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Crispy Chicken: The “KFC” way.

This is the season for some outings and some private dinners πŸ˜‰ … and some… *coughs* well, the month of November will bear me witness. I nor fit shout! If you love KFC crispy chicken, then you will dance to the moon because I am bringing it to your kitchen, made by you with tender loving care and served to your loved ones with pride. You can wink at your boyfriend, fiancΓ©, husband and loved ones saying, “Oh yes I made this from the scratch”. πŸ™‚

Valentine’s day is around the corner and I believe this recipe can be teamed with several main dishes…rice dishes, pasta dishes, chips etc. You pick your main and wow that guy/lady. If by November you look rounded and huge please don’t say it’s this recipe. Confess the truth! Well, the maternity ward shall set you free. *hehe*

Now let’s get cooking.

Spice chicken with salt and black pepper. Rub in thoroughly and keep in an air tight container or ziploc to marinate for 6 hours or overnight.

Measure 5 cups of cornflakes, I used Kelloggs.

Place the cornflakes in a Ziploc or polythene bag and gently crush with a rolling pin.

Make sure it is coarse like this.

Add black pepper.

Then the white pepper.

Followed by the cayenne/dried pepper and mix them together thoroughly.

In another bowl, pour a cup or a cup and half of flour and set aside.

Whisk 2-3 eggs in another bowl and set aside also.

Pre-heat vegetable oil in a pan for deep frying.

Now, coat the chicken with flour. Goooood!

Dip in egg wash nicely. Make sure you put the eggs all over it.

Press the cornflakes firmly on the chicken. Use generously.

Just like this.

Deep fry in hot oil over medium heat on both sides for 15-20 minutes. Then drain on a paper towel. Alternatively, you can spray some oil on it and bake in an oven. If you are a health freak. If you need to spray and cannot find the store bough cans, pour olive oil in a properly washed container with a spray nozzle and use.

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Have fun! πŸ™‚

PS: Please use the soft broiler chicken, not the hard native fowls.

Here’s a handy printable.

Crispy Chicken: The " KFC" Way.
Yields 6
Deliciously spiced chicken coated with flour, egg wash and cornflakes.
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 6 pieces of chicken
  2. 5 cups cornflakes
  3. 1 teaspoon white pepper
  4. 1-1/2 teaspoon black pepper (for spicing the chicken and for the cornflakes
  5. 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  6. 1-1/2 cups of flour
  7. 2-3 eggs
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Vegetable oil for frying
  1. 1. Spices chicken with 3/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper. Marinade for 6 to 24 hours to get well spiced chicken. Keep in the fridge not freezer.
  2. 2. Crush cornflakes coarsely with a rolling pin. Then spice with 1 teaspoon of black pepper, 1 teaspoon of white pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Mix in thoroughly.
  3. 3. Pour flour into a dry bowl and whisk eggs separately in another bowl.
  4. 4. Rub the chicken generously with flour, then dunk in the egg wash. Press spiced cornflakes all over the chicken generously and deep fry.
  1. * Use fresh crispy cornflakes not the soft ones exposed to air.
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43 thoughts on “Crispy Chicken: The “KFC” way.”

  1. Ooooooooooh God bless you matse. you just made my day, i am going to do this, what a pleasant way to surprise my household. they will think i got buckets from kfc

    you know what i love about you dear, you think like the everyday Nigerian but with pizzaz.

    thank you dear.

  2. Hi Matse, thanks a bunch for this recipe… i have been stalking u since friday for a new recipe, alas u came up with this! Dem go hear am for my house come Easter, lol. A quick question- is there a need to boil the chicken first before doing the “serenren”? Cos i noticed u didnt, and truth be told, I always boil my chicken before frying and i am not sure sure if frying without boiling will still cook the chicken inside well… i have small kids and in dis era of bird flu, one has to be careful! Call me paranoid, but please answer me. Thank you dearie and well done… u have a beautiful blog.

    1. Thank you so much for the compliment Julzz. No, I did not boil the chicken…be rest assured that frying it in hot oil for 15-20 minutes will kill all micro organisms. Your family is safe Julzz. πŸ™‚

  3. oose o jare Matse!i’m so trying this. now the rush to meet dem at KFC after work b4 their 10.00 closing hr is over..
    Hope u dnt mind me posting up some of ur recipes on my blog??

  4. Matse i love you soo much, this Easter go hear am oo, i will definitely try it out. KFC sorry oo, my home made chicken for life.

  5. Thanks Matse..U r simply dabest.. Matse plz can you write on how to make fish barbecue.. plzzzzzzzz??


  7. Nice one aaunty matse I tried using d cornflakes twice bt d corn flakes enter eye so I ate it all πŸ™‚

    1. πŸ˜€ Awwww you should try keeping and using your cornflakes Martins. You don’t wanna miss this spicy and crunchy delight. πŸ™‚

  8. Ur site has charmed me since morning i love wat u do God bless keep it coming so our hubby go hear am

  9. Wow… I got to know your page through toke makinwa instapage… Meh… I love you… GOD bless you beyond, for real… I hve been writing, can tell u i love you… You are preparing me already for my marriage…. I can only spread the news #lovestruck

  10. You make cooking an exciting art…..with all these recipes I just wanna dwell in my kitchen. Pls could you make a post on some kitchen utensils that help you churn out this delicasies. Thanks Matse

  11. Matse ur post are simply inspirational nd what I like most is dat d ingredients r easy to get…keep up d good work.. Pls I need d recipe for spaghetti bolognese (if u don’t mind).. Tnks

  12. Aunty matse!…tnx for all dis recipes!….u are really preparing me for marriage!….God bless u……

  13. Aunty matse I hv really loved u since wazobia fm…u really inspire me..wish to meet you someday…keep up d good work

  14. You’re just too wonderful Matse. Let me reveal that your are my role model in the kitchen. You make cooking come alive.

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