Outback Bloomin Fried Chicken Recipe (Copycat)

Outback Bloomin Fried Chicken Recipe (Copycat)

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Today we are sharing a copycat recipe for one of our all-time favorite restaurant meals – Outback Steakhouse’s Bloomin’ Fried Chicken. This dish is so good; we can’t even begin to tell you.

So if you’re looking for a delicious comfort food meal that will leave you satisfied, look no further than this amazing recipe.

Trust me; it’s worth every bit of effort. Let’s get started!

If you are a fan of Outback Steakhouse, then you’ll love this copycat recipe for their popular Bloomin’ Fried Chicken! It’s the perfect meal for any chicken lover!

What is the Bloomin Fried Chicken recipe?

Bloomin Fried Chicken

The Bloomin’ Fried Chicken recipe is a delicious and easy-to-make fried chicken.

The key to this recipe is not to overcrowd the pan, resulting in dry, tough chicken. Instead, use a large skillet and cook the chicken in batches.

This recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight meal or a fun weekend dinner party. With the help of our recipe, you’ll be able to create a crispy, juicy fried chicken that will have your family and friends coming back for more.

Can I copycat this recipe at home?

You can make this recipe at home! Follow the steps below, and you’ll have delicious Bloomin’ Fried Chicken. Anyone who loves Outback Steakhouse will go crazy for this copycat recipe!

How long does it take?

This recipe takes about 10 minutes to prepare and 5 minutes to cook as long as you have the chicken cut into pieces in advance. If you need to cut the chicken into pieces, it will take a few minutes longer.

What ingredients do I need to start?

Chicken breast

To make this recipe, you’ll need:

Chicken breast: It’s important to use boneless, skinless chicken breast for this recipe. Cut the chicken into 1-inch pieces before adding it to the buttermilk mixture.

Buttermilk: This helps to tenderize the chicken and gives it a delicious flavor.

Flour: All-purpose flour is best for this recipe. You could also use gluten-free all-purpose flour if needed.

Salt and pepper: Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste. If you want a little heat, add a pinch of cayenne pepper.

Vegetable oil: This is used for frying chicken. Any type of vegetable oil will work, but I prefer to use canola oil or peanut oil.

What else do I need?

In addition to the ingredients above, you’ll need a deep fryer and some paper towels. You’ll also need a large bowl to mix the chicken and buttermilk.

Outback Bloomin Fried Chicken Recipe (Copycat)

Bloomin Fried Chicken Recipe

The popular Outback Steakhouse Bloomin' Onion inspired this dish. The key to this recipe is the buttermilk marinade. The acidity in the buttermilk tenderizes the chicken and gives it a nice flavor. Let's start?
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting Time: 2 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings


  • 1 pound Boneless, skinless chicken breast (cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, buttermilk, flour, salt, black pepper, and cayenne. Mix well to coat the chicken.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat vegetable oil in a deep fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Add chicken pieces to the hot oil, a few at once.
  • Fry until golden brown and cooked through about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  • Serve hot.
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How do I know when the chicken is done?

Fried chicken is a delicious dish, but it can be tricky to know when it is cooked.

  • The best way to tell is to use a meat thermometer. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken, ensuring it does not touch the bone. The internal temperature should be at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Another way to tell if the chicken is done is to cut into the meat. The juices should run clear, and the flesh should be white throughout. The chicken must cook for longer if it is still pink or red.
  • Finally, trust your instincts! If the chicken looks like it is getting too dark, you can always remove it from the oil and finish cooking it in the oven.

You will be an expert at making perfectly fried chicken with a little practice.

Can I add or replace some ingredients?

Yes, you can add or replace some of the ingredients in this recipe.

For example, if you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can use milk instead. You can add spices to the flour mixture, such as garlic powder or paprika. 

If you want to replace the chicken with another protein, such as shrimp or tofu, that would also work well. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Tips and tricks for a better chicken

Improving the chicken flavor

If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can make your own by combining 1 cup of milk with one tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar. Let it sit for 5 minutes before using.

  • For a crispy coating, try using 1/2 cup cornstarch in place of the flour.
  • Add some spice to the recipe by mixing in 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/4 teaspoon onion powder to the flour mixture.
  • Serve the chicken with your favorite dipping sauce. Try honey mustard, barbecue sauce, or ranch dressing.
  • Add some chopped nuts or bread crumbs to the flour mixture for extra crunch.
  • Make sure the chicken is completely coated in the batter before adding it to the oil. Otherwise, the coating will fall off in the fryer.
  • Use a deep fryer or Dutch oven to fry the chicken, so you don’t have to worry about hot oil splattering everywhere.
  • Only add a few pieces of chicken to the oil at a time, so they have plenty of room to cook and don’t stick together.
  • Cook the chicken until it is golden brown all over. If it gets dark on one side before the others, turn it, so it cooks evenly.
  • Remove the chicken from the oil with a slotted spoon or tongs so that any excess oil can drip off.
  • Let the chicken drain on paper towels or a wire rack before serving.
  • Serve the chicken hot, so the coating is nice and crispy.
  • If you want to make ahead, prepare the chicken through step 2 and refrigerate until ready to fry.

This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled if you feed a crowd.

Leftover fried chicken can be reheated in a 350-degree F oven for 10-15 minutes.

What are the best ways to store this fried chicken recipe?

This Bloomin’ Fried Chicken is best served immediately. However, leftovers can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 3 days.

If you want to reheat, we recommend doing so in the oven at 350 degrees until warm.

Final Words

This copycat recipe for Outback Steakhouse’s Bloomin’ Fried Chicken will surely be a hit with your family and friends.

It tastes like the real thing with a crispy coating and juicy interior. And best of all, it’s much easier to make at home than you might think. So what are you waiting for? Get frying!

Fried chicken is a classic dish that many people enjoy. It can be tricky to make, but with a little practice, you will be an expert in no time. Just remember to keep an eye on the chicken, so it doesn’t get too dark, and use a meat thermometer to ensure it is cooked through.

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