Review: Original Recipe Boneless Chicken from KFC
A couple of weeks ago, KFC put up a countdown timer on their website for an unknown promotional product. The interweb was quite curious what the new or possibly returning item could be. Was it the fabled Twister wrap, a better spin on the Chicken Littles, or what I was really hoping for; the Rotisserie Gold Chicken rising from the ashes like a greasy, fast food-phoenix? Nope, not even close. It was KFC’s New Original Recipe Boneless Chicken, or as the rest of the planet would call it, “chicken fingers”. Available in both white and dark meat, I can say I was definitely interested in how a dark meat chicken strip would fare, but is it any good?
No, this isn’t very good at all. I made sure to double-check that I would get one white and one dark piece, but both seemed identical. These were as if someone cut up a whole chicken into tiny pieces, and then glued them back together in chicken finger form.
The new Original Boneless Chicken also had this weird layer of seasoned chicken skin/fat running through it that seemed to hold it together. As soon as my chicken cooled, it congealed into a kind of poultry skin jello. Unnatural was the best way to describe the taste as well. Simple fried chicken this is not.
Whatever weird tricks they used to papier-mache this thing together left it with an odd, overly processed taste. When it was piping hot, it was quite juicy, but the flavor destroyed any points the moisture would have contributed. I didn’t understand this chicken before or after I ate it.
The price of $4.99 lands you with a two piece combo with a medium drink, biscuit and side. I went with mashed potatoes and they were pretty bad too. The dry biscuit was the proverbial cherry on top for this crappy take on a Hungry Man TV dinner. Everything in this box of lame seemed like it was on its way to be served in a state penitentiary. I have no clue what KFC was thinking, but avoid this at all costs. Who thought a layer of skin jelly was a good idea?
Well, it would seem that KFC doesn’t listen to its fans. The Twister and Rotisserie Gold were just some of the many of the awesome hits that KFC has served over the years that we’ll probably never get to try again. Instead of bringing those classics back, they tried to reinvent the wheel by making it square. Don’t they already serve chicken strips? Are those what came on the Snackers? The Snackers were awesome, well the Buffalo flavor was anyway. Oh well, at least Popeyes still kicks ass. Major Cajun gravy ass!
Pros: It could cost more money. Buffalo Snackers with ranch dressing were awesome.
Cons: This product makes absolutely no sense and fails in almost every way as well. Dark meat chicken strips should have been a great idea. I understand a fast food joint using instant mashed potatoes, but do they have to use the absolute crappiest kind? GrubGrade for still not having a review of Popeyes fried chicken.
Grubbing on-the-go: 6.00/10
Overall GrubGrade: 4.00/10
More Info: http://www.KFC.com
The boneless white meat has 200 calories and the dark has 250 calories.