2-3 pounds of chicken pieces
1 quart Water
3 tablespoons Salt (used for soaking)
1 cup milk
1 egg beaten
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon Accent (MSG)
1 tablespoon salt (for recipe)
1 teaspoon black pepper
Soybean Oil (do not substitute) for frying
Place chicken into large bowl of salted water and allow to soak for approximately 30 minutes.
Beat egg and mix with milk in a bowl. Add and mix flour, Accent, salt, and pepper in a separate bowl.
Preheat deepfryer to 350F, or place 3/4 inch oil in a skillet set on medium.
Remove and dry chicken using paper towels.
Place in flour mixture, place in milk/eggs mixture, and then back into flour mixture. Do this one piece at a time making sure that each piece is covered completely during each step.
KFC uses pressure cookers to fry chicken, which I don't recommend you do at home. If you are using a deep fryer, cook a few pieces at a time for about 15 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally. Similarly, if pan frying, cook covered, turning occasionally for about 25 - 30 minutes.
Make sure you check the middle of the largest chicken piece cooked to check for doneness. (No pink)
When done, allow chicken pieces drain on paper towels.