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May 27, 2008 05:40 AM

KFC Chipotle Chicken

Saw the tv ad for this over the weekend. Has anyone had this yet? Good? Bad? Ugly? Thanks

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  1. Haven't even seen the ad. What is it??


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    1. re: Davwud

      A new batter for their fried chicken pieces that is supposed to have a smokey/spicy kick to it.

      1. re: mats77

        Well chipotle's are quite spicy and smokey, however I somehow think this will be a very dumbed down version.


        1. re: Davwud

          Yep ... dumbed down ... and NO smoky flavor.

          Actually it is slightly spicier and crispier than the regular crispy chicken ... with an orange tint to it.

          Ask me how I know ... I'll tell you.

          They gave me the regular crispy first.

          Me (eating a drumstick): Is the regular crispy chicken spicy?

          KFC person: Yes

          Me: I think I have the spicy because there is not one bit of smokiness in this. It tastes nothing like chipotle.

          KFC person looks at it and says "Sorry" and returns with a more orange-tinted fried chicken.

          Honestly after having the crispy and chipotle back-to-back like that ... the only real difference is that color ... and the coating is a little different. If it wasn't for the color I probably would have asked again if this was REALLY supposed to be chipotle chicken.

          I really like chipotle flavor which is what sucked me in to KFC. Haven't been in a while and had a "buy one get one free" coupon for the 2 piece meal ... which is ... .holy KFC ... $4.98 ... so at least I got two dinners for that price with the coupon.

          I don't eat fast food much these days but am always shocked by the high prices. When I was a kid, fast food wasn't only fast ... but inexpensive so a good place to take families in terms of value.

          These days it is better to spend a buck more and get some decent food ... and really at a lot of the small mom and pops the prices are so much less, the portions larger and the taste so much better.

          1. re: rworange

            No real surprise there.

            I wonder how many people who've never had a chipotle like the chicken and decide to venture into the world of chipotles. They'd be in a rude awakening. If they don't like hot stuff too much.


            1. re: rworange

              I hope this is just an isolated incident...the few times I've been to the Colonel, the flavoured items such as Hot Boneless Wings have been adequately flavoured. Still, I don't think this is going to get me to try it...

      2. I love Popeyes spicy, and figured this was KFC's answer. I like Chipotle. While not really spicy, it has a nice smoky pepper flavor. At least, it's supposed to.
        Given a piece of this blind, I would not have been able to identify the flavor. It just tasted like fried chicken that was a little off.
        It wasn't really bad, you would really have to screw it up for me to find ANY fried chicken bad, but I won't buy it again.

        1. I actually just had this tonight (they were out of the regular extra crispy) and I could barely tell any difference at all between the two aside from a slight color difference and an almost indiscernable "smoke" flavor.

          1. When I first saw this ad and heard the following exchange

            "What is that?"

            my immediate reaction was that whoever wrote the ad was a fan of the great tv show Futurama. The opening featured a billboard that said "Bachelor Chow -- Now With Flavor!"

            That's not what the KFC folks were probably hoping for with this ad campaign.

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            1. re: Bob W

              My first reaction was , Wow, did they just admit their regular chicken has no taste?

            2. I went today to try it and they said it was discontinued because of low sales. I was disappointed, but they did the same thing with the bbq version.