Popeyes Is Selling Pre-Cooked Cajun-Style Turkeys for Your Thanksgiving Feast

And we tried one out.

Popeyes is bringing some holiday magic to their drive-thru by serving up the star of the Thanksgiving feast. That's right. You can order a whole, hand-rubbed, pre-cooked turkey right from a drive-thru window. Please read that one more time just to make sure you've got it.

For a limited time, Popeyes is offering their Cajun Style Turkey from a starting price of $39.99 (price varies by store) that just needs to be thawed and reheated before it hits your table. This 12- to 14-pound turkey is marinated in a signature blend of Louisiana seasonings before it's slow roasted and flash-fried.

I'm not sure why, but I was a little skeptical about the beloved fried chicken sandwich joint's take on a roasted turkey. Believe me when I say, this turkey was actually really good. I mean very, very tasty. The meat was juicy, tender, and loaded with zesty flavor. Plus, the skin had a crisp snap that can only be achieved from frying.

True Popeyes turkey lovers know that this deal isn't just a quick and affordable holiday fix. It's a delicious meal for any night of the week (which is why it's been on the menu since October 18th). The meal comes frozen or semi-frozen — perfect for storing in your freezer until the week of (just give yourself a few days for thawing time).

If you want to ensure a hassle-free holiday, pre-order your bird by calling ahead or visiting your local Popeyes. Not only will they provide the turkey this Thanksgiving, they've also got all the biscuits, mashed potatoes, and mac and cheese you'll need to make your feast complete. For all other off-menu sides, make sure you check out our best recipes for cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, and cornbread stuffing.

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