Behind the Scenes Cooking at KFC

While in Kentucky visiting KFC’s mothership I was given the chance to tour their home facilities.  We got to meet their head chef and even cook along side of him.  It was pretty fun!  My friend, Elizabeth and I teamed up to cook our batch of chicken together.  Once we finished battering the chicken we were taught how important it is to lay each piece a specific way on the frying sheet.  The order matters to ensure cooking evenly between small pieces and larger ones since they all go into the frier together.

We had flour all over our arms and aprons.  I was even dusting flour off the toes of my boots when we were done.  Who said cooking isn’t fun?  It made me want to go home and play in a bucket of flour.  We sure laughed a lot which is a good sign, yes?  After all of us breaded the chicken, the KFC chefs fried it up and served us.  That’s right, we got to taste the chicken we cooked and lived to talk about it.  It was delicious!

Touring the Colonel Sanders museum was interesting.  When I came home to tell my kids about it the first thing T said was ‘Colonel Sanders is a real man?!‘ which I think a lot of people don’t realize.  Touring the museum would make the perfect history field trip for children.  We got to see the real desk that belonged to Colonel Sanders and even see the vault the secret recipe is locked in.  Several of the mom bloggers attempted to crack the lock with their own secret combinations but no one was successful.  The museum had a timeline displayed throughout the life of KFC and Colonel Sanders.  We saw the original buckets used for chicken and it was funny to see how many of us actually remember some of the older versions from when we were kids.

They created a video for me to share with a glimpse behind the scenes of my experience.  Enjoy!

I’m giving away another $200 worth of KFC gift certificates.  Again I’m breaking up this giveaway to two lucky winners each receiving $100 worth of KFC checks.  They come in increments of $5 so you are able to spread the love among family and friends if you win.

How to Enter:

In a comment tell me how you prefer your chicken: crispy, original or grilled

Additional Entries: {one entry per comment}

Another chance to #win $100 to spend at @KFC_Colonel by entering 2nd #giveaway hosted by @MommaDJane {2 winners} #KFCFresh

*Giveaway is open to all US Residents 18+ Entries will be accepted until Sunday, March 18th at midnight CST. Any and all comments after that time will not be counted towards giveaway entries. Reader must leave a method of contact within comment and must respond within 24 hours of contact, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. will be used to select a random winner from comments on this post.

Full Disclosure: I was provided with an all expense paid trip to Kentucky and given KFC gift certificates for my family to have a meal.  This is not a sponsored post.  I’m sharing my experience because I want to and all opinions are 100% mine.

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  3. Beverly Metcalf says:

    My favorite is their crispy chicken. Love their coleslaw, too. Thanks for having this contest!

  4. Linda Ellis says:

    Original all the way!

  5. Charity S says:

    I love the original recipe.

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  16. Original is my favorite

  17. Barbara Long says:

    In general I prefer grilled chicken but when I eat at KFC I get extra crispy chicken.

  18. Christy Weller says:

    I like my chicken crispy

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    I prefer original chicken

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  26. I like original

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  29. Grilled chicken is my favorite.

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  32. I like mine crispy!

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    I like my KFC original

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  35. I love their original fried chicken

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