New Nashville Hot Chicken from KFC Available Nationwide on Monday, January 18th

On January 18th, KFC will debut its new Nashville Hot Chicken.  You might remember Nashville Hot Chicken from its test market promotion that was oddly only available in Pittsburgh last fall. The new chicken gets its heat from a blend of spicy cayenne and smoked paprika and is served with pickles.nashville-hot-spicy-chicken

26 comments on “New Nashville Hot Chicken from KFC Available Nationwide on Monday, January 18th

  1. Alex K. says:

    In honor of MLK day, eh?

  2. Sandy says:

    For some reason, the pic with the pickles makes me happy.

  3. xam says:

    On Martin Luther King Day? Stay classy KFC.

  4. Rhody says:

    Can’t wait to try this tomorrow!

  5. Snackeroo says:

    Definitely wanna try this out ;]

  6. Justin ST says:

    ??? Something wrong with bringing out a new LTO on Martin Luther King Jr. Day? No black person is ever going to deny they like fried chicken. A lot of people will be off of school and work, it will be a great day to bring it out.

  7. Johnnyboy says:

    I went to KFC last night thinking they were already here. The guy told me it comes out on Monday, well like Bart Scott would say, “Can’t Wait!” I been craving something new for some time. Always come to grubgrade to try new stuff, last week tried the Taco Bell dollar crunchwraps, man they were tasty and very filling!!!

  8. Phaet says:

    I’m curious if this flavour is offered with their chicken strips!

  9. Bubbsy says:

    Yaaay for MLKFC Nationwide!

  10. Jonathan Wayne says:

    I could see why some people might think it is a little odd and maybe insensitive to bring it out today, from a marketing standpoint it is brilliant. I tried it today and while it is spicy, it is also very good, this is going to be a great seller and many other places will be copying it.

  11. Johnnyboy says:

    Boy are these expensive. Just got one breast piece with biscuit for $3.38. Pretty spicy at first bite in a great way, I wish I could eat southern type foods all the time.

  12. Ric says:

    I went today to try it. It was actually pretty good, not as good as the local hot chicken restaurant but I was not disappointed with the flavor. However, I was disappointed in the pricing. KFC has a $5 fill up that comes with 3 chicken strips, side item, biscuit, cookie, and a drink for $5. I asked for that with Nashville Hot Chicken and they said they couldn’t ring it up, they have 3 strips, side and a biscuit for $5.49. So, no cookie, no drink, and it costs $.49 more. Just for some sauce and a few pickles. There should be a promo price or something. Same chicken, just dipped in a sauce should not cost that much more.

  13. BigBelly says:

    These were pretty good, I didn’t get much heat out of them, but they had a really good flavor. I bought the 3 strip basket, to go, and I was worried the oil would do a number on them on the way home, but they held up well.
    They gave me 3 large strips that really tasted like “bone in” chicken. If they did these as part of the $5 dollar fill-up, I’d go there more often

  14. Jody says:

    Tried it last night. Had the bone-in breast. It was great.
    Next time I will get the Nashville Hot chicken strips.
    I hope they keep this permanently, and if not, at least for quite a while.

  15. rodney says:

    I tried it, it’s pretty tasty, makes me want to try the real thing in Nashville. I would say it had some decent heat for fast food chicken.

    I was wondering, since it’s just a sauce they squirt in their chicken, does anybody know if there’s a similar sauce that can be bought at the store or ordered online? I would like to get some and put it on Church’s spicy chicken, I like that better than KFC.

    • BigBelly says:

      It doesn’t look like it’s all that hard to make, and by doing so, you could control the heat

      1/2 cup lard, melted and heated (or hot frying oil)
      3 tablespoons cayenne pepper
      1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
      Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
      1/2 teaspoon paprika
      1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

      Make the spicy coating: Carefully ladle the lard or frying oil into a medium heatproof bowl and whisk in the cayenne pepper, brown sugar, 3/4 teaspoon sea salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, the paprika and garlic powder. Baste the spice mixture over the hot fried chicken and serve immediately; garnish with pickles

      Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/hattie-bs-hot-chicken.html?oc=linkback

      very similar recipe, but adds chili powder…

      http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/nashville-style-hot-chicken

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