TODAY – On March 23, Kentucky Fried Chicken announced the introduction of a new item set to hit menus: Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets, which is its first chicken nugget menu item since the late ‘90s.
Hand-breaded with KFC’s Original Recipe of 11 herbs and spices, these 100% white meat nuggets hit menus nationwide starting March 27.
Oh yes — you can go get ‘em right now.
“After a wildly successful test run in 2022 and years without a nugget made with the signature taste of KFC on menus, new Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets are making their way to KFC’s permanent menu at participating locations,” wrote KFC in a press release.
Starting at $3.49, KFC’s nuggets are also available to purchase as a 5-piece, 8-piece, 12-piece or 36-piece at participating restaurants nationwide. Customers looking for the whole shebang can make it a combo meal which will come with fries, a biscuit and a medium drink.
KFC adds that the sauces available include their KFC sauce, its signature dip which features a smoky blend of tangy and sweet flavors, honey bbq, ranch, honey mustard or buffalo ranch.
While the nuggets themselves aren’t spicy, some of the language the chain has used to announce it sure is.
“People have been living in a nugget blandemic and settling for the same mediocre nuggets for far too long,” KFC said in a press release. “The fried chicken experts are empowering America to break up with bland and end it with cookie-cutter shapes and open their hearts and mouths to Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets.”
Additionally, another menu item, the KFC Mac & Cheese Bowl will return to nationwide menus for a limited time starting on April 3. Available for $5, the bowls come with KFC’s cheddar mac & cheese and the aforementioned nuggets, all topped with a three-cheese blend … READ MORE.
Product info from KFC:
8 PC. NUGGETS COMBO
Order for delivery or pick up at a KFC® near you and grab the best chicken nuggets with our 8 Piece Chicken Nuggets Combo! These 100% white meat chicken nuggets are hand breaded in our Original Recipe® for the perfect bite of our mouthwatering fried chicken. This chicken nuggets meal comes with a side of your choice, medium drink, 2 dipping sauces and warm, buttermilk biscuit. | Calories: 860-1320