A significant portion of my youth was spent eating KFC Original Recipe Chicken. When I was a child, my aunt used to take me home from school, stopping at the KFC that was located about half a street away. We used to share a strawberry parfait and chicken that they used to sell. I can still eat this meal memory whenever I choose, unlike the Pioneer Chicken my mom used to buy.


  1. whole chicken, cut into pieces
  2. 3 beaten eggs
  3. 4 tablespoons oil

For the coating

  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 4 teaspoons paprika
  3. 1 teaspoons salt
  4. 1 teaspoon pepper
  5. 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning (or chicken stock powder)
  6. 1 teaspoon oregano
  7. 1 teaspoon tarragon
  8. 1 teaspoon parsley
  9. 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  10. 1 teaspoon chives
  11. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  12. 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  13. 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  14. Half a teaspoon of powdered onion
  15. One-half tsp celery salt


  •  After sifting the flour, combine all of the coating ingredients, then use a mortar and pestle to ground them all finely before placing them in a fresh plastic bag. Coat every piece of chicken with the flour mixture in the bag after coating it with the beaten egg. Make sure all of the flour is covering each piece.
  • Warm up the skillet’s oil. Gradually brown the chicken, uncovered, in the oil. After the chicken is browned, cover the skillet and continue to sauté it over very low heat until it is cooked through. Lay out on paper towels to remove any surplus.


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