Bojangles Copycat Chicken Recipe


Bojangles is famous for its delicious and crispy fried chicken. This copycat recipe will allow you to recreate that same mouthwatering flavor right in your own kitchen. With a perfect blend of spices and a crispy coating, this chicken is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, dried basil, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Dip each piece of chicken into the buttermilk, then coat it in the flour mixture, pressing firmly to adhere the coating to the chicken.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  4. Carefully place the coated chicken pieces into the hot oil, skin side down.
  5. Cook the chicken for about 10 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy.
  6. Remove the chicken from the oil and place it on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy your homemade Bojangles-style fried chicken!