A fitness coach has recreated KFC’s iconic Original Recipe burger at home using budget supermarket buys.
Bec Hardgrave, from Brisbane, shared a now-viral TikTok video declaring her “fakeaway” creation “tastes exactly like the real thing” – but “better”.
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The 25-year-old claimed Tegel Take Outs Louisiana-style chicken burger, which comes in a 600g bag for $7 at Woolworths, was the perfect “dupe” of the fast food chain’s version.
“These ‘chicken burgers’ are legit. I’m honestly still in shock at how much this tasted like KFC,” Bec said.
She assembled the burger using five products – the chicken patty, Aldi’s brioche bun, light mayonnaise, pepper and fresh lettuce.
“Apparently these Louisiana-style chicken burgers from Woolworths taste exactly like a KFC fillet,” Bec said in the video.
‘Put it to the test’
“So let’s put it to the test and make an original fillet burger.”
Bec – who’s known for making healthy versions of popular fast food menu items using supermarket products – said the first thing she did was bake the chicken patty in her air fryer for 12 minutes.
This step can also be done in the oven at 200C for 20 to 25 minutes.
For the sauce, she simply combined a “teaspoon of pepper to mayonnaise” to replicate the fast food chain’s signature Pepper Mayo.
“All you have left to do is just toast your buns, add lettuce, and that’s it,” she said.
To assemble, she spread a generous amount of sauce to the bun, followed by the crispy fried chicken and lettuce.
“And there you go,” she said.
“How good does this look? I mean, it looks the same, fingers crossed it tastes like the real thing.”
‘Tastes better than KFC’
After taking her first bite, Bec looked impressed before she went in for another mouthful.
“This tastes just like KFC… but better,” she claimed.
“I am convinced they taste the same.”
She gave her burger a rating of 20 out of 10.
Her video has been viewed more than one million times – with many saying they were keen to recreate the burger at home.
Those who tried out the burger confirmed it “legit tastes so good”.
“It tastes totally the same. I worked at KFC for years. I’m addicted,” one former employee said.
Another said: “I eat this every day, they are so good.”
One added: “These are awesome and so underrated.”
While another suggested: “These are amazing with KFC-style potato and gravy, melt butter, add flour then chicken and beef stock in one cup water and add more water to suit.”
However, not everyone agreed, with one saying: “They don’t taste the same but they taste really good.”
Another said: “Taste nothing like KFC, however still taste amazing.”
While one added: “I tried them the other day, they are good but don’t taste like KFC. Completely different flavour.”
What you need:
- 1 Burger Bun from Aldi
- Louisiana-style chicken burger from Woolworths
- 20g Praise light full egg mayonnaise
- 1 tsp pepper
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