Despite the fact that chicken was just defeated by bacon in the Meat Madness tournament, KFC has nevertheless decided to move ahead with their plans to release grilled chicken. Starting on Monday, Kentucky Grilled Chicken will be available nationwide.  That chicken looks pretty good. But you know what would make it better? If it was grilled, THEN fried.  Mmmmm….fried, grilled chicken.

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43 Responses

  1. Hillary

    Ok this just seems stupid. I guess it’s a good to have a “healthier” option but honestly, who in their right mind will go to KFC to get some grilled chicken?

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  2. BS

    This is just stupid. I hate it when fast food places try to release healthier options. The problem with fast food is not that it’s unhealthy; it’s that people need to stop eating it everyday. I would only go to KFC on the occassional day that I feel like indulging in some fried deliciousness with absolutely no regard to how I am treating my poor, poor body…If I am feeling even a tinge of guilt or health-conciousness, I wouldn’t go anywhere near a KFC – what I am certainly not going to do is go to KFC and order the “healthier” option, which probably has 80 grams of fat per serving instead of 100

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  3. plushpuppy

    Actually the released a baked chicken in the 90′s that didn’t do so well but it was delicious.

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  4. Bear Silber

    Really all it does is allow the slobs (my brothers :P) to talk the healthier people in their group (me) into maybe, possibly going to the KFC…this actually occurred last week and I must say that the A&W diet rootbeer was amazing….I think I may just head over there now….

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  5. gobblegobble

    BS is truly BSing…80 gms fat vs 100…what crap is that? Even the EC (extra crispy) KFC chicken breast has 490 calories and 30 some grams of fat. compare this with KGC (kentucky grilled chicken) which has only 9 grams of fat and 180 calories.

    only concern about KFC this time is not the calorie content, but the ingredients…they still add MSG in huge quantities, not to mention other preservatives, etc.

    But I am glad KFC finally introduced a low calorie option, so weight watchers, fitness guys who want to ‘indulge’ on Saturdays can finally get a healthier option.

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  6. Miles

    My girlfriend had this Kentucky Grilled Chicken outside Chicago this Friday….I guess before the rest of KFC’s introduction of this product. She liked it, but wished she got the Fried instead.

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  7. Colonel Sanders

    I’m glad you all like my new KFG. I can assure you that my secret recipe doesn’t have MSG in it.

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  8. kgc fanatic

    the breast, leg and wing all only have 4 gms of fat, and each have just 1 gm of saturated fat. (and a breast w/o the skin has just 2 gms of fat total). they started selling it last week actually and i LOVE it!! especially the wing… i never was in to the wings, but something about it is just so tasty!

    and yes, i believe they’re giving out free samples on the 27th.

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  9. Dusty Pulver

    Grilled Chicken is even better if you wrap BACON round it to give it some flavour!

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  10. Nick

    KFC of KGC missed the point Kentucky Grilled Chicken is suppposed to be just grilled NOT DEEP FRIED IN THAT UNHEALTY OIL…BTW just had the Kentucky Grilled Chicken for lunch and would have too say extremely disappointed that the chicken is still greasy as the breaded version and still gave me an upset stomach. I’m sticking to El Pollo Loco!! Truly Healthier and not decieving that KFC marketing campaign brings!

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  11. Alan

    I look foreward to trying the grilled chicken. It sounds great providing they don’t get to greedy with the price. And keep the product they have available already.

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  12. Lin

    Nick, I have had this grilled chicken three times now and it is NOT greasy, not even a little bit!!! I don’t believe that you got an upset stomach from this chicken…there is nothing in it to give anyone an upset stomach! It is absolutely wonderful . I agree with the poster who usually doesn’t like wings, but liked the KC grilled chicken wing they ate. I don’t care for chicken wings usually either, but I like them the way KFC makes them. This chicken is so good it makes a person practically drool over the flavor! I am telling anyone who has not had it, don’t listen to the complainers. Go get some and decide for yourself. The price is great too, and no, I do not work for KFC. If the chicken was greasy, or not very good, I would say so. It is BETTER than El Pollo Loco which Nick also mentioned and which I also like. Given a choice between the two, I will go get the KFC grilled chicken…hands down…every time I want great chicken!!

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  13. Rafael Gonzalez

    Thank god, finally fast food that i can get and also be healthy!! i miss being fat boy but i finally realized that i need to get back in shape lost 50 pounds in a year.

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  14. Michael

    A+++ for KFC’s grilled chicken.

    It was moist, yummy, and I’m going back for a free piece on Monday.

    How did you find it greasy? The chicken is roasted in an oven. Why would it be just as greasy as fried chicken? I disagree with you.

    Maybe its just your local KFC that sucks? I’ve been to great KFC’s and I’ve been to bad KFC’s. They vary just like any other restaurants depending on who is running them.

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  15. Belly Up

    It’s about time KFC introduced something new. Ever since the nation went on this O sat-fat kick, everything from potato chips to deep fried catfish lost a substantial amount of flavor and KFC wasn’t exempt from this. It became pretty mediocre by comparison. Face it, saturated fat IS flavor and without it, taste falls flat. If anything, it started me cooking more at home (I suppose that’s a good thing). But I do miss the original flavor of KFC and I suppose their grilled chicken would be rather tasty. But what’s with using this Aussie (?) as a pitchman? At least use someone from the deep south to try and make it seem authentic. I reckon everything is gonna go down under now thanks to Geiko

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  16. LIZ

    This was such a wonderful idea. The chicken is delicious. My husband and I LOVE it. I don’t eat fried foods, this is a really great option for me when we are out. It’s much better and cheaper than Boston Market.

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  17. yomama

    i’m definitely going to get my free sample. i wanna try it, but it doesn’t sound like its worth buying.

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  18. Jean Luc

    Why would have have someone from the deep south to pitch grilled/roasted chicken? That’s like having an eskimo pitch sunscreen. LOL

    I can’t wait to try this stuff out……… going in tomorrow for a free piece.

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  19. San Ramon, CA

    We tried it today and I have to say ours was definitely fried. It may have grill marks but it was just as greasy as regular fried chicken. I went through two wet paper towels on three pieces. Maybe they need to send instructional videos to the KFC’s so they know how to cook it.

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  20. Rach

    My KFC grilled was just as greasy as the fried. The grease was dripping off it. It was tasty but I’ve had an upset stomach for two days since I ate it. Ugh.

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  21. I Like Watermelon

    If you don’t like their fried or grilled chicken then you must naturally blame the chicken for their poor performance in life and laugh at them for they were systematically killed for naught…

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  22. Dale Howarth

    We in Canada need this!

    And on a separate note, KFC needs to bring back their buttermilk bread!

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  23. Christina Self

    I just had a piece of Kentucky Grilled Breast and it was Delicious!!! SO GOOD!!

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  24. Just Me

    I just had some. It was great!

    It’s not about lowering the calories or fat….or changing up the spices……MSG smemesgee

    It’s all about going Low Carb!

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  25. Jess

    Had to go and check what the fuss was about. Absolutely LOVED it! I have never been a KFC fan, but I’ve changed now!

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  26. Amy Va

    Ok im going today if you go online to UnthinKFC.com they have coupons for a free 2 piece grilled chicken meal w 2 sides and a biscuit..Im getting it for lunch will update later and I am a big fried fan so we will see

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  27. TPOP1

    MSG Info…..Who’s correct…Cornel Sanders on this site or the KFC.com ingredients web Site

    ***** MSG in marinade and in seasoning!!!

    KFC® Grilled Chicken Fresh Chicken Marinated with: Salt, Sodium Phosphate, and Monosodium Glutamate Seasoned with: Maltodextrin, Salt, Bleached Wheat Flour, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and Cottonseed Oil, Monosodium Glutamate, Spices, Palm Oil, Natural Flavor, Garlic Powder, Soy Sauce (Soybean, Wheat, Salt), Chicken Fat, Chicken Broth, Autolyzed Yeast, Beef Powder, Rendered Beef Fat, Extractives of Turmeric, Dehydrated Carrot, Onion Powder, and Not More Than 2% Each of Calcium Silicate and Silicon Dioxide Added as Anticaking Agents. Contains Wheat and Soy.

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  28. MH

    I had one of those Kentucky Grilled Chicken meals tonight (breast/wing, two sides, biscuit), and that’s it, no more KGC meals. I enjoyed them for a while, eating them occasionally, but the latest meal I had tonight gave me an upset stomach. I’m not sure what’s in that grilled chicken, but I’ve had enough. From now on, it’s fruits and vegetables for me.

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  29. CM

    Okay, i haven’t yet tried the chicken, but i did read this, and Colonel Sanders, I’m pretty sure it’s KGC… Not KFG. So nice try poser. I’m not buying it.

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  30. ssid

    why don’t the dipsh*t$, release it in canada?…too hard to hide the sloppy chicken fat that way???

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  31. Chris Laurenson

    HERE IS THE PROBLEM FOLKS !!!!!
    They cook the Chicken and it is Moist & Lovely.
    Then it sits in the Warmer for so long that it dries out and is no longer acceptable !!!!!!!!!!!!
    We Need Fresh Cooked Kentucky EVERY TIME, NO STORING IT IN THE WARMER TILL IT TASTES LIKE DRIED UP SHIT !!!!!!!!!!
    Surely that is not an impossible task for a Multi Billion dollar industry ???????????

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