Popeyes Fried Chicken Po Boy Recipe


Popeyes Po’ Boy is essentially chicken tenders placed inside a toasted sub.

Popeyes is well known for their chicken sandwich but one of the most underrated options on their menu had to be this fried chicken po boy. I just had to figure out the best way to make a copycat popeyes chicken po boy recipe. Lucky for you, I’m laying out the step by step instructions below.

Popeyes Po’ Boy was discontinued in favor of their newly elevated chicken sandwich in 2019.

Looking for a copycat Popeyes fried chicken po boy? Nothing beats being able to make a restaurant dish from the comfort of your own home. No expensive costs, no queues yet same delicious taste. Our fried chicken recipe combines delicious chicken tenders, lettuce, pickles, a sub roll with mayo spread all over.

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How To Make Popeyes Chicken Chicken Po Boy

Replicating this sandwich yourself at home isn’t difficult and serving up a sandwich that’s better than the original can take 5 minutes of work. Combine the ingredients we’ve laid out below, in conjunction with following our simple step-by-step directions and you can be enjoying this lunch treat in no time. Get the sub toasted in the oven with a little olive oil surfaced on top.

Popeyes Fried Chicken Po Boy

4 from 44 votes
Recipe by Laura Ritterman Course: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This discontinued Popeyes Chicken Po Boy recipe can be recreated in your own home. It may no longer be on their menu but it can be brought into your kitchen and live on.


  • For the Chicken
  • 2 lbs 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (sliced into strips)

  • 3 medium eggs

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 water

  • 1 cup 1 hot sauce

  • 2 cups 2 flour

  • 1 teaspoon 1 pepper

  • 1 teaspoon 1 salt

  • 1 teaspoon 1 paprika

  • 1 teaspoon 1 garlic powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons cayenne pepper

  • 2 cups 2 of buttermilk

  • oil (for frying)

  • Other Ingredients
  • 4 soft sub rolls

  • olive oil (for spreading)

  • 2 cups 2 shredded iceberg lettuce

  • mayonnaise

  • 4 pickles (sliced)


  • First step is to place the chicken strips into a bowl.
  • Next pour buttermilk on top of the chicken strips. Then place in the fridge for two hours.
  • In a bowl gather the following ingredients, which will. be mixed and used later – water, the hot sauce and eggs.
  • Mix the following ingredients to prepare the perfect Popeyes taste – flour, pepper, salt, paprika, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Put all of these into a freezer bag for the next step.
  • Take the chicken out of the fridge and from the buttermilk mixture.
  • Place this buttermilk chicken into the same freezer bag. Shake all of the mixture to cover the chicken, once the bag has been fully sealed.
  • Ensure the chicken is fully coated.
  • Take the chicken out of the bag and place all of the chicken strips into the egg/water/hot sauce mixture. Seal the bag and shake it to cover.


  • Make sure to have numerous bowls ready and freezer bags for ensuring the chicken is evenly coated.

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What To Serve With

You can easily eat this po boy by itself and enjoy it or you can make it part of a full dish. We have so many great dishes to combine with this Popeyes sub. These include our KFC coleslaw, tasty nacho fries and even the delicious rice from Popeyes themselves. You can serve this po boy with a drink such as this McDonald’s smoothie.


Now you too can make this delicious po boy classic sub straight from Popeyes. You’ll be able to make this copycat recipe yourself while avoiding the queues. I absolutely making this classic recipe, it’s so easy once you have the right ingredients. I’m so sure you’ll be able to make this recipe yourself and might even be able to make an improved version at home. Let us know down below if you’ve attempted to make this yourself. Did you add anything else that would have made this a better recipe? Let us know in the comments.

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