amazing KFC Style Chicken Wings Recipe That You Can’t Stop Eating

Amazing KFC Style Chicken Wings Recipe That You Can’t Stop Eating


The first version of the KFC-style chicken wings I have learned was from a close friend of mine – Dr. Amitai Elkayam, who had made them for me.
They were addictive!

These KFC-style wings are mouth-watering, crispy coating, tender meat with fantastic seasoning and taste.

Just add to it some hot sauce, and you’re in heaven.

Since then, I have perfected the coating and the seasoning until I have reached this recipe.


Even though the recipe is for KFC-style chicken wings, the mixture is suited for other chicken parts or other meats, so you can easily make your KFC-style chicken.

If you are using other chicken parts, you might need to adjust the cooking time according to the chicken part you have picked.


The internet is full of recipes claiming to have cracked the secret seasoning of KFC-style chicken.

There are so many versions of the secret ingredient for the KFC-style chicken wings that we might never know Colonel Sanders exact spice mixture even if the colonel himself would come back from the dead and gave us the recipe himself.

But since we live in the age of alternative truth, anyone can claim that he has the original recipe for the KFC chicken wings.

In my opinion, my recipe is quite similar and reminds the KFC recipe, but since the issue is subjective, you’ll be the judge of it.

In any case, the recipe is tasty as hell and easy to make.


Making KFC style chicken wings includes 2 steps:


The marinating stage includes marinating the chicken in buttermilk with some basic seasoning for a few hours.
The buttermilk has lactic acid in it that softens the meat and lets it absorb the seasoning taste.


After the chicken’s marinating, we coat it with a mixture of flour, cornstarch, and seasoning and fry it for few minutes.


After you have experienced the basic KFC-style chicken wings recipe, you can adjust it by changing the seasoning to suit your taste.
Of course, then you can always claim that you have the secret recipe for KFC chicken wings.

Amazing KFC style chicken wings recipe that you can't stop eating

Amazing KFC style chicken wings recipe that you just can't stop eating

Course Tags Appetizer, Main Course, Snack, Starters
Cuisine Tags American
Keyword Tags chicken wings, fryed chicken, KFC, KFC chicken, KFC wings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marinating 12 hours
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 170 kcal


Ingredients for marinating the chicken wings

  • 1.5 kg chicken wings cut to 2 discard the tip. cut to drumette and wingette
  • 2.5 cups buttermilk
  • 5 minced cloves of garlic
  • 1.5 ts regular yellow mustard
  • 0.5 ts grounded black pepper
  • 1 ts kosher salt

Ingredients for coating the chicken wings

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1.5 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tbsp marjoram
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 full tbsp granulated garlic
  • 1.5 ts kosher salt
  • 0.5 ts grounded black pepper
  • 2 liters oil for deep frying


Marinating the KFC style chicken

  1. Check the wings to see if they are clean from feathers. 

    Discard the tip of the wing if present, and separate the wings into drumette and wingette. 

    KFC style chicken wings
  2. Place the buttermilk and spices in a large bowl. mix well. 

    Marinate the wings in the buttermilk and cover the bowl with plastic wrap.

    Place in the fridge for 6 hours. 

    Marinate the KFC style chicken wings

Coating the KFC style wings

  1. Take the wing out of the fridge half an hour before you want to cook them so they will warm and be at room temperature. we don't want them cold when we are frying them.  

    coating for KFC style chicken wings
  2. Place the coating ingredients in a bowl.

  3. Mix the coating ingredients. 

    coating for KFC style chicken wings
  4. To make the coating process easy place the bowl of the marinated chicken next to the bowl with the coating mixture.

    coating for KFC style chicken wings
  5. Take a wing in your hand. dip it well in the buttermilk marinade and place it in the coating mixture. coat the wing well. place the coated wing on a plate or a cutting board. 

    You can repeat the process until all wings are coated or continue coating the next batch while the first batch is frying. 

    Coat the KFC chicken wings
  6. In a large pot or a wok heat oil to 190C/374F.

    I prefer to use a wok because it heats up fast and it keeps the oil temperature easily.   

    Heat oil for KFC wings
  7. Fry the wings in small batches. each batch for 10 minutes. it is important not to fry too many wings together because it will cause the oil to drop temperature which will result in a soggy oily coating. 

    Frying the KFC style chicken wings
  8. While frying the wings stir the wings with a slotted spoon to avoid them sticking one to another.

    KFC style chicken wings
  9. After 10 minutes, and when the wings get a nice color, remove them from the oil onto a paper towel for 1 minute. Serve immediately. If you are not serving the wings immediately, I recommend that you place the wings on a cooling rack so the steam evaporating from them won't affect the coating. 

    KFC style chicken wings cooling
  10. Serve the wings with your favorite sauce: BBQ sauce, buffalo sauce, hot sauce, sweet chili sauce, ketchup, or mayonnaise.

    The perfect KFC style chicken wings

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