The new Popeyes chicken sandwich is amazing, if you even got to try it, you know. I was fortunate enough to get my hands on one when a coworker of mine waited an hour in line for a bag of them and then included me in the tasting party. Wow, I see why the Internet has gone nuts over this chicken war thing. The Chick-Fil chicken sandwich is oh, so good, but this new Popeye8217;s chicken sandwich is from another world, I tell you. Pretty sure it has to do with the buttermilk soak and seasoning. Actually, let be honest, I had no idea what made the darn thing so good until after dreaming about getting my hands on another Popeye8217;s sandwich, only to learn that they were sold out for a long time, I sought help in the name of Youtube. Turns out, you can make a copycat version of the fan(atical) favorite chicken sandwich from Popeye8217;s restaurants. I learned then that the secret is in an overnight buttermilk soak, a drying process in the fridge which adds extra crispiness, and gotta give some credit here to these Youtube food Vloggers, just genius. Of course, it makes sense that the Popeye8217;s version would be sitting to dry out, too, Right? Fast food prep tip straight to your kitchen. Let it sit awhile, then let it sit again.
You can make the regular version or mix up some spicy mayo to create your own Spicy Popeye8217;s chicken sandwich recipe. Yum. I made my first batch last weekend, and it was a total hit with the fam. Planning to cook up a batch for my next bonfire party in the yard. Want my address? Try this copycat Popeyes sandwich at home.
- 1 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp MSG
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 3 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1 Tbsp Tabasco or Louisiana Style Hot Sauce
- 2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
One chicken, carefully add them one at a time into the frying oil. Do not overcrowd them or you risk removing the batter. Cook until golden, flipping them occasionally so both sides are brown. This should take about 2 minutes. Bake for 15 minutes or until the internal temp of the chicken is 165°F.
Now it is time to make your sandwiches! Start with the bottom bun, then layer your bun with spicy mayo, pickles, fried chicken breast, then some more mayo.
If you prefer the less spicy version, use regular mayo. Make your sandwich the same way, just sub the spicy mayo for regular.
Original source: https://diyjoy.com/popeyes-chicken-sandwich-recipe-copycat/