How to Make Your Own Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich
So, a man sues Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, and an armed group rushes in on a Southeastern Houston Popeye’s restaurant with their guns out. Why? Because the Popeye’s restaurant runs out of both their new classic and spicy chicken sandwiches.
How good does a chicken sandwich have to be for people to react mindlessly in these manners? It has to be pretty darn good to have sold out in just two weeks after making it’s debut in August 12, 2019.
After popular sources conducted a chicken sandwich taste test, with the inclusion of Chick Fill and Wendy’s famous chicken sandwiches in the contest, it was revealed that Popeye’s chicken sandwich comes out on top. Detroit Free Press, Thrillist and many other reliable publications rank the chicken sandwich #1 over Wendy’s and Chick Fila. Chicago Tribune ranks the Chicken sandwich #2 out of 26 other popular fast food chicken sandwiches. The Wendy’s Homestyle Chicken Sandwich comes in at #10, the Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Chick Fila at #8, the Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Wendy’s at #7 and the Chicken Sandwich from Chick Fila at #3. The #1 spot went to Chick’n Shack at Shake Shack.
Lately, there has definitely been a chicken sandwich war since the introduction of Popeye’s new chicken sandwich. And, since Popeye’s influence on the fast food market, while positioned in the top spot over American fast food chicken sandwiches, McDonald’s decided to join in on the war, introducing a new BBQ chicken sandwich that is set to hit the market in the next few days. Will it top the $4 chicken sandwich by Popeye’s? We’ll see. But, as the Popeye’s chicken sandwich is currently sold out, there is no need to rush the Popeye’s establishment with a gun or attempt to sue them. You can just make the delicious chicken sandwich yourself. Below are the ingredients for making the Popeye’s Chicken sandwich, and you can use the same fried chicken cooking process as cooking a typical fried chicken dinner.
- Chicken Breast
- Brioche Buns
- Sliced Pickles
Mayo Based Chicken Sauce
- Hot Sauce
- Garlic Powder
Typical Fried Chicken Cooking Process
Step one: Heat oil in a frying pan until oil temperature reaches 375 degrees F.
Step Two: Mix buttermilk batter in one medium bowl. Beat batter for 1-2 minutes.
Step Three: Mix flour mixture in a separate bowl. Beat for 1-2 min. Also beat Mayo Based sauce and set to the side.
Step four: For larger chicken breast, cut in half. Dip it in the buttermilk batter until completely covered. You can even let the chicken breast marinate.
Step five: After chicken isicovered in the buttermilk batter, place it in the flour mixture until completely covered.
Step six: Place the completely covered chicken breast in hot oil for a total of 15 - 20 minutes, turn over from each side every 1 minute and 30 seconds. If using a deep fryer, let chicken fry in grease for 15 - 20 minute. Breading will be a golden brown color when finished.
Step seven: Place cooked chicken breast on a plate covered with paper towels to drain grease.
Step eight: In a separate medium frying pan, butter the pan enough to lightly grill broiche bun. Use about 1 - 2 tablespoons of butter. Grill the insides of your buns.
Step nine: Spread mayo based chicken breast sauce on the inside of the bun.
Step ten: Add pickles onto the bun
Step eleven: Place the cooked chicken breast on the bun.