Popeyes Cajun Style Turkey is back to spice up Thanksgiving

Popeyes Thanksgiving Turkey, photo provided by Popeyes
Popeyes Thanksgiving Turkey, photo provided by Popeyes /

While those chicken nuggets might have brought “piece” to the chicken sandwich wars, Popeyes is adding some spice to the holiday table. The Popeyes Cajun Style Turkey is back and everyone is grateful to keep the oven off this year.

Thanksgiving is often served with a side of stress. From having to deal with Aunt Edna and her uncomfortable questions to the fear cooking a turkey, that holiday dinner seems more difficult than completing that Turkey Trot under 20 minutes.

Luckily, Popeyes is bringing a slice of its Southern hospitality to the holiday table. The Popeyes Cajun Style Turkey is back this year. The heat and serve turkey is bursting with big, bold flavor. Featuring Louisiana-style seasonings, it might be the most talked about food on the Thanksgiving table.

Starting on October 18, the Popeyes Cajun Style Turkey can be pre-ordered at local restaurants. The turkey is fully cooked yet must be thawed and reheated.

What should you serve with the Popeyes Cajun Style Turkey?

With the Louisiana-style spices on the turkey, a little care should be taken when picking the sides served with the turkey. For example, mac and cheese would be a great choice to balance the spices. The richness can tame the heat.

Of course, many people will want at least one vegetable on the plate. Whether it is green beans, Brussel sprouts or maybe even some butternut squash, there are a variety of hearty vegetables that would be a tasty option.

Lastly, every Thanksgiving dinner needs potatoes. If mashed potatoes are not a favorite choice, consider some pan roasted potatoes. The little extra texture can be quite enjoyable.

Since Popeyes is taking care of the turkey, home cooks can just focus on the sides. It can be a great place to showcase some culinary creativity.

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Have you started planning Thanksgiving dinner yet? What Thanksgiving food is always on the table?