I recently had the opportunity to visit the KFC test kitchen and experience what goes on behind the scenes. This included an exciting (and delicious!) reveal of the brand new Sweet Chili Crunch Chicken.
There is just something about the juicy, tender chicken and the delicious crunchy skin of KFC chicken that just can’t be beat. Ordering out KFC for dinner is such a nice break from doing things the hard way myself and a welcome break from the usual fighting to get my 2 year old to eat her dinner.
Ever since my experience at the KFC test kitchen I’ve been raving to my family about how good the new Sweet Chili Crunch flavour is. I planned to have a little dinner party with my parents and sister and order some KFC for take-out. I just love being able to get together for a nice low-key dinner. It’s stress free and a nice break for everyone.
Keira was thrilled as soon as she saw the brown paper bags come in the door. An insta-grin went up and the chants of “chicken and friiies!” started up. She even got excited about the coleslaw and macaroni. It didn’t take long before she had enough of me trying to take pictures and grabbed a fork in an attempt to get to her chicken and fries. I got the hint and we all filled up our plates for dinner.
I ended up ordering an 18 piece bucket of the Sweet Chili Crunch Chicken because I had been looking forward to eating some again. We also got a 9 piece bucket of original chicken because my mom wasn’t sure what she would think of the Chili Crunch. You can actually get a variety bucket (starting at $19.99) that includes both the Sweet Chili Crunch and the original chicken. I was just super excited about the Sweet Chili Crunch.
When it comes to the new Sweet Chili Crunch flavour, the chicken is actually marinated for 12 hours prior to cooking. This ensures a more intense flavour and juicer chicken. It is then double-breaded, fried and then carefully drizzled in Sweet Chili sauce right before it is served to you. This is all done on site at every KFC location across Canada. KFC really does things the hard way. The same way you probably go when preparing food yourself. There is no frozen, pre-packaged food here. Just fresh ingredients, freshly prepared every-time.
Now this is something I enjoy putting in front of my family for dinner as a delicious treat! Personally, I love my KFC chicken and fries with their coleslaw. The coleslaw is so refreshing and delicious plus it creates a good balance with the chicken and fries. The perfect side if you ask me!
Ava really enjoyed getting together for an easy family dinner too! She was eyeing our chicken but settled for some of her favourite cereal. It won’t be long before she starts getting excited for chicken and fries too!
Sweet Chili Crunch is available only until November 23rd so be sure to try it while it’s here! Not sure what you will think? You can mix and match between the Original Recipe or Sweet Chili Crunch in any bucket for free!
“Disclosure: I am part of the KFC Sweet Chili Crunch in Home Dinner Party Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and YUM Brands and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!