KFC's Fried Chicken Recipe Has Mistakenly Been Revealed

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KFC's recipe for its famous fried chicken was possibly revealed by the nephew of the chain's founder, ABC 7 reports, and the Internet is freaking out.

Joe Ledington, nephew of "Colonel" Harland Sanders, was participating in an interview with The Chicago Tribune to talk about Corbin, Kentucky, where the Colonel first served his famous chicken, and Ledington had brought a family scrapbook to show. When he got to the last page, which contained the Colonel's late second wife Claudia's last will and testament, things got crazy as there appeared to a handwritten recipe written on the back of the paper.

The recipe calls for a blend of 11 herbs and spices to be mixed with two cups of white flour, and fans are speculating that the recipe is that of the Colonel's famous friend chicken. 

"That is the original 11 herbs and spices that were supposed to be so secretive," Ledington said, although he later said in a phone interview he was "not sure" if the recipe was correct.

KFC has famously guarded their secret recipe for years, both for protection purposes and as a marketing tool.

KFC has since refuted the fact the recipe is indeed its secret blend of 11 herbs and spices.

"Many people have made these claims over the years and no one has been accurate - this one isn't either," KFC said in a statement.

There may be only one way to find out- try the recipe for yourself! The Tribune team took to the kitchen to try it out for themselves, and when they added a little MSG to the mix? They found themselves with a perfect match. Guess it's time to try it for ourselves.