Sonic98Member since: May 29, 2007
I don't know either I did something wrong or we're not talking bout the same Popeye's. I'm talking about the one with the commercial that says they have the "EEEEEEEEEEEEEYE Popping Flavor!!!!"
I was kind od suspect of the recipe, when I saw that more time was spent in oven than frying. Also there seem like a lot of flour, constarch, and baking soda with very little of the flavoring seasons and spices. I must say this is the most UN-Popey's like recipe I have ever tasted. It tasted nothing like Popeyes. My regular chicken had more taste and flavor.
I will go back and do this 2 or 3 more times to see if I made a mistake, but I followed the directions perfectly except for a few things. I used breast tenderloins rather than whole pieces and I deep fried rather than pan fried.
I assume I was supposed to use thinner corn flakes like the ones from Kellog's not the big husky ones. I used Kellog's. The only other thing I could assume is possibly I used the wrong mixes. Maybe somone who was successful could suggest specific brand of onion soup, spaghetti sauce, and italin dressing mix. I assume they wrote powder so you know to use dry rather than wet mix. OR does it mean 100% powder? And even before putting it in oven it didn't taste all that great coming from oven. I was kinda bland. In their commercials they claim to have a marinade they soak it in. Maybe we need to makeup a recipee for that.
I will go back and try this again and see if it was the chicken itself that was not fresh enough as well as pan trying it on a lower temp, so it cooks only golden before going in oven and come back and comment. Who knows maybe the skin makes a difference as well.