KFC, the world’s most famous fried chicken joint, has some secrets that aren’t so secret anymore. Yes, everyone knows about the 11 herbs and spices and what they do, but there are some lesser-known menu items you have to try if you’ve got a hankering for KFC. Get ready to chow down on these 10 best-kept secrets of KFC food!
#1 – Hot Wings
KFC is most famous for its tasty fried chicken, and no meal at KFC is complete without it. If you’re looking for some ways to spice up your chicken, hot wings are a great option. Hot wings from KFC are crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside. They’re also packed with flavor so that you can experience a wide range of taste sensations in one bite! And what’s not to love about that?
#2 – Original Recipe (boneless chicken)
Simply delicious. KFC’s recipe is so good, you’ll swear it was homemade. What makes our chicken so special? It all starts with fresh Colonel Sanders’ Original Recipe of 11 herbs and spices. Tender meat, savory juices and a crispy coating every time. No wonder it’s America’s favorite!
#3 – Extra Crispy Tenders
Chicken tenders made with our famous Colonel’s Original Recipe are as crunchy as they come—and you can get them for only $4.99 for a limited time at participating KFC restaurants nationwide. With their real chicken flavor and 12 grams of protein, Extra Crispy Tenders make a satisfying snack or meal that’s big on taste and low in calories, with 160 calories per serving! That’s about half as many calories as traditional potato chips—and even lower than some other crispy chicken treats like fried fish and boneless wings. So if you want something crunchy without all those extra calories, try Extra Crispy Tenders today! Look for them at participating KFC restaurants through July 18th. And remember to download our mobile app for more deals and exclusives!
For a limited time, Extra Crispy Tenders will be available at participating KFC locations across America (including Puerto Rico) while supplies last. Prices may vary by location. While supplies last. Participating locations only. No coupons required; offer available only when purchased individually at regular menu price (i.e., not part of any combo meals). If you don’t see it listed in your local restaurant during checkout, please ask your server about availability. Not valid with any other offers or promotions (including but not limited to double-wrap offers), coupons or gift cards unless otherwise specified by law.
#4 – Chicken Pot Pie
KFC’s chicken pot pie has half of your daily recommended value of saturated fat (read: it is DELICIOUS). To order, ask for a chicken pot pie at all KFC locations in America and Canada. The pies are usually only available during certain times of year, so check your local store first. Bonus: They come with fries! So you can get two meals in one shot — or even a snack, if you’re not super hungry. If you live outside of North America, head over to our friends at KFC UK & Ireland for some deliciousness.
#5 – Smoky Mountain BBQ Sandwich
This sandwich consists of a few grilled chicken breasts, smoky barbeque sauce, and melted cheddar cheese. Topped with lettuce and tomato and served on a sesame seed bun; it’s a total winner. With high-quality meat, which is what separates KFC from competitors such as McDonald’s or Burger King. It’s also healthy because there are no fries in sight! A great alternative for anyone looking for something different than fried chicken.
#6 – Hand Breaded Chicken Tenders
Extra crispy and hand breaded, these chicken tenders will have you mouthing finger lickin’ good. And they are! These tender morsels with their slightly crunchy exterior and warm interior are bound to become a favorite. They come in individual servings so you can try them out for yourself. Be sure to ask your server if they offer a side of honey mustard sauce. You won’t regret it!
#7 – Original Recipe Drumsticks
If you love chicken, it’s a good idea to always order Original Recipe Drumsticks. These drumsticks are marinated and fried in a rich blend of 11 herbs and spices. They’re usually served with KFC’s signature coleslaw, as well as your choice of mashed potatoes or fries. Also try ordering them grilled—it takes longer than frying but is healthier, easier on your arteries and amazingly delicious! Fried or grilled, Original Recipe Drumsticks are one of KFC’s top 10 foods that you have to try!
#8 – Bacon Deluxe Cheeseburger
If you’re not a big fan of KFC’s chicken but still want a delicious fast food meal, try out their deluxe cheeseburger. This sandwich was actually ranked as one of America’s most craveable burgers by Cooking Light magazine and it earned its spot for good reason! It’s topped with beef, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and bacon — all served on a warm bun. Yum!
#9 – Double Crunch Sandwich
We all know and love KFC’s Original Recipe chicken, but did you know that, in Canada, it also comes on a sandwich? Take two crunchy filets (original recipe or Extra Crispy), slap ‘em between two pieces of thick-cut toast and add some tomato, mayo and lettuce—and boom! It’s just like your mum used to make (except probably not). Get one at participating restaurants nationwide.
#10 – Cheddar Bay Biscuit
This Cheddar Bay Biscuit is one of my all time favorite KFC menu items. This biscuit is loaded with cheese and sausage. What can be bad about that? I know it may not sound like much, but trust me when I say these are delicious! Make sure you try them!