Help...There are still some forms of fast food that I want!

Like KFC.  It has always been a favorite of mine.  And my husband, who, by the way, has a completely separate cupboard so that he does not have to eat "that organic crap" that I keep in "my cupboard."  Interestingly, his cupboard is becoming healthier as time progresses...and we are both losing weight.  And yet.

So, my dear hubby set out to find a suitable KFC substitute, and I set out to "organify" it.  This is what we came up with.  It is similar to other recipes we have seen, with the salt drastically reduced.  Since he does not like onions, we deleted the onion powder, but you can add a little if you like. Needless to say, all the ingredients are organic.

First, the seasoning mixture:
  •   1/2 cup sea salt
  •   1 T sucanat or organic cane sugar 
  •   1 T garlic powder
  •   1/2 T curry powder
  •   1/2 T chili powder
  •   1/2 t cayenne pepper
  •   1/2 t allspice
  •   3 T paprika
  •   1 t dry mustard
  •   1 T lemon pepper
  •   1 t freshly ground nutmeg

Mix all ingredients thoroughly and store in a large airtight container.
Next, the chicken.  I like to use a free range chicken, skinless.  You can bone it too.  Since my husband made it, he picked up whatever chicken was on sale at the store (yuck), but I ate it anyway.  (Still feeling a little guilty).
Here is the recipe:
Soak boneless, skinless chicken in milk for 20-30 minutes.  While the chicken is soaking, mix the following ingredients in a bowl or gallon size bag:
  • 1/2 t sea salt
  • 1 T seasoning
  • 3/4 t pepper
  • 1 c unbleached organic white flour
  • 2 t paprika
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Cut up 1/2 stick of butter (pasture butter is nice) and place in a 9 x 13 pan.  Melt the butter in the oven, then spread it around the bottom of the pan.  If needed, you can lightly spray the pan with some organic cooking spray to be sure there are no dry spots. 

Shake the excess milk off  each piece of chicken, then coat it with the mixture by either shaking it in the bag or dipping it in the bowl.  Place each piece in the pan and bake for 20 minutes then turn and bake for 20 more minutes or until crispy.

This came out delicious!  The only thing we noticed is that it was not as crispy as we would have liked.  Next time we will cook it at a slightly higher heat, or for a little longer time.  The taste was incredible.

If you try this, let me know!


  1. Tried it. It's a hit at our house! It's a keeper. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Delicious! I used chicken pieces with skin's not truly KFC-like to me without the skin! :)


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