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10 Best Fried Chicken Copycat Recipes

Now you can enjoy all your favorite fried chicken recipes without leaving home!

By: Jamie Garcia, Editor,
Updated August 30, 2023
10 Best Fried Chicken Copycat Recipes

Fried chicken is the perfect comfort food any time of the year, but learning how to cook it can be a challenge if you're unfamiliar. Our collection takes out the guesswork and gives you the ability to cook some of your favorite copycat fried chicken recipes. With recipes from your go-to restaurants like Kentucky Fried Chicken and Popeye's, you won't be at a loss for recipes to try out! From nuggets to wings, sandwiches, and more, there is a recipe below for every fried chicken craving. So whether you're cooking a casual meal for your family or preparing something special for a summer BBQ or picnic, fried chicken never goes out of style and people will always be happy to grab a plateful. 

Knockoff KFC Fried Chicken Recipe - Test Kitchen

This Knockoff KFC Fried Chicken is the recipe you've been waiting for. Paprika and garlic powder give the chicken an extra kick of flavor. If you're looking for an easy weeknight dinner that will hit it straight out of the park, look no further than this recipe. It's also ideal for any potluck or picnic. Please your friends and family without hitting the drive-thru!

Knockoff KFC Fried Chicken Recipe

Chick-fil-A Nuggets - Sabrina Snyder,

Chick-fil-A Nuggets made with chicken breast meat and no pickle juice are a spot-on copycat of the original nuggets without the hefty price tag!

Chick-fil-A Nuggets

Bang Bang Chicken - Joanna Cismaru,

If you've eaten takeout bang bang shrimp before, then this easy dinner recipe for Bang Bang Chicken is a must-try. What makes this chicken dish so special is the unique taste of the Panko breadcrumbs. If you're looking for a weeknight dinner with some crunch, this is a fantastic option. The sauce drizzled on top, made with a mixture of honey, mayo and hot sauce, is simply irresistible.

Bang Bang Chicken

Panda Express Orange Chicken Copycat - Sabrina Snyder,

Enjoy Panda Express' tender chicken thighs, fried crisp, and tossed in a magical orange sauce at home! Their orange chicken is, by far, one of the most popular recipes on the menu and for good reason -- it's delicious. This recipe may make you dance a little in your chair as you eat it because it's right on the money.

Panda Express Orange Chicken Copycat

Spicy Chicken and Waffles Recipe - Christin,

When looking for the ultimate comfort food, it's no surprise you'd turn to something tried and true like a hearty plate of chicken and waffles. But what about something with a little more pizazz? This spicy version brings you everything you already love about fried chicken and waffles but with a little kick of heat from a blend of maple syrup and Tobasco sauce to really make your brunch a memorable one. 

Spicy Chicken and Waffles Recipe

Winger's Sticky Fingers Knockoff - Tiffany,

Recreate one of the most addictive and tasty restaurant recipes with this Winger's Sticky Fingers Knockoff. The classic chicken dish is shockingly easy to make in just 30 minutes. The crispy chicken is actually baked, not fried, making it much healthier than the Winger's version. The chicken gets the perfect crunch by using Panko breadcrumbs to coat the chicken, but the real secret behind this delicious dish is the sensational sauce.

Winger's Sticky Fingers Knockoff

Korean Fried Chicken - Sabrina Snyder,

Crispy Korean Fried Chicken in a spicy, sweet glaze that is so crispy and sticky you’ll coat everything in this sauce from wings to baked chicken breasts and more. Korean Fried Chicken is a deliciously crispy chicken with a super sticky and savory bite you’ll love. Plus it takes just 20 minutes to make it!

Korean Fried Chicken

Copycat Popeye's Fried Chicken Recipe - Test Kitchen

Nothing beats some good old-fashioned Southern cooking, and you are bound to get the whole family on board with this copycat recipe. The Popeye's Delta sauce is slightly spicy and completely divine, especially when paired with this crispy, fried chicken. When the family is looking for quick and delicious chicken, nothing tops a Popeye's copycat recipe.

Copycat Popeye's Fried Chicken Recipe

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets in a Slider - Larissa,

This copycat chicken sandwich recipe is the ultimate crowd-pleaser. The homemade rolls are easy to make and add an authentic restaurant touch. Give this fantastic recipe a try today!

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Nuggets in a Slider

Copycat KFC Nashville Hot Chicken - Nick Evans,

Nothing beats that hot and spicy chicken right from Nashville, but KFC's popular recipe comes pretty close. If you want to replicate that famous taste, this recipe for Copycat KFC Nashville Hot Chicken is just what you're looking for. This chicken strips recipe is so good that you'll find yourself making it in secret so you won't have to share with anyone else. It's no wonder why this spicy chicken tenders recipe has everybody talking.

Copycat KFC Nashville Hot Chicken

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