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Copycat Kentucky Fried Chicken Recipe

Easy copycat Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe for the crispiest chicken ever. Juicy chicken drumsticks fried quickly then baked to perfection & so flavorful.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, copycat, kentucky fried chicken
Servings: 10
Calories: 1615kcal
Author: The Typical Mom



  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Soak the chicken legs in salt water for up to 24 hrs if possible for optimal results.
  • Put eggs in one bowl and flour and spices mixed in another bowl.
  • Beat the eggs and dredge each chicken leg in the flour, then the egg, and then flour once more.
  • Put coated drumstick on a cooling rack and do this to all other drumsticks.
  • Heat oil in dutch oven or large pan over medium/high heat.
  • Fry each leg in batches of 3-4 for about 3 or so minutes each until coating is golden brown.
  • Remove each leg and put on cooling rack to drain excess oil until all legs are done.
  • Leave on cooling rack on top of a cookie sheet and put in oven for 35-45 minutes or until the thermometer reads 165 degrees F.
  • Enjoy


Serving: 5oz | Calories: 1615kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 165g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 583mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2.1mg