Copycat chicken recipes that are better than the originals are the focus of today’s post. Chicken is a protein staple of many of our diets. These days and you want to keep your dishes from being boring.
Most of us have at least one favorite restaurant chicken meal (hello Chick-Fil-A!). For those times when you can’t go and order it, there’s always the option of making it at home. Luckily, creative food bloggers have come up with amazing copycat chicken recipes here. Some are from the most popular restaurants and chances are you’ll find some dishes you love in our picks! If you have an instant pot you might like THESE hearty recipes as well.
Here are some of the best copycat chicken recipes, some that are even more yummy than the originals. We’re featuring Olive Garden, Panda Express, Cheesecake Factory, PF Chang’s, Chili’s, KFC, The Cheesecake Factory and other well-known restaurants. All of them will surely be a hit in your family. Have you tried making any copycat recipes at home and do you have a favorite?
20 – Copycat Chicken Recipes – Better Than The Originals
CHICKEN MADEIRA RECIPE – NATASHA’S KITCHEN
Natasha recreated the legendary Chicken Madeira from the Cheesecake Factory and let me tell you; I’ll take her version any day!
COPYCAT OLIVE GARDEN TUSCAN GARLIC CHICKEN – LIFE MADE SIMPLE BAKES
If you’re a fan of Olive Garden you’re probably familiar with their creamy garlic chicken. Well, now you can make it from scratch, no reservation needed! Just follow Natalie’s recipe and enjoy it.
COPYCAT CHIPOTLE CHICKEN RECIPE – BROWN EYED BAKER
Chipotle lover? I have your next meal! This is a spot-on dupe for the full-flavored Chipotle chicken! Michelle from A Brown Eyed Baker recommends you to sauté your chicken in a pan to really get the same flavor, but head over to her recipe and follow her instructions!
P.F CHANG’S CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS – AVERIE COOKS
Lettuce wraps are a game-changer! Healthy, fast, and delicious, they’re a great idea to mix up your daily menu with something light. But, even better is that now you can make the chicken lettuce wraps inspired by P.F Chang’s original recipe without leaving your home.
MY OVEN FRIED CHICKEN – KEVIN IN COOKING
Kevin, the mind behind Kevin is Cooking has a crisp fried chicken recipe based on the classic KFC but totally improved, in my opinion! It keeps the yummy flavor but it’s oven-baked, not fried which in my book it’s so much better health-wise.
PANDA EXPRESS SWEET FIRE CHICKEN COPYCAT – DAMN DELICIOUS
Sweet and spicy, Panda Express’s sweet fire chicken has definitely become a popular takeout option but Chungah’s take on it can beat it any day to the real thing. Her recipe is tasty, creamy yet crispy and a mouth-watering dish to make at home.
CHICKEN CRISPERS CHILI’S COPYCAT – SPICY SOUTHERN KITCHEN
Just as supple and juicy as the real deal, x’s copycat version of Chili’s chicken crispers is something you cannot miss! Take her notes on how to get this tasty alternative on her blog, Spicy Southern Kitchen.
INSTANT POT OLIVE GARDEN COPYCAT CHICKEN SCAMPI – ADVENTURES OF A NURSE
Make the iconic Olive Garden chicken scampi in no time with this mouth-watering recipe! Head over to Adventures of a nurse and start cooking!
SONIC JUMBO CHICKEN POPPERS – SWEET C’S DESIGN
If you have a weak spot for the chicken poppers from Sonic Jumbo, don’t stress! You are not the only one and that’s why this alternative made by Courtney is such a popular recipe to the original restaurant version.
KFC COPYCAT FRIED CHICKEN – BAKE AT MIDNITE
We all love a fried dish once in a while but recreating the same flavorful recipes we adore so much like the beloved KFC fried chicken, can be difficult to find. Look no further though! Judy’s version is just (if even not more) tasty and crispy than the original one!
CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS P.F. CHANG’S COPYCAT – FIT FOODIE FINDS
This homemade version of PF Changs Chicken Lettuce Wraps made by Lee Hersh is an appetizing copycat version of it just as delicious but even better cause it’s incredibly easy to whip up in no time.
COPYCAT PANERA FRONTEGA CHICKEN PANINI – IOWA GIRL EATS
The heavenly Frontega chicken panini from Panera has met its match! This recipe from Iowa Girl Eats surpasses its original by far. Crunchy, tasty, and easy to do at home, you should give it a try!
COPYCAT CHEESECAKE FACTORY BANG BANG CHICKEN AND SHRIMP – JOCOOKS
This outstanding dupe for the loved Bang Bang Chicken and Shrimp dish from Cheesecake Factory was made by Joanna and let me tell you, it’s spot-on! Head over to her post and follow her recipe!
PLANET HOLLYWOOD CAP’N CRUNCH CHICKEN COPYCAT – FAV FAMILY RECIPES
This appetizer is a favorite to many and I can’t blame them, I’m on the same boat! Now, if going to Planet Hollywood is not possible, the girls at Fav Family Recipes have created a tasty replica of the delicious Cap’n Crunch Chicken!
ALICE SPRINGS CHICKEN OUTBACK COPYCAT – CULINARY HILL
This yummy dupe of Alice Spring’s Chicken is giving the real one a run for its money! The favorited marinaded chicken (that includes honey mustard sauce, mushrooms, bacon, and cheese!) can now be part of your homemade dinner in a flash. Head over to Meggan’s blog Culinary Hill and put your chef hat on!
CHICKEN MADEIRA CHEESECAKE FACTORY COPYCAT – CHEWOUT LOUD
Amy shared her take on the popular Cheesecake Factory’s Chicken Madeira on her blog, Chew Out Loud. It’s an easy dinner recipe that has all the flavor you look in a chicken dish!
COPYCAT KFC CHICKEN POT PIE RECIPE – CINCY SHOPPERS
There’s a reason why KFC Chicken pot pie has a cult-like following! But like just as x noticed, it can be expensive to buy it every time you get a craving for it. So, she took it to her own hand and made a mouth-watering copycat. Go to her blog and gran the recipe.
APPLEBEE’S ORIENTAL CHICKEN SALAD – TASTES BETTER FROM SCRATCH
This dupe for Applebee’s oriental chicken salad is out of this world! We all love this crispy and yummy salad, especially thanks to its savory dressing. I don’t know about you but I always had a struggle recreating that delightful flavor and now thanks to Lauren and her recipe I finally got it. Follow her tips and enjoy it!
ORANGE CHICKEN PANDA EXPRESS COPYCAT – SPRINKLE SOME FUN
Add a punch of flavor to your everyday menu with some extraordinary Chinese food! In this post, Rachel from Sprinkle some fun shows us how she came up with the perfect copycat version of the Orange chicken from Panda Express.
CHIPOTLE CHICKEN COPYCAT AND NACHOS – COOKING LSL
Chipotle’s tender and juicy chicken bowl has no contestants in the fast-food world but did you know you can easily recreate the tasty dish in your kitchen with ingredients you probably already have in your fridge? This easy and budget-friendly dupe is great and Mara, the creator of the copycat recipe, even shows you how to make nachos to make with it!
20 – Copycat Chicken Recipes – Better Than The Originals
- Chicken Madeira Recipe†from natashaskitchen.com
- Copycat Olive Garden Tuscan Garlic Chicken from lifemadesimplebakes.com
- Copycat Chipotle Chicken Recipe from browneyedbaker.com
- P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps from averiecooks.com
- My Oven Fried Chicken from keviniscooking.com
- Panda Express Sweet Fire Chicken Copycat from damndelicious.net
- Chicken Crispers Chili’s Copycat from spicysouthernkitchen.com
- Instant Pot Olive Garden Copycat Chicken Scampi from adventuresofanurse.com
- Sonic Jumbo Chicken Poppers from sweetcsdesigns.com
- KFC Copycat Fried Chicken from bakeatmidnite.com
- Chicken Lettuce Wraps P.F. Chang’s Copycat from fitfoodiefinds.com
- Copycat Panera Frontega Chicken Panini from iowagirleats.com
- Copycat Cheesecake Factory Bang Bang Chicken And Shrimp from jocooks.com
- Planet Hollywood Cap’n Crunch Chicken Copycat from favfamilyrecipes.com
- Alice Springs Chicken Outback Copycat from culinaryhill.com
- Chicken Madeira Cheesecake Factory Copycat from chewoutloud.com
- Copycat KFC Chicken Pot Pie Recipe from cincyshopper.com
- Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad from tastesbetterfromscratch.com
- Orange Chicken Panda Express Copycat from sprinklesomefun.com
- Chipotle Chicken Copycat And Nachos Recipe from cookinglsl.com