We were driving home the other day, and we noticed...
We were driving home the other day, and we noticed the line for the drive-through at Popeye’s looped out of their parking lot and all the way down to the end of the block, causing a little traffic jam at the intersection. That’s how that Popeye’s has looked almost every afternoon since they launched their chicken sandwich. “We could make a chicken sandwich like that,” we thought. But then, it hit us. NOPE! We could make a *better* chicken sandwich by fusing some amazing Puerto Rican and Peruvian flavors.
This sandwich is pulling from three traditions: American Southern, Puerto Rican, and Peruvian. The citrus is Puerto Rican, while the addition of milk turns it into a buttermilk marinade, which gives the sandwiches the signature crunch, and the Salsa Criolla brings a lightly acidic taste of Peru.
*Note: The Secret Sazón Sauce is still locked in the vault. A simple substitute would be 1/4 cup mayo, 1/4 cup ketchup, half of a habanero pepper, sliced very thinly, 2 minced garlic cloves and 1 TBS cilantro. If you have Caribbean green seasoning or Sofrito, you can mix that in with the mayo and ketchup.
Keywords: Chicken, Fried Chicken, Main Dish, Latino Dishes