Popeyes Sweet ‘N Spicy Wings heat up the fall menu

Popeyes Sweet ‘N Spicy Wings join the menu, photo provided by Popeyes
Popeyes Sweet ‘N Spicy Wings join the menu, photo provided by Popeyes /

While many people love that classic fried chicken from Popeyes and made its chicken sandwich go viral, the Louisiana Kitchen continues to push the flavor with new menu items. The Popeyes Sweet ‘N Spicy Wings will have people swooning with that first bite.

Over the years, Popeyes has expanded beyond its traditional fried chicken. When it launched the chicken tenders, the focus was on the many sauces paired with the food. The line-up brought together sweet, spicy, and savory options. Some people even combined flavors to create a personal food experience.

With the new Sweet ‘N Spicy Wings, the flavor brings together chili, garlic and ginger. While those ingredient combinations might seem to have a more Asian influence, the balance is on point. The chili has a bunch of upfront heat while the ginger lingers to a slow burn. The garlic brings a pungent note back brings people back for another bite.

Since there is a hint of heat, some people might want to have a side of mac n’ cheese to help tame the heat. Although the flavor is not overpowering, the creaminess can help bring the heat levels down to more approachable.

Thinking about this new menu item, it would pair well with a dessert order of those strawberry biscuits. A touch of juicy fruit with the tangy buttermilk is almost irresistible. Although the traditional biscuits will always deserve prime billing, the special dessert could be an extension of the sweet conversation that started with the new chicken wings.

The new Popeyes Sweet ‘N Spicy Wings have a starting price of $5.99. It is best to check with each restaurant to determine availability and pricing. In addition, orders of $15 or more can get free delivery when ordering through the Popeyes app.

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