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Popeye's Chicken Tender Waffles?!

tracytrace Jul 2, 2013 07:33 PM

I had a long hard day teaching my 6yo daughter to swim, so swung through Popeye's drive-through for some Zatarain's shrimp with their awesome lemon garlic sauce. As I was waiting at the window, I noticed a small sign on the nearby door that read, as nearly as I could make out, "Coming Soon - Chicken Tender Waffles!" I asked the teenager at the window the whens, whats, etc., but he didn't know anything at all. Has anybody heard anything about this? I am intrigued.

  1. RussTheRaccoon Aug 7, 2013 06:53 PM

    I tried them today. Three large chicken strips, breast meat, very moist and tender. They have a light, crispy crust with a delicate waffle flavor. They are served with the spicy Cajun fries and a biscuit. (Popeye's has great fries and biscuits as well as chicken.)

    The dipping sauce is honey-maple-butter flavored. It tastes very good but the ingredient list is not appetizing, with soybean oil as the first ingredient. I would probably just use my own honey next time. They have honey "sauce" available but not pure honey.

    Overall, excellent for fast food and a good deal at $5.

    1. Kajikit Aug 4, 2013 10:48 AM

      We swung by Popeyes today and I tried them. Not really what I was expecting - the waffle coating is quite thin and crispy and doesn't actually look 'waffly', but I enjoyed them. They were just sweet enough for me to say 'hey, this is different' but not overpoweringly so. I didn't even open the little container of 'maple butter sauce' that came with them - they didn't need anything extra for me.

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        jujuthomas Jul 25, 2013 07:15 AM

        Chicken waffle tenders - chicken coated in waffle batter and deep fried. oh my.


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          Rixter Jul 21, 2013 12:26 PM

          Yes! They had a tasting truck by my work last week. It was actually really good!

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          1. re: Rixter
            tracytrace Jul 21, 2013 07:17 PM

            Oh, please do tell me more! Was it chicken tenders in a waffle batter? Or actual waffles? Is it spicy or mild? Is there maple syrup involved? I am inexplicably and unreasonably excited about this!

            1. re: tracytrace
              Rixter Jul 21, 2013 11:01 PM

              Haha! You are very excited! It was like chicken tenders in I guess a waffle batter? The dipping sauce was like a maple honey mustard..which sounds weird...but was really good. It wasn't spicy at all-but I hope they come out with a spicy version later.

              1. re: Rixter
                tracytrace Jul 21, 2013 11:38 PM

                Ooh, I hope they do a spicy version too! Thanks!

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            jujuthomas Jul 3, 2013 10:18 AM

            i saw the commercial for the zatarain's shrimp... they look so good! i've never been to Popeye's, but might have to seek it out now.

            I don't see anything on their website about chicken tender waffles. so intrigued. :)

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              givemecarbs Jul 2, 2013 11:55 PM

              That does sound amazing tracy. Thanks for the heads up. In the meantime now I have to try those shrimp if our location near Philly has them.

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