KFC Buttermilk Biscuits

KFC Buttermilk Biscuits have to be one of my guilty pleasures. They are soft, billowy, and have a crunchy top. You know you don’t have to leave home to enjoy 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, you can’t buy these biscuits in the restaurant before lunch.

Homemade KFC Buttermilk Biscuits

Recipe Ingredients

This is one of the few recipes that I actually use self-rising flour. I like using self-rising flour for biscuits because commercial self-rising flour has a really nice consistency. I do add a couple of secret weapons in my version of the KFC Biscuits.

In addition to the self-rising flour, I also use a little sugar for sweetness and 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. And with the addition of sugar, you get really balanced flavor.

Making KFC Buttermilk Biscuits

You need to cut the cold butter into cubes.

butter cut into cubes

Then cut the butter into the flour until it looks crumbly.

a handful of biscuit dough after cutting in the butter

Then stir in the buttermilk, roll out the dough, and cut into round biscuits. Bake until lightly browned and done.

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Homemade KFC Buttermilk Biscuits on a blue plate

KFC Buttermilk Biscuits

Make KFC Buttermilk Biscuits at home. 
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Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Biscuits
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 194kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter chilled
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 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 the 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.



Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.2mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Techchef

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

    • 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

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