Kentucky Grilled Chicken Now Has Bigger White Meat Breast Pieces

KFC Grilled Chicken (review) now has bigger pieces of chicken breast.  I don’t want to know what it took to get these chickens to have bigger breasts.  I’m very afraid.  20% larger breasts? Yikes.  How did this happen?  Please comment with your theory.

25 comments on “Kentucky Grilled Chicken Now Has Bigger White Meat Breast Pieces

  1. Manavee says:

    Growth hormone. Tasty, tasty growth hormone.

  2. Adam says:

    Bump that. More likely the machine from Good Burger that made all of Mando Burgers’ burgers super big.

  3. Shannon says:

    What about the fried breasts?

    • Tracy says:

      Based on what I got this week the fried got smaller. They were about half the size there were a couple months ago.

      The grilled breasts were so small they appeared to be from baby chickens. I think 20% bigger just means they are the size of normal chicken breasts.

    • Shannon says:

      Sorry, I forgot, but I think the bigger breasts can be attributed to either genetic mutation, hormones, or changes in diet.

  4. Jesse says:

    KFC chicken skin sandwiches. Delicious.

  5. Nick says:

    Artificial selection?

  6. maxchain says:

    Red beans and rice. Or wait, is that butts?…

  7. says:

    the bigger the better.

    They probably just added more water somehow to increase the appearance of size

  8. Clevegal42 says:

    10% chicken broth/saline implants.

  9. CraigRussell says:

    AND if you see the commercials KFC is running for this, they make it sound like the company gave the “KFC chicken chefs in each KFC an order-make all the Grilled breasts 20% bigger, have more great grilled seasoning on each piece, etc”…I want to know how the KFC chefs will make each piece 20% bigger? Magic? Grow bigger chickens outside each KFC?


  10. Mike N says:

    Slightly off topic, but I’m not surprised KFC faired rather poorly in Consumer Reports survey of it’s readers… I actually want to like KFC, but at least at my local KFC, things are pretty poor.

  11. VanessaG says:

    yuck. Has to be with growth hormones. No thanks kfc. I used to love them…out ate my whole family. But after seeing food inc., I can’t stomach alot of foods. I’ve become one of those support the farmers, buy organic more, and hardly any fast food.

    • Bubbs says:

      “I’ve become one of those support the farmers, buy organic more, and hardly any fast food.”

      If you actually *want* to support the farmers, you won’t be doing so by avoiding fast food. The fast food industry is the single biggest purchaser of agricultural goods (both produce & meat) in the US. Fast food keeps farmers in business.

      The fast food industry is not evil, neither are factory farms, though there are the occasional videos of minimum wage workers behaving like people who can only get a minimum wage job.

      It is unfortunate that we do not live in a sparsely populated utopia that can be sustained with micro-farms that provide each and every head of cattle a LaZBoy recliner and daily spa treatment,… but without a cheap and plentiful food supply for our population, we will have even bigger problems in our urban centers than imaginable.

      But most importantly: too many people enjoy eating the foods that are made plentiful and cheap by science…

      • Francois says:

        One of the things I most enjoy about the comments on this blog is that it tends to attract PR shills like “Bubbs”.

      • Josh Christopherson says:

        I don’t think Vanessa is talking about the farmers that are supported by the fast-food industry, Bubbs. Those aren’t technically “farmers”. Farmers are people who work hard to make a living from their land… not people who “hire” illegals to run a assembly line of half-dead cows or chickens with anti-bacterial junk and growth hormones injected into them.

        You’re right, there will always be scientifically-produced food. Everyone can’t avoid it – it’s necessary for some people to eat. But those who can avoid it, it would be better if they did. Make sense?

        • Rob says:

          Oh please, Josh Chrisopherson.

          Bubbs is right. There is nothing wrong with using science to help increase food production.

          “farmers work hard to make a living from their land”. Are you talking about a “mom and pop” farm…. FYI, buddy your nostalgic image of a farm is very 1950’s esque. I bet less than 20% of U.S. farms are independently owned.

          I think technology is great. Use technology to produce more food for people to eat and keep the prices cheap. *Especially* when food and gas prices are so high right now! Keep on innovating!

          • Josh Christopherson says:

            I agree, Rob, technology is great. I’m a web developer, I use technology every day to do my job. I’m not against technology. I totally support scientific experimentation to find cheaper ways to produce food, or make food taste better, or whatever you may experiment with.

            However, when I use technology, I thoroughly test the result before I release it. It would be silly for me to experiment on a website and then push it live without doing tests. But… have you looked at some of the side-effects scientifically-produced foods have?!? Do a Google search for the side effects that growth hormones, high fructose corn syrup or soy-based fillers have on our bodies… you’ll be surprised, I’m sure.

            To put it simply, I have absolutely no problem using technology to increase production – It’s the final result that I’m not so sure about. Until they can figure out how to make scientifically-produced food healthier for us (and get the government out of the farming business), I’ll stick to my 20% of US farms that are “mom and pop” owned for meats and produce – thank you very much.

  12. marianne says:

    I’ve always been convinced that KFC just cuts their chicken weird. Maybe they are just cutting a more normal chicken breast.

  13. Y2JosHBK says:

    Who cares how they got it bigger? In the case of KFC… Bigger IS better. KFC keeps bringing the delicious magic as usual! Kudos!

  14. J.B. says:

    Their grilled chicken pieces have always been pathetically small.

  15. Biff McGee says:

    Chickens on steroids? KFC’s chicken doesn’t taste real to me, which is why I never go there! The supermarket has a much better “real” tasting fried chicken.

  16. saturn says:

    I don’t eat KFC’s grilled chicken anymore anyway after finding out that the grilled chicken along w/ almost everything else on their menu contains MSG.

  17. Moo says:

    Impure thoughts. Anyone remember that movie?

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