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Fast Food What's New

Del Taco Is Stuffing Fried Chicken Into TACOS And BURRITOS Now

Del Taco has officially jumped into the fried chicken game with a whole new menu dedicated to crispy poultry.

Del Taco’s new Crispy Chicken consists of fried chicken breast pieces topped with fresh black pepper. On the menu, there’s multiple ways to order the new fried chicken:

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inside of a $1 Crispy Chicken Taco (with a choice of ranch or habanero sauce),

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in a $4 box that comes with 3 pieces of chicken, fries, and a dipping sauce,

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or in a $5 Epic Crispy Chicken & Fresh Guac Burrito that pairs the chicken with guac, salad, tomatoes, tortilla strips, and a Creamy Avocado Caesar Dressing.

The Crispy Chicken Tacos mark the first new additions to Del’s Dollar Deals Menu, a revamped value menu that was introduced in January 2020. Two new options also join these fried chicken tacos on the value lineup: a Mini Taco Salad and a Caesar Chicken Roller, which will take the place of the departing Habanero Grilled Chicken Taco and BRC Burrito.

All of these options are now available nationwide. It’ll be interesting to see how they stack up against the rest of fast food’s fried chicken options.

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Cravings Packaged Food

Fried Chicken Skins Are Made For Snacking

Look, today is National Fried Chicken Day, truly a day that is worth celebrating with full on festivities. One way to do that? Snacking on some chicken skins. If that possibility sounds too enticing to be true, prepare your butts for a delicious dose of reality.

That’s because Flock chicken chips exist and are made with just chicken skin and seasonings, none of that artificial stuff and more of that natural goodness. Now mind you, growing up in a Filipino household, fried chicken skins were a regular thing for me. Hitting up the local Filipino market for a bag was always a treat that I wished the rest of the world would have the pleasure in enjoying.

And now here’s their chance, in three different flavors at that: Original, Sea Salt & Vinegar, and BBQ. With 13 grams of protein and 1 gram of carbs or less per packet, they also seem to be the smart choice in snacking for the keto-minded folks.

So if you want to indulge in celebration of National Fried Chicken Day or any other day for that matter, you can purchase Flock on their website.

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Restaurants Sweets

IHOP Adds Sweet & Spicy Syrup: The First New Flavor In 30 Years

As long as I’ve been dining at IHOP, I’ve only seen a select handful flavors of syrup available for patrons to drench their pancakes in: Strawberry, Blueberry, Butter Pecan, and Original. Sometimes there’s also sugar-free, but we don’t talk about that.

For the first time in 30 years, IHOP has added a new flavor of syrup for patrons to enjoy.

Maple Sweet & Spicy Syrup is the newest offering from the chain, created to compliment IHOP’s new Kickin’ Maple Chicken BreakFEAST. It derives its heat from ancho, jalapeno and red chili pepper flakes.

The new entree features Buttermilk crispy chicken breast, drizzled with the new syrup. It also includes four strips of hickory-smoked bacon, two eggs, crispy hash browns, toast, and two buttermilk pancakes.

The new syrup will be available upon request at participating IHOP locations nationwide. As someone who definitely loves a little heat in his breakfast, this is a definitely must try for me.

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Man Makes Nashville Hot Chicken Blindfolded With Some Scorching Results

 

Making your own fried chicken at home is one of the most comforting meals you can produce. But can we make it Nashville Hot style while blindfolded?

Foodbeast Chris attempted the hard-mode cooking challenge as part of a Kitchen League mini game. Kitchen League is Foodbeast’s monthly competitive cooking show on Twitch where the audience gets to sabotage the chefs live.

When competitions aren’t streaming, members of the Foodbeast team will hop on and cook while plagued with various sabotages like time crunches, cooking while blindfolded, and other obstacles. It’s a chance to practice these sabotages that chefs will face throughout the competition, going through them one at a time to understand where problems can occur.

Chris is actually one of the judges on Kitchen League, so going in on Kitchen League Minigames like this helps him understand what the chefs go through during their cooking time.

Chris did have fellow Foodbeast Elie acting as a guide over video chat to make sure he didn’t burn or injure himself, but getting everything else done correctly was up to Chris.

This included loading up the fried chicken into the deep fryer…

Coating it in the Nashville hot oil…

… and even seasoning it while relying on kitchen awareness and Elie’s instructions.

While there were some struggles with holding the chicken after it was fried, as well as attempting to coat the chicken with oil and seasoning, Chris emerged unscathed,  with a triumphant platter of glistening, fiery Nashville Hot Chicken in hand. He managed to complete the challenge in just under 2 hours, a remarkable feat while not having any sight to work with.

The hardest part of it to Chris, outside of cutting chicken and dropping into scalding hot oil, was trying to not get any of the fiery spice caught in his throat while trying to cook. As he found out tasting it at the end, the chicken’s heat catches up with you fast.

You can view parts of the challenge through the clips posted throughout this post, and the full stream is available on Foodbeast’s Twitch page. The next challenge, on Thursday, May 14th at 2 PM PST, will be Foodbeast Costa (that’s me) attempting to make sushi one-handed, so stay tuned to see how that turns out.

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Theme Parks

Knott’s Berry Farm Reopens Their Famous Fried Chicken Restaurant For Take Out

Knott’s Berry Farm’s fried chicken is finally returning, and lovers of arguably the best theme park fried chicken around are seriously rejoicing. The Buena Park, CA, theme park is probably best known for three things: The Peanuts Gang, Boysenberries, and baller fried chicken.

MiceChat reports that Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant will be re-opening their “Chicken-To-Go” starting May 6 for takeout orders.

Sadly, the theme park is still closed due to the pandemic, but Knott’s is bringing back their ever-popular fried chicken to anyone willing to drive to Buena Park, CA. All you’ll have to do is call ahead to place your order, enter through the market place parking lot (off Crescent Ave) and a parking attendant will point you towards where you can get your fried chicken.

 

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Options include full fried chicken meal buckets (sides included), snack boxes, individual sides, and desserts.

While MiceChat says you’re only able to take phone order through this number (714-220-5083), online ordering will be coming very soon.

You can find the small storefront shop directly next to Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant. Just note that protective face masks are required to enter the Knott’s Berry Farm facility. Be safe and get that fried chicken, everyone!.

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Restaurants

Red Robin Is Offering A Build-Your-Own Wing Bar For Home Delivery

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A few months back, there were times when I would eat wings two or three times a week either after work or during lunch. Being at home these days, frequenting wing bars isn’t as easy as it used to be. That, however, hasn’t stopped me from finding alternatives to enjoying wings at home.

That’s because Red Robin Catering is offering a massive box of wings that you can order for the family, that comes with their own sauces, dips, and sides.

Each Big Red Box of Gourmet Wings & Sides come with 50 juicy bone-in chicken wings. While naked wings are delicious, it wouldn’t be considered a wing bar without your choice of sauces and the build-your-own box includes the chain’s signature Buzzard Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce, and Whiskey River BBQ.

Finally, because no wing experience is complete without dipping sauces and sides, guests will also have sides of Ranch and Bleu cheese to dunk their wings into and some carrot sticks.

Wing lovers can get their hands on this box through the Red Robin site. Each package is about $50, serves 10 people, and is available at all participating Red Robin locations.

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Fast Food

KFC Launches Spicy Thai Crunch Fried Chicken In Singapore Restaurants

I’ve always believed that frying chicken was a universal language, and that so many cultures are able to express their abundance of flavors through breading and sauce. That’s why I get so stoked when fast food spots bring those flavors into the mainstream, as a stepping stone to induct tastebuds into these new experiences.

Kentucky Fried Chicken locations in Singapore is now offering a take on Thai flavors with their new Spicy Thai Crunch.

A spicy Thai sauce is dressed over KFC Singapore’s Hot & Crispy chicken, then sprinkled with zesty rice crisps. The rice crisps are coated with a spicy-sour seasoning that’s loaded with the flavors of galangal, lemongrass, garlic, and onion that checks off all the boxes for spicy, savory, sweet and tangy in this new menu offering.

Definitely something I’d love to try if I’m ever in Singapore. Though if I close my eyes and listen carefully, I can probably hear those resounding Singaporean crunches from the other side of the world.

You can find the Spicy Thai Crunch at participating KFC Singapore locations.

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Fast Food

KFC Is Selling Giant 70-Piece Popcorn Chicken Buckets For $10

With everyone being mindful of how little they should leave the house these days, the few trips out kind of have to be worth it. If you’re famished after buying a few weeks worth of groceries and supplies, why not fuel up on some popcorn chicken on the way home?

Kentucky Fried Chicken is bringing back their massive popcorn chicken nugget buckets to help make this quarantine a little more bearable.

For $10, customers can get their hands on a massive bucket of the Colonel’s Popcorn Nuggets. Each bucket comes with approximately 70 pieces of crispy breaded chunks of white meat. Each order comes with your choice of dipping sauces including ranch, honey mustard, and buffalo.

Yep, this should easily last me a few episodes of The Simpsons.

The offer is currently available at participating KFC locations nationwide. Just be sure to call ahead to make sure they have enough for your order before venturing out. Wonder if I should just order two and make a day out of these nuggets?