Thanksgiving is still more than a month away, but with Black Friday news already dropping, you might also be thinking about your holiday turkey. If you don’t want to worry about the hassle of cooking a raw turkey, or you just want something different, the price of Popeyes’ Cajun Style Turkey makes it an offer that’s hard to pass up. The best part is that the pre-cooked turkey requires very little preparation.
While customers have been able to preorder the cajun-spiced turkey since mid-October, you’re gonna have to make moves on grabbing one if you haven’t already, since they’re only available while supplies last. As for the price tag, the brand says the Cajun Style Turkey starts at $39.99, and for that price, you’ll get a bird that’s been rubbed with Louisiana-style seasoning, adding some spice to the classic holiday entree.
The pre-cooked offering means all you have to do is heat it up before serving. Popeyes says before heating, you should remove all outer packaging and reserve the juices. Then, pour the juices on the bird when you have it in a large roasting pan. Cook the bird at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for between two and two-and-a-half hours, until the internal temperature is 140 degrees. The turkey will be between 13-16 pounds once it’s cooked. Let it rest 20 minutes before carving, and violá! You’ve got Popeyes’ Cajun Style Turkey.
Your best option is to call ahead and preorder one from your closest location, as the brand says they have a tendency to sell out fast. Once you make your arrangements over the phone, you’ll be able to schedule when you want to come up and pick up the Cajun-spiced offering with the option to pay either beforehand or at the time of pick-up depending on your preference. Your other option is to just wing it and see if your local Popeyes has any left by swinging by the location, but I’d keep in mind that there’s a high chance they’ll be sold out if you’re cutting it close to Thanksgiving.
When you do order your turkey, make sure to follow Popeyes’ coronavirus policy, as well as recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as of Sept. 11. The CDC recommends avoiding unnecessary errands, wearing a face mask while out in public, and washing your hands after handling any packaging. And as you make Thanksgiving plans keep in mind the guidance from the CDC as of Oct. 19, to opt for virtual gatherings or small, distanced outdoors dinners, as opposed to indoor celebrations.
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