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Our Fave Bojangles Copycat Recipes for NC Foodies

(The Triangle Trend) — It’s Bo’ time! Minus the actual commute to your local Bojangles. Thanks to talented at-home chefs who have not only created but shared copycat recipes online, you too can turn your kitchen into an amateur Bojangles. Biscuits, dirty rice, bo berry biscuits, and spicy southern chicken coming at you.

Copycat Bojangles’ Biscuits

Source: Cdkitchen.com

What you need:

  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • Melted butter, as needed

Read the full recipe here.

Bojangles Dirty Rice

Source: savorywithsoul.com

What you need:

  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 1 pound ground breakfast sausage
  • ½ large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper, more if you want extra spicy
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Read the full recipe here.

Blueberry Biscuits

Source: recipejazz.com

What you need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  •  1/3 cup granulated sugar
  •  6 tablespoons butter (frozen, you are going to grate it later)
  •  4 teaspoon baking powder
  •  1/2 cup frozen (2.6 ounces) blueberries (frozen with flour over them)

For the glaze:

  •  1 cup powdered sugar
  •  1/8 cup water
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •  1 teaspoon lemon juice

Read the full recipe here.

Copycat Bojangles Cinnamon Biscuits

Source: Lifeloveandsugar.com

What you need:

For the filling:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted

For the biscuits:

  • 2 cups self rising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, very cold, cubed
  • 1/4 cup butter flavored shortening, very cold, cubed
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp buttermilk

For the vanilla glaze:

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1–2 tbsp milk

Read the full recipe here.

Cajun Pinto Beans

Source: thailand1dollarmeals.com

What you need:

  • 2 cans Pinto beans, drained
  • 250 grams bulk pork sausage
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1-2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 cup large green chilies, roasted, peeled, chopped
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced

Read the full recipe here.

Spicy Southern Chicken Biscuits

Source: tablespoon.com

What you need:

  • 1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated Original biscuits
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Read the full recipe here.

Fried Cajun Chicken Tenders

Source: feastandfarm.com

What you need:

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce optional
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 cups high heat oil, like coconut, for frying

Read the full recipe here.

Perfect Southern Sweet Iced Tea

Source: deepsouthdish.com

What you need:

  • 5 to 7 individual tea bags
  • 1 quart of cool filtered or bottled water
  • Pinch of baking soda, optional
  • 1 (4-cup) glass Pyrex measuring cup for steeping
  • 2 quart glass pitcher filled with ice
  • 1/2 – 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Fresh lemon, sliced or wedges, and some mint sprigs, optional

Read the full recipe here.

Instant Pot Cajun Dirty Rice

Source: myforkinglife.com

What you need:

  • 1 lb pork sausage
  • ½ lb chicken livers finely chopped
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • ½ green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Creole seasoning
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp hot sauce
  • 2 cups white rice rinsed
  • 1 ¼ cup beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped

Read the full recipe here.

Crispy Cajun Oven Baked Fries

Source: divascancook.com

What you need:

  • 3 large russet potatoes
  • 4 Tablespoons canola or olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • dash of turmeric
  • onion powder (optional)

Read the full recipe here.

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Cierra Smith | Editor

Raleigh-born writer passionate about cultural awareness and social change. You’ll typically find me somewhere studying a language, writing, or doing pilates. Consider me a health-conscious foodie with an interest in all diets and lifestyles.

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