How to Make Popeyes Fried Chicken at Home

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Apurva Sethi
Apurva is a fashion and food enthusiast. She chose fashion as her career and food as her passion. She is greatly fond of trying out new cuisines at different places and making them at home, in her own style. She also loves to seek and learn new things about the food industry constantly. So, here she is, to share her easy-peasy ways of cooking.

Everyone loves Popeyes and their Fried Chicken. What if I tell you that you can make the exact Popeyes fried chicken at your home. Because in this post, I am going to show you how you can do it.

I prefer making fried chicken at home as I can make it more crispy than they serve in stores. I have been making fried chicken for the last 4 years and got perfect, making it again and again. Believe me; once you try this recipe, it will be better than the fried chicken that you eat at Popeyes or any other outlet.

Popeye makes their fried chicken by marinating the chicken mixture of buttermilk and hot sauce overnight. Then dip the chicken in the beaten eggs and dredge them in a flour mixture (flour, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika and garlic powder). At last, fry those pieces in oil. Popeyes Fried Chicken is ready!

Make sure you follow the complete recipe below which tells cooking steps in detail on making a perfectly crispy fried chicken. Now let’s see the ingredients required for making the fried chicken.

Ingredients for Popeyes Fried Chicken

  • 1 Whole Chicken (cut into 8 pieces)
  • 3 cups Whole Buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp Hot Sauce
  • ⅓ cup Water
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 2 ½ tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 3 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • Peanut Oil

How Much Time It Will Take To Make Popeyes Fried Chicken?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeMariande TimeTotal Time
35 mins35 mins8 hrs9 hrs 10 mins

Marinating it will take much of your time. Cooking it won’t take much of your time. Below are the detailed steps on how you can make the fried chicken.

Steps To Make Popeyes Fried Chicken

Popeyes Fried Chicken Recipe
  1. Take a large bowl. Stir buttermilk and 2 tbsp of hot sauce (Tabasco) in the bowl.
  2. Marinate chicken in buttermilk mixture. Cover and refrigerate it overnight.
  3. Now take a medium bowl and whisk together eggs, water and 1 tbsp hot sauce.
  4. Take another large bowl and stir together flour, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika and garlic powder.
  5. To fry the chicken, take a large Dutch oven and pour oil to a depth of 2 1/2 inches.
  6. Heat the oil to 325°F and remove the chicken from buttermilk.
  7. Dip those chicken pieces in the egg mixture and then dredge in flour mixture.
  8. Shake off the excess flour and repeat the above step once again ( dipping chicken in flour and dredging in flour mixture).
  9. Fry 4 pieces at a time for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Soak excess oil on paper towels.

Your crispy fried chicken is ready to serve. Enjoy it with Creamy Coleslaw or Parmesan Potato Wedges.

Nutritional Breakdown Of Popeyes Fried Chicken

Let’s how many nutrients does this authentic Popeyes fried chicken recipe provide to your body.

Carbohydrates76.3 g
Sodium3140 mg
Fats26.8 g
Cholesterol161 mg
Protein44.3 mg

How to Make Popeyes Fried Chicken at Home | Video

If you have any doubt regarding the recipe, then this video will help you clear those doubts. So make sure you watch this video if you are having any doubts.

Video by bongizzlez

Don’t forget to make this crispy fried chicken at your home and leave your reviews in the comment section below.


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