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The Bloomin’ Onion of Poultry?


Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen has debuted a new product called “Rip’n Chick’n.” It seems to be something akin to a Bloomin’ Onion, but made with meat.

Here’s the official word:

“Popeyes Rip’n Chick’n is a whole chicken breast cut into tenders only partially, and left intact at the base for rip-able strips. It’s marinated with a blend of cayenne, habañero, white and black peppers, and then is hand battered, breaded, and cooked up in Popeyes signature crispy batter. To cool it off, Rip’n Chick’n is served with a side of buttermilk Ranch Sauce for dip’n.”

So, first you do your rip’n, then you do your dip’n.

I tried to find out the calorie count for this $3.99 product on the Popeyes website, but it’s not there yet.

Has anyone gone rip’n and dip’n over the Memorial Day weekend and care to share?

- by John Kessler for the Food & More blog

9 comments Add your comment

Hungry Gringo

May 29th, 2012
4:28 pm

That sounds like it was created by drunk people for drunk people.


May 29th, 2012
5:00 pm

Or high people.


May 29th, 2012
5:11 pm

These actually aren’t new, but were introduced last summer:

Not bad–like extra-crispy tenders .


May 29th, 2012
5:45 pm

Have not done fast food in 7 years, don’t think this will bring me back!


May 29th, 2012
7:28 pm

We were at Popeyes on Highway 9 in Alpharetta this weekend and they weren’t on the menu. Sounds like it might be a”lighter” alternative to a spicy 3 piece chicken dinner.

Of the fast-food chicken, Popeyes is the best of the lot.


May 30th, 2012
8:16 am

Should probably be called “salt lick chicken” Their stuff is soooooo salty!


May 30th, 2012
11:13 am

Popeyes does have the best chicken out there – totally agree. I tried it this past weekend after a hike up Kennessaw Mountain. Spicy and crispy! I didn’t use the ranch dipping sauce.
Not sure what they do to make their biscuits so delicious – but wow. Good stuff.


May 30th, 2012
3:27 pm

Here goes John again – begging for calorie and fat information at a fast-food joint.

But do you think he cares one iota how much salt and fat is in that qabali palaw? Or does he give a scintilla of care to how many calories would be in that make believe roast pig displayed so temptingly in the Hunger games post? Nope and nope.

Apparently, only fast food cooks need to prove that they are creating something healthy for us. If food is exotic, expensive or created by a trendy toque-headed ‘chef’, it gets a pass.


May 31st, 2012
8:53 am

My only fast food option, which I try to hold to once a week, is fried chicken. Call me hard core but I love Church’s dark meat fried bird. I did branch out to Popeye’s and agree that it’s quite tasty and similar to Church’s without quite the grease factor; but complaining about grease while eating fried food has always seemed silly. It’s on a par with fish being too fishy. I agree that Popeye’s biscuits are sublime!