Review: Fiery Chicken Fries from Burger King

When Burger King’s Chicken Fries were originally taken off the menu, I didn’t care.  There were fans that rejoiced at their return earlier this year, and I still didn’t care.  A spicy version known as Fiery Chicken Fries have just hit the menu and I cared enough to grab a box.  Let’s review.

Fiery Chicken FriesBurger King describes new Fiery Chicken Fries like this:

Made with white meat chicken, our Fiery Chicken Fries are hotter than ever coated in a blend of spicy cayenne pepper, black pepper and savory spices blended into a crispy breading and cooked to perfection. Fiery Chicken Fries are shaped like fries and are perfect to dip in any of our delicious dipping sauces.

On the BK web page for Fiery Chicken Fries it says “Fiery Chicken Fries are Offensively Spicy”. Lies!!!Fiery Chicken FriesI did kind of enjoy Fiery Chicken Fries enough to give them a diagonally pointed thumbs up, but they’re really lacking the heat.  While I guess they’re spicy enough to be considered a spicy version of Chicken Fries, those looking for something “…Offensively Spicy” should look elsewhere. The spices used in the breading include cayenne and cayenne can usually wake up my senses.  While the spices claim by BK is there, extract most of the heat from said spices while keeping the smoky flavors and you’ve got Fiery Chicken Fries.  I wasn’t bothered by the lack of heat because I’m not looking for pain, but for the some that are, you’ll be disappointed.Chicken FriesAt a price of $2.89 for a 9 count, these Fiery Chicken Fries were cheaper than the 9 count we reviewed almost six years ago.  The value is average, maybe a touch below since they barely made a dent in my appetite.  Fast food products under 3 bucks are always the way to go if you ask me.  A meatier Chicken Fry would be welcomed, but then they wouldn’t be very fry-like.

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I love the colorful packaging (good job marketing team) and it works great for grubbing on the go complete with a spot to hold your dipping sauce.  You’ve got your choice of BBQ, Honey Mustard, Ranch,  Zesty, Buffalo and Sweet & Sour, and Chicken Fries Sauce.  I went with Ranch because it seemed like the natural choice for a spicy chicken product.  There’s a nice selection of dipping sauces to choose from which is a plus.IMG_3957Even though I don’t get all the fandom over Chicken Fries, I still consider them to be well-executed fast food.  They’re relatively clean and easy with emphasis on portability so the model works for a drive-thru purchase.  I can’t reiterate enough that Fiery Chicken Fries are very mild when it comes to heat so don’t let the name and colors trick you.

Pros: Great packaging. Grubbing on the go. Good amount of dipping sauce choices at BK.

Cons: Not very fiery. Won't fill you up... needs to be meatier.

Taste: 6.25/10
Value: 5.75/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 9.00/10
Price: $2.89 for 9

Overall GrubGrade: 6.75/10

More Info: bk.com

18 comments on “Review: Fiery Chicken Fries from Burger King

  1. karubah says:

    Your review experience was nicer than what one of my coworkers had with these chicken fries. He bought them after I posted the Grub Grade story in our work chat and said they were not even hot. That they just tasted like regular chicken fries with red coloring. 🙁

    • Ryan says:

      Yeah the heat was definitely unimpressive. I wonder if the Popeyes model of introducing new dipping sauces almost as much as new products would help out other fast food places.

      • CB says:

        I think it would. Everyone loves saauuuce. I heard of the chicken fry sauce a couple months ago I went to BK just to try it. Of course they didn’t have it yet.

  2. Snackeroo says:

    I really love the box design on this.

  3. Chris says:

    I gave these a shot today. They weren’t bad, but I would hesitate to call them spicy. They were pretty much their regular chicken fries with bit of extra flavor. It made me miss the old Spicy TenderCrisp. That was a spicy item.

  4. Andrew S. says:

    Did these taste similar to the chicken that was in Spicy Chick N’Crisp?

    • Matt Johnson says:

      The spicy chicken crisp has no spice. All it is is the regular chicken crisp with a dab of the onion ring sauce on the bottom bun.

      • Andrew S. says:

        I’m talking about the version they stopped selling in 2012 in which it was lettuce, mayo, and a slightly spicy patty.

  5. alek says:

    BK keeps cranking out lazy creations. They need to come up with better ideas

    • MP says:

      Like what? I’d rather they improve the core menu with better buns, meat, cheese, lettuce & bacon than keep coming up with new warehouse food to sell.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I tried them. They were a bit spicy, not that spicy, but good.

  7. scram says:

    These were decent. Barely any “spice”, but just enough to be different from their original incarnation. Once was enough for me, but I thought they were well executed.

  8. Kedro says:

    I agree, a little bit more spice but the originals are better

  9. Ed says:

    Stopped in to get lunch at 1pm on a Sunday. No lines, no rush for them. The chicken fries were terrible. Dried out, not tender, and cold. As thin as they are, think it will be tough to make them tender.

    Won’t….don’t waste your money.

  10. BigBelly says:

    The ones I tried the other night must have been sitting around for a while, they were by no means crispy, they were stiff, yet slightly flexible. There was no spice that I could detect, but with all that said, I oddly want them again, they went good with the onion rings.

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