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Popeyes Blackened Ranch Recipe (Copycat)

Popeyes blackened ranch is as classic and Louisiana as crawfish, gumbo, and Mardi Gras. The sauce brings all the flavor to Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen fried chicken recipes. The sandwich, the tenders, and even the buttermilk biscuits are made better with the helping of the tangy, creamy blackened ranch. But thanks to this copycat recipe, you can have it on everything, serve it with guests — heck, even put it on salads for a healthier version.

What is Blackened Ranch Popeyes?

Popeyes Blackened Ranch is a dipping sauce that combines the traditional Popeyes Louisiana-style ranch sauce with blackened spices, giving it a spicy kick.

It’s made with buttermilk, mayonnaise, milk, vinegar, garlic powder, paprika, pepper and parsley for some extra flavor.

The sauce is a perfect dip for chicken dishes, especially when they’re dipped in spicy cajun fries. It’s also great on sandwiches served with chicken strips or grilled chicken breast.

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Ingredients

Please check the recipe card below for precise measurements

1. Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise
Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is a staple in many people’s diets, and it’s used for many different things. In the case of Popeye’s Blackened Ranch, however, mayonnaise is used as a thickening agent. This allows the sauce to hold together without separating or separating too quickly.

2. Buttermilk

Buttermilk is primarily used to add a tartness and tangy flavor to food. It also enhances the overall texture of the food, as it makes it softer.

Buttermilk
Buttermilk

The buttermilk used for Blackened Ranch sauce at Popeyes is not only used for flavor but also for consistency. The buttermilk helps to keep the sauce from separating when it sits out on a counter or in a refrigerator.

3. Vinegar

Vinegar
Vinegar

Vinegar is a very common ingredient in both salad dressings and marinades. Its acidic properties help to balance out the richness of fats, and it also adds a bit of tanginess that can be pleasing to the palate. Vinegar is often used in combination with other ingredients, such as salt and pepper—or even lemon juice or honey—to create unique flavors that are not always sweet.

4. Garlic Powder

Garlic powder is a spice made by grinding garlic cloves into a fine powder. It can be used to add flavor and aroma to foods when cooking, as well as added to dressings and sauces to enhance their flavor.

Garlic powder
Garlic powder

Garlic powder is also commonly used in blackened ranch dressing at Popeyes restaurants.

5. Paprika

Paprika
Paprika

Paprika is a spice made from dried, ground pods of certain chili peppers. It has a slightly sweet flavor and gives dishes a nice red color. Paprika can be used as a garnish or sprinkled on top of food before or after cooking.

6. Pepper and Parsley

The pepper and parsley used in Blackened Ranch Popeyes add flavor and texture to the sauce. It’s also used as a garnish on chicken, salads, and other dishes.

Pepper and Parsley
Pepper and Parsley

The pepper and parsley are mixed into this sauce to give it a spicy kick along with some freshness from the parsley leaves.

How to make Popeyes Blackened Ranch

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise and buttermilk until combined.
  2. Add sour cream, parsley, chives and garlic powder to the bowl. Use a spatula to mix well.
  3. Add paprika and cayenne pepper; stir until combined.
  4. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving so that flavors can combine.

Tips

Here are some tips on how to make your blackened ranch healthier:

  1. Use low-fat mayo instead of regular mayo
  2. Add a little more water or milk to thin out the sauce if it gets too thick
  3. Add less salt
  4. Use a low-sodium chicken broth instead of regular broth

Storage

Here’s how to store Popeyes Blackened Ranch Sauce:

Freezing: If you want to freeze your Blackened Ranch Sauce, it’s best to use an airtight container so that it doesn’t get freezer burn. Ensure the lid is securely fastened so no air can get into the container and spoil your sauce. You can also double-bag the container in plastic wrap or place it in a vacuum-sealed bag for extra protection from freezer burn.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 70
  • Total Fat: 6 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 1 gram
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
  • Sodium: 360 milligrams

Conclusion

Popeyes blackened ranch is so delicious, I find that this amounts to a lot of sauce for one batch of chicken. There’s no shame in doubling or tripling the recipe!

popeyes blackened ranch

Popeyes Blackened Ranch

Popeyes blackened ranch is so delicious, I find that this amounts to a lot of sauce for one batch of chicken. There's no shame in doubling or tripling the recipe!
Prep Time 5 mins
Chill Time 30 mins
Course Dips
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Bowl Of Sauce
Calories 60 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tsp paprika smoked or regular
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley Chopped fine
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives chopped fine
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise and buttermilk until combined.
  • Add sour cream, parsley, chives and garlic powder to the bowl.
  • Use a spatula to mix well.Add paprika and cayenne pepper; stir until combined.
  • Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving so that flavors can combine.

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