New Nashville Hot Chicken from KFC

New to the KFC menu is something you’ll only be finding if you’re in Pittsburgh.  New Nashville Hot Chicken is the latest from KFC and it features a “perfect blend of spicy cayenne and smoke paprika.”  Available in tenders and chicken on the bone.kfc nashville hotYes, Nashville Hot Chicken is exclusively available in Pittsburgh, PA, but it’s also coming soon to KFC’s everywhere so stay tuned.

25 comments on “New Nashville Hot Chicken from KFC

  1. XavierVE says:

    In Pittsburgh here, the Nashville Hot Tenders are very, very good. They have a 20 tenders deal with two large sides (Says mashed potatoes and coleslaw but they’ll substitute), six sauces and a couple biscuits. The hot tenders have a very nice flavor, but be prepared for a mess because the oil they use will come out of it. Fork recommended.

    I’m normally more of a Popeyes fan than a KFC fan, but these things are better than anything I’ve had at Popeyes.

    • ahecht says:

      Hot Chicken is supposed to be served on slices of white bread to soak up the mess. Is KFC skipping that step? It looks like KFC is putting the pickle chips on top.

  2. Sean says:

    So Kentucky Fried Chicken is now stealing recipes from Tennessee? I am curious how this compares to Popeyes.

  3. JoeyF says:

    I have a Gus’s fried chicken fairly local to me so that’s where i go when i need some real hot chicken. I’ll give this a try when the local KFC gets it though.

  4. Snackeroo says:

    This sounds great, I hope it gets a national rollout.

  5. BigBelly says:

    looking forward to these!

  6. Justin ST says:

    Interesting, but I’d rather see KFC bring back the Twister.

    • Darrell Martinsen says:

      My local KFC said they are bringing Twisters back! Not sure if it’s national or something they’re just trying but I’m happy nonetheless!

  7. Jonathan Wayne says:

    Sounds interesting, definitely want to try it. From looking up what it is it seems the other posters are correct that it is supposed to be served on bread, sucks that KFC could do that final step to make it 100% right.

  8. CulinaryZerg says:

    Whoa, that’s false advertising. You’re telling me this is actually Tennessee Fried Chicken?

  9. sandy says:

    Looks yummy to me. When I first looked at the pic, I thought the pickles were green grapes and I was like WTF!!!

  10. Colin says:

    I moved to the Nashville area about a year ago from Ohio, and I’m still not totally sold on Hot Chicken as a thing to really get excited about. Am I doing this wrong?

  11. Big Jim says:

    Looks like someone from Pittsburgh ended up getting it: http://fastfoodgeek.com/food-reviews/kfc-nashville-hot-chicken-review/

  12. Not bad says:

    Not bad.. just had it. It is greasy, but I like it. I am trying to figure out what it tastes like.. the taste is incredibly familiar!!! Can not put my finger on it.. very familiar! Ended up on this site googling what the heck it could be. But yeah, if you like hot stuff. It’s good.

  13. Sascha says:

    I’m hearing about a 1/18 rollout, guessing national but suppose it could be locally in Michigan.

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  15. Jason says:

    We just tried this Nashville hot chicken and it is the ‘not chicken’. First of all was the amount of grease which is enough to make any cardiologist shiver and shake in disbelief. Secondly the taste was not so hot as it was salty and left a very bad aftertaste in your mouth. The whole experience was almost laughable. KFC stick to your original recipe and leave Nashville hot chicken to Nashville. I would like for you to continue to focus on a more heart healthy low fat menu, and I can assure you this would not be on that menu.

  16. Rob says:

    I think that KFC used to have the best spicy chicken around. For some reason they dropped it.

    They should just bring that back in my personal opinion and not worry about trends.

  17. Jason B says:

    So it’s hilarious that people think that KFC needs to have the recipe down to a T and not allow a little leeway to offer it up a little different since they are a national chain. I mean there are few “Mexican Street Tacos” that are as good as authentic ones from south of the border. Or “Chicago Hot Dogs” coming from sonic. Take it at face value and enjoy it while it lasts! Done with rant, here is my review of MY experience:
    I was surprised to go to KFC and see the new chicken that was being offered. My Wife and I recently stayed in Nashville over the Holidays and stumbled upon Hattie B’s Hot Chicken. It was super delicious! Crispy with great flavor and a nice kick. So I had to order the Nashville Chicken at KFC to see if it even compared. Let me tell you that it didn’t disappoint!! I was hesitant in my feelings at first thinking I just wanted it to be as good as the hot chicken I had tasted for the first time just weeks before. After going back for seconds the next day I can now say I’m hooked!!!! I’ve had chicken from all the spots here in Dallas (chains and local) and most have that little something different that you can distinguish from each other but while it’s available, I will be frequenting KFC for the Nashville chicken for sure!!

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