The Internet Is Freaking Out About This 18th Century Fried Chicken Recipe

This finger lickin’ good video has been watched more than 1 million times.

A viral YouTube video of tricorne hat-wearing historical reenactor cooking an 18th Century fried chicken recipe has taken the Internet by storm. 

In the “Fried Chicken In The 18th Century?” clip, host Jonathan Townsend gives step-by-step instructions on how to properly cook the pan-fried fowl of our forefathers. 

The secret is in the marinade— lemon juice, vinegar, salt, pepper, bay leaves and chopped green onions —which gives the chicken its old-timey taste, as well as frying it in lard or clarified butter. 

Watch the video above for how it should all go down.