Original Seasoning Recipe (KFC Copycat)

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Recipes.net Team Published: September 8, 2021
Original Seasoning Recipe (KFC Copycat)

How To Make Original Seasoning (KFC Copycat)

Transform simple chicken into a fast-food favorite with this KFC copycat seasoning recipe that fuses 11 herbs and spices for a flavor-packed bite.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • barbecue seasoning

For Base Mixture:

  • cupdry milk powder,nonfat
  • 9tbspfine sea salt
  • 4tbspegg white powder,or cornstarch
  • 2tbspaccent seasoning,optional
  • ½tbspgarlic powder

For 11 Secret Herbs and Spices:

  • 10tbspground peppercorns,6 tbsp black plus 4 tbsp white
  • 4tbspdalmatian ground sage
  • 3tbspsweet paprika
  • 2tbspground coriander
  • 2tbspground ginger
  • 1tbspcelery salt
  • 1tbspground savory
  • tspground allspice
  • tspground cardamom
  • tspground parsley
  • tspground vanilla beans


  1. Measure the base mixture, barbecue seasoning, and 11 secret herbs and spices into a large re-sealable container.

  2. Break up any clumps and dry milk powder using the back of a spoon.

  3. Seal the container.

  4. Shake container to mix well.

  5. Store container sealed and in a cool dry place.

  6. When ready to use, measure ½ level cup of this mixture plus 2 cups of unbleached breading flour into a large re-sealable container.

  7. Seal the container with flour and seasoning; shake well until thoroughly combined. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes



  • Calories: 24.83kcal
  • Fat: 0.92g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.48g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.26g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.10g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.60g
  • Fiber: 1.10g
  • Sugar: 1.04g
  • Protein: 1.26g
  • Cholesterol: 2.30mg
  • Sodium: 19.70mg
  • Calcium: 46.08mg
  • Potassium: 90.97mg
  • Iron: 0.73mg
  • Vitamin A: 22.46µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.58mg
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