In the present work, Cu-doped nickel ferrite (CuxNi(1−x)Fe2O4) nanoparticles (CuNFNPs) were chemically fabricated by adding citric acid as a capping agent followed by combustion and calcination for acetaldehyde oxidation reaction (AOR) in KOH electrolytes. The as-prepared CuNFNPs were studied in terms of Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM), Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) specific surface area analyses. The morphology of CuNFNPs has sponges-structure containing irregular pores. Additionally, XRD analysis indicated that the prepared CuNFNPs have a cubic-crystals ferrite without the existence of impurities and the crystal size around 20.2 nm. The electrooxidation of acetaldehyde by the presented CuNFNPs was investigated using cyclic voltammetry (CV), chronoamperometry (CA) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) in −OH media. Furthermore, the effects of −OH and acetaldehyde on the electrocatalytic performance were studied with and without Cu-doping in addition to EIS and CA studies which confirm the high-performance of CuNFNPs as an electrocatalyst for AOR.