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Popeyes Now Serving Beer Can Chicken Made Without Beer Cans

It's fried, not grilled (or baked), and comes with fries and a biscuit.

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Fried food chain Popeyes is now serving a version of beer can chicken that features neither beers nor cans. USA Today writes that beer can chicken is "commonly made by grilling a whole chicken outdoors with a full can of beer inside." According to a press release, Popeyes’ version has none of that, and instead is a chicken breast that is marinated, battered, and fried and then cut partially into strips. It's the marinade — which is comprised of garlic, butter, rosemary, cayenne pepper, and lemon zest — that apparently imparts the chicken with a "beer flavor." The chicken comes with a biscuit and fries and is priced at $3.99.

Coffee behemoth Starbucks is also experimenting with beer-flavored items that have no beer. The chain is currently testing a Guinness-inspired latte called the Dark Barrel Latte and locations across Ohio and Florida. Popeyes’ Beer Can Chicken is available at locations nationwide through October 25.

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