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KFC Does It Again: Check Out the New Hot & Cheesy Chicken

October 18, 2015

KFC has always been known for its wild attempts to crazy up their chickens. First came the Double Down, the indulgent range of rice bowls (the ala king is still my personal favorite), the carb-heavy Famous Bowl that combines rice, mashed potato, corn, and signature chicken flooded with their gravy, and now, the Hot & Cheesy, which is, really, our chicken meal of choice at the moment.

A piece of KFC’s mutant-sized spicy fried chicken is laid out on a plate, swimming in a pool of sticky, yellow goop. As unappetizing at it looks, trust me, you’ll get past that in a jiffy as you dig in, mop some of the cheese sauce with the chicken, and pop it into your mouth. The kick from the spice and the salty cheesiness of god-knows-what sauce this is (does it even really contain dairy??) is a triple whammy of Chiz Whiz meets junk food chicken meets fast food nirvana.

It is served with a mushy mound of “Chicken Rice” with the grains glued together (quotation marks are needed, as I really do not know how to identify this dirty carb-filled ball that tastes far from my idea of chicken rice), but carries a flavor that rounds the whole meal together. It also comes with a side of mashed potatoes with gravy and corn, that I believe is best enjoyed with their Wild Berry Iced Tea.

What I like doing—because I believe this is a safe space to share my awful eating habits that will devoid me of any remaining pose I have as a female human being—is to take some chicken (more skin than meat) with a pond of the pasty cheese sauce clinging to it, mix it with the rice, add some of the mashed potato, make sure there is also a significant number of corn kernels in that, add a touch of gravy, mix it all together, and shove it in my hungry mouth. I do not understand how KFC comes up with these chicken ideas, but however they do it (and I think I have a NSFW answer to that), I approve.

Have you tried KFC’s newest creation? Which of KFC’s crazy chicken concoctions is your favorite? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below!

Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee is former editor of Pepper.ph and was part of the team until she got whisked away to Singapore in 2016 where she worked in advertising and eventually found herself back in the food industry. She currently does marketing work for two popular Singaporean dessert brands and is a weekly columnist for The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s lifestyle brand, Preen.ph. She has always been crazy about travel, food, and her dog Rocket.

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8 responses to “KFC Does It Again: Check Out the New Hot & Cheesy Chicken”

  1. Volts Sanchez says:

    Wut. Bibimbap is the best rice bowl! Hehe. So, what’s the NSFW answer? 😉

    • Adrian De Leon says:

      I always assumed that their product development team just lays out all their existing ingredients on a table, does a ton of acid, and then mixes random combinations together until they arrive at something halfway edible.

      I mean how else can you explain the Double Down Dog or the Chizza? Those two make absolutely no sense as far as food goes. 🙂

  2. lilmissgreenarcher says:

    had this for dinner last night and it was really good! tastes like cheetos jalapeño actually…yum yum! 🙂

  3. DEEZQUS says:

    This is so much better than the clover coated chicken, retribution!

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