Popeyes Louisiana Chicken is launching its Chicken Nuggets nationwide today, using the same recipe that catapulted its iconic fried chicken sandwich to stardom.

The white meat chicken breast nuggets are dipped into the same buttermilk batter and seasoned breading as the sandwich and fried quickly to create a light, crunchy coating and juicy interior. But the R&D story doesn’t stop there.

“As soon as the team knew everything would work out with our chicken sandwich, we asked ‘where do we go from here?’” said Amy Alarcon, Popeyes’ vice president of culinary innovation. She and her team started development soon after the national debut of the sandwich in November 2019, staying true to the chain’s Louisiana flavor traditions and cooking techniques.

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