Copycat KFC Biscuits

These Copycat KFC Biscuits are the real deal. Super easy to make and ready in less than 30 minutes! A perfect copycat.

copycat kfc biscuits

So when it comes to biscuits, I think these Copycat KFC Biscuits are my favorite. Buttery, flaky and golden brown just like a biscuit should be. And there’s nothing like making your favorite restaurant recipe in the comfort of your own home.

I’ve made biscuits in a cast-iron skillet before as well as some sour cream biscuits, but these KFC biscuits are my favorite.

copycat kfc biscuits unbaked

As with most biscuit recipes, this KFC Biscuit recipe only calls for the simplest of ingredients. With the exception of the shortening, you should have everything else on hand if you cook or bake on a regular basis.

copycat kfc biscuits fresh out of the oven

You also need to be mindful that this biscuit recipe calls for 2 different types of shortening, one being butter flavored.

It’s important not to omit or substitute the butter-flavored shortening to ensure the biscuits taste like they should, flaky and buttery!

copycat kfc biscuits

Since the goal of a Copycat Recipe is for it to taste exactly like the original, it’s only natural to rate this recipe against the original. This Copycat recipe rates a solid 10 out of 10 in my opinion.

copycat kfc biscuits with salad

If you don’t have Buttermilk on hand, you can use this trick as a substitute: Add one tablespoon of lemon juice to a measuring cup. Add milk and fill to the 1 cup measurement line. Stir the mixture together and let sit for 5 minutes.

cultured buttermilk blend

Another option is to use a cultured buttermilk blend. All you need to do is add water. I was very skeptical at first but in a pinch it works great!

copycat kfc biscuits with salad

You will need the following ingredients to make this Copycat Biscuits recipe from KFC (see recipe card for quantities): All Purpose Flour, Salt, White Sugar, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Vegetable Shortening, Butter Flavored Vegetable Shortening, Buttermilk, Milk and Butter.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all purpose flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Cut in both shortenings until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the buttermilk until a soft sticky dough forms.
  3. Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead gently until no longer sticky. Divide the dough in half. Roll each half into an 8-inch circle approximately 1/2-inch thick.
  4. Cut out biscuits with a 2-inch biscuit cutter. Place cut biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush the tops of the biscuits with milk.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately brush the biscuits with butter after baking.

Printable Recipe Card

kfc biscuits

Copycat KFC Biscuits

These Copycat KFC Biscuits are the real deal. Super easy to make and ready in less than 30 minutes! A perfect copycat.
4.20 from 10 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course Bread Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 12 biscuits
Calories 137 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 ½ Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp White Sugar
  • 4 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 ¼ Tsp Baking Soda
  • 3 Tbsp Vegetable Shortening
  • 4 Tsp Vegetable Shortening, butter flavored
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • Milk
  • Unsalted Butter, melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all purpose flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Cut in both shortenings until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the buttermilk until a soft sticky dough forms.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead gently until no longer sticky. Divide dough in half. Roll each half into an 8-inch circle approximately 1/2-inch thick.
  • Cut out biscuits with a 2-inch biscuit cutter. Place cut biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush tops of the biscuits with milk.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately brush biscuits with butter after baking.

Nutrition

Calories: 137kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 445mgPotassium: 218mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 33IUCalcium: 98mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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2 Comments

  1. Lisa Chaffins says:

    Love these biscuits so easy to make and absolutely delicious

    1. Glad you liked them! I like this biscuit recipe as well. Thanks!

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