KFC Zinger Burger

09 August 2011

KFC Zinger - Kentucky Fried Chicken, a crispy shell followed by a creamy layer and tender perfectly spiced chicken.

Today I am being very generous and sharing my two secret recipes; KFC Zinger and garlic sauce. Yes, this recipe is as close as you can come to KFC Zinger. I can even go so far as to say that you might even not be able to tell a difference. I found this amazing recipe on a google search while I was searching for "KFC copycat" recipe a long time ago (I do not remember what website). The secret is the creamy batter and the corn flakes to make it really delicious and crispy. I have been making it a couple of times since then and have been loved by both old and young eaters.
The spices just comes out so perfectly combined and the crispiness of the shell is amazingly crunchy. And the recipe is quite easy, done in three steps only.

NB! If you want to make the KFC Zinger burgers that are put in between a burger bread, you need to use boneless chicken fillets. If you just want to have KFC with some pommes frites or other sides, you may use any piece of chicken, boneless or with bones.

Makes 4 - 6 servings

I n g r e d i e n t s

4 - 6 chicken breast fillets or
4 - 6 chicken pieces, any kind


1 ts salt
1 ts black pepper
1/2 ts mustard, ground
1 ts vinegar

1. Combine salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar and rub on the chicken

Let marinate at for least 1 hour or preferabely over-night (chicken will absorb the spices better and result in more flavorful taste)


3 tbsp flour
1 ss cornstarch
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 egg
3 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp mustard, ground

1. Whisk all the ingredients together to a medium-thick batter (add more flour if the batter is too runny)


2,5 - 3 dl corn flakes
2,5 - 3 dl bread crumbs

1. Crush the corn flakes finely
2. Make the bread into fine crumbs in a food processor
3. Combine the corn flakes and bread crumbs


1. Add the marinated chicken pieces to the batter and thickly coat the chicken pieces on all sides

2. Have some of the bead and corn flakes mix on a plate and carefully have the coated chicken on it, while you sprinkle crumbs on the upper side and then turns it around to coat all sides (do not have all at same time, because they tend to mix up with the batter to big, sticky crumbs that will not stick to the chickens)

3. Have the coated and breaded chickens on a clean plate

4. Fry in medium heated oil in a fryer for about 10 minutes or until golden brown in color

Serve immediately in burger buns (or with pommes frites), salad and garlic sauce!

Garlic Sauce

Now this is another amazing recipe which I also found a long time ago. This was supposed to be a copycat recipe of some Mc Donalds burger. I have been making this garlic sauce to every kind of food, burgers, chicken, pommes frites, you name it. My younger sister demands this sauce to almost everything she eats.

1,5 dl turkish or greek yoghurt / creme fraiche / sour cream
3 tsp mayonnaise
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp mustard, ground
1 dash of salt
1 tsp lake of pickles (pickles brine) or 1/2 tsp vinegar

1. Combine yoghurt and mayonnaise in a bowl
2. Add rest of the ingredients and mix until combined
3. Keep in fridge for atleast 1 hour, preferabely 4 hours for development of flavors

How to assemble KFC Zinger Burgers

4 hamburger buns
4 KFC Zinger fillets
4 burger cheese (optional)
4 tbsp garlic sauce
4 tbsp salsa sauce (optional)
4 iceberg lettuce or other lettuce flakes

1. Divide the burger buns in half and toast them lightly
2. Have cheese on the bottom, warm for a few seconds in the microwave until cheese just starts to melt
2. Add the zinger fillet on the bun topping it with garlic sauce and salsa sauce
3. Add pickles and lettuce and press down the burger bun top

Serve with pommes frites or just as they are!

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