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Apr 29, 2009 04:35 PM

Kentucky Grilled Chicken

I know, I know, but you've got to try the new Kentucky Grilled chicken. I tried it today and was really impressed. Perfectly spiced and the meat was juicy and succulent. I was watching Jim Cramer of Mad Money on the tube and he jokingly suggested buying more stock in the KFC, Taco Bell owned conglomerate due to the fact he had the Kentucky Grilled chicken for dinner the night before and was also very impressed. Not to mention I had a free piece certificate from the Sunday Bee. lol

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  1. What I can't figure is Jim Cramer always raving about how he loves eating at the Olive Garden. He's wealthy enough to eat anywhere.

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    1. I tried the free piece of grilled chicken this week. I got a tiny drumstick that had one and a half bites. The register receipt said it would have been $1.85. What a rip. No thank you in the future

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      1. re: phantomdoc

        It was just a sample for cry'in out loud! Mine was a small piece as well but was wonderful!

        1. re: Jeff Avis

          Samples are supposed to generate sales. Sounds to me like they are 1 for 2.
          The fact that yours was also small would lead me to believe it's the norm.

          1. re: Bobfrmia

            ...or, that it was the norm for free samples. I'd take a look at a "real" one before passing judgment based on that evidence.

            Here are some opinions from people who paid cash money:


            1. re: Muskrat

              I've had the two-piece all dark meal twice now. Yep, the pieces are small, although they're probably the same size as the ones all plumped up with breading. $1.80 seems ridiculous for a fast food drumstick no matter how it's prepared. However, all the chains seem to structure their pricing so that buying individual pieces is an especially bad deal.

              1. re: Emm

                Had the 2 piece dark today at KFC in Methuen, MA. Yes they are small, but it just lets you see how much breading in on the fried chicken.

                There out to be a law against killing such young birds...............

                OTOH....The 2 pc luncheon with 2 sides and a soda for $4.99 is a bargain.
                The grilled chicken was moist, a little salty, but definitely acceptable. I'll have it again

              2. re: Muskrat

                Yes, I suppose it is possible that hey asked their supplier to provide them with lots of little chicken pieces to cook and keep seperately from the "real" chicken. Those poor baby chickens. Damn the free sample idea!

            2. re: Jeff Avis

              Do you think they stocked mini legs to serve? The check just stated "1p CKN GRILLED"

              1. re: phantomdoc

                It appears KFC is using a smaller chicken (younger) to make their "Grilled" Chicken . Personally, compared to the large legs and thighs( old chicken) the KfC in my neighborhood has been serving I far perfer the young ,small pieces and don't mind spending as much or more for it. I have no qualms about eating squabs or any young foul.

                1. re: Jeff Avis

                  The KFC website states the wing at 33 grams. About 1 ounce. Not a sample size. Not a promotion. Just a rip off. Money for nothing, no chicks for free.

          2. Is it just me or do they rehash this idea every 5-6 years and act like it's a new concept?

            Anyone remember "Kentucky Fresh Chicken"?

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            1. re: jgg13

              Oven Roasted, Rotessiere Gold, Tender Crisp, Kentucky Grilled.
              I think there are probably others. Give em credit for not giving up, and trying to offer something a little better for you, although I haven't checked the nutrition table on it.

              1. re: Bobfrmia

                Since I'm ruthlessly counting calories at the moment, I'm pretty happy with the count of 260 for a two-piece dark meal with a double serving of green beans. I give the biscuit to my hubby :(

                1. re: Bobfrmia

                  Yes, this too will pass. I give it six months max.

                  I think this is the worst revival of this concept. I took advangate of the free piece and got a nice large piece of thigh. I guess I'm wondering how they define 'grilled'. If I had to guess, I'd say it was just unbreaded chicken dropped in the fryer ... without the herbs and spices. It was moist, but extremely greasy. Without that breading it focuses the taste on the meat ... not a good thing, IMO. It wasn't horrid, but I don't see the point.

                  A lot more thumbs down or 'meh' in this tread

                  1. re: rworange

                    I had the two pc lunch meal yesterday, for the second time, This time I had the breast/wing. The wing was miniscule, but the breast was quite large. The manager told me that they had rec'd many complaints about the grilled chicken being smaller than the fried, so he has ordered the next larger weight birds from his supplier.
                    The chicken was very moist and tasty. Important to ask which pieces are the freshest and only order that.

                2. re: jgg13

                  I thought Kentucky Fresh Chicken was simply a rebranding to get the word "Fried" out of their name to please the health nuts.

                  1. re: jgg13

                    I thought it was Kitchen Fresh Chicken.

                  2. On a particularly busy day last week my dh brought home a bucket of the Kentucky Grilled for supper. They were out of grilled breasts, so they subbed the regular fried chicken. Hands down the regular chicken won. The grilled chicken was dry (even dark meat), and the exterior was very greasy with an almost uncooked texture on the skin. I think if we do the calorie splurge on KFC again, we will just have the regular fried chicken.

                    1. its good but i think that El Pollo loco chicken is still better....