KFC Fakeaway Boneless Chicken and Gravy
This KFC fakeaway is inspired by the classic KFC boneless chicken and gravy. The chicken is juicy, crunchy and perfectly spiced, and the gravy is creamy and moreish: everything you need in a Friday night fakeaway.
Tips for preparing the KFC boneless chicken
This recipe includes brining your chicken in pickle juice, before marinating it in buttermilk and hot sauce. Each of these steps is best done overnight, so two nights in total. If you can, start preparing your chicken a couple of days ahead, if not, you’ll need to start at least three hours before.
Why add pickle juice to chicken? It adds flavour and tenderises the meat whilst keeping it juicy as it cooks.
You can follow our recipe for the 11 herbs and spices, or create your own to taste. The secret seasoning combined with flour is what will give the chicken a lovely flavoursome crust. Note that too much spice and the crust will burn, but too little and it will be bland.
Tips for deep-frying chicken at home
You don’t need a deep fat fryer to make fried chicken at home, but maintaining your oil temperature is key to getting a crispy and golden result.
We heated our oil on the BBQ in this recipe, but you could just as easily do this on your hob.
Follow these tips to make perfect KFC-style chicken: