Sep 29, 2015

Popeyes Works Szechuan Peppercorns into New Wild Pepper Tenderloins

Popeyes includes the numbing heat of Szechuan peppercorns in their newest offering: Wild Pepper Tenderloins. The menu item also draws on Aji Amarillo and Habanero peppers for added kick.

The pepper trio give the new tenderloins an international scope: Szechuan pepper is traditionally found in Chinese, Tibetan, Nepali, and Indian cuisine; the Aji Amarillo is commonly associated with Peruvian cuisine; and the Habanero is popular all over the place for use in spicy foods and hot sauces.

The new chicken breast tenderloins are marinated in a blend of Szechuan, Aji Amarillo, and Habanero peppers and then battered and breaded before deep-frying.

Wild Pepper Tenderloins can be found at participating Popeyes locations in a combo with four tenderloins, a side, buttermilk biscuit, and new Red Hot Honey dipping sauce for $4.99. The limited-time item is available through October 25, 2015.

Photo via Popeyes.

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