Fast Food Review: BK Chicken Fries from Burger King

I have never really been into fast food nuggets.  I can count on one hand the number of times I have purchased them.   I am also really picky about my chicken since I only like white meat and I’m not keen on fat or gristle.  Burger King has a fun alternative to nuggets that suits my tastes (but won’t break any new ground) with their BK Chicken Fries.

BK Chicken Fries Box

The Burger King description:

Can’t decide between chicken and French Fries? You don’t have to. Try premium white meat chicken breast shaped like fries, and served with your choice of five dipping sauces. Grab 6, 9, or 12 pieces to go today.

So BK Chicken Fries are just french fry shaped chicken strips; it’s really pretty simple.  They consist of premium white meat chicken and the outside is coated with a seasoned breading that gives just a little kick of heat. I only mention the “little kick of heat” because when compared to other fast food nuggets/tenders, you can tell there is some spice on these.  The breading also seems to slightly overwhelm the chicken meat inside of the fry.  You can still tell that it is tender white meat chicken inside, but can’t really taste the chicken as much as you’d probably like.  I wish more places would learn from Chick-fil-A and stop overly breading their chicken products.  As with french fries,  the size of the “fries” is not consistent , there are all some that are longer or shorter than others.   You could actually have more or less than the count you are buying depending how they are packaged that day.

BK Chicken Fries from Burger King

BK Chicken Fries come packaged in 6, 9 or 12 pc boxes that have a handy spot to place your dipping sauce.   This really works well if you plan on grubbing on the go.  There are 6 dipping sauces to choose from:  Buffalo Sauce, BBQ Sauce, Zesty Sauce, Honey Mustard, Ranch and Sweet and Sour, but the fries do have enough flavor to eat without sauce based on seasoned breading alone (but I usually go with honey mustard for my chicken).  If the taste of the breading were a bit milder, your dipping sauce choice would be more crucial…and if you dislike the breading be prepared to smother it.

BK Chicken Fries from Burger King

All in all, the BK Chicken Fries are just OK. They are not my first choice at BK, however, they are definitely a step up from the BK Crown nuggets.  If you can’t decide between chicken nuggets and fries, the solution really isn’t chicken fries.  At least it’s an average attempt at something slightly different from what you may be used to.

BK Chicken Fries Collage

Pros: Easy grubbing on the go box. If you like the taste, the seasoning might be tasty enough for you to skip the sauce.

Cons: A little greasy. A little too much breading. Not as much chicken meat as I'd like.

Taste: 6.75/10
Value: 5.75/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 7.50/10
Price: $2.39 (6ct), $3.29 (9ct), $4.39 (12ct)

Overall GrubGrade: 6.75/10

More Info: BurgerKing.com
Nutrition Facts:
6 count:
Calories – 250
Fat – 15 grams
Saturated Fat – 2.5 grams
Cholesterol – 30 milligrams
Sodium – 820 milligrams
Carbs – 16 grams
Sugars – .6 grams
Protein – 14 grams

13 comments on “Fast Food Review: BK Chicken Fries from Burger King

  1. Adam Bomb says:

    I like these. Is that nutritional info for 6, 9, or 12?

  2. cress says:

    These suck. The seasoning is pretty decent, but the actual chicken meat crawled out of the deep-fry basket and ran away. And if your regular “potato” fries already suck, why put “fries” in the name of a new product? I would eat BK Chicken Sticks or Bk Chicken Entrails over BK Chicken Fries.

  3. Heather says:

    Oops, sorry, the nutrition info is for the 6 count. I will correct it.

  4. ratbuddy says:

    Yet another fast food item that looks like it might taste OK but I can’t eat because of the heart palpitations I get from MSG. From BK’s website:

    BK Chicken Fries (Fried): Chicken Breast with Rib Meat, Water, Seasoning [Salt, Modified Food Starch, Flacoring], Modified Potato Starch, Sodium Phosphates. BREADED WITH: Bleached Wheat Flour, Modified Wheat Starch, Rice Flour, Salt, Spices, Dextrose,Paprika, Monosodium Glutamate, Dehydrated Garlic, Dehydrated Onion, Soybean Oil, Maltodextrin, Natural Flavor, Extractives of Paprika.
    BATTERED WITH: Water, Bleached Wheat Flour, Corn Starch, Modified Wheat Starch, Maltodextrin, Potato Starch, Modified Food
    Starch, Methylcellulose, Mono and Diglycerides, Leavening (Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate). PREDUSTED WITH:
    Bleached Wheat Flour, Modified Food Starch (corn or potato), Dextrose, Monosodium Glutamate, Salt, Maltodextrin, Corn Starch,
    Sugar, Soybean Oil, Paprika, Spice, Onion Powder, Extractives of Paprika, Garlic Powder, Turmeric, Natural Flavors. Breading set in
    Soybean Oil or Vegetable Oil. Modified Food Starch sources include corn and potato in addition to wheat as declared.

    MSG in both the breading and the ‘predust’ … Oh well.

  5. SkippyMom says:

    These look like TRUE “chicken fingers”, don’t they? 🙂

    Not enough chicken, it seems to interest me – but the crowns didn’t either. Go chik-fil-a

  6. Adam Bomb says:

    The ingredients didn’t faze me, lol. Actually, I’m going to go get some right now and relish in the preservative-laden goodness. 😉

  7. Agree with all the above comments. I tried them once a few years ago. It wasn’t chicken-ie enough for me. I like to think they are BBQ transfer devices.

  8. Adam Bomb says:

    [email protected] “BBQ transfer devices”. Very nice.

  9. Adam Tyner says:

    Have you tried the Buffalo Sauce? It’d probably be an exaggeration if I said it changed my life — that I was born unto new worlds where one of those little plastic things of Buffalo Sauce becomes my key — but the chicken fries are much, much, much better with them. If I could buy that sauce in a store, I absolutely would.

  10. Pasquinel says:

    What do so many people have against breading? I love crunchy fried breading surrounding my meat 🙁

  11. John says:

    I’m not a huge fan of these, maybe because the whole idea of grinding up chicken meat and forming it into “fry” shapes kinda creeps me out. I will say that the zesty sauce is pretty delicious. The very small number of times I visit the King, that stuff goes on my actual fries.

  12. boopbob says:

    i think they are AWESOME!!!! i wish they would be served as side because they are not worth the money! they are not filling enough….. but if they are done right(which usually they’re not but my BK does them right

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