Popeye’s Copycat Louisiana Chicken Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published: March 19, 2020 Modified: October 27, 2020
Popeye’s Copycat Louisiana Chicken Recipe

The classic staple of Popeye’s menu: the Louisiana Chicken. It is crispy, delicious, and a Southern comfort in every way.

How To Make Popeye’s Copycat Louisiana Chicken

  • 1 fryer chicken (cut into 8 pieces, skin on)
  • 1 tbsp. white pepper
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 6 cups Vegetable oil (for frying)
  1. Beat eggs in a small bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  3. Pour the oil in a large frying pan and heat over medium heat until bubbling.
  4. Dip each piece of chicken into the egg and then dip into the flour mixture and coat well.
  5. Place the chicken on a drying rack and allow it to sit for 25 minutes.
  6. Fry the chicken skin side down for 5 minutes.
  7. Turn the chicken and fry for another 5 minutes, or until it’s golden brown and crispy.
  8. Drain on paper towels and allow to cool for 1 minute before serving. Enjoy!

How To Make Popeye's Copycat Louisiana Chicken

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Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 1 hr 5 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 1 fryer chicken, cut into 8 pieces, skin on
  • 1 tbsp. white pepper
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 6 cups Vegetable oil, for frying

Instructions

  1. Beat eggs in a small bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  3. Pour the oil in a large frying pan and heat over medium heat until bubbling.
  4. Dip each piece of chicken into the egg and then dip into the flour mixture and coat well.
  5. Place the chicken on a drying rack and allow it to sit for 25 minutes.
  6. Fry the chicken skin side down for 5 minutes.
  7. Turn the chicken and fry for another 5 minutes, or until it's golden brown and crispy.
  8. Drain on paper towels and allow to cool for 1 minute before serving. Enjoy!
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