Fast Food Review: BK Chicken Fries from Burger King
I have never really been into fast food nuggets. I can count on one hand the number of times I have purchased them. I am also really picky about my chicken since I only like white meat and I’m not keen on fat or gristle. Burger King has a fun alternative to nuggets that suits my tastes (but won’t break any new ground) with their BK Chicken Fries.
The Burger King description:
Can’t decide between chicken and French Fries? You don’t have to. Try premium white meat chicken breast shaped like fries, and served with your choice of five dipping sauces. Grab 6, 9, or 12 pieces to go today.
So BK Chicken Fries are just french fry shaped chicken strips; it’s really pretty simple. They consist of premium white meat chicken and the outside is coated with a seasoned breading that gives just a little kick of heat. I only mention the “little kick of heat” because when compared to other fast food nuggets/tenders, you can tell there is some spice on these. The breading also seems to slightly overwhelm the chicken meat inside of the fry. You can still tell that it is tender white meat chicken inside, but can’t really taste the chicken as much as you’d probably like. I wish more places would learn from Chick-fil-A and stop overly breading their chicken products. As with french fries, the size of the “fries” is not consistent , there are all some that are longer or shorter than others. You could actually have more or less than the count you are buying depending how they are packaged that day.
BK Chicken Fries come packaged in 6, 9 or 12 pc boxes that have a handy spot to place your dipping sauce. This really works well if you plan on grubbing on the go. There are 6 dipping sauces to choose from: Buffalo Sauce, BBQ Sauce, Zesty Sauce, Honey Mustard, Ranch and Sweet and Sour, but the fries do have enough flavor to eat without sauce based on seasoned breading alone (but I usually go with honey mustard for my chicken). If the taste of the breading were a bit milder, your dipping sauce choice would be more crucial…and if you dislike the breading be prepared to smother it.
All in all, the BK Chicken Fries are just OK. They are not my first choice at BK, however, they are definitely a step up from the BK Crown nuggets. If you can’t decide between chicken nuggets and fries, the solution really isn’t chicken fries. At least it’s an average attempt at something slightly different from what you may be used to.
Pros: Easy grubbing on the go box. If you like the taste, the seasoning might be tasty enough for you to skip the sauce.
Cons: A little greasy. A little too much breading. Not as much chicken meat as I'd like.
Grubbing on-the-go: 7.50/10
Price: $2.39 (6ct), $3.29 (9ct), $4.39 (12ct)
Overall GrubGrade: 6.75/10
More Info: BurgerKing.com
Calories – 250
Fat – 15 grams
Saturated Fat – 2.5 grams
Cholesterol – 30 milligrams
Sodium – 820 milligrams
Carbs – 16 grams
Sugars – .6 grams
Protein – 14 grams