Fast Food Hacks

KFC Rice Cooker Hack Is Some Next-Level Cookery

While we’re here in the states enjoy our Kentucky Fried Chicken with a fresh buttery biscuit and some dangerously sweet honey sauce, Japanese Foodbeasts on the other side of the world have discovered a game-changing method for fans of the fried chicken chain.

Nextshark reports that a new KFC trend has been sweeping Japan that anyone with a rice cooker must try ASAP.

Called “KFC Japanese Rice,” you take a rice cooker and fill it with rice, chicken stock, and a bit of soy sauce. Then, take two pieces of the Colonel’s Original Recipe Chicken and set it inside the cooker and turn it on.

After the rice is cooked, shred the chicken and mix it into the rice. The result seems to be a wildly flavorful rendition of rice paired with the 11 herbs and spices that make KFC insanely popular in Japan.

Definitely something to consider the next time we order a bucket of the Colonel’s chicken and want to meal prep for the rest of the week.

Wonder how this trick will fare with Popeyes chicken, though?

Celebrity Grub Fast Food

KFC Ditches Celebrity Colonel Sanders Gimmick, Brings Back The Original Colonel

Over the last couple years we’ve gotten used to seeing KFC’s famous Colonel Sanders portrayed by celebrities such as Norm MacDonald, Dolph Ziggler, and probably the best of the bunch, Darrell Hammond. These guys all put on the white suit, a powdery white wig, and did their best Southern old folk impression.

Now it looks like KFC is turning away from the celebrities, however, as they revealed the latest Colonel Sanders will be played by, well, Colonel Sanders.

“We’ve had some amazing celebrity Colonels over the past two years, and each of them has put their own twist on our original Colonel Harland Sanders,” George Felix, KFC U.S. director of advertising said. “But no one can play the Colonel like the Colonel can play the Colonel.”

KFC hasn’t run an ad with the original Sanders since the 1970s, so this is a super throwback for the new generation.

It makes sense that they go back to the O.G. Colonel, seeing as the 60th anniversary of the Original Recipe fried chicken is coming up, so of course, they’re probably going to hype up the original aspect as much as they can.

One of their new commercials for the Original Recipe shows footage from a classic 1970s ad featuring the true Colonel Sanders himself. Then, they superimposed Norm MacDonald, as he sneakily hid behind a tree, watching Sanders eat chicken with a bunch of kids.

Yeah, it screams creepy, but it somehow works.

A second commercial seems more telling of what’s to come, as there is no Norm MacDonald or any other of the celebrity hacks they’ve used over the years. It’s just Colonel Harland Sanders and a couple of goth kids eating fried chicken.

So it looks like KFC’s plans for the immediate future are to take old Colonel Sanders commercials and edit them in some 2017 flare, to join two different eras.

Sure, some of the celebrity Colonels did a great job (Again, like Hammond) but nothing beats the original.

Fast Food

KFC Warns You Not To Choke On Its New Original Recipe Boneless Chicken, Kinda


In an effort to ease the pain of the poultry-scarfing masses, KFC is introducing a new deep fried, original recipe boneless chicken so people no longer have to worry about choking on those pesky boney bits while eating on the go.

The idea, KFC said according to the Associated Press, is that young people don’t like bones because they grew up eating nuggets (curse you McDonald’s). It also said that if the trend towards more convenient, on-the-go eating options continues, bone-in chicken pieces could eventually disappear off the menu altogether.

Now, in case you were wondering what makes these guys any different from regular old chicken strips, rest assured knowing they are at least larger than normal strips and come in both white meat and dark meat, but not without losing the glory that is deep fried chicken skin, AKA the best part of chicken EVAR. Which makes the thought of this being the only chicken option available in the future all the more tragic.

When I was little, I would always peel the skins off my chicken, eat the boring meat inside first and then savor the deliciously crunchy fat strips, letting the juices swirl around on my tongue. And to think, if this thing takes off, my future children or grandchildren might not be able to do just that – I shudder at the thought.


The new offering also comes with this strange slogan: “I ate the bones!”—the meaning having something to do with the meat tasting so awesome and people being so famished that they inhale the chicken before fearing they might have swallowed bones. Though if the world does get lazy enough to prefer breaded boneless to skinned bone-in, “chicken-choking” will be the least of our worries.

New KFC Original Recipe Boneless Chicken will be available at select KFC locations starting April 14, either in a two-piece combo for $4.99 or in a 10-piece mixed bucket with four boneless and six bone-in pieces for $14.99

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