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KFC, also known as Kentucky Fried Chicken, is a popular fast-food chain that specializes in fried chicken. The company was founded by Colonel Harland Sanders in 1952, and it has since grown to become one of the largest fast-food chains in the world, with over 22,000 locations in more than 150 countries.

The secret recipe for KFC's "Original Recipe" chicken, which includes a blend of 11 herbs and spices, is closely guarded and has remained unchanged since it was first created by Colonel Sanders. The chicken is pressure-fried, which helps to seal in the juices and flavor, and gives it a crispy exterior.

KFC's menu also includes a variety of side dishes, such as mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, and biscuits, as well as sandwiches and salads. The chain also offers a selection of dipping sauces to complement the chicken.

In recent years, KFC has expanded its menu to include non-chicken items such as fish and vegetarian options, as well as healthier options like grilled chicken.

About the branding

KFC's iconic logo and branding, featuring Colonel Sanders, is well-known and recognizable worldwide. The company's advertising campaigns have also become famous, such as the "Finger-lickin' good" slogan, which has been used for decades to promote the delicious taste of KFC's chicken.

Overall, KFC's fried chicken, secret recipe, and brand recognition have made it a household name and a popular fast-food choice for many people.


  • 4 cups vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 cups buttermilk
  • 4 lbs chicken pieces (whatever you prefer)


  1. Heat oil in a large, heavy pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, paprika, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  3. In another bowl, pour buttermilk.
  4. Dip each chicken piece first in the buttermilk, then in the flour mixture, pressing the flour mixture onto the chicken so it adheres.
  5. Carefully place the coated chicken pieces in the hot oil. Fry chicken in small batches until golden brown and cooked through, about 12-15 minutes per batch.
  6. Remove chicken from oil and place on a wire rack to drain.
  7. Let it rest for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!