Copycat Popeye's Fried Chicken Strips

Copycat Popeye's Fried Chicken

This Copycat Popeye's Fried Chicken recipe is a spicier fried chicken so get ready for your taste buds to wake up. 

If you like milder or hotter adjust the cayenne pepper for your desired taste. 

This recipe is much like the chicken, they serve at 
Popeye's, enjoy. 


  • 3-4 pounds of chicken strips with skin or one chicken cut into pieces
  • 6 cups canola oil 
  • 2 tablespoons white pepper 
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 2 teaspoons paprika 
  • 1 tablespoon salt 
  • 3 eggs 


  1. Combine in a large bowl; flour, salt, peppers, and paprika.
  2. Break the eggs into a small bowl and beat until well blended.
  3. Dip each piece of chicken into the blended egg, then coat well with the flour mixture.
  4. After coating the chicken; place on a rack to allow the pieces to dry, about 20 to 30 minutes. You will get even browning on the chicken by letting it dry.
  5. Heat the Canola oil over medium heat in a deep fryer or in a large, deep pan on the stove.
  6. To fry chicken strips, heat oil in a heavy skillet over a medium-high burner until the oil is very hot or in an electric deep fryer.
  7. Place the chicken pieces in the hot oil, skin side down, one piece at a time. Leave enough space among pieces so that they are not crowded.
  8. Cook over a medium heat, turning until all sides are golden brown and the meat is cooked thoroughly.
  9. Place on a paper towel to allow grease to drain.