Popeyes Bonafide Spicy Chicken (Copycat)

Popeyes Bonafide Spicy Chicken (Copycat)  

  • 8 pieces fresh frying chicken
  • 1 (6 ounce) bottle Louisiana hot sauce (Louisiana brand) SEASONING
  • 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry buttermilk (SACO)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Accent seasoning
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground dill seed (not dill weed)
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon dried chipotle powder


  • 6 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 teaspoon fine sugar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Accent seasoning




  1. RINSE chicken pieces and blot; PLACE chicken into a 9 x 13 baking dish; COAT chicken well with contents of one 6-ounce bottle original Louisiana Hot Sauce, rubbing sauce well into skin of chicken.
  2. MEASURE the all of the SEASONING ingredients into a resealable plastic container; SEAL container and shake well to blend; FUNNEL mixture into an empty, clean salt shaker; SPRINKLE the SEASONING evenly and generously on every side of marinated chicken; RUB mixture well into chicken; ALLOW chicken to marinate in seasoning for at least 2 hours, refrigerated and sealed.
  3. BEAT 6 large eggs in a large bowl with 1 tablespoon white pepper, 1 teaspoon fine salt, 1 teaspoon fine sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon Accent seasoning; WHISK mixture in bowl vigorously until smooth.
  4. ADD 3 cups all-purpose flour into a medium bowl for the DREDGING.
  5. PLACE a cooling rack over a baking sheet and set aside.
  6. REMOVE chicken from the marinating dish using tong; (1) DIP chicken into the BATTER until evenly coated; (2) COAT the chicken well in the DREDGING flour; PLACE chicken onto the rack over baking sheet.
  7. REPEAT steps with remaining chicken pieces until all are battered and breaded (NOTE: IF THE FLOUR DREDGING BECOMES CLUMPY, SIFT IT THROUGH A SIEVE TO REMOVE CLUMPS BEFORE CONTINUING); ALLOW breaded chicken to rest at least 15 minutes to absorb the breading.
  8. ADD the manufacturer’s recommended amount of deep-frying fat for deep-frying (100% beef tallow shortening or 70% Crisco Shortening with 30% Crisco Butter-Flavor Shortening); PLACE deep-fryer basket into place in deep-fryer; PREHEAT fryer to 315°F (or preheat enough fat to immerse chicken completely in deep heavy stovetop pot between 315°F, using a standard deep-fryer thermometer to gauge).
  9. CAREFULLY lower each piece breaded chicken one at a time, into the deep-fryer basket without crowding (if a standard size home fryer is used, add no more than 2-3 pieces at a time); (if stovetop frying, gently place breaded chicken pieces into hot oil using tongs, turning once halfway through frying duration); FRY for 10 minutes; RAISE frying temperature to 375°F ; CONTINUE frying at the higher temperature for 5 minutes (return frying oil temperature to 315°F for each new batch).
  10. BLOT chicken lightly to drain; TRANSFER rack over a baking sheet and keep chicken warmed in a preheated 170°F oven until serving; SERVE and enjoy!

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