Copy Cat KFC Biscuits

Everyone loves a good biscuit, but in the South we have a special affinity for them. Don’t wait to get your biscuit game on, because you don’t want to miss out on these! With a golden, buttery crisp on the outside and flaky soft inside the layers that just melt in your mouth these Copy Cat KFC Biscuits are the only buttermilk biscuit recipe you’ll ever want or need.

Copy Cat KFC Biscuts

Around here we’re pretty serious about our biscuits, and we’re not shy about enjoying them morning, noon, and night.

Biscuit and gravy, fried chicken and biscuits– everything’s better when paired with a soft, crumbly crisp on the outside Southern-style biscuit.

Copy Cat KFC Buttermilk Biscuits

We even take ’em with us on our picnics. Whether it’s to see a play, enjoying the park on Easter Sunday, or an after school function– I love an easy picnic meal.

And it really doesn’t get any easier than ordering a tub of fried chicken with a side of our favorite biscuits. It’s convenient, fast and finger lickin’ good. But what about those regular days, the everyday dinners where a bowl of buttery biscuits would be a perfect fit. Nothing sops of juices or gravy quite like them.

On those days we make these copy cat KFC Biscuits

Copy Cat Kentucky Fried Chicken Biscuits

Light, flaky, buttery– these biscuits are a must have & taste just like the ones you love getting from Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants.

Seriously, you need to print this recipe, and put it somewhere safe. Better yet– get it a protective cover because that’s how much you’ll be using it.

The best part, well in addition to getting your favorite Southern style biscuits fix, is how easy they are to whip up. Having company at the last minute and need a few more? Easy Peasy, just double the recipe. Got a house full of hungry teen s like I do and they scarfed them all down before you get any or the littlest siblings?

Good thing they’re so simple– at least that’s what you’ll be thinking when you slide a second batch into the oven.

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Copy Cat KFC Biscuits

The perfect Southern biscuit, crisp & golden on the outside-- but soft and flaky on the inside, these buttery copy cat muffins will melt in your mouth with ever bite.
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Course: Appetizer, Bread, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 180kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk or full fat milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening


  • Add the dry ingredients to a sifter or mesh strainer. Sift them together over top of/into a large bowl.
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients and add in wet ingredients. Use your hands to knead the dough, cutting them in as you go.
  • If the dough isn't coming together just yet, add a bit more milk, just until the dough has come together and formed.
  • Lightly flour a work surface and turn the formed dough out onto it. Knead the dough 6-8 good times.
  • Roll the dough out until it's 1/2" thick all the way around.
  • Use a glass or a biscuit cutter to cut 8 biscuits out of the dough. Form the remaining scraps into two biscuits. Transfer the biscuits to a baking sheet.
  • Bake the biscuits at 425 degrees for 10-13 minutes.
  • Serve warm with drizzle with honey or topped with a pat of butter.


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 459mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1.2mg
Copy Cat KFC Buttermilk Biscuits 

17 thoughts on “Copy Cat KFC Biscuits

  1. I definitely have a taste for fresh biscuits! I have considered going to KFC for the biscuits alone, as we don’t care for their chicken. They don’t take long to make at home, though. So thanks for this recipe!

    1. You’ll love it Julia. It saves you the trip out AND they can be made even as an after thought and still be done in time for dinner.

    1. I was very disappointed with this recipe. I wanted something slightly different from my normal biscuit recipe in hopes of finding something like kfc. This is so not it. Ive made biscuits a thousand times and this one just missed too many marks. They barely rose. Even at half an inch thick, I could barely get 7 out of it and i used every tiny bit of dough that I could just to get the 7. My baking powder is less than a week old. I just opened it last week. So thats definitely not the issue. I feel like there’s something missing from the recipe to actually make it work.

  2. This is your basket drop biscuit recipe. Been around since the beginning of our time. The only difference is the SUGAR. Why do we need sugar in EVERYTHING? Take it out and just use sweet-cream butter.

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