POPEYE'S CHICKEN SANDWICH COPYCAT RECIPE
chicken, with skin cut up (Popeye's uses Tyson brand)
teaspoon white pepper
tablespoon cayenne pepper
tablespoon Tabasco sauce
cups vegetable oil
cup all-purpose flour, sifted
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 AND HOT SAUCE.
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.
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