This KFC Chicken Recipe is both healthier and tastier than what you can get in the store. Try it if you are craving fried chicken! It is wonderful hot with mashed potatoes and gravy or cold with potato salad.
Ingredients for KFC Chicken Recipe
Procedure for KFC Chicken Recipe
Note: You can cover the pan for the big pieces to ensure the big chicken pieces cook through.
To make gravy (optional)
Can't tolerate gluten? You can make this recipe with light buckwheat flour or another gluten free baking flour mix instead of wheat flour. Simply substitute light buckwheat flour for the white flour and use a gluten free pancake mix instead of whole wheat.
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Many people think that fried chicken is unhealthy and would be surprised to see the KFC Chicken Recipe on our site. The truth is that WHAT your use to fry your chicken will determine if it is healthy or not. Using vegetable oils or shortening is not a good idea since most vegetable oil becomes denatured at high temperatures, resulting in dangerous free radicals.
Saturated fats such as lard, on the other hand, are structured so that all available carbon bonds are occupied by a hydrogen atom, making them highly stable. As a result of their unique composition, they are less likely to go rancid when heated during cooking and form dangerous free radicals that can cause a litany of ills, including heart disease and cancer.
Unlike saturated fat, the trans fats often used by fast food manufacturers to cook chicken and fries can cause a host of health issues including disrupting hormone synthesis, compromising your immune system, disrupting insulin metabolism. They also slow down tissue repair and promote weight gain. A person whose dietary fat intake is mostly trans fats, will weigh more than a person who does not consume trans fats, even if their calorie intake is the same.
For more information about fats read Know Your Fats by Dr. Mary Enig an international expert on fats.
Have you ever wondered why heart disease continues to rise despite the majority of people dutifully reducing the amount of saturated fat in their diets? The truth is that the "diet police" condemned the wrong culprit. Saturated fat and cholesterol are not responsible for high heart disease rates, refined grains, increased sugar consumption (especially high-fructose corn syrup), polyunsaturated vegetable oils and trans fats are the key factors responsible for heart disease.
For example the results research by Bernard Hennig was published Journal of the American College of Nutrition in 2001 that demonstrated that omega-6 fatty acids from commercial vegetable oils contributes to pathological changes in the cells lining the arteries, and hence to heart disease.
Just a few of the benefits of cholesterol include:
What about that secret recipe your granny used to make that the whole family loved? Remember, chicken prepared and served the traditional way with the skin and fat is the healthiest! Many old recipes reflect this.