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This Is Why KFC's Fried Chicken Is So Delicious

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Anyone who's ever bitten into a piping hot piece of KFC's fried chicken knows it's delicious. But what is it that sets KFC apart from other chicken joints? It turns out that there's more to it than just those 11 secret herbs and spices. Much has been made in KFC's history of its proprietary blend of 11 secret herbs and spices. However, in the culinary world, it's essentially the equivalent of an urban legend, and no one has been able to confirm precisely what comprises that proprietary blend. Or have they? In 2016, the real-life nephew of KFC's legendary Colonel Sanders appeared to give out the top-secret list. That year, Chicago Tribune reporter Jay Jones traveled to the small town of Corbin, Kentucky, where Colonel Harland Sanders first began serving his now-world-famous fried chicken. There, he met Sanders' nephew Joe Ledington, who shared a family scrapbook with him. And there, scribbled on the back of a living will, was a handwritten list labeled "11 Spices - Mix with 2 Cups White Fl." What were they? Salt, thyme, basil, oregano, celery salt, black pepper, dried mustard, paprika, garlic salt, ground ginger, and white pepper. Since KFC's official blend of 11 secret herbs and spices has never been verified, it's unclear just how accurate Ledington's list was. But suffice it to say that whatever they're putting on that chicken makes it pretty darn delicious. Watch the video to see why KFC's fried chicken is so delicious! #KFC #KentuckyFriedChicken Those 11 herbs and spices | 0:15 All the important tastes | 1:29 MSG | 2:17 The number 7 | 3:31 Pressure cooking | 4:30 Fresh, not frozen | 5:43 High-calorie-density foods taste good | 6:30 A potent punch of salt | 7:44 It's cheap and easy | 8:55 It's just as good cold | 9:50 It literally sounds delicious | 10:31
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Mashed (3 months ago)
Where is your favorite place to get fried chicken?
ZeTurtle Dude (3 days ago)
R4GE Cosmo (4 days ago)
Joes in Miami
I’m unknown (11 days ago)
Mashed Chick-fil-A for me.
Joshua Alto (13 days ago)
Jollibee & KFC
Aiden Bowen (27 days ago)
Silent wraith (5 hours ago)
here's the thing KFC is good but overrated
Siddharth Vaibhav (7 hours ago)
• MusicalStephen • (11 hours ago)
go gadget (1 day ago)
@Mashed I guess this lady who's doing the presenting in this video skipped the letter 'H' when she was learning her alphabet when she was a nipper. 20 odd years along the line and who knows what the tally is of how many people have had to subject themselves to the absolute slaughter of all words that have started with 'H' and her. When she says 'ERBS' the cancerous cells in my body start to quadruple and I come out in extremely large, pus filled sores, AIDS is what she's given me, AIDS in my eye sockets, what a TOOL, you COW.
Magic Trash can (1 day ago)
Never had it
Daan Amelink (2 days ago)
KFC's fried chicken is disgusting
Polly B. Fly (2 days ago)
Who's craving some KFC after watching this ?
Chill Scuubs (2 days ago)
It's not good anymore
Duncan Garrah (2 days ago)
WAY over priced
Mark Urban (3 days ago)
It does not matter if they release a complete recepe, anyone who tries to make KFC chicken at home is just wasting their time (unless you really dont have no KFC place near by). I have never seen a single one person to get it right (and I tried as well). Not to mention you need so many ingredients, and whole cooking process is quite messy and takes forever. Just go to the restaurant and grab a bucket it is much simpler and in the end it costs the same (or even less).
OG Peebz (3 days ago)
i worked at kfc and i dissaprove this message
Hayden (3 days ago)
is it salt?
Ruben Reillo (4 days ago)
Popeyes rocks. Plus they have the best sides.
Ken Roman (4 days ago)
no MSG is an excitotoxin see Dr Russell Blaylock book Excitotoxins The Taste That Kills.
Samir Safarov (5 days ago)
”Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Fried Chicken” ~title 2019
Completely Giving Up (5 days ago)
Idk why yall getting mad over kfc its like the best ever here in asia
Emoji Kittyzえもじ猫 (5 days ago)
I have never had KFC, they don’t have it in Sweden! QwQ
B Thomas (8 days ago)
1980's the best times for kfc. Almost for every fast food brand that existed then.
Brandon Oubre (8 days ago)
kfc is ass now
Perry Fortier (10 days ago)
Bruh kfc is always soggy
Cinnimin (11 days ago)
I can’t trust KFC, The last time I had KFC chicken was when it had a cookie for a side, The first bite was like bitting into a rock fair enough, it was the chocolate chip. It made my tooth so wiggly, when I jumped, it fell out.
Andrew Nguyen (12 days ago)
You know to much
Danky boi (12 days ago)
Personally I prefer my fried chicken from my local indian drug dealer at the local chicken shop
RobelPlays Games - And More! (12 days ago)
popeyes is better\
Allisy X (13 days ago)
Umm no it tastes horrible
Russian Terminator (17 days ago)
in the commercials
Mitzz (17 days ago)
Is it only me who has never tasted KFC?
FarlandDuck (17 days ago)
Their video literally just said that it takes good because it tastes good the fuck?
Kanako Limamaru (18 days ago)
I feel sooo fat when I eat that chicken
YxZR (18 days ago)
me: *reads title* also me after reading title: This is not true
Judicate One (18 days ago)
Only delicious in Thailand. In USA is suck.
RosisM Plays (18 days ago)
my kfc is bad it's more darker and they have grey chicken
Why Am I So Negative? (20 days ago)
kfc is illuminati
Dragon Fire (21 days ago)
It's more than herb and spices first thing the 11 herbs and spices
nyles adkins (21 days ago)
Popeyes>>>>>>>Churches>>>>>>>>> KFC
Ak1mbo (21 days ago)
You Kapping right? the KFC up here in Tacoma Washington is DOGSHIT!! Soggy chicken is all i got!
Ak1mbo (21 days ago)
Now Popeyes....
Hari (22 days ago)
I love fried chicken since well It’s fried chicken, but I’ve only had kfc twice and I really only remember it as decent nothing special really
Xd得到了他們 (23 days ago)
still , that chicken is cancerious , dont makeit look like it s fucking healthy
Gulcivip (23 days ago)
What type of KFC you eating bro
Masky Kun (25 days ago)
I feel bad for America . KFC is still good in other countries :(
Aiden Bowen (27 days ago)
Unpopular opinion: I actually love KFC chicken. They make such great chicken...especially the crispy chicken sandwiches.
Trianon Alex (27 days ago)
*Popeyes and KFC SECRET NO.1 TONS OF MSG* 🍗
ItsamePheem (23 days ago)
MSG is not bad
InvertBomb (27 days ago)
Popeyes is better
Gene Starwind (27 days ago)
Bojangle's is better, Bojangle's is the best fried chicken chain. 🥊Fight me🥊
Challenge pro P (28 days ago)
More like *Herban legend* Ha get it
billygowhoop (28 days ago)
I had some KFC the other day for the first time in years and it was a lot better than I expected. I would almost always get chicken tenders when I was younger and I got a breast this time which was damn good. Not sure if they've upped their game or if I was just always missing out on the bone in fried chicken.
DeathAero (1 month ago)
I work at KFC. Crispy chicken is better than the Original chicken.
Nikola Kosteski (1 month ago)
Don't worry guys MSG is very safe you can just get all kinds of cancer from it. No big Deal
Jimimar360 (1 month ago)
Nitalz (1 month ago)
11 spices video 11 minutes
Max Powers (1 month ago)
I heard that KFC changed their recipe so they could mass-produce it cheaper. This might be the original recipe but I don't think it is the current recipe most people are familiar with. It is likely pretty close though. I don't know how people didn't realize that KFC had MSG. They add enough MSG that it can be tasted very clearly. Salt will raise your blood pressure, but carbohydrates also raise your blood pressure. A diet high in carbohydrates requires low salt, while a diet high in fat low in carbohydrates, can have higher amount of salt added. It is about balancing the types of foods you have access to.
Gerry Covarrubias (1 month ago)
Not the same ,seems too salty now
Max Powers (1 month ago)
I'm not sure why so many companies are using way too much salt. I'm not trying to push health issues on to people, saying we need less salt. Just for a matter of taste, everything is just way too salty.
Zachary Marsac (1 month ago)
one like equals one spice
Ganda Gandara (1 month ago)
What a stupid video. KFC is just salt. 11 herbs and spices my ass!
u/man (1 month ago)
there aren't that many spices, the only one is msg
Max Powers (1 month ago)
I don't understand how MSG wasn't the first thing they thought of, when they were trying to recreate the recipe. I don't have a problem with MSG, but it is obviously the main thing we taste when eating KFC.
CybeR Ryder (1 month ago)
All black people like Churches Chicken, say it with me homies
CybeR Ryder (1 month ago)
@Vitamin D yea there aren't any near me
Vitamin D (1 month ago)
CybeR Obsidian or Popeyes
AbduSK50 (1 month ago)
Warning: they mean in everywhere but north america
Khang Nguyen (1 month ago)
Canada ones are decent, and the ones in Australia aren't even that good
Robert çrabtree (1 month ago)
They put opium in the batter
catwoman7100 (1 month ago)
KFC should have stuck with original recipe, although it's not as good as it used to be. The chicken strips are terrible Only the sauces make them edible!
Just A Noodle (1 month ago)
idk why people are so scared of msg tbh chinese americans eat it all the time
Max Powers (1 month ago)
Companies start smear campaigns against other companies all the time. I suspect someone didn't like the competition that Chinese restaurants or giving them so they started a smear campaign against their product. That sort of thing happens all the time. In fact it was crisco that started the campaign against natural fats like lard and tallow, even though crisco is just about the most unhealthy thing you can put in your body. Pharmaceutical companies have even been known to put out studies showing the dangers of taking vitamins. People are given a ton of misinformation, and can't sift through all of it.
tsg_nagger (1 month ago)
swapdog (1 month ago)
4:30 did anyone notice that the chicken piece looks like peter griffin in profile position
Why has god forsaken us (1 month ago)
Its not delicious. Its greasy
Cruel Z (1 month ago)
Got KFC yesterday, saw this video today
Lucas Buchardt Knudsen 8A Vestergårdsskolen (1 month ago)
I don’t like kfc chiken
Jay Val (1 month ago)
You forgot what is the mixture of the flour? 1:1 flour & cornstarch or potato powder and some egg white powder to become crispy.
Brian M. (1 month ago)
It ain't.
GM Norman (1 month ago)
But it's not tho
Miyu Mikado (1 month ago)
Just 5.99 for 2 pieces of chicken 1100 mg sodium each 11 herbs and spices and... 2 bites of actual meat. Seriously their pieces of chicken are the smallest i ever seen, 1 chicken breast at grocery store makes like 5 KFC chicken breasts.
MystTakingLives (1 month ago)
the secret ingredient is called love
Julius Adams (1 month ago)
Why is KFC Fried Chicken taste so Good because it has all that extremely high sodium seasonings and spices that makes it taste so Good you might as well enjoy it you can't live forever so what if your blood pressure Rises enjoy life while you can
viggo_ hellzpong__ (1 month ago)
I mean.... it isn´t good? It´s just bland..
sam wise (1 month ago)
Chick fil a >>>>>> KFC
Henrik Thomas (1 month ago)
Who else is really triggered about how she says "erbes"
John Coops (1 month ago)
@S1n1stersixs Gaming - yes, Herb is a short hand of Herbert, like John might be a short form of Jonathon. English is a language based on many other languages, so it's always going to be inconsistent in line with the word's original roots. Americans love to randomly choose words to mispronounce, seemingly for no other reason than to be different.
S1n1stersixs Gaming (1 month ago)
@John Coops trust me, wonder the same thing also, Herb may be short hand of Herbert? Phonetics vs. grammatic structure and the English language in general is a clusterf*ck
John Coops (1 month ago)
@S1n1stersixs Gaming - I wonder why Americans pronounce Herb as "Erb" yet anyone named Herb is called "Herb"? They pronounce Mazda as "MaRSder", Nissan as "NEEson" and Solder as "SODDar" despite pronouncing Folder, Bolder, Older, Colder and every other "..older" word correctly. Strange people LOL
S1n1stersixs Gaming (1 month ago)
Depends on the side of the pond brother, Pronounced Herb in the British isles and Erb in America, either way I'm ok with, not worth having a aneurism over
John Coops (1 month ago)
Yep - every single time she said it, I cringed. I lasted to 1:20, hit pause and scrolled down to make this comment. FFS, it's spelt HERBS with a *H* - If her Youtube channel is "Mashed", should we pronounce that as "Mased"?
Binish Babu (1 month ago)
Fast decision run the 🚪🛢💸
Naruto Namikaze (1 month ago)
I already know this
SeJason 56 (1 month ago)
9:40 No wonder the Hound demanded to 'eat every fucking chicken' in that room...
Brad Martin (1 month ago)
I know one of the secret spices it’s called love
Javier Vargas (1 month ago)
Only real ones remember Pioneer Chicken.
Mystical SG (1 month ago)
Try Jollibee?
Declan Pokémon and hot wheels Adventures (1 month ago)
When I had kfc I hated it
bjxxx (1 month ago)
Who in the actual hell was the ad exec who decided to portray the KFC Colonel as the creepiest white guy since John Wayne Gacy?
Harmie 👌🏾 (1 month ago)
bjxxx some idiots who don’t know how to be funny
Legoom (1 month ago)
Popeyes is 10000000 times better than kfc. Kfc's kitchen feeld like rubber,
Warp (1 month ago)
I LOVE kfc
oakoakain (1 month ago)
KFC is soggy
Edmunds Freaxx (1 month ago)
Also amazing diarrhea for 3 days. :)
Grass (1 month ago)
When everyone talks about KFC's fried chicken but no one talk about KFC's fries *sad KFC's fries noise*
Thomas Gray R. Ramos (1 month ago)
*_*"because they have a secret ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)"*_*
Swords And sandals (1 month ago)
The secret ingredient was a pinch of cocaine
Hyper Nova (1 month ago)
I go diarea after i ate kfc Sorry i cant spell well
Ted Mcgee (1 month ago)
The employee that prep your chicken took a shit, then mopped the floor without washing his hands first
VJ Gaming ROBLOX (1 month ago)
Thank you.
can you wait? (1 month ago)
It's nasty now
AngeryChickenLord (1 month ago)
delicious? i never knew toilets appreciate shit
aqua. ghost (1 month ago)
Me: watches the her herbs and spices list Also me: grabs every single thing on the list
Sand Paper (1 month ago)
Super Typhoon Nate (1 month ago)
1979 KFC: 10000% meat 0% fat 2019 KFC: 9192848493848584857363738584938388458849449585873838384858483838485848483939393939494958584848484948584884383773738485959493939384884857575748484848338838383848474748483838399393939393948484848484949493939393993939393948484848484% grease and fat 0% meat 2% crisp
TheCake/Money (1 month ago)
it's only good if you have the taste for it!
Mansour Almansour (1 month ago)
I'm addicted to KFC but I can control it
michael jackson (1 month ago)
So what is in the msg ???? Duh duh duhhhhhh.
Owen Jazey (1 month ago)
Kfc is gross!!!!!
Skii Pop (1 month ago)
Its nasty tbh