Food Theory: I SOLVED KFC's Secret Recipe! (KFC Chicken)

24 Sau 2021
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Food Theorists, this is not the first time I've talked about KFC or Colonel Sanders on this channel and I'm sure it won't be the last. However, today just may be the most important day on this channel... if you love fried chicken like I do! You see, I believe I have figured out the SECRET recipe that makes KFC chicken taste so good. Join us as we taste test our way to the best homemade fried chicken EVER! Science has never tasted so good.
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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Luke Barats
Editors: Forrest Lee and Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy Sound Editor: Yosi Berman
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  • Matpat: I think we found it out! FBI OPEN UP

    Missing KagesMissing KagesPrieš 2 val
  • You left out the importance of ensuring that it is undercooked, pink and greasy.

    John CJohn CPrieš 4 val
  • 1. How could you not be bothered to just buy a pressure cooker they’re not unreasonably priced. 2. The color of a fried food is most determined by the color and state of the oil used to fry it. Looks to me you were using the same oil through out thus why colonials nephews recipe eneded up so dark, On top of the colors in the actual ingredients. Had to point this out, You’re such a sucker for details I figured this should be noted

    AshAshPrieš 4 val
  • 0:52 Am I the only one that saw Rick and Morty In the background?

    ZurgZurgPrieš 5 val
  • Everyone has there own tastes, over time you develop the recipe to include more of the things you like or extra ingredients for me if I was developing this recipe by the end I'd have at least 5 times as much pepper as the highest recipe.

    Matthew Talbot-PaineMatthew Talbot-PainePrieš 10 val
  • 5/16 of a teaspoon for god's sake use metric already.

    Matthew Talbot-PaineMatthew Talbot-PainePrieš 10 val
  • Um yes tellicherry pepper corns are better. I say this as someone who has a repetitive strain injury from grinding too much pepper.

    Matthew Talbot-PaineMatthew Talbot-PainePrieš 11 val
  • "Even the late colonel sanders believed his recipe was altered to a noticeable degree during his own life time" well he was hardly going to notice after was he...

    Matthew Talbot-PaineMatthew Talbot-PainePrieš 11 val
  • I think mythical chef josh from good mythical is better than this first recipe person

    Rebecca does stuffRebecca does stuffPrieš 12 val
  • Future news:Matpat got assasinated

    Aadi jainAadi jainPrieš 13 val
  • If I was mr sanders I would say 11 and only have 6 spices

    Gael ArenasGael ArenasPrieš 14 val
  • How to get the secret recipe? Ask somebody who works as KFC chef

    Hacked AgentHacked AgentPrieš 17 val
  • Ya better protect yourself krusty crab...this man will discover your secrets

    pedro épicopedro épicoPrieš 17 val
  • KFC in Jamaica tastes significantly better than kfc I’ve ever had in the US

    Randolph MorganRandolph MorganPrieš 19 val
  • *KFC wants to know your location.*

    The camera manThe camera manPrieš 19 val
  • Or the Secret is that there is no Secret.🤯🤫

    KK KemptonKK KemptonPrieš 20 val
  • Even if someone did get it right KFC wouldn’t admit.

    KK KemptonKK KemptonPrieš 20 val
  • Steph facing her fear for science.....*salutes* You have my respects ma'am.

    Lost Ones SoulLost Ones SoulPrieš 22 val
  • 7:22 "I like it a bit better" DOH!

    Rural SaviorRural SaviorPrieš 23 val
  • Wait, what...? Fried Chicken needs a good amount of seasoning on the chicken and in the flour. If you actually believe a lot of seasoning isn't required, then that means your fried chicken is *BLAND* LOL 🤭

    Peter GriffinPeter GriffinPrieš dieną
  • couldnt the fact that they use pressure fryers affect the taste?

    Jdb87002_2Jdb87002_2Prieš dieną
  • Ever watch Glen and Friends cooking?

    HuckLetsPlayHuckLetsPlayPrieš dieną
  • I'm pretty sure the current recipe is quite different from the original.

    Joel ThomasJoel ThomasPrieš dieną
  • Diet Coke is carbon dioxide and day-old vomit. There you go I cracked the code for you

    oookaypaloookaypalPrieš dieną
  • Wendy's Chili secret is burnt hamburger meat :p

    Anthro ParanormalAnthro ParanormalPrieš dieną
  • So americas been frying sanders chickies on some soy boii sweat.

    Carlo magno Irorita SoritaCarlo magno Irorita SoritaPrieš dieną
  • oh have you now I think you guys got it close but not KFC think anyones got it right or maybe they're just saying that

    mark brownmark brownPrieš dieną
  • "i think the secret is love" There are health laws against putting...... "love" into food for customers.

    khatdubellkhatdubellPrieš dieną
  • Ask a KFC worker for the Recipe at KFC or make someone work there.

    Dan Man AnimationsDan Man AnimationsPrieš dieną
  • Old KFC was very dark.

    SShaw6174SShaw6174Prieš dieną
  • This is especially funny since I'm the main chef at a KFC irl. I can get the recipe ANY TIME I WANTED LMAOOO

    Thot TerminatorThot TerminatorPrieš 2 dienas
  • MSG IN KFC CHICKEN?! Uncle Roger gotta try this

    N/AN/APrieš 2 dienas
  • When the colonel made his early fried chicken what was his location? Cooking pan size used? Oil used?

    In Real TymeIn Real TymePrieš 2 dienas
  • Btw does anyone know what was Stephenies traumatic experience with pepper

    seth leeseth leePrieš 2 dienas
  • Sandy's BIG 'SCOTT sauce' was 1000000 times better than BIGMAC's sauce.

    In Real TymeIn Real TymePrieš 2 dienas
  • Ok Im watching. KFC ! Dont change your recipe. Buy plumber chickens! Stop using unhealthy OILS !

    In Real TymeIn Real TymePrieš 2 dienas
  • Colonel sanders is basically just eugene krabs but a human.

    Rhey Ohriele GoRhey Ohriele GoPrieš 2 dienas
  • urbs

    Midnight OdysseyMidnight OdysseyPrieš 2 dienas
  • *the spirit of colonel sanders would like to know your location*

    Deeba MalikDeeba MalikPrieš 2 dienas
  • *searches where to get 99-X"

    Ingrid Stacey RamirezIngrid Stacey RamirezPrieš 2 dienas
  • Of course its MSG. Uncle Rogah be Acquinstes to the First colonel

    Cedric TamposCedric TamposPrieš 2 dienas
  • Wait.... How much juice did you add? From which fruits? Did you just add industrial citric acid? Mat?????

    jellytoast08jellytoast08Prieš 2 dienas
  • I work for a Harvard lab and I would be more than happy to help you. (If you were serous)

    Party TopicParty TopicPrieš 2 dienas
  • First two cross channel video serials: chicken and cannibalism.

    Monroe RobbinsMonroe RobbinsPrieš 2 dienas
  • I'm 90% sure TC34D is actually just a drug dealing forum and MatPat stumbled across it by chance.

    Thomas WillardThomas WillardPrieš 2 dienas
  • Can you guys please find the Krabby patty formula

    Sour_ L!ghtSour_ L!ghtPrieš 3 dienas
  • 22:02 never pause the video

    Lidija ZlaticLidija ZlaticPrieš 3 dienas
  • yes these conTenders

    HoldPlayz YoutubeHoldPlayz YoutubePrieš 3 dienas
  • 40% Listening to the theories 60% CRAVING FRIED CHICKEN

    DC 28DC 28Prieš 3 dienas
  • HOW MUCH CITRIC ACID??? A lot of people (including me) have been wondering about how much citric acid to add to the oil. I did a little internet research on the subject of adding citric acid to fry oil, most of what I could find was geared to institutional situations or research on the results of adding it. BUT, I did find one reference that they experimented with 0.05% to 0.5% solution of acid to oil. So I did a some calculations and figured for 1qt of oil, if I added 1 TSP of citric acid, that would be about a 0.3% solution. When I fried my 1st batch, everyone noted a slight citrus flavor. So my next experiment will be 1/2 TSP of citric acid to 1qt of oil, that is where I would recommend to start at for your first batch. If you taste some citrus, just add more oil to dilute for next time (I save my oil for reuse).

    Dante HelfrichDante HelfrichPrieš 3 dienas
  • I can already say that any recipe w/ coriander is not correct.

    lonely onelonely onePrieš 3 dienas
  • I think I found out the Easter egg in the opening, there is something in the manhole. Take that Matpatt its Michaelangelo!

    Dabbyman 5000Dabbyman 5000Prieš 3 dienas
  • Doesn’t know how to cook: this doesn’t taste anything like kfc

    Masoud RahshaniMasoud RahshaniPrieš 3 dienas
  • i want to try them

    Emiliano AhumadaEmiliano AhumadaPrieš 3 dienas
  • Secret recipe: Chicken Grease Salt

    Eric ChapmanEric ChapmanPrieš 3 dienas
  • *seesing MatPat making the chicken* *my head: we need food*

    Runover_qWqRunover_qWqPrieš 3 dienas
  • Is it Salt I want to believe it`s salt !!!!

    Atheist PowerAtheist PowerPrieš 3 dienas
  • Recreate coka cola

    GWPGWPPrieš 4 dienas
  • actually here in the Philippines there actually pictures of lemons ,limes , herbs and spices on the walls as a design inside KFC's if u want i can take a picture and ill send it

    Dave AtienzaDave AtienzaPrieš 4 dienas
  • I'm hungry now

    Priyanshu SinghPriyanshu SinghPrieš 4 dienas
  • A 💩Ton of MSG

    FloraFloraPrieš 4 dienas
  • Internet Historian is your scientist! I love it

    John KimbleJohn KimblePrieš 4 dienas
  • the true magic.. you eat 100tons of fried and crash foods, yet stay slim like a stick, i know friends that would gain freaking 100000 punds eating half of that fried chicken XD YES, for those who dont understand, its sarcastic numbers,, but the point is made.

    DragonEce the FirstDragonEce the FirstPrieš 4 dienas
  • Maybe smg

    best gameplaybest gameplayPrieš 4 dienas
  • I have been to 10 different countries and had kfc, none are the exact same, all have different tastes in the coating on the original recipe pieces. mcdonalds bk are virtually same. but kfc is not the same in different countries.

    james daleyjames daleyPrieš 4 dienas
  • Pepper from Sarawak, Malaysia the best

    Justin SimJustin SimPrieš 4 dienas
  • For the nephew's recipe drop the paprika to 1 teaspoon.

    Tim StotelmeyerTim StotelmeyerPrieš 4 dienas
  • 21:50 you guys should know this chains change a bit with their region as well They have a recipe for each region. I'm confident saying KFC in UK tastes different from USA

    Ivan.Ivan.Prieš 4 dienas
  • matt and steffs theory channels are the greatest content on YT and steff is the most beautiful and adorable theorist out there, i love seeing them both on screen.

    Julian JacksonJulian JacksonPrieš 4 dienas
  • 6:49 "let's taste Todd"

    Curly CrossleyCurly CrossleyPrieš 4 dienas
  • I prefer Popeyes

    calebearl’s Brickscalebearl’s BricksPrieš 5 dienų
  • I know that some people have really incredible tastebuds that helps them to guess almost every component of what they eat so maybe asking a person who have this could help reaching perfection

    LiliteroxyLiliteroxyPrieš 5 dienų
  • 😔😪🤧😕😟🙁☹😰🌋🥉🏴‍☠️

    Meena SomwarMeena SomwarPrieš 5 dienų
  • Video about KFC secret recipe Gets Mc Donald ad. ( o.o) hmm

    KyosanKyosanPrieš 5 dienų
  • albert einstein (if i got it correct): the ingridient is pepper everyone: nah the food theorists (tft): it's chicken everyone: YESS OMG UR RIGHT!!111!1!!11!ELEVEN!!!!

    levizaum prolevizaum proPrieš 5 dienų
  • 18:11 chad

    shisui my belovedshisui my belovedPrieš 5 dienų
  • Fun fact from an ex employee the spices aren't actually mixed into the flour, the chicken is marinated in a special machine before it goes into a tub of plain flour just so it can get coated and then into the oil. I think the marinating process is what everyone gets wrong but it does make a difference.

    Mia R. MarlowMia R. MarlowPrieš 5 dienų
    • @Luke Patrick that's interesting 🤔 now I feel like I wanna go around and taste test different chicken wings 😆

      Mia R. MarlowMia R. MarlowPrieš 2 dienas
    • i also work at one, our spices are mixed straight into the flour. must be different locations to different things

      Luke PatrickLuke PatrickPrieš 2 dienas
  • By looking at their table i hope they finished all those fried chickens

    Peter john F. SeñeresPeter john F. SeñeresPrieš 5 dienų
  • To be fair: Your chicken was crispier because KFC's Extra Crispy chicken is fried with the lid up on the pressure fryer. 😬

    Mitch BrownMitch BrownPrieš 5 dienų
  • The secret ingredient is... nothing! To make something special you just have to believe it's special.

    Red DragonRed DragonPrieš 5 dienų
  • 26:54

    Danoeshan alvinoDanoeshan alvinoPrieš 5 dienų
  • Where is catpat?

    Bradley EnglandBradley EnglandPrieš 5 dienų
  • I kinda feel like they should have done tsp for the one

    Cole RobertsCole RobertsPrieš 5 dienų
  • I’m just upset 99-X didn’t create the power puff girls.

    ArchCraftGamingArchCraftGamingPrieš 5 dienų
  • Lol you should of released this video a couple weeks before April Fool's. Then completely stop social media and videos till April Fools and acted like KFC silenced you lol

    Alexander RodriguezAlexander RodriguezPrieš 5 dienų

    Fazbear pizza and tech and testingFazbear pizza and tech and testingPrieš 5 dienų
  • Could some of the herbs and spices be in the brine ?

    KingMJAHKingMJAHPrieš 5 dienų
  • They cooked legs. Wonder if the taste would be different if they used other pieces?

    LawomenshoopsLawomenshoopsPrieš 5 dienų
  • Glad y’all mentioned Todd Wilbur.

    Michael CloudsMichael CloudsPrieš 6 dienų
    • And he does have a LTsoft channel. Use to post videos in LTsoft’s early years

      Michael CloudsMichael CloudsPrieš 6 dienų
  • I loved this episode because of how cute y'all are as a couple, especially at the end lol.

    Gaming with Paladin M13Gaming with Paladin M13Prieš 6 dienų
  • What editing app do you use?

    Michael HaleyMichael HaleyPrieš 6 dienų
  • Solved? what do you mean? we all know the secret recipe is cat's pee and rat tails with apple juice

    VampirianVampirianPrieš 6 dienų
  • Lemon zest maybe?

    Sri Vaishnav PatiSri Vaishnav PatiPrieš 6 dienų
  • what i think is interesting, is that people are going off of the preconception that there are in fact '11 herbs and spices' and not just an elaborate ruse.

    vitalstevevitalstevePrieš 6 dienų
  • I'd love for an episode in Binging With Babish where Mat and Stephanie make their favorite comfort food with Andrew Rea.

    JoNJoShYJoNJoShYPrieš 6 dienų
  • I am so annoyed that they are not eating the full chicken

    Admire GarayiAdmire GarayiPrieš 6 dienų
  • All are fake if u want to make a real search KFC chicken Madras samayal for real 11 spices fullly real

    Immanuel DavidImmanuel DavidPrieš 6 dienų
  • Try the same recipes but marinate the chicken with a little MSG and use citric acid for all of them. Also adding 15 TBS of seasoning to 2 cups of flour is pretty excessive. Try cutting that down to 5 TBS of spice and using the msg and citric acid.

    Charles MalloryCharles MalloryPrieš 6 dienų
  • I've put lemon peels in my frying oil and the chicken tasted like KFC. So you are definitely on to something.

    Charles MalloryCharles MalloryPrieš 6 dienų
  • I’ve been slamming through all of your videos recently. Love the content across all channels. This one video really messed things up for me though when you said your wife won’t let you eat pepper because of a trauma. And I GET that it’s a tongue in cheek joke, but now that’s all I see. “Oh yeah. That’s the guy in the red jacket who’s wife won’t let him eat pepper. It’s trauma or something” WHAT HAPPENED? We need that story

    Ethan MccaronEthan MccaronPrieš 6 dienų