Popeye's Fried Chicken Copycat

Recipe by Kana K.
READY IN: 40mins




  • Mix all ingredients except the oil, flour, paprika, and eggs & milk, marinate overnight in an airtight container.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, peppers, and paprika.
  • Break the eggs into a separate bowl and beat until blended slowly adding the milk.
  • Dip each piece of chicken into the egg and milk mixture, then coat generously with the flour.
  • Once the chicken is coated, place on a rack to allow the pieces to dry, 20 to 30 minutes. Allowing the pieces to dry will provide for more even browning of the chicken.
  • To fry, heat oil in dutch oven or deep fryer to medium. Place the chicken pieces in the oil, skin side down, one piece at a time. Leave enough space between pieces so that they are not crowded. This allows the pieces to cook and brown more evenly.
  • Continue to cook over a medium heat, turning until all sides are golden brown and the meat is cooked thoroughly.
  • When the pieces finish cooking, they should be removed and placed on a paper towel to allow grease to drain.