KFC Announces New Hand-Breaded Chicken Nuggets

Starting next week, Colonel Sanders' chicken nuggets will challenge McDonald's and Chick-fil-A's dominance.

KFC launches its new Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets nationwide on March 27. The nuggets' nationwide premiere after a successful, 

restricted test run last year. The premium nuggets are hand-breaded with KFC's Original Recipe and prepared with 100% white flesh chicken.

"As the original fried chicken experts, we're introducing a chicken nugget made the way only KFC can—hand-breaded with our distinctive Original 

Recipe of 11 herbs and spices," said KFC US chief marketing officer Nick Chavez. "Simply put, you've never had chicken nuggets like these

The Mac & Cheese Bowls will return for a short time on April 3 as well. KFC's Nashville Hot sauce for hot Mac & Cheese Bowls will return for a limited period.

In 2019, KFC introduced the famous bowls, and in 2022, they returned. The chain's creamy mac & cheese was topped with crispy popcorn 

chicken bits and additional cheese in those limited releases. Instead of popcorn chicken, KFC is utilizing its new chicken nuggets to top the bowl 

After a KFC executive told USA TODAY last month that the popcorn chicken combo was being withdrawn, 

this will officially end the fan-favorite. KFC served popcorn chicken in Famous Bowls until the chicken nuggets arrived.

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