Crispy Fried Chicken With 11 Herbs and Spices

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Like the rest of the world, I love fried chicken. It’s simply down home comfort food. The hardest part to making it, however, is getting it crispy and keeping it crispy. In this recipe we have mastered the technique. It boils down to the use of butter milk and what’s in the batter. We also reveal the secret of the 11 herbs and spices that is believed to be in Kentucky Fried Chicken or KFC. Believe me, this chicken is super crispy and has a taste beyond words. It will blow you mind and knock your socks off.

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Crispy Fried Chicken With 11 Herbs and Spices

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 35 mins Servings: 10 Calories: 275 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Who doesn't love fried chicken. The trick is to get it crispy and stay crispy. I think we have resolved the problem in this recipe, however. It all lies in the use of butter milk and a little extra addition to the batter. We also add the essential 11 herbs and spices that will blow your mind. Just like KFC or better.


For the Marinate

For the Flour Mixture


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  1. Add the buttermilk, egg, and salt to a bowl. Mix until well incorporated. 

  2. Add the chicken in and mix until completely coated. Cover with cling wrap and leave in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight. I often use mine right away, however. 

  3. Add the flour, corn starch, and herbs and seasoning to a bowl. Whisk until well combined. Dredge the chicken in until completely covered and set aside on a wire rack or plate. 

  4. Heat oil to 359 degrees F or 180 C. Place the chicken in, in batches, and fry until golden brown. This should take about 10 to 12 minutes.

  5. Serve and enjoy your super crispy fired chicken. 

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 275kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19.5g30%
Saturated Fat 3.4g17%
Cholesterol 54.5mg19%
Sodium 570mg24%
Potassium 240.98mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 14.5g5%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugars 0.9g
Protein 15.27g31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


As always, you can alter the ingredients according to your liking. Meaning, add a little more or a little less.

Chicken parts can also vary. For example, wings could be used. Just reduce the cooking time.

I often double dredge my chicken for super crispy results. 

Keywords: Fried Chicken, Chicken Recipe, Crispy Fried Chicken, KFC Chicken

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 


    1. Hi Katherine. Sure you can. Just adjust the cooking time back a bit. Be sure to keep an eye on them and spray them with a bit of oil as they dry out fairly fast in the air fryer. Let us know how they come out.

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