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This is how KFC's fried chicken is actually made

Cosmopolitan logo Cosmopolitan 24/06/2017 Dusty Baxter-Wright

KFC gets candid about how its fried chicken is actually made © Getty KFC gets candid about how its fried chicken is actually made Despite the fact we'd probably sell our grandma in return for a KFC when we've got a hangover, it's common knowledge that you probably shouldn't have fried chicken every day.

Having said that, one of KFC's managing directors insists the fast food has been "misunderstood" and used as a scapegoat for general health problems, and so spoke candidly to News.com.au about how their fried chicken is actually made.

© Provided by National magazine company ltd (Hearst UK) Nikki Lawson, managing director for KFC in the South Pacific explains that just because it's fast food, it doesn't mean there isn't proper cooking involved when it comes to the chicken.

"There’s a perception that, because it’s fast food, it’s going to arrive pre-cooked and then it gets thrown in a fryer and then served up", she explains. "The art of cooking that goes on is something that gets misunderstood."

So, how is the chicken prepared? First, the chicken fillet is taken fresh from the fridge before being dunked into a bucket of cold water ("because it just helps the flour adhere to the chicken") and coated methodically in the "secret spice" breading mix.

© Provided by National magazine company ltd (Hearst UK) Then, the chicken fillets are flipped over in the breadcrumbs and loaded onto a tray before descending into a high-pressured vat of hot oil - which, they report, not only speeds up the cooking process, but gives the chicken the distinct taste of KFC, too.

"It’s the volatiles in the herbs that get contained [by the high-pressured vat of oil", Nikki continues. "You can cook exactly the same chicken in an open fryer and it will have a different taste."

While this might not change the oil content of a KFC, at least you know it's fresh.

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