Kentucky Fried Chicken has announced the return of the Kentucky Fried Chicken Nugget after the item disappeared from menus in 1996.

Retro Classic Nugget

Kentucky Fried Chicken first introduced its chicken nugget to the menu in 1984, according to The tasty morsels of deep-fried goodness remained a favorite on the menu for more than a decade before reportedly being removed in 1996.

KFC introduced Kentucky Nuggets in 1984, but phased them out for Crispy Strips in 1996 and Popcorn Chicken in 1998 -

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Reintroducing the Kentucky Fried Chicken Nugget


How Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets Made

Perhaps one of the most enticing aspects of the new nuggets is that KFC uses 100% all white meat chicken, in addition to the fact that the nuggets are hand-breaded with KFC's Original Recipe. In a press release, they say,

Colonel Harland Sanders spent years perfecting his secret seasoning blend that creates the unmistakable, world-famous taste of KFC's Original Recipe fried chicken. And starting March 27, it's making its way to nuggets like you've never had before. With the new KFC Nuggets, KFC is inviting those who love chicken nuggets to fall in love with KFC's famous Original Recipe.

Chicken Nugget Shots Fired

Kentucky Fried Chicken took a bit of a shot at its nugget competitors by suggesting that we have been experiencing a "nugget blandemic." They say we have been settling for "the same mediocre nuggets" and they say they are "empowering" us to break free from the bland, mediocre nuggets that we have grown accustomed to.

Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets

How To Get Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets

No doubt Colonel Sanders is proud! The new Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets are available at participating restaurants starting at just $3.49 (prices may vary by location) and come in 5, 8, 12, or 36-piece orders. You can also make your nuggets into a combo by adding fries, a drink, and a biscuit. They are also available in the KFC kid's meals too.

More Food News Updates from KFC

Not only has KFC jumped back into the nugget game, but they have also added the nuggets, and their signature smoky Nashville Hot sauce to their $5 Mac & Cheese bowls. The restaurant has also recently launched Kentucky Fried Chicken Wraps, and they have welcomed the return of their Double Down too.

More About Kentucky Fried Chicken

Kentucky Fried Chicken has been serving chicken with its signature 11 herbs & spices since 1952. There are currently 27,000 KFC locations around the globe and the KFC Corporation is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

[Source: PRNewswire]

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