MIAMI — Popeyes® will add new chicken nuggets to its menu in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico starting July 27. Popeyes’ nuggets took the quality and flavors of the famous chicken sandwich and made it into poppable pieces, the company said.
It plans to reset guests’ standards with these chicken nuggets, which are freshly prepared beginning to end in restaurant everyday — seasoned, hand-battered, breaded in buttermilk and fried up fresh to deliver a classically flavorful crispy and juicy bite.
“Just like our game changing chicken sandwich, our new chicken nuggets are unlike anything you may have experienced before,” said Sami Siddiqui, president, Popeyes Americas. “We aim to show the world once again the magic of Popeyes chicken with our new nuggets. We believe that these pieces of crunchy, juicy delicious chicken will have guests question how they ever enjoyed chicken nuggets before this.”
The chicken sandwich recipe, rich in Louisiana tradition, is the recipe of the new Popeyes nuggets. Popeyes uses a special flour and batter system to provide the perfect crispy texture, which guests have come to love and expect from its flagship fried chicken, the company said.
The white meat chicken breast nuggets will become available in a classic flavor and can meet a wide range of taste preferences by pairing with signature sauces like Bayou Buffalo, BoldBQ, Blackened Ranch, Buttermilk Ranch, Wild Honey Mustard, and Sweet Heat®.
The new nuggets will be available for purchase in-store and on third party delivery with options ranging from 4-piece to 36-piece orders.
“We have invested the time to perfect a product that leverages our classic techniques and Louisiana flavors that will change how people think about and experience chicken nuggets," said Amy Alarcon, vice president of culinary innovation, Popeyes. "We think we did it again with chicken nuggets. Now we can offer this famous recipe in pieces with the launch of Popeyes® nuggets.”