Popeye’s Famous Fried Chicken Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published: March 16, 2020 Modified: July 22, 2021

This Southern fried chicken recipe duplicates Popeye’s Famous Fried Chicken using white pepper, cayenne pepper and paprika and flour and egg-dipped chicken. A lot of people in the South consider Popeye’s Fried Chicken the very best fried chicken that there is. Now you can make your own delicious fried chicken at home with this great fried chicken recipe that tastes just like Popeye’s.

Popeye’s Famous Fried Chicken Recipe

How To Make Popeye's Famous Fried Chicken

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 45 mins


  • 6 cups vegetable oil
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 3 eggs
  • lb chicken, (1 whole), trimmed and cut into 8 pieces


  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a deep fryer or in a deep skillet on the stove.

  2. Combine the flour, salt, peppers, and paprika in a bowl.

  3. In another bowl, break eggs and beat until well-blended.

  4. Dip each piece of chicken into eggs; then coat generously with the flour mixture.

  5. Drop each piece into the hot oil and fry for 15 to 25 minutes or until the chicken is a dark golden brown.

  6. Drain chicken on paper towels and serve warm.


  • Calcium: 27mg
  • Calories: 1682kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 133mg
  • Fat: 180g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 25g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Potassium: 223mg
  • Protein: 21g
  • Saturated Fat: 138g
  • Sodium: 963mg
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 365IU
  • Vitamin C: 4mg
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