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Popeyes Breakdown

It's amazing how a fast food joint can take a moniker of a man obsessed with spinach and make it stand for greasy, fried chicken. Despite my lack of love for Popeyes, people do fancy it so before you make a chicken and biscuits run, let me breakdown some of the most beloved menu items.

You should probably go for the: Spicy Chicken Breast (skinless and breading removed) which has only 120 calories, less than 1 gram of carbs, 2 grams of fat, 0 grams of trans fat and 380 mg of sodium.

You should steer clear of the: Mild Chicken Thighs at 280 calories, 7 grams of carbs, 20 grams of fat, 0.5 grams of trans fat and 710 mg of sodium. Most people will eat two thighs, doubling your numbers and bringing your calories to a whooping 560 calories. If you can't resist a thigh, then go skinless with the breading removed to cut the calories down to 120.

Whatever you do, do not get the: Deluxe Sandwich (mild or spicy) because it has 630 calories, 53 grams of carbs, 31 grams of fat, 1 gram of trans fat and 1480 mg of sodium.

Just because you're at Popeyes does not mean you should go for: a Biscuit as one has 240 calories. The infamous Red Beans & Rice has 320 calories per serving, so stay away from that too.

Fit's Tip: When getting chicken, make it skinless and remove the breading to lose a lot of calories. When getting a side, opt for the green beans, which only have 70 calories per serving.

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bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
i guess we see it differently. *shrugs* just part of being different people lol :p
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
When I used to go out, I almost always went to Block E, now I will NEVER party there again. (OMG, remember the astronaut kid who was visiting his sister and got shot in the head when they took his mom's purse???) Okay, so that's downtown. My mom works in NE and has to lockdown her office AT LEAST once a month because there are shoot-outs. She inspects houses for MHFA loans and stuff and almost every single house she's inspected had been shot up. She said one time to a guy who's house she was at "Well, you know there was a shooting here last night." He said "No, there was a KILLING here last night - only time anyone says anything is if someone dies - only time the cops come - there's shootings here all damn day." In fact, last week someone did a drive-by at the cafe across the street from her. Since nobody was hurt, the cops didn't show up - at least not for hours while she was still at work. I know Popeye's is in the Loring area, and that area's not SO bad - mostly the college/gay crowd. But I have a friend who lives there and their cars get stolen and they have the Backpack Boys just like every other street in Mnpls. And if they're packing dope, they're packing heat. I used to live in the N. burbs and moved because they were starting to get so much like N I didn't want to subject my kids to dealing with that kind of violence all the time. Now Brooklyn park has multiple murders and rapes daily - just in that one burb. Anyway, not trying to rant...people from the burbs see it much much differently than people from the city. (Oh, and for some reason I thought you meant you lived there when you were young - don't know how I got that now.)
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
a lot of the northside isn't that bad...some parts are but w lake street and midtown area is NOT the ghetto. it's perfectly fine to walk around or bike around. i should know, i do it on a daily basis. i lived in that area until december, i live in stevens square area now. i just moved last month. i don't do bible study, i have a church closer to downtown so i doubt i know your friend.
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
i've not tried Popeyes yet tho we do have it here. thankfully i dont knw how the food tastes like cos then i'll have to add yet another fast food restaurant to the "no" list :p
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
:) bluejeanie... when's the last time you were in the 'hood?? It's probably not the worst part of Minneapolis **Cough cough NORTH** but... I still won't go down there anymore. My friend used to live in that neighborhood, too! Did you go to a bible study? That would be awesome if you knew her! She's 26...lived there like the first 12 years of her life.
lorenashley lorenashley 10 years
Popyeyes..another favorite of mine. I refuse to read that article :-)
Ms_Magnificent1 Ms_Magnificent1 10 years
Damn I love Popeyes...its amazing I haven't blown up like the Goodyear blimp!!! I am definitely cutting back on the fast food...thanks FitSugar! I can't even look at fast food the same after reading these breakdowns you give us...
puddinpie puddinpie 10 years
I love fried chicken--I tried out 3 different recipes this week! And they were all thighs and I always eat 2-3. Oops! haha
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
heeeeey, i used to live by the popeyes! it's not in ghettoville!!
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
I first had Popeye's a couple years ago when I went to Texas and I fell in love with it. I used to hate greasy food and gravy and all that fatty stuff...then I found my Southern Boy and that all ended. We have ONE in Minnesota, but it's in Ghettoville, Minneapolis. Not worth getting shot for.
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