Popeyes Famous Fried Chicken (Copycat)

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"When I moved to Iceland, 1 thing I sadly accepted was that I could no longer rely on many convenience (or takeout) food items that I had esp favored as part of my daily cooking for just myself -- Until I began working on my COPYCAT WISH LIST. This recipe is #12 in my "Copycat Cookbook" *NOTE FROM ME: This recipe is deep-fried & there was no way to enter it w/o chg'ing the caloric, fat & nutritional data for the better or worse. There will be a fairly lrg amt of oil wasted when cooking is done, so I opted to omit cooking oil as an ingredient for the sake of more accurate nutritional info. Todd suggested 6-10 cups of oil for frying (based on the size & depth of the deep-fryer or frying pan you use), but I'll try to use less by shallow-frying the chicken for a longer time, turning as needed.* ENJOY!"

Original recipe yields 4-5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (411.9 g)
  • Calories 469.2
  • Total Fat - 11.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 972.7 mg
  • Sodium - 2040.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 18.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.8 g
  • Sugars - 0.7 g
  • Protein - 68.1 g
  • Calcium - 72.4 mg
  • Iron - 10 mg
  • Vitamin C - 15 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Add oil to a deep pan. If you are using a fryer heat to 300 degrees.

Step 2

Mix the spices with flour, and in seperate bowl beat the eggs.

Step 3

Put the chicken pieces first in the eggs and then in the spice and flour.

Step 4

Place the coated chicken into the hot oil in the pan and cook for approximately 20 minutes. Make sure chicken is cooked through.

Step 5

Take out of pan and wrap paper towel to ensure excess fat/oil removed.

Step 6

Service and enjoy!

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