I was astounded recently to come across the list of ingredients in a KFC Chicken Pot Pie. It turns out that KFC lists more than 100 ingredients in their product. So I looked up Martha Stewart’s (made from scratch) recipe, just to compare the two. Her recipe has 15 ingredients including 3-5 tablespoons of water, beginning with chicken, of course.
I was especially surprised that plain chicken meat is not included.
So what are you consuming at KFC for its fast-food convenience?
Here are some of the items you will find in their infamous list of ingredients: chicken stock, chicken fat, chicken broth powder, natural chicken flavor with other natural flavors, sodium acid pyrophosphate, modified food starch, calcium caseinate, monosodium glutamate, hydrogenated cottonseed, hydrogenated soybean, vegetable mono and diglycerides, roasted garlic juice flavor, gelatin, chicken pot pie flavor (hydrolyzed corn, soy and wheat gluten protein, salt, vegetable stock [carrot, onion, celery], maltodextrin, flavors, dextrose, chicken broth), spice extractives, caramel color, yellow 5, ferrous sulfate, thiamin mononitrate, hydrogenated palm kernel oil, dough conditioner, l-cysteine hydrochloride, anticaking agent (tricalcium phosphate), etc. etc. (too many to list here).
I don’t think Great Grandma could find those ingredients in her neighborhood store. In fact, we’d have a heck of time finding this stuff ourselves today. Of course, KFC doesn’t give the recipe or instructions along with the list of ingredients. After all, it’s the Colonel’s Secret Original Recipe. I think I’ll go to the market to buy a chicken.