Everyone loves when fast food restaurants put new twists on old favorites, and we’re pretty sure Popeyes just hit the wacky, bizarre flavor idea out of the ballpark. The fried chicken chain debuted a new product that combines the savory flavor of chicken… and sweet flavor of cookie dough.
Yep, you read that right.
Despite looking like regular chicken strips, the new Popeyes Sweet & Crunchy Tenders are actually battered and fried in shortbread cookie dough crust, Delish.com reports. Hey, who needs waffles anymore?
People who have already gotten their fingers on the new chicken tenders say, not surprisingly, that they start out a little sugary sweet before turning savory. The dish reportedly reminds them of chicken and waffles, minus the syrup.
The chicken tenders come with a biscuit, a side and your choice of sauce, although Popeyes recommends trying it with its Smok’n Pepper Jam, which has been described as tasting like a mix between a classic pepper jelly and sweet chili sauce.
So, what do the people think of the chain’s new recipe? Reactions across social media have been mixed.
Popeyes really out here dipping chicken strips in cookie dough doing the devil's bidding
— C.Rush (@pheauxtogenic) June 5, 2017
Popeyes has shortbread cookie fried tenders. They're really trying to give all us all the diseases at once.
— lord petty bae-lish (@Katchin05) June 7, 2017
Popeyes is deep frying chicken in shortbread cookie batter now?! pic.twitter.com/ghFJJ1B6nu
— MrLXC (@MrLXC) June 3, 2017
The Sweet & Crunchy Tenders are available through June 25.