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Reimagined Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

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Lighter Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

Ingredients

 

popeyes chicken sandwich recipe

Ingredients for 2 Popeyes Chicken Sandwich servings

  • Chicken
    • 12oz raw chicken breasts, roughly 6oz each
    • Olive oil spray
    • 2 tablespoons The Fit Cook Southern Seasoning (OR 1 teaspoon garlic powder + 1 teaspoon onion powder + 2 teaspoon smoked paprika + 2 teaspoons dried oregano + 1 teaspoon cayenne)
    • 1 teaspoon turmeric
    • Pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup (gluten free) panko + 2 teaspoons dried oregano + pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • 2 eggs (or 2 egg whites), lightly beaten
  • 2 whole grain hamburger buns (I used Dave’s Killer Bread)
  • 6 pickle slices
  • 2 thin slices large tomato
  • 4 green or Romaine lettuce leaves
  • OPTIONAL – coleslaw (see recipe below)
  • OPTIONAL – spicy sauce (see recipe 
Steps

STEPS

  1. Set air fryer (or oven) to 400F/204C.
  2. Lightly spray chicken breasts with oil then season with The Fit Cook Southern Creole blend (or spice combination).  Allow to marinate at  room temperature for 15 – 20 minutes, or cover and marinate in the fridge for longer or overnight.
  3. Mix panko, oregano and salt  & pepper on a plate.
  4. Beat eggs in a bowl.
  5. Dip the chicken breast in the egg, shake off any excess egg, then dip the chicken in the panko and press it into the crumbs.  Place the chicken on the air fryer basket (or on a baking tray lined with parchment).  Air fry or bake for 12 – 15 minutes, or until the outside is golden crispy and the chicken is cooked through.
  6. Build the burger!  Add lettuce, tomato, the air fried chicken and pickles.  It’s up to you if you’d like to add coleslaw and any sauce.

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Calories
570
Protein
47g
Fat
11g
Carbs
59g
Sodium
2890mg
Fiber
7g
Sugar
4g
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Spicy Sandwich Sauce

Ingredients

Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 4 tablespoons reduced fat olive oil mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon pickle juice or white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey (or more/less to taste)
Steps

STEPS

Mix together the ingredients in a bowl and season to taste with sea salt & pepper as needed.

 

Calories
80
Protein
0g
Fat
6g
Carbs
7g
Sodium
410mg
Fiber
0g
Sugar
7g
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Popeyes Coleslaw

Ingredients

Ingredients for 5 servings

  • 1 1/2 cups green cabbage, thinly shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups red/purple cabbage, thinly shredded
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • Sauce
    • Juice from 1 large orange (or 2 lemons)
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • Sea salt & pepper to taste
Steps

STEPS

Mix together the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.

In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage and carrots.  Pour in the sauce and toss together.  Cover and let marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Popeyes Coleslaw

Calories
110
Protein
1g
Fat
6g
Carbs
14g
Sodium
550mg
Fiber
2g
Sugar
11g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.