New Smoky Mountain BBQ Chicken from KFC Coming January 29

Beginning Monday, January 29th, KFC will be featuring new Smoky Mountain BBQ Chicken for a limited time only.  Smoky Mountain BBQ takes its inspiration from Memphis and the Carolinas to give us a sweet and smoky BBQ sauce.  The new flavor will be available in Extra Crispy Tenders, Chicken Littles and Extra Crispy Chicken.New Smoky Mountain BBQ will be the third sauced chicken option available at KFC since the debut of the spicy/smoky Nashville Hot Chicken (review) in early 2016.  Last year KFC introduced the sweet/tangy Georgia Gold ChickenI liked it. Individual Smoky Mountain BBQ meals will be available for $4.99 and include three Extra Crispy Tenders or two pieces of Extra Crispy Chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy and a biscuit.

10 comments on “New Smoky Mountain BBQ Chicken from KFC Coming January 29

  1. Johnnyboy says:

    Awesome….finally something new. I guess I should PIG out on this today before starting my juice cleanse and vegan diet.

  2. Mark says:

    this looks good.

  3. td says:

    I had it in in the summer, but I don’t know if it’s still on the menu here (I live in Pittsburgh). It was ok, but too salty and a little too greasy/heavy.

  4. JohnnyBoy says:

    These are just the same chicken tenders they’ve always had, dunked in a “new” sauce that will have the exact same artificial hickory smoke taste as any cheap bottled sauce. Plus the same biscuit. And same mashed potatoes. Not interested, I can make better mashed potatoes at home.

    • Sascha says:

      Sure, these are the same tenders they’ve always had, but a credit to KFC for hand breading their tenders and frying them fresh every day, which is not something 95% of fast food places can claim. Their tenders (same old as they may be) are pretty damn good. As for the sauce, there certainly wasn’t anything off the shelf that resembled anything close to KFC’s Nashville sauce, so I’d say there’s hope with this one, though I’m not as excited for this one as the previous two. And their mashed potatoes are good, not great, but the gravy might as well be crack.

      • Stevo says:

        Who cares if it’s hand breaded or machine breaded? Of course they are fried fresh every day. I don’t know a place that fries chicken and serves it the next day.

        As far as Nashville Hot, oil with some cayenne pepper mixed in is what I would consider off the shelf.

        Nashville Hot at KFC is awful.

  5. Jonggyboy says:

    I think they tapped their PepsiCo connection, they taste like Lays BBQ potato chip seasoning to me. Mine didn’t have much oil on it, just mainly dry seasoning with a gritty paste in the corner. I checked the box before I left and there were no pickles, according to the gal, they only put them on if you ask.

  6. CulinaryZerg says:

    Seem less inspired than the two before it, which I really liked.

  7. Scram says:

    It’s very good, but their Nashville Hot has me addicted.

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