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KFC Buttermilk Biscuits

KFC Buttermilk Biscuits have to be one of my guilty pleasures. The KFC Buttermilk Biscuits are soft, billowy, and have a crunchy top. You know, you don’t have to leave home to make biscuits just like the KFC Buttermilk Biscuits. What I really like about making these KFC Buttermilk Biscuits at home means I can make them for breakfast, which I can’t do during the morning. This is one of the few recipes that I actually use self rising flour. I like the self rising flour in the KFC Buttermilk Biscuits because commercial self rising flour has a really nice consistency in flour. I do add a couple of secret weapons in my version of the KFC Biscuits.

KFC Buttermilk Biscuits

In addition to the self rising flour, I also like to use, some sugar, for sweetness, and some cream of tartar to give these biscuits an additional lift. I think one of the qualities I like most about the KFC Buttermilk biscuits is how high, light, and fluffy they are. If you have never tried using buttermilk before in your biscuits, you should really give it a try, buttermilk gives your baked goods a fabulous tang, with the addition of sugar, and you get a really balanced flavor in the KFC Buttermilk Biscuits.

KFC Buttermilk Biscuits

cube butter

cutting butter into dough

KFC Buttermilk Biscuits

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  • Recipe Type: Bread Recipes, CopyKat Recipes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 6
KFC Buttermilk Biscuits

These are so wonderful at the restaurant now you can make them at home!


  • 2 1/2 cups self rising flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup chilled butter (you can use shortening)
  • 2 tablespoons of butter melted (to top biscuits with)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar


Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Cut butter into small cubes, if you use shortening chill it so you cut into small pieces. It is important to cut the butter into small pieces so it will make it easier to cut the butter into the flour. In a medium sized bowl combine self rising flour, sugar, and cream of tartar. Add in cubed butter, and work butter into the flour until it reaches a large sand grained texture. Add buttermilk, and stir long enough to stir buttermilk into the dough.

On a floured surface turn dough out of the bowl, and shape flour into a round shape, use a rolling pin to gently roll out dough to about 3/4 of an inch thick. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out biscuits and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Brush tops of biscuits with the 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Bake biscuits for 12 to 15 minutes.

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  • Chef Mike

    I used to work at kfc this is not even close to the recipe!!!

    • DonnaMarie SheBoom Ada-Aguon

      Do share the recipe.. I love their biscuits

    • Atricia Kelley

      Right I use to make them for 2 years as a teenager. Flour shortening and buttermilk that’s it. Butter afterwards

  • Krittersittter03

    Would love Lee’s Famous Recipe copycats of their slaw, biscuits and extra crispy chicken.

  • Techchef

    Thanks for the recipes (this one and the Fried Chicken) but the video on the side that starts automatically is very annoying..

  • cjletsid

    biscuits are not easy to make, even for everyday bakers. My mom taught me when I was very young and it took me years to perfect her biscuits. You can not over knead or under knead. You have to use the right flour and sifting is very important. If they flop for you, you most likely did something wrong whether you want to hear it or not.

    • Stephanie Manley

      It seems like baking is often more than just following directions. Lots of practice also helps!

  • marissa

    i think tat it is kool and it tasted really nice wen i tried it soooooo………..i think um…u can try it

  • Sandra

    I would give the moon for a recipe from Jack’s Restaurant biscuits 😀

  • Bree

    Does anyone have a recipe for KFCs coleslaw?? Thanks, Bree

    • Stephanie Manley

      The recipe is here, Better than KFC Coleslaw.

    • Patt

      when you get this recipe please let me know Thanks Sewqueen

  • Casey

    I usually enjoy all of your recipes, however, this one I did not. They were not like the KFC biscuits I have had. Will not be making these again.

  • Marcy Powell

    I just made the KFC Buttermilk biscuits and they were the biggest flop I have ever had. Usually all the recipies I try turn out great. Everyone loves my cooking and baking. This recipie is one I would never recommend or make again. Thanks Marcy

    • Stephanie

      Marcy, I am really sorry that this recipe flopped for you. I am curious, did you use self rising flour?

  • munkee

    Schwans has cheap biscuits like KFCs without the hassle. Very addictive.

    • Nitra Stokes

      just seeing this … and just went on their website to order, after 2 years I hope their still as delicious as you said, I only ordered one bag to see if I like them .. and for 8 bucks for 18 biscuits you cant beat that

  • Fran

    Well, that looks easy enough. Sounds like the perfect side to eggs this weekend.

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