>>7279571 The Louisville, Kentucky-based fast-food chain is rolling out its newest menu item -- "Nashville Hot Chicken" -- to all 4,300 of its U.S. stores on Monday. "We think it will be the biggest spicy chicken innovation to happen since Buffalo wings in the 1980's," Kevin Hochman, the chain's U.S. chief marketing officer said at a media event Thursday in New York. "Right now, it's hard to to find Nashville Hot Chicken unless you live in Nashville. So we're bringing it to you," he said. The fried chicken is a combination of spicy, smoky and crispy and pays homage to a popular local specialty of Nashville. KFC's Nashville Hot Chicken is also only the fourth chicken flavor added to the menu in the chain's 86-year history. Bob Das, KFC's corporate chef for 16 years, said his team has worked since last March to perfect the flavor. "We made 50 to 70 versions of it before we got it just right."
>>7279623 The KFC near me had them today. Literally just got done trying them It's barely hot at all. Not bad, just zero heat. Would have liked some more pickles, then I could have made a pretty decent sandwich with them.
>>7279716 >>7279722 I did like the flavor, it had a smokeyness that is like what you'd expect from something spicy, but disappointingly no burn. So you might want to add some hot sauce of your own. I'd say they're worth it to try. I didn't pay too much attention, but they don't seem to be any pricier than the normal chicken. I'll probably go again in a week or so and make a sandwich on like a french roll or something. They had the right flavor for something like that.
>>7279623 >popeyes spicy chicken isn't spicy >>7279677 >fast food is consistent at all locations
Yes and no. In my area, there are a fucking bunch of Popeyes locations. Just how strong the spicy chicken is depends on which of them you go to, oddly enough. The "ghost chili" ones, though, were total bullshit. No heat at all.
>>7279492 After avoiding KFC for many years I decided to try it this shit. Worst fried chicken I've had in a long damn time. There was a small amount of sauce on top of each piece when it should have been coated in sauce. The chicken itself was dry as fuck and not fresh. No pickles. Biscuit was hard, crumbly and dry. The cole slaw lacked dressing and wasn't creamy.
From what little Nashville hot sauce I could taste I can tell it would be good if it was made properly and with fresh chicken. But god damn KFC, you fucking suck. They also forgot to give me a straw and napkins. I wish i hadn't driven away or i would have asked for my money back. Fuck you, KFC. Never again
I live in nashville, just a few blocks from pepperfire and prince's is less than a mile away. I don't see any way how this chicken is gonna be like actual "nashville hot chicken". To be honest, if you get hot, or any heat level about hot it's gonna fuck your stomach up and tear your ass apart for the next 48 hours. I love it but hate myself every time I eat it. It's big in Nashville cos it's been around so long, but I don't see it catching on well nationwide. there's not way the heat is gonna be the same level or have the same flavor. I'll see how KFC does though.
>>7279910 I think there needs to be official legislation in place to define the difference between spicy and "spiced" popeyes has spiced chicken, as in there are pepper flavors spicy should actually make your mouth hot, with continued heat left over afterwards
>>7280361 I agree. And, unrelated to this specific item, I also think that if somebody advertises one of their items by showing an individual spewing out literal flames, the item in question should at least offer a mildly uncomfortable heat.
>>7282111 >Implying Harvard doesn't have an entire department for marketing and branding.
You know that not all marketing is directed toward the consumer, right? The vast majority of what they do is partner with school college counseling programs, have their brand attached to academic conferences, etc.
>>7282111 a big part of harvard and other good schools' marketing is their exclusivity. they need to have the highest rejection rate of applicants but to keep that up they need to get a fuck ton of applicants that they can reject easily
Had them today. I've legitimately been tweeting at them for months about making a spicy recipe chicken.
thankfully they delivered and these are pretty damn good.
as other anons said, they aren't real spicy, but they have a lingering heat which is nice. I think they just drizzle some of this spicy oil stuff on their regular recipe stuff but I could be wrong.
it's super tasty though, a big improvement on their part. I won't be getting their standard recipe any time soon.
the main thing is that they're given their own menu of meals--something I don't see lasting super long. They give you two options, bone in or tenders. The cheapest tender meal was 5.49, three tenders, cole slaw and a biscuit, maybe a drink too.
which doesn't make much sense since their five buck fill up box comes with amedium mashed taters, biscuit, cookie, three tenders and a drink--so you get a larger side, a cookie and a drink for 50 cents less.
I asked them if I could just get a fill up box with the nashville heat, and because it was the first day of serving them they had to ask the big boss. He said they won't do it regularly but because it's my first time they'll do it.
So yeah the pricing doesn't make a ton of sense but they are very good.
A solid 8/10, if their traditional tenders are a 5-6/10
>>7279590 No, not at all. That would just be Buffalo chicken. Google for recipes. The best ones are the Hattie's original and the Brooklyn one in the NYT. The Brooklyn-style is much easier to make.
It's really good shit but super fucking hot. I make it myself and halve the amount of cayenne while replacing the ghost peppers with whatever mild to medium smoked peppers I can find in the market that day. Smoked paprika is the key ingredient. However you modify it to suit your tastes don't mess with that.
These sons of bitches always sucker me in to try whatever the new food is, and every time, I don't know if it's just my store, I'm always disappointed. Greasy as hell and I wind up gassy. >the IBS doesn't help, but I'm probably going to fall for it again.
>>7283521 >every other garbage food for garbage people place on my street has been trying to shovel food in my face with 2 for $2, 5 for $4, etc. deals >KFC expects you to pay a premium on tenders with some sauce slathered on, coleslaw, and a biscuit Not in this economy. Would rather get a famous bowl and listen to Great Gig in the Sky while eating in my car.
Went today and it was alright. It is expensive and the $6 2 pc meal doesnt even come with a drink only the side and biscut. I tried the drumstick first and it wasn't spicy till I had the thigh. My eyes started to water and I started to get a dry cough. 7/10 I would buy it again. Only once tho. Also fuck that 8 pc for $23 i'd rather go to popeyes for their 10pc for $15
>>7279492 Tried them today...was not impressed. They weren't bad just not anything to be excited about just worse than their normal friend chicken which i enjoy. If anything it enticed me to make my own at home so I'm looking forward to trying that. So much for the hype :/
I tried these today. Got the tenders because the bone-in stuff at my KFC has always been awful.
Surprisingly it wasn't bad. Maybe they were just on-point today but whatever the hot-seasoning stuff is was evenly coated. It's absolutely dripping in oil though, something about the recipe is greasy as fuck.
There are pickles tossed absent-mindedly into the container and I suppose you can eat them.
It's about as spicy as some basic louisiana hot sauce. Probably not enough for most people who really like heat, but you know fast food places always downplay the spice for the average palate. I thought it was enough.
Final Score: 7/10 meme product with a possibility of being a legit flavor, like how you can order a bucket of extra crispy just order a bucket of hot chicken. That could work. Too fucking oily or whatever that is covering it. It's not grease it's like literally oil or vinegar or something. Pickles a shit. Still going to Popeye's or Churches if I want fried chicken.
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