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

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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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  1. Ezra Walker
    Ezra Walker
    преди 12 минути

    I just used the recipe to make instant ramen bc I didn't have chicken lol Tasted great!

  2. Ezra Walker
    Ezra Walker
    преди час

    Did you mean the best chicken conTENDERS (I'm sorry)

  3. Armani Johnson
    Armani Johnson
    преди час


  4. Wraithling
    преди час

    Sponsored by 99x

  5. Penguin Vibes
    Penguin Vibes
    преди 2 часа

    matpat it was probably because you compared new KFC to attempts of the original KFC recipe which even you said changed over time

  6. Arjun Pai
    Arjun Pai
    преди 3 часа

    Citric acid runs over world

  7. Keenan Huerta
    Keenan Huerta
    преди 3 часа

    Do more of these!!!

  8. Planar Guide
    Planar Guide
    преди 7 часа

    Wholesome Mat not eating pepper

  9. Alisa Bishop
    Alisa Bishop
    преди 8 часа

    My dad is a chef

  10. Ashhad Shabih
    Ashhad Shabih
    преди 9 часа

    simple work at kfc

  11. -Gemberkoekje-
    преди 9 часа

    The secret ingredient is... Nothing!

  12. Shannon Gromadski
    Shannon Gromadski
    преди 10 часа

    what was the tramatic incident

  13. TJ York
    TJ York
    преди 10 часа

    There is an ad at 15:06 you said Joe came forward with, and an pops on that says,my hepatitis c. It was so good but so bad.

  14. TJ York
    TJ York
    преди 10 часа

    I know how to use it safely... Just what is it u do for a living again?

  15. Nightdraklin
    преди 10 часа

    This whole series is basically a Spongebob reference

  16. Kaleb Beer
    Kaleb Beer
    преди 11 часа

    That tong at 25:36 made me uncomfortable

  17. Rico BS
    Rico BS
    преди 12 часа

    Imagien if u had a pressure fryer tho lol.

  18. Rico BS
    Rico BS
    преди 12 часа

    One dumb sorryyeieiisisesviididsseemovoviei siss

  19. Rico BS
    Rico BS
    преди 12 часа

    Your pmom. Pride lmao well tweak the sugar mnnn 😂 :(

  20. Rico BS
    Rico BS
    преди 13 часа


  21. Rico BS
    Rico BS
    преди 13 часа

    He would not be round abscess respected u lol.! 😂

  22. Rico BS
    Rico BS
    преди 13 часа

    No offense by that's mean lol bgl thoosthos

  23. U Tubred
    U Tubred
    преди 17 часа

    11 different forms of salt, clearly, also, NEVER has their chicken been remotely crispy, its always a greasy soggy fuckin mess

  24. scar
    преди 18 часа

    Why does this video want me to work at KFC and find out the secret recipe

  25. Joziboom 789
    Joziboom 789
    преди 20 часа

    My dad makes fried chicken and it tastes the same but im not sure of the recipie

    1. Marco Molinero
      Marco Molinero
      преди 16 часа

      GET ITTTT!

  26. Aidan Shepard
    Aidan Shepard
    преди ден

    did you ever try the recipe from binging with babish?

  27. Bedinsis
    преди ден

    Hey, I have an idea for a video. Something I once read somewhere was that Diet Coke and Coca-Cola Zero are the same drink, the only thing that is different between them is that the former is marketed to women and the latter to men. I wonder if this is true?

  28. Vanessa Graves
    Vanessa Graves
    преди ден

    I'm team blind taste test for the next time doing this to make 100% sure

  29. Coolgamer24 YD
    Coolgamer24 YD
    преди ден

    What if some of the Recipes weren’t close because in different places there a different KFC’s and they might have different taste

  30. Belmont
    преди ден

    The secret ingerdient is.... sweat

  31. Skier1215
    преди ден

    I mean, my university has a GC Mass Spec...and I’d love to have y’all use it at some point. Problem is that I live in South Carolina and y’all are in California.

  32. Cohen Griffin
    Cohen Griffin
    преди ден

    Did you know he killed a person for the buisness and only 3 people know the recipe

  33. KetMax
    преди ден

    I got an ad convincing people to go vegan before this video played

  34. Shotaro
    преди ден

    If this episode got copyrighted or Mat receiving lawsuit after this, we will know that we made it.

  35. Firegray
    преди ден

    the lab result is 100% wrong, even us cooks know there is a powdered egg and milk blend we add to the breading mix the msg and pepper may be correct idk

  36. Dom_VR
    преди ден

    POV: You are looking to see if Todd commented

  37. That on kid you hated in school
    That on kid you hated in school
    преди ден

    I know the recipe

  38. Melvin Bartlett
    Melvin Bartlett
    преди ден

    Kfc hasnt put 11 herbs into the mix for a very long time.

  39. Wolf king Ramos
    Wolf king Ramos
    преди ден

    Where can I buy 99x ?

  40. shaun griffin
    shaun griffin
    преди ден

    You’re too late Bender already found out what the secret recipe is, it’s chicken, grease and salt.

  41. Bastian Carr
    Bastian Carr
    преди ден

    This video is trying to pull off a taste version of the movie Perfume.

  42. Siri Phone
    Siri Phone
    преди ден

    Is this legal

  43. Laís Fernanda
    Laís Fernanda
    преди ден

    Here in Brazil my grandmother actually uses orange to make chicken taste better, not just fryed. It's very normal.

  44. Rob
    преди ден

    i mean KFC today doesnt taste like KFC from my childhood

  45. Rob
    преди ден

    msg makes everything better?

  46. Hary Need
    Hary Need
    преди ден

    american food taste so bland for me

  47. Connie Smith
    Connie Smith
    преди ден

    You can find a mass spec at just about any college Organic Chem lab. I don't know what it would take to gain access but at a public university I would think that there may be a way without having to enroll.

  48. Reham Gamal
    Reham Gamal
    преди ден

    لو حد فاهم بالعربي يكتبلي ايه بقي الخلطه

  49. NeverMetTheGuy
    преди ден

    It's almost like British food is terrible, and they don't know what they're talking about.

  50. Tacos
    преди ден

    Just get a job at kfc

    1. Simon Dahl
      Simon Dahl
      преди ден

      They don't make the spice mix at the restaurant.

  51. PianoBench
    преди 2 дни


  52. Ani Zhuzhi
    Ani Zhuzhi
    преди 2 дни

    I have

  53. Davis Bozeman
    Davis Bozeman
    преди 2 дни

    Next you should do the coke a cola secret recipe

  54. paul skillman
    paul skillman
    преди 2 дни

    Why don't you just go buy some?

  55. Alardith
    преди 2 дни

    If you're reading this, go to the KFC twitter page and look at who they follow. Someone deserves a raise.

  56. Rudraneilegonite
    преди 2 дни

    Its water, consumable stuff, food, and 8 more things.

  57. Tariq Al bdour
    Tariq Al bdour
    преди 2 дни

    It’s funny how in all this time and all these tries 2 people found out what the recipe was out of everyone else

    преди 2 дни

    I grew up in the 70's and 80's and I 100% can say that the taste/look/texture of KFC has changed DRASTICALLY over 40 years. It tastes nothing like it used to, honestly it stopped tasting GOOD since 2000. Sorry to break it to you MAT... But KFC back in the 70's and 80's did have a sweet taste and the skin was sticky not all dry and hard like nowadays. The meat of the chicken used to have a juicy softness not dry and bland.

  59. TheBigR69
    преди 2 дни

    I forgot how beautiful Stephanie is, physically and personality

  60. Jonrlax J.
    Jonrlax J.
    преди 2 дни

    It's literally just flour, salt and MSG. Worked there.

  61. Debra Garner
    Debra Garner
    преди 2 дни

    I just do not know? I think i wanna try 99x because today Kentucky Fried Chicken ,taste terrible! I don't why, it just is to me!

  62. SneekNDestroy420
    преди 2 дни

    You should get some Good Ole Canes Chicken

  63. Animadumb or Animatroxa
    Animadumb or Animatroxa
    преди 2 дни

    "KFC really wants to know your location"

  64. aroura skeatch
    aroura skeatch
    преди 2 дни

    I work for kfc! Fun fact: they send us the flower pre-spiced. We have no idea whats in it eather... what? you think their trusting underpaid teenagers with the one secret keeping this conglomerate afloat?

  65. Zach_PlaysOPYT
    преди 2 дни


  66. takumi to
    takumi to
    преди 2 дни

    Thr special sauce is just ketchup and mayo. Like brennens fancy sauce.

  67. Mission B.O.B
    Mission B.O.B
    преди 3 дни

    i had no idea steph and matpat were married i thought they was brother and sister

  68. Mr. Eggo
    Mr. Eggo
    преди 3 дни

    I’m getting hungry watching these videos

  69. Orion Solomon
    Orion Solomon
    преди 3 дни

    You thought it was Kentucky dirt in chicken that’s in the fryer

  70. Ryan Johnson
    Ryan Johnson
    преди 3 дни

    Chicken grease + salt! 👻

  71. Road Rip
    Road Rip
    преди 3 дни

    Did do any of these of camera

  72. Joshua Ennim
    Joshua Ennim
    преди 3 дни


  73. JD Vera
    JD Vera
    преди 3 дни

    How Food Theory imagines BWB: Scary guy with giant whisk How BWB actually is: Friendly guy with tiny whisk

    1. Nexus1369
      преди 8 часа

      BWB? Nvm it was Babish

  74. Hidden Squid
    Hidden Squid
    преди 3 дни

    Though Some of these are for the old recipe like tc34d So comparing them to the current isnt the best Also kfc uses pressure fryers like they said so that might make it slightly diffrent

  75. Sacha Dollé
    Sacha Dollé
    преди 3 дни

    Ehm... chicken?

  76. maurice2572
    преди 3 дни

    A youtube channel this size should not have any problems when it comes to acquiring a mass spectrometer, you can get one for around 35.000 dollars and you don't need any special permits or anything like that

  77. Joseph Cirrincone
    Joseph Cirrincone
    преди 3 дни

    That last little bit was adorable

  78. Marguarite Therese
    Marguarite Therese
    преди 3 дни

    So, if the spice recipe Colonel Sanders sold and recommended is so similar to KFC's current original recipe...does that mean KFC went back to Colonel Sander's recipe?

  79. Ten
    преди 3 дни

    the 99-X theory sounds really real

  80. Kynikoi
    преди 3 дни

    Add lemon to milk and you make buttermilk

    преди 3 дни

    Not really accurate in a store there is about 500 bags 1kilogram each of dry beans across all brands and even more in rice and 1 bag of both as a meal can last you 3 days and you would be full and they both last forever so just 2 products can last you 4 years and vitamins and most food supplements dont go bad ever even if their shelf life is passed, pasta alone with all different kinds can last you 20years +

    1. Muhammad Rahman hakim
      Muhammad Rahman hakim
      преди 3 дни


    2. Muhammad Rahman hakim
      Muhammad Rahman hakim
      преди 3 дни

      Wrong video

  82. MonsterHunterKing
    преди 3 дни

    lawsuit coming soon

  83. Eoko Dincht
    Eoko Dincht
    преди 3 дни

    The Food Theorists have basically just proved citric acid is the deciding factor, the majority of the time. They should just always add citric acid now, to every experiment. lol

  84. _ LettucesaurusRex _
    _ LettucesaurusRex _
    преди 3 дни

    22:00 "you try to read into every little thing and find meaning in everything anyone says you'll just drive yourself crazy, h"

  85. Mz Yahoo
    Mz Yahoo
    преди 4 дни

    Years ago I had a friend who worked at KFC.. he asked if I wanted to know what the secret recipe was. Of course I did ! He said pepper, pepper, pepper, pepper pepper !!!

  86. Jacky Linn
    Jacky Linn
    преди 4 дни

    The recipe is hot oil Gmo Chicken meat and spices

  87. Jacky Linn
    Jacky Linn
    преди 4 дни


  88. Jake :[
    Jake :[
    преди 4 дни

    my university has a masspectrometer but according to my father it's a piece of junk

  89. J B
    J B
    преди 4 дни

    KFC is not what it used to be I've had better home Made chicken

  90. Robot Max
    Robot Max
    преди 4 дни

    I see your puns matpat “conTENDERS”

  91. Benjamino
    преди 4 дни

    People like you are what is wrong with this planet. This is the theft or propagation of theft of an intellectual property and it’s people like you who have no regard for the hard work people put into making things that will put them in the history books and secure a future for their families. You think that someone’s success means that you can steal from them because you are a slimy, good-for-nothing thief and the world would be better off without you

  92. Stacy Banks
    Stacy Banks
    преди 4 дни


  93. Stacy Banks
    Stacy Banks
    преди 4 дни


  94. Mayank Kumar Mittal
    Mayank Kumar Mittal
    преди 4 дни

    i had seen so much kfc that i was thrown into colonel sanders chicken

  95. StarTheNarrator *
    StarTheNarrator *
    преди 4 дни

    25:37 why

  96. barbazzoop
    преди 4 дни

    Hey I’m Malaysian don’t make fun of it

  97. Bill Cipher
    Bill Cipher
    преди 5 дни

    MatPat: Hey guys welcome to FOOD THEORY! Me: Dude u said that wearing a Game Theory jacket. U traitor. Lol. Nice jacket! Where can I get that?

  98. Cody Cruea
    Cody Cruea
    преди 5 дни

    My girl just recently decided to be vegetarian/pescatarian so I will try to make a veggie option based on this mix. Possibly grilled or pan fried. I actually love this channel, it inspires me to use this otherwise useless knowledge to apply in daily life

  99. Aditya Shirolkar
    Aditya Shirolkar
    преди 5 дни

    what if i told you i was part of the forum that made tc34d?

  100. Memer Snas
    Memer Snas
    преди 5 дни

    21:57 WHAT A ROAST