Recently, I saw an add for a new offering at KFC, Pickle Chicken! As an avid pickle lover, I had to check it out.
What it is, is a limited run flavor option that debuted on June 25th and will be on sale until they run out. It is available in 3 varieties, as a sandwich, tenders or extra crispy chicken.
I opted for the tender basket which is 3 tenders a side and a biscuit for $4.99.
Lets just say, I was underwhelmed. The tenders themselves were a little small compared to what you get at other establishments. The pickle flavoring come by way of a pickle "sauce". I don't know what this stuff is. It seems to be vinegar and pickle flavoring solids suspended in a cheap carrier oil. Does it taste like pickles? Well, yes. But it also has a weirdly chemical/artificial taste. A better option would have been to just drizzle a good quality pickle juice and call it a day. I can see what they were going for, but they are way off the mark. I love pickles, I wanted to love this. I did not.