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Remember KFC Chicken Littles?

ipsedixit Mar 8, 2007 11:28 AM

Well, do you?

They no longer exist. The Colonel axed them a while back.

But I'm curious if there is a reasonable facsimile of chicken littles out there somewhere.

Is it the chicken sandwich from White Castle? But I think that's a bit too big ...


Thanks much.

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    kcchan Mar 8, 2007 11:40 AM

    Mmm... I remember being really young, and my sister and I loved the processed yumminess that was known as the Chicken Little.

    1. MeAndroo Mar 8, 2007 11:58 AM

      I loved Chicken Littles...mostly because I was little and anything fried was amazing. They have a version of the small sandwich at KFC now called a Snacker. Never had one, but I believe it's a similar idea.

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        Oh Robin Mar 8, 2007 12:49 PM

        Those were the perfect "appetizer" on your way home in the car.

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          kcchan Mar 8, 2007 01:52 PM

          The Snackers are different insofar as they're not nearly as processed as the Chicken Littles were. They actually seem like chicken breast filets (heavily brined) and coated with the extra crispy coating. Size is still small though, like the Chicken Littles. They're actually not bad for $1.

          1. katkoupai Mar 9, 2007 08:51 AM

            "Chicken littles, you're the one, so happy and so sweet.
            Little bitty, pretty ones, a 49 cent treat."-- KFC jingle for Chicken Littles

            Yes, I remember them. :)

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              bostonshamrock Jan 22, 2009 04:22 AM

              You can find them on RT60 in Revere Mass at the KFC there. 50 Cents a piece. I get them all the time. Same as they always were. They never stopped serving them there. It is the KFC stick in a time loop.

              1. mkmccp Jan 25, 2009 01:52 PM

                Oh yeah, I remember them. My first job was at a KFC and we used to make a jillion of those thing, esp. at lunchtime when the construction workers would come through the d-t and order like 25 at a time! There was a "mayo gun" ( think a really big fat caulk gun) that we used to plop the pepper mayo onto the little buns. They were good if fresh, but once they sat a little bit the mayo sort of melted and got gross.

                1. ArizonaDave Jan 27, 2009 10:35 AM

                  MMMM used to love those little things on the late night trip home from wherever (same idea as Jack's tacos).
                  Used to be a KFC right across the street from my apt back then.
                  The Stackers just aren't the same - I think the biggest difference was the Littles were served on a soft potato roll.
                  So, If I'm ever in Revere..... :-)


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                    gvocks May 10, 2009 02:16 PM

                    If you're ever in central Illinois and want a "Chicken Little" stop at the KFC on route 29 in Taylorville. They still serve them there.

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                      IrishGirl87 Jul 14, 2011 07:36 AM

                      I too miss the days of the Chicken Little....I'm almost tempted to take the ride to the Revere, since i live in MA for the real deal. BUT! I have found a pretty good "replacement" just recently. Wal Mart Great Value brand frozen mini chicken sandwiches. The box has 2- 2pack little sandwiches. Cook in the micro, put a little mayo on them and...... you have a Chicken Little!

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                        gvocks Jul 14, 2011 09:13 AM

                        I was just in the Taylorville, Illinois KFC and they've stopped serving the chicken littles in the past year or so. I'm going to Wal-Mart this afternoon so I'll have to try their's.

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                        nickelsadime Sep 4, 2012 06:55 PM

                        Chicken Littles are back! But at the inflated price of $1.29.
                        They don't look like the Littles I remember either,
                        but I'm going to give it a try for nostalgia's sake.

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                        1. re: nickelsadime
                          klyeoh Sep 4, 2012 07:15 PM

                          Apparently, the new ones are supposed to be an "improvement" over the old version. I guess we'll just have to 'taste' and see ;-)

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                            ipsedixit Sep 4, 2012 08:17 PM

                            Those are not the Chicken Littles I remember from my childhood. Too bad.

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                              boogiebaby Sep 5, 2012 01:06 PM

                              I loved the old Chicken Littles. I was maybe 7-8 years old, but those were my all tie favorite - I could eat like 4 of them! I saw the commercial for the new ones, and while they look decent, that's not what I remember. The old ones were like little fried chicken sliders with mayo and pickles.

                              1. re: ipsedixit
                                ixpfilms Sep 13, 2012 08:28 PM

                                Yeah those are not Chicken littles at all. They are actually the Snackers that KFC introduced like in 2005. For a picture of the old chicken littles go to this link: This guy writes a blog where he wanted to bring back these little mouth watering original chicken littles and he found a place in 2009 that still served them so he snapped a pic. Worth a read and to check out the picture of our old Fave the real chicken littles. It is not the first picture (The first picture is a pic of the "new chicken littles, which are actually snackers) Scroll down to the 2nd picture on the page and it is a pic of the old chicken littles. I bet it will job your guys memories. I need to find a place here in California that serves the originals. http://animmovablefeast.blogspot.com/...

                              2. re: klyeoh
                                huiray Sep 4, 2012 08:56 PM

                                I don't remember ever having them. Ay $1.29 I can't say I expect much of them anyway. Hmm. I'll have to check out my local KFC places.

                                (Are you an aficionado of KFC? I remember your sampling KFC stuff in India - that was entertaining - but don't have the impression that you would go to a KFC at the drop of a hat. :-) )

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                                  klyeoh Sep 5, 2012 10:02 AM

                                  I was simply fascinated by how KFC re-invents itself in the different countries and continents it operates in - I remembered lunching at the-then largest KFC outlet in the world in Beijing back in 2000 - it sat on the edge of Tiananmen Square and, as I sat there munching on my Colonel Burger, I was actually looking at the Mao Tse-Tung Mausoleum across the square. It offered chopsticks to use on coleslaw and salads, and hot Chinese tea.

                                  In Saigon in 2007, I lunched in a KFC outlet where a group of college students were celebrating a birthday party a few tables away. Yes, a KFC outlet was special enough to celebrate a special occasion. It offered sweet chilli sauce for dips.

                                  The first time I stepped into a KFC outlet in India back in 2004 (it was at the upmarket Koramangala mall in Bangalore), the server looked at me askance when I asked for mashed potatoes and coleslaw. They'd never heard of such things there! At the time, KFC in India only served spiced pilau rice and "rasam" spiced-soup to go with the fried chicken!

                                  When I was in Seoul, Korea, a few months ago, I noticed the local KFC outlets there served lunch plates of rice with chicken cooked in either cream or spiced gravy, pies and even Portuguese egg-tarts!

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                                    boogiebaby Sep 5, 2012 01:07 PM

                                    The cole slaw at KFC Malaysia is much creamier and blander than the one in the US. The US one has less mayo, and some vinegar to it. I do love that KFC Malaysia offers chicken chop though -- I wish the US ones did that too!

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                              Jelly71 Sep 5, 2012 03:10 PM

                              People talking about eating Chicken Littles as kids are making me feel old. I am excited to try this new version. It looks like a bigger version of the 39 cent goodness we all remember from the 90's. As long as the bun is that gummy, white bread, I think it will be good.

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                              1. re: Jelly71
                                boogiebaby Sep 5, 2012 07:54 PM

                                They were around in the 80s. We lived in IL until 1987 and I remember going to KFC back there. Never had them here in CA.

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                                Jelly71 Sep 6, 2012 09:24 AM

                                I tried the new Chicken Littles last night. They are nothing like the CL's of 20+ years ago. Not to say they aren't good, because they were tasty, but they are totally different now. The meat is a chicken strip, not a flat little patty. The bun is oval and about 3 inches long, but very skinny. Because the chicken strip is so much thicker than the patty was, I felt mine needed more mayo, but that could vary from store to store. I felt $1.29 was a bit high for such a small sandwich. It should be 99 cents. It was good, but I don't see myself going out of my way to order it again.

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                                1. re: Jelly71
                                  Tripeler Sep 6, 2012 09:30 PM

                                  Did the sky start falling when you ate it?

                                  (Such a silly product name!)

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                                    cwdonald Sep 7, 2012 08:35 AM

                                    At least they didn't call it a slider.......

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                                      fourunder Sep 11, 2012 10:29 AM

                                      I think it's a brilliant move......they now get an additional 30 cents over the Snacker.....

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