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Apr 9, 2013 07:41 AM

Popeye's Rippin' Chicken

I wanted to try this thing last time Popeye's offered it, now I see it's being advertised again in my area. Looks sorta like a breaded and fried budda's hand....Has anyone tasted it? The closest store is a bit of a ride for me, so if "meh" save me a trip

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  1. I havent tried it yet, but I cant imagine that it would taste much different than their regular chicken breast. The combo is being advertised in my area at $3.99 which seems like a pretty decent deal.

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    1. re: Fydeaux

      $4.99 in Boston (near Fenway) for the chicken, biscuit, fries, and a drink. Can't beat the deal with a fork.

    2. I enjoyed it! It's basically the "spicy" chicken in boneless form; it's about the ugliest fast food item I've seen, but it's a tasty piece of chicken. I wouldn't drive way out of my way for it, personally, though. If you do go, I'd suggest trying it with gravy as dipping sauce rather than the ranch they provide.

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      1. re: Boston_Otter

        Mmmm, spicy. What the heck, haven't been there in years

      2. They taste just like the delicious regular tenders but I guess are more "fun"

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        1. re: fldhkybnva

          It just seems like an opportunity to increase surface area to increase the breading/chicken ratio so they can provide the same weight in product albeit with a higher percentage of that being cheap breading. But what do I know?

          1. re: ferret

            Wouldn't this have less surface area than the chicken tenders, since this looks like several chicken tenders that were joined together at one end ? (Unless the strips here are narrower than tenders, in which case, the surface area would indeed be greater.)