KFC Double Down Recipe


If you’ve been to KFC in the past you’ll likely be familiar with a recipe on their menu, the KFC double down. Sadly the dish was removed from their menu meaning that if this was your go to, it had to change. Being a creature of habit, I typically opt for the same meal option every time. Not being able to order the Double Down was devastating but I soon created a copycat recipe, meaning I could make this delicious dish anytime I please.

As I do on this website, I went into research mode in the kitchen and carefully gathered the right ingredients and steps to get to the recipe you can try yourself today.

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How To Make The KFC Double Down Burger

This was both a blessing and a curse figuring out how to make the perfect double down, simply because they’re too darn good but not so healthy on the waist line.

The key to making the perfect double down starts with fresh ingredients. We’ve outlined everything you need below from the sauces to the chicken and bacon. Once you follow these directions you’ll be on your way to enjoying this famous dish.

Although it’s a globally recognized dish, it used to be one of the hidden gems on the fast food chain’s menu.

If you enjoyed our zinger burger, you’ll be familiar with some of the steps outlined in that.

Remember, one key ingredient you don’t want to leave out is the bbq sauce, it really adds to the taste and makes this burger.

If you’re wondering how what the KFC Double Down calories add up to, it’s a whopping 540 calories. As we said, it’s very tasty but not always the healthiest option on the menu. Like all fast food, eat it in moderation.

KFC Double Down Recipe

4 from 28 votes
Recipe by Laura Ritterman Course: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Making this KFC Double Down Burger is so much fun. If you can’t get it in the fast food chain, why not figure out how to make it yourself.


  • 4 boneless chicken breasts

  • 2 teaspoon 2 of salt

  • 2 teaspoon 2 of pepper

  • 4 tablespoons 4 of worcestershire sauce

  • 2 teaspoons 2 of Mustard powder

  • 4 tablespoons 4 of Flour

  • 2 large eggs

  • barbecue sauce

  • 1 cup 1 of breadcrumbs

  • Monterey Jack Cheese Slices

  • 8 slices of fresh bacon

  • 1 teaspoon 1 chilli powder


  • Begin by cutting the boneless chicken breasts into slices, if large.
  • Flatten down the chicken
  • Next, you should marinate your chicken breasts. Start by using the pepper, mustard powder, salt and worcestershire sauce.
  • Leave this marinate for roughly 3 1/2 hours.
  • While the chicken is marinating, beat the 2 eggs and 4 tablespoons of flour in preparation for the batter. This will be used once the chicken has been fully cooked.
  • Now time to deep fry your chicken at 350°F for 12-14 minutes or until you see a golden brown color on both sides.
  • In an additional pan, you can fry the bacon until it is crispy.
  • Now that your chicken/bacon are done add the cheese slices and then the bacon under the grill.
  • Turn your oven up to 350°F or 175 degrees and leave cook for 5 minutes.
  • Once cooked, leave to cool on a baking sheet for approx 25 minutes.
  • Assemble your double down burger.
  • Start to assemble your Double Down burger. On the bottom you will have your cooked chicken breast, place some of the barbeque sauce on top, next add 2nd chicken breast.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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There you have it, the ultimate guide to making this delicious KFC dish that is adored by so many people worldwide. Who knows, you might even see this dish re-emerge globally as it was such a popular item on their menu.

It might take you 1-2 times of making it before you really figure out the kinks to getting this exactly like the original. The key is not to give up and to continue to test and improve each time. My family are certainly happy I didn’t give on making as the first time I made it I missed a key ingredient, which I didn’t have in my pantry.

Following our recipe ingredients and instructions you should find that you can make an exact replica of the original double down burger. Why not add some KFC coleslaw and KFC wedges to your dish to have the true KFC home experience. They’re quick and easy to make too and ideal for when you’re waiting for the marinating.

Let me know in the comments below if you’ve tried making this dish yourself, how did it turn out and did it taste like the original.

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