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17 KFC Copycat Recipes for You

These KFC copycat recipes have all of the secrets it takes to getting KFC's best dishes just right!

By: Ashley Kolpak, Editor,
Updated August 30, 2023
17 KFC Copycat Recipes for You

We've known it from the start... some of the very best copycat recipes around come from one of America's most famous restaurants, KFC. What do you think of when you hear the words "Kentucky Fried Chicken"? We think of a wide variety of recipes that have been satisfying customers across the country for decades.

From finger-licking chicken wings to cool and creamy coleslaw and dipping sauce, these restaurant copycat recipes replicate your favorite KFC menu items. Try these 17 KFC Copycat Recipes for You, and you won't be disappointed. These Southern classics are comforting, satisfying, and the perfect thing to share with friends and family. Whether you want to make a weeknight dinner everyone will enjoy, or need to bring something extra special to a picnic or potluck, these recipes won't let you down.

The KFC secret recipe is what keeps all of us going back. Wouldn't it be great to recreate some of these KFC recipes at home? Save yourself some dough by perusing this collection, featuring the Homemade KFC Fried Copycat Chicken Recipe and more copycat KFC recipes for you to enjoy. Not only will you be saving money, but you'll be saving a trip to the drive thru and skipping all of those preservatives found in fast food. Get ready to get messy with some of these delicious fried chicken recipes. We hope you enjoy the selection!

KFC Chicken Copycats

Knockoff KFC Fried Chicken Recipe
  • Knockoff KFC Fried Chicken RecipeThis Knockoff KFC Fried Chicken Recipe is the recipe you've been waiting for. Paprika and garlic powder give the chicken an extra kick of flavor.
  • Copycat KFC Honey BBQ WingsIf you're looking for famous restaurant recipes to impress your guests for a party, this recipe for Copycat KFC Honey BBQ Wings is a perfect one.
  • Copycat of KFC's Original Recipe ChickenWe've got a Copycat of KFC's Original Recipe Chicken so you can just pop on your Snuggie, and turn up the radio. Dinner is served.
  • KFC Twisters Copycat RecipeThis KFC Twisters Copycat Recipe is the recipe you should make for dinner tonight! This KFC copycat is an essential for any copycat fan.
  • Homemade KFC Popcorn ChickenUsing some kickin' chicken spices, this gluten-free recipe is bound to be an instant hit with the family
  • Better than KFC Southern Fried ChickenBetter than KFC Southern Fried there's a recipe that makes a big claim. I guess you'll just have to try it out yourself!

KFC Side Dish Copycats

KFC Biscuit Recipe
  • KFC Biscuit Copycat RecipeLight, flaky, and buttery, this is probably the best biscuit out of any other restaurant recipes you may have tried.
  • KFC Mashed Potato Bowl ReplicaEnjoy the hearty taste of copycat KFC chicken mixed with warm and fluffy mashed potatoes.
  • Homemade KFC BiscuitsKFC Buttermilk Biscuits are iconic, but these homemade biscuits are even better than the original biscuits. 
  • Copycat KFC Coleslaw RecipeKFC Coleslaw is a five minute side dish you'll enjoy all summer long with your favorite chicken and more! Tastes exactly like the original!
  • Homemade KFC Barbeque Baked BeansThis KFC clone recipe uses hickory smoked bacon for a unique addition to that regular ol' can of beans.
  • Copycat KFC Chicken Pot PiePot pie is known for being a great comfort food. This Copycat KFC Chicken Pot Pie is just that, the ultimate comfort food recipe.
  • KFC Mac and Cheese CopycatThis KFC Mac and Cheese Copycat recipe is so simple to make, and it’s the perfect comfort food! If you’re a fan of this classic side dish, then you’ve got to try this recipe.
  • Simple Copycat KFC Mashed PotatoesThe recipe is so simple and delish. Make some soon. You and your family will love these creamy mashed potatoes that really do taste just like KFC!

KFC Sauce Copycats

KFC Style Gravy
  • Sauces and gravies are sometimes the key to giving a restaurant dish its perfect flavor. KFC Style Gravy has everything you're looking for in a great gravy...smooth, savory, and loaded with Southern charm!
  • Copycat KFC Honey BBQ SauceCopycat KFC Honey BBQ Sauce is a basic you can more than depend on. Made with a delicious blend of honey, molasses and more, this sauce recipe will bring the perfect flavor to any chicken or pork dinner.
  • Copycat KFC Rotisserie Gold MarinadeThis simple rotisserie chicken recipe uses only five easy ingredients to transform your chicken from bronze to gold.

Copycat KFC Secret Fried Chicken Tutorial

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I would like the recipe for the "HOT WINGS".

I am 56 yo. I went to my first Kentucky Fried Chicken around 1966ish. In Clawson, MI Nobody today knows what the real Kentucky Fried Chicken tasted like or that it was JUICY. The skin STUCK to your fingers, hence finger licking good. If they are putting in any of the original herbs and spices in the chicken today, it is either a trace or a ruse. Ever since the Colonel passed Kentucky Fried Chicken, now KFC is putrid. 11 herbs and spices? Secret? Why? They don't use them. Also, what about ALLERGIES? Many foods just say "spices" and don't list them. Yet they can plaster may contain peanuts or has wheat or milk or get my point? Nothing ever said about someone being allergic to a spice as in "spices". Why is that? Protecting secret recipes? What a bunch of BS. KFC would probably say we just use pepper, no other spices. What people today believe is excellent is NOT. I wish I could let you eat a REAL piece of Kentucky Fried Chicken like it used to be.

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Wish you had a copycat recipe for KFC's Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever eaten!

I would love the recipe for KFC's bread pudding they have in their buffet line.


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