Fast Food Review: New! Grilled Chicken from KFC
If any of you made it to the end of the video, you’ll see that I gave the new offering from KFC a 8.25/10 overall GrubGrade score. I honestly do feel this new grilled chicken deserves to be in “Very Good” territory. I believe the grade is definitely boosted by the fact that KFC has made a solid attempt at making an alteration to what the whole concept of the place is based on…FRIED CHICKEN! It’s definitely refreshing yet seems like it’s taken way too long for KFC to offer your bucket of chicken as grilled and not fried.
As soon as the order of chicken entered my car from the drive-thru lane, the entire vehicle was engulfed in the aroma of this chicken. KFC states, “It’s marinated, seasoned with KFC’s famous secret herbs and spices, and then slowly roasted to juicy perfection.” This new grilled chicken is especially flavorful and juicy. Not once did I feel as if what I was eating wasn’t from KFC. I think even in a blind taste test, I’d be able to tell this is still a KFC taste. Don’t let the idea of grilled chicken cloud your view of this being a clean meal. Wow was this chicken greasy! This isn’t skinless grilled chicken and that definitely adds to the oily traps of marinated herbs and spices. The drumsticks and breasts were a decent size but as always, the KFC thighs and wings are garbage to me.
You still should applaud KFC for coming out with something that goes against it’s namesake. It helps cater to the more health-conscious and I can honestly say the taste doesn’t suffer from it (the grilled chicken breast has 17 less grams of fat than the fried counterpart). It’s a very rare occurrence that I pick up a bucket of fried chicken from KFC but if the KGC sticks around, I’m more than likely due for a repeat visit. (Update 8 months later… Fiery Grilled Wings are now available.)
Pros: Very juicy. Taste isn't sacrificed with the switch to a better-for-you chicken from KFC. I like the tagline: "The Only Grilled Chicken That's Bucket Worthy!"
Cons: Pretty messy and greasy. KFC thighs/wings are such a waste in my opinion.
Grubbing on-the-go: 3.00/10
Price: $12.99 for a 6 piece, 3 biscuit, 1 large side
Overall GrubGrade: 8.25/10
More Info: KFC.com
180 calories and 4 grams of fat for a breast.
140 calories and 9 grams of fat for a thigh.
70 calories and 4 grams of fat for a drumstick.
80 calories and 4 grams of fat for a wing.