KFC is awesome – but perhaps less than healthy! This way of cooking chicken means you at least know what’s in it…


It’s actually pretty simple to put together – if you can’t get hold of all the ingredients don’t worry: if you used just salt pepper and flour it would work!


  • 1/2 tbsp of paprika
  • 1/4 tbsp onion salt
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp marjoram
  • 900 g (2lb) chicken breast meat
  • 1 cup of flour
  • Oil for frying


  1. Cut up the chicken into chunks – either the same size as popcorn, or as I prefer, a little bigger – about 1.5 cm cubes.
  2. In a bag, or bowl, mix all the spices, herbs, and flour together (if you want the chicken to be particularly spicy, then double the chilli).
  3. Add the the chicken and make sure it is all evenly coated.
  4. Once evenly coated, rest the chicken for 1 hour in the fridge – this will ensure the flour coating stays on.
  5. Pour enough oil in a pan so its 1-2 cm (1/2 an inch) deep. Heat it until a small piece of bread  it sizzles when dipped in the oil. (180C / 360F)
  6.  Cook for about 7 minutes (or until all the meat has turned white all the way through), turning chicken over once the first side has browned.