This is how KFC actually makes its fried chicken from beginning to end 1. Inspect chicken breasts, thighs, legs and wings KFC uses real chickens but those chickens come in a bag because they've already been processed into the desirable cuts. The first step in making KFC fried chicken is to check the chicken. Basically, it's a quality control thing, the people in the back of the restaurant are seeing if the chicken is bruised, if there is excess fat or leftover feathers or accidental organs left in. They're usually fine. 2. Dunk chicken into the brine It's to get the breading to stick. 3. Dry off the chicken by tossing the chicken around 7 times You'll soon see that KFC is obsessed with doing things 7 times. The drying toss is done to ensure the chicken isn't too wet when it hits the breading. 4. Lay out the chicken onto the secret Original Recipe breading Now the fun begins. 5. Cover the chicken in the breading with a pseudo breaststroke motion The breading is so fine that when you put your hands in the mixing tub, it basically feels like swimming in fairy dust. 6. For 7 times Yup, 7 strokes. 7. Collect the chicken in a basket and do this (quite fun) see saw motion... 7 times Again, with the 7 times. This is done to make sure the chicken isn't over-breaded (and to re-use the breading). 8. Place the breaded chicken on the frying rack There's a whole chart that KFC uses to teach its employees how to place the breaded chicken cuts on a rack with different illustrations depending on the size of the cuts. 9. Rack 'em and pressure fry them KFC pressure fries its fried chicken which sounds scary and awesome and requires special machines to do so. 10. Wait over 10 minutes for the machines to do their thing and... that's how you make KFC fried chicken.