Review: Spicebox Chicken from Popeyes

Another greasy box of grub from Popeyes!  This time it’s Spicebox Chicken and this $3.99 meal comes equipped with the standard Cajun fries, biscuit, and dipping sauce.

Spicebox ChickenPopeyes describes their new Spicebox Chicken like this:

Thin strips of all white meat chicken marinated and fried up fresh, then tossed in a blend of  12 spices.  Includes Cajun fries, Buttermilk Biscuit and our Signature Blackened Ranch Dipping Sauce for only $3.99.

When it comes to Popeyes, I usually find their promo combo items to be a great value and the same can definitely be said about Spicebox Chicken.  There’s just so much food packed in this box that it felt like stealing.

Popeyes Spicebox ReviewThere was roughly 17 pieces of chicken in my box in all shapes and sizes.  I’d best describe them as mini chicken strips (think Wicked Chicken for something similiar).  When I say 17 I mean the pieces that actually had enough chicken to qualify because there were a couple of crust-nuggets thrown in there.  The flavor blend of the 12 spices in Spicebox Chicken came across as mostly cayenne pepper and a garlic/onion powder mix.  I found the spice impact to be hit or miss on some pieces where a few of the darker red colored crust pieces got a little too much seasoning.  This made for some strips more pungent than others.  Overall I felt chicken had a lot of flavor that wouldn’t struggle alone with a need for dipping sauce… but this is Popeyes and they always come through with the sauce. 

Spicebox Chicken Popeyes 2Blackened Ranch Sauce is the chosen one for dipping with Spicebox Chicken and it’s an excellent choice.  You might remember this tasty dipping sauce from Dip’n Chick’n…  I was a little disappointed to not have that double sized sauce portion with this entree.  Popeyes SpiceboxThe creamy, smoky ranch sauce is a great complement to the spiced chicken pieces, but there isn’t enough of it for all this food.  Maybe I should blame myself for dipping my fries and biscuit in it too.Spicebox from PopeyesThe “Spicebox” name shouldn’t scare off those thinking the chicken is super spicy.  I didn’t find it too spicy and I’d put it around mild, bordering into medium heat territory for fast food.  The blend of spices pack a punch of flavor that should wake up your tastebuds (and you can definitely smell it as it envelopes the cabin of your vehicle).  New Spicebox Chicken is an incredible value and a filling meal that should satisfy Popeyes lovers.

Pros: Tons of flavor. Lots of food, great price. Blackened Ranch Sauce.

Cons: Spice impact was a little uneven as some chicken pieces were more coated than others.

Taste: 9.00/10
Value: 9.75/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.50/10
Price: $3.99

Overall GrubGrade: 9.00/10

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15 comments on “Review: Spicebox Chicken from Popeyes

  1. Robert says:

    Do all the Popeye’s reviews here come from the same location? Cuz I love me some Popeye’s, but I go to several locations and rarely luck out with that much food in the box.

  2. Raj says:

    There are some spices not meant to be in a fried chicken. This made me puke. It is so bad that even though i used to love popeyes, i cannot eat them again after having this box.

    I guess you and me are of different taste.

    • Howard says:

      Cayenne pepper and garlic/onion powder don’t belong in fried chicken? What do you think it should be flavored with, saffron and ginger?

      OK, actually that wouldn’t be that bad either. Maybe cinnamon and cocoa powder? But even then, someone would eat it.

      Point is, if a little cayenne and garlic/onion powder makes you puke, maybe patronizing a place that refers to itself as “Louisiana kitchen” isn’t for you.

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    I -wish- my local Popeyes always came through with the sauce, since the last few times I’ve gone they’ve been “out” of the blackened ranch and they charge extra for two when they do have it. One packet is never enough, even for just the chicken.

  4. alek says:

    So I tried it last night and I thought it was pretty good. Was surprised that it was smaller pieces of chicken.

  5. Snackeroo says:

    Mmmm this looks really good. I should get this today.

  6. Ray says:

    I got one on sunday, it didn’t have 17 pcs of chicken. 🙁

  7. fat fart newton says:

    This food always makes me Fart noxious ranch spice ass gas that could suffocate a Boston terrier. I plan to sue

  8. An unsatisfied custome says:

    I got a box today with only 6 pieces.. i called them and asked them how many pieces come In the box and they said 6 or 7.

  9. Mark says:

    This looked so good I ventured out to Popeye’s for the first time since moving to New Jersey. My location actually had really good service and the food came really quick. The chicken was just solid, and that sauce put it over the top. It was a ridiculous amount of food for $3.99. Very pleased.

  10. Roger says:

    Sorry Ryan, but they saw you coming a mile away with your “I blog for Grubgrade” hat. The box comes with half that much chicken. It’s not bad though. A good meal.

  11. Geforcepat says:

    Good stuff.try it.

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