Pros: Good tasting. Good change from the normal fried chicken.
Cons: Chicken pieces are WAY too small. A bit greasy.
This review is only on the newest addition to KFC's menu: The Kentucky Grilled Chicken.
Ok, I've seen all the advertisements regarding this new menu item, and I kept telling myself "I gotta try this!". The chicken looks so good on the commercials and advertisements. Finally, on May 24, 2009, I broke down and went to KFC. Of course, I've been to KFC many times in the past, usually with mixed results.
As I walk up to the store, I noticed the sign in the window for a 10-piece dark meat bucket of chicken for $8.99. Sounds like a pretty good deal to me. So I asked the associate behind the counter if that deal also included the new "grilled chicken". I was happy to hear that it most certainly did. So of course, that's what I ordered, along with 4 biscuits, for a total of $12.28 w/tax.
I brought home the bucket of chicken and was immediately disappointed when I opened it. For one thing, it didn't seem like I received 10 pieces of chicken, since there was so much room in the bucket. So, I counted them, and sure enough I did have 10 pieces. It's just that the pieces were so small. Much smaller than the usual KFC chicken.
Anyway, I bit into the first piece, and it did have a very good flavor to it. It was a bit greasy, but that's ok, since I'm not much of a health freak. However, I was a bit disappointed that it didn't have the smoky taste of a grill. But still, it was pretty tasty. Again though, the pieces were so small that it took me no time to get through the entire 10-piece bucket. Usually when I order a bucket of chicken from KFC, I'll eat about half (sometimes a little more), then save the rest for leftovers the next day. No such chance here - there simply was nothing left, and although I was no longer hungry, I certainly wasn't stuffed either. Indeed, the pieces were so small that it only took about 3 bites on a leg piece to pretty much finish it. I felt like I was eating pigeon, or a similarly sized bird.
I have no idea why the chicken pieces are so much smaller with the Grilled Chicken. If I had to estimate, I would say they are roughly half the size of KFC's normal chicken. I realize that the breading on the fried chicken will increase the apparent size of it. But trust me, this chicken is much smaller.
Again, the taste is very good. But I couldn't help but feel a bit ripped off after eating a whole bucket (plus 4 biscuits) for $12.28. Those who don't have huge appetites might be satisfied with the new Grilled Chicken, although health-conscious people might want to take the skin off, due to the amount of grease.