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Chicken-Based Chips

Taco Bell's New Crispy Chicken Chips Put a Creative Twist on Chicken Tenders

— August 17, 2016 — Lifestyle
Continuing its effort to offer innovative fast food dishes, Taco Bell has dreamed up a new side dish called Crispy Chicken Chips. Catering to the growing demand for bite-sized snacks, these chips provide a delicious new way to indulge in fried chicken.

The new Crispy Chicken Chips consist of chicken meat that has been shaped into bite-sized triangles, battered and then deep-fried. The chips are also served with a side of nacho cheese sauce for dipping. The new dish is currently being tested at an undisclosed Taco Bell location, with no word on whether the savory side dish will become a permanent menu item.

While the idea of turning chicken into chips may seem unusual, brands such as Burger King and White Castle already offer chicken tenders in unusual shapes such as fries and rings.
Trend Themes
1. Bite-sized Snacks - Opportunity to create innovative, bite-sized versions of popular food items.
2. Unconventional Food Shapes - Potential to explore new and creative ways to shape and present food products.
3. Chicken-based Innovations - Room for unique and inventive applications of chicken as an ingredient in the food industry.
Industry Implications
1. Fast Food - Fast food chains can experiment with unconventional food shapes and bite-sized snacks to attract customers.
2. Food Manufacturing - Opportunity for food manufacturers to develop new methods and techniques for shaping and presenting food products.
3. Restaurant Industry - Restaurants can explore chicken-based innovations to create unique and enticing menu items.
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