Says Sandra: “Our KFC doesn’t do home delivery and we are stuck at home in quarantine, hubby said that dashing to KFC was an essential trip but I beg to differ, we must all stay home!
“Please share this incredible tasting KFC with other parents”, she asks.
Sandra explains that between her two children and partner Steve’s two kids, feeding a family of 6 can be costly when ordering a take out.
“Whenever we do get take-away it ends up costing us an arm and a leg, I took up the challenge to home make our own KFC… it ended up costing just $15!” she said.
Tastes vary between the four children - some like leg, others breast - so Sandra bought a large 2kg Steggles chook and cut it into 12 portions.
She said: “The breasts were absolutely huge, I cut them into 2 large pieces for each breast and the wing part I kept some of the breast attached to it also so everyone got equal size pieces.”
Sandra then used her secret ingredient to recreate the Colonel’s famous spices - a packet of Tandaco Southern Fried Chicken coating mix. Due to the size of the chook she used two packets of the mix.
* Steggles family roast chicken = $11.23
* Tandaco Seasoning mix x 2 = $3.60
Total = $ 14.83
Says Sandra: “It’s so easy, cut up the chook into portions, coat in the mix, I pressed it on to get a thicker more authentic KFC style coating, and then shallow fried in batches, bung it in the oven at 200 degrees for 20 mins, whack oven chips in for the last 10 mins, and there you have it!”
“Hubby and I had salad with ours but the kids just ate the KFC chicken and chips, everyone agreed that it tastes exactly the same as real KFC, I am definitely making this again."
This story first appeared on Practical Parenting.