Popeyes Ghost Pepper Wings are back after a three-year hiatus

Popeyes Ghost Pepper Wings return to the menu, photo provided by Popeyes
Popeyes Ghost Pepper Wings return to the menu, photo provided by Popeyes /

While everyone loves that chicken from Popeyes, the popular Louisiana Kitchen is kicking off 2023 with big, bold flavors. Popeyes Ghost Pepper Wings are back and if the heat is too much to handle, two favorite desserts can end a meal on a sweet note.

Whether it is the chilly weather or needing a boost to start the year, the Popeyes Ghost Pepper Wings have many people cheering their triumphant return to the menu. While the fiery heat is undeniable, it is more than just ingesting the flame. There is a balance to that bold flavor.

After marinating in a ghost pepper spice blend for 12 hours, the classic Popeyes batter and breading covers those chicken wings. Served with Popeyes buttermilk ranch, the sauce can help make the heat a little more approachable. It may not completely douse the flames, but it is a little less intense.

While the Ghost Pepper Wings were a huge hit, it has not been on the menu for three years. To kick off the return, Popeyes is offering a huge deal, six ghost pepper wings for just $5.

As Sami Siddiqui, President of Popeyes North America said, “Our Ghost Pepper Wings have been a fan favorite amongst our guests, combining the perfect amount of spice and flavor for wing lovers. The holiday season can be tough on everyone’s wallets, and we’re so excited to bring back Ghost Pepper Wings at an incredible value that can’t be beat.”

Popeyes Ghost Pepper Wings
Popeyes Ghost Pepper Wings return to the menu, photo provided by Popeyes /

What sweet treats are joining the Popeyes Ghost Pepper Wings?

Since a sweet ending to a spicy meal is often enjoyable, two favorite dessert options are on the menu, the Blueberry Lemon Pie and Strawberry Cheesecake cup. These tasty treats are just the right bite to pair with anything on the Popeyes menu.

The Blueberry Lemon Pie is similar to a “turnover-style pastry.” Combining the juicy blueberries with cream cheese, the sweet and slightly tart flavors contrast against the pastry. With a little squeeze of lemon, the dessert feels refreshing.

For a more robust offering, the Strawberry Cheesecake Cup combines a classic cheesecake filling with strawberry puree. Served in a graham cracker crumb crust, this single serving cup is the perfect size to avoid too much indulgence.

The Popeyes Ghost Pepper Wings and the two desserts are back on the menu now for a limited time. It might be best to place an order or two before these favorites are gone again.