Popeye Fried Chicken


This recipe is similar to that served at a famous restaurant chain.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
8 servings


  • 3 cups self-rising flour

  • 1 cup cornstarch

  • 3 tablespoons seasoning salt

  • 2 tablespoons paprika

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix

  • 1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix

  • 1 packet dry spaghetti sauce mix

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 3 cups crushed cornflakes cereal

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • ¼ cup cold water

  • 2 cups oil for frying

  • 1 (4 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces


  1. In a shallow dish or bowl mix together the flour, cornstarch, seasoning salt, paprika, baking soda, dressing mix, soup mix, spaghetti sauce mix and sugar. Place cereal crumbs in another shallow dish or bowl, and mix together eggs and water in a third shallow dish or bowl.

  2. Heat oil (1 inch deep) in a large skillet over medium high heat. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Dip chicken pieces into dry coating mix, egg/water mixture, cereal crumbs, briefly into dry mix once more, then drop into hot oil skin side down. Brown for 3 to 4 minutes, then brown other side of each piece.

  4. Place browned chicken pieces in a 9x13 inch baking dish, skin side up, and cover dish with aluminum foil leaving one side open for escaping steam.

  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 45 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and tender and juices run clear. Remove cover and bake another 5 minutes to let coating become crisp; serve.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

733 Calories
27g Fat
76g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 733
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 3140mg 137%
Total Carbohydrate 76g 28%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 228mg 18%
Iron 8mg 45%
Potassium 490mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.