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Popeye Fried Chicken Recipe

Popeye Fried Chicken

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"This recipe is similar to that served at a famous restaurant chain."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. In a shallow dish or bowl mix together the flour, cornstarch, seasoning salt, paprika, baking soda, dressing mix, soup mix, spaghetti sauce mix and sugar. Place cereal crumbs in another shallow dish or bowl, and mix together eggs and water in a third shallow dish or bowl.
  2. Heat oil (1 inch deep) in a large skillet over medium high heat. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Dip chicken pieces into dry coating mix, egg/water mixture, cereal crumbs, briefly into dry mix once more, then drop into hot oil skin side down. Brown for 3 to 4 minutes, then brown other side of each piece.
  4. Place browned chicken pieces in a 9x13 inch baking dish, skin side up, and cover dish with aluminum foil leaving one side open for escaping steam.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 45 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and tender and juices run clear. Remove cover and bake another 5 minutes to let coating become crisp; serve.
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 17, 2003

Absolutely delish!! Thanks for the great recipe

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 17, 2003

I thought this tasted NOTHING like Popeye's chicken, which my husband and I both love. Although it was edible, I can't say I enjoyed the taste of this chicken. Also, the coating did not stay of the chicken very well even though I followed the recipe instructions to dip into the dry mixture a second time. I will not bother making this again.

Jan 15, 2009

I do not know what Popeye's you have ever eaten at, but this recipe is no where near close! I was raised on Popeye's Chicken so please believe me when I say do NOT mess up your good chicken creating this mess. I knew better when I had seen the ingredients, but ole' wishful me had to go check it out. Sorry I did. The only one who enjoyed this meal was my Pug. She eats anything.

Jul 13, 2004

My husband grew up in DC, and I'm constantly hearing from him how Popeyes chicken is the bomb and how much he misses it. I am constantly trying to replicate it, which is no simple task since I was born and bred in Tennessee and have never had it. This chicken had a pretty good flavor, although even though I left one side of the foil open it came out rather greasy. I am only giving 2 stars because it was supposed to be like Popeyes, and although my hubby liked it, he said it was not like Popeyes. I guess I'll keep trying.

Aug 16, 2010

this is an excellent clone of popeyes chicken! try it it is better than KC chicken.

Mar 12, 2005

I'd like to give it a 3.5. The flavor was really great and it wasn't too difficult to make, however it wasn't very crispy, I found it to be soggy.

May 14, 2004


Dec 08, 2003

Unlike one of the other reviewers, it stuck fine for me. When i fried it, I fried the bottom side first and it worked out great. (Nice a crispy) I also added more cajun spice than indicated I made it for a friend and he loved it!


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  • Calories
  • 733 kcal
  • 37%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 76.3 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 161 mg
  • 54%
  • Fat
  • 26.8 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 44.3 g
  • 89%
  • Sodium
  • 3140 mg
  • 126%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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