Chicken Express Copycat Recipe


Chicken Express is known for its delicious fried chicken that's crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. This copycat recipe will help you recreate that same mouthwatering flavor right in your own kitchen!

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Instructions: How to Cook Chicken Express Copycat

  1. Place the chicken breasts in a bowl and pour the buttermilk over them. Let them marinate for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  2. In a shallow dish, mix together the flour, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or deep fryer to 350°F (175°C).
  4. Remove the chicken breasts from the buttermilk and dredge them in the seasoned flour mixture, making sure to coat them evenly.
  5. Carefully place the coated chicken breasts in the hot oil and fry for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  6. Remove the chicken from the oil and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  7. Serve the crispy fried chicken hot with your favorite sides and enjoy your homemade Chicken Express copycat meal!
Chicken Express Copycat Recipe