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KFC recipe challenge: Tribune kitchen puts the 11 herbs and spices to the test. Countless recipes have been tried out in the Tribune test kitchen but never one quite like this.

KFC recipe challenge: Tribune kitchen puts the 11 herbs and spices to the test

Our mission: find out if 11 ingredients handwritten on a piece of paper could be the secret blend of 11 herbs and spices that go into Kentucky Fried Chicken's Original Recipe — a closely guarded formula that remains one of the world's biggest culinary mysteries. The recipe came to us by way of Colonel Harland Sanders' nephew, Joe Ledington of Kentucky. He says he found it in a scrapbook belonging to his late Aunt Claudia, Sanders' second wife. Ledington, 67, says he used to blend the spices that went into his uncle's world-famous fried chicken, and the recipe in question is the real deal. We wanted to see — make that taste — for ourselves. Our aim was not to replicate the exact cooking method used by KFC. Several batches of chicken were prepared in the Tribune test kitchen by recipe tester and stylist Lisa Schumacher. The spice recipe, as written: 11 Spices – Mix With 2 Cups White Fl. Buttery Nashville Hot Sauce Recipe. Chicken Breast Recipes That'll Mix Up Your Boring Dinner Routine.

Despite chicken breast’s popularity, it’s often known as one of the most boring things to eat.

Chicken Breast Recipes That'll Mix Up Your Boring Dinner Routine

A single sauteed chicken breast is not decadent like fried chicken. And it’s not impressive like roasted chicken. Instead, chicken breast is usually dry, completely devoid of flavor and about as exciting as eating a piece of cardboard. This is partly because chicken breast is all white meat, and partly because there’s no bone to keep everything moist. Chicken Breast Recipes: 60 Ways to Spice Up Boring Poultry. Cajun Chicken With Collard Greens Recipe. Braised Chicken with Potatoes and Vegetables - Everyday Eileen. So, here is the deal!

Braised Chicken with Potatoes and Vegetables - Everyday Eileen

Classic Buffalo Baked Chicken Wings Recipe. Chicken Marsala Casserole Recipe. Crazy Delicious! Italian Pasta With Chicken And Broccoli! - Joana\'s Recipes. If you love Italian food, you probably know about the chicken parmesan.

Crazy Delicious! Italian Pasta With Chicken And Broccoli! - Joana\'s Recipes

For the first time I cooked this dish about a year ago, it was very interesting and since then I cook it periodically. My family is very happy when I serve them this meal. As a result of our efforts, we got a juicy chicken with a wonderful aroma and taste of real Italian cuisine. Preparation and cooking time: 15 min Passive time: 10 min. Granny’s Oven Fried Chicken. Please pin this on pinterest and share it on Facebook if you can.

Granny’s Oven Fried Chicken

That helps me immensely! Thanks so much I’m looking forward to seeing some of y’all soon on my Spring Book Tour for Come Home To Supper (click here for dates and locations) and can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of the kind comments and encouragement from folks who have already purchased the book and are using it in your homes. My goal with this book was to first and foremost encourage you…to see the true wealth in your lives, to find joy in your blessings, and to hug those you love just a little bit tighter. My second goal was to give you a go-to resource when it comes to planning supper for your family. Stops! There are a ton of chicken recipes in the book but I’ve made sure to include recipes for beef, pork, seafood, a ton of vegetable sides, breads, and even a small dessert chapter to round out the meal.

You can read reviews of Come Home To Supper or purchase a copy, by clicking here. Found Recipe: KFC-Inspired Chicken. Hide captionStephanie O'Dea came up with a healthy slow-cooker recipe to mimic Colonel Sanders secret-recipe.

Found Recipe: KFC-Inspired Chicken

Amy Ta/NPR It is time to give the humble slow cooker its due. If you associate this hard-working table-top appliance with the 1970s (along with decorative owls, the color combination of burnt orange and brown, and perhaps chunky pleather boots) ditch the quick dismiss and embrace the vibe. A slow cooker can be a busy person's best friend. Slow cookers ("Crock-Pot" is a trade marked name, like "Xerox" is to photo copiers) gained popularity four decades ago as more women entered the workforce. Good, filling, warm — but the sameness of many slow cooker recipes has been noted by more than one regular user. "I kind of thought of the slow cooker as a glorified pot roast machine," says Stephanie O'Dea, the woman behind the blog "A Year of Slow Cooking. " Or, kind of like the '70s, but savory style.

With three young daughters, O'Dea has a busy 2014 household. Juicy Faux Fried Chicken. It’s the southern classic.

Juicy Faux Fried Chicken

With that juicy, savory goodness, it’s the much-craved entreé called deep fried chicken. The only problem is that most fried chicken recipes are loaded with unhealthy fats. Not this one. Balsamic BBQ Chicken - Good Dinner Mom. I love recipes where very little effort produces extremely satisfying results.

Balsamic BBQ Chicken - Good Dinner Mom

And this is one of those recipes. Balsamic Barbecue Chicken is made with a from-scratch sauce reduction and then cooked on the grill or under the broiler. 30 Minute Healthy Kickin' Cajun Chicken and Rice. No salads today.

30 Minute Healthy Kickin' Cajun Chicken and Rice.

Happy New Year! Not that I do not love salads, because I do! I have one coming your way, but just not today. I hope you do not mind, but I thought I would ease you guys into January with Gerard family healthy comfort food. Chicken and rice. Anyway, I was this close (as I pinch my fingers together like you can actually see me or something) to posting a salad today, but then I stopped myself.

Personally, I do not diet – exercise, moderation and healthy lifestyle changes are more my style.