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kfc onion rings recipe

KFC Onion Rings

These copycat KFC onion rings are extra crispy and perfectly seasoned with a Kentucky Fried Chicken copycat seasoning. Dip them into your favorite sauce and enjoy them right at home.
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Keyword: kfc onion rings, kentucky fried chicken onion rings, buttermilk onion rings, fried onion rings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 345kcal



  • Heat the oil to 365 – 370 degrees F in a pot.
  • Cut the onions into 1/4 inch round slices and separate the rings from each other.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and egg to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and KFC seasoning.
  • Coat the onion slices in the the flour mixture first and set aside.
  • Combine all of the leftover flour mixture with the buttermilk and egg mixture in the same bowl. Mix until well incorporated.
  • Pour the panko bread crumbs into a separate bowl.
  • Dip the rings into the buttermilk batter and allow the excess to drop off.
  • Coat the rings in Panko Bread Crumbs and transfer to the hot oil to fry. Do not over crowd.
  • Fry for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden.
  • Transfer the KFC onion rings to a paper towel lined plate to drain the excess oil.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy.


  • Use a deep frying thermometer for best results.
  • Don’t over crowd the pan or the oil’s temperature will drop.
  • The onions cook quickly so keep an eye one them.
  • Sweet onions work best for this recipe.


Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 621mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 158IU | Calcium: 280mg | Iron: 4mg