Kentucky Grilled Chicken



This is really stupid.

Ok now that I got that out of the way, KFC will begin selling grilled chicken today.  You can even stop in and they will give you a free piece on April 27th.  

This  rollout is KFC’s most ambitious attempt to win over health-crazed customers as the chain known worldwide for fried chicken tries to boost sales.  Like its predecessor, Kentucky Grilled Chicken has its own secret recipe. The original copy of the recipe, a blend of six herbs and spices, will be kept in an electronic safe at company headquarters. 

KFC says each piece of its grilled chicken has 70 to 180 calories and four to nine grams of fat. By contrast, the Original Recipe items have between 110 and 370 calories and 7 to 21 grams of fat, depending on the piece. The grilled chicken contains from 160 to 440 milligrams of sodium per piece, as opposed to 290 to 1,050 milligrams of sodium per piece of Original Recipe chicken.

KFC has launched non-fried chicken before, but each prior initiative flopped. In the early 1990s, it introduced a rotisserie-style chicken that fell by the wayside due to equipment problems and long cooking times. A tender roast product followed but lasted only a couple of years.

It would be tough for me to visit Kentucky FRIED Chicken and order grilled chicken rather than the usual.  I understand the whole “We have to cater to the healthy people” concept, but do people looking for healthy options really flock to KFC?  Does this mean that people will stop at KFC on the way home from the gym for a healthier alternative to fast food?

I think this requires me to go over there and try some out.  I’ll let you know what I think.