Spicy Extra-Crispy Fried Chicken ~ Chicken is soaked in buttermilk overnight. Dipped in egg wash, then dredged in seasoned flour twice. **Add 1 Tsp baking powder per cup of flour. ***Critical Step : Lay dredged chicken pieces on wire rack & let rest 20-30 minutes, until flour coating appears to be moist. This is what makes the crispest crust.
Copycat Recipes: Popeye's Famous Fried Chicken... 6 cups vegetable oil or olive oil, for frying 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon salt 2 tablespoons ground white pepper 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons paprika 3 eggs 4 pounds frying chicken with skin, cut into pieces, discard backbone or use later for soup
What's not to love about Popeye's Spicy Fried Chicken? Honestly, I am probably one of the biggest Popeye's Spicy Chickens fans out there to date. I adore the taste of that spicy, perfectly seasoned, crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside chicken so much that I had to do a copycat recipe for Popeye's Spicy Chicken to share with y'all today. Trust me if you enjoy Popeye's Spicy Chicken you are going to fall in love with this recipe for Copycat Popeye's Spicy Fried Chicken.
Copycat Popeye's Spicy Chicken: 3 eggs 1/3 cup water 1 cup hot red pepper sauce (I like Louisiana Hot Sauce....Franks Red Hot Sauce!!) 4 cups flour 2 teaspoon pepper 2 teaspoon paprika 3 teaspoons cayenne pepper 1 quart buttermilk (optional) Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Powder (to taste) 1 (1 to 2 1/2-pound) chicken, cut into pieces Peanut Oil, for frying (see comment section for directions)