Easy Kentucky Fried Chicken Marinate

This very simple Marinate recipe is still used today at KFC for the Crispy Strips which are marinated daily in 40 to 80 lbs at a time, however the amount of this marinade is only good for about 15 lbs of chicken.

Chicken, especially boneless, skinless chicken breasts, usually tastes better and has a better texture if marinated before cooking. Chicken is the meat that tastes like everything, or so they say. But "everything" depends on how well the chicken is marinated.


2 tablespoons Potassium
2 tablespoons Kosher Salt
4 tablespoons MSG
1/8 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/3 cup Bottled Chicken Concentrate
5 cups water

Combine all of the above and soak the chicken in the above marinate under refrigeration and keep aside for at least 4 to 24 hours. This gives the chicken more flavor. The more you keep it for marinating the better. But not for months! You may end up with a dried out and overly marinated chicken.
Easy Kentucky Fried Chicken Marinate Easy Kentucky Fried Chicken Marinate Reviewed by Admin on August 18, 2010 Rating: 5


  1. what is potassium? surely you do not mean the element potassium?

  2. Potassium chloride is a salt substitute. it appears that in this case the marinade also acts as a curing solution ... and the potassium chloride is acting as both a flavor enhancer and an aid in moisture retention ... similar to a brine but not as salty.

    Potassium will help to thicken the marinade a little better. You can find these at your supermarket or the bakery shop near you.


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