KFC’s menu once included two strips of their signature fried chicken wrapped in a tortilla, with lettuce, tomato and a kicky black pepper mayonnaise. It was a simple, tidy fried chicken snack, and the sauce elevated it into something really tasty. It silently disappeared from menus a few years ago, and it is missed! Gone but not forgotten, KFC Chicken Twister.
How to Make KFC Twister
The good news is that because the wrap is easy to recreate. Frying chicken similar to KFC isn’t too hard. This isn’t quite KFC’s notorious secret blend, but it’s hopefully as close as you can get without a whole lot of corporate espionage.
The chicken in this recipe is delicious on its own, with any kind of dip you like, but it does shine particularly well in this copycat KFC Twister recipe, with a few fresh veggies and a touch of peppery mayo.
If you’ve fried chicken before (or fried anything, really) you’ll know that it isn’t an exact science. Go by the temperature of the meat, not the time.
Freshly ground black pepper (rather than pre-ground) really does make a difference; in a recipe like this, where the pepper is a star, it’s worth the extra step. And you may want to double the recipe for the mayo and keep it covered in the fridge for a few days to use as a dip at another meal.
If you need a quick weeknight meal, use frozen chicken strips or tenders. Just follow the directions on the package, and follow the rest of the KFC Twister recipe.
Who knows if KFC will ever bring the Twister back—but now we don’t need them to.