Copycat Popeye's Fried Chicken Recipe: Gotta Love That (Copycat) Crispy Fried Chicken From Popeye's by 30Seconds Food

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Copycat Popeye's Fried Chicken Recipe: Gotta Love That (Copycat) Crispy Fried Chicken From Popeye's

Who doesn't love that crispy, spicy fried chicken from Popeye's? Why not make it at home? You do need to marinate the chicken overnight, so plan ahead when making this easy copycat Popeye's fried chicken recipe. Serve with red beans and rice or dirty rice and cole slaw for the full fried chicken meal experience. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes plus overnight to marinate
Cook Time: 20 to 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 to 40 minutes plus time to marinate
Servings: 4



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  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces 
  • peanut oil, for frying

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the marinade ingredients. Put the chicken pieces into the marinade and refrigerate overnight.
  2. When ready to cook, combine the eggs, water and hot sauce in a bowl. In another bowl, combine the flour, salt, cayenne, pepper, paprika and garlic powder. 
  3. Heat about 2 to 3 inches of oil in a large, deep skillet to 325 degrees F (medium-high heat). Remove the chicken from the marinade, then dip into the egg mixture and then into the flour mixture. Repeat the egg mixture and then flour mixture, then put the chicken into the hot oil. 
  4. Fry until golden brown on both sides and cooked through, about 8 to 12 minutes. Internal temperature should be 165 degrees F. Drain on paper towels. You can keep the chicken in the oven on a low temp while you cook the remaining pieces. 

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Ooooh, this sounds really good. Well worth the overnight marinade wait! #yum
I love fried chicken. So down with this recipe! 🍗

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