The KFC Smoky Mountain BBQ Fried Chicken has been announced by the QSR brand as a new menu option that will be made available for purchase starting on January 29 at participating locations.
Taking inspiration from Southern fried chicken recipes, the new chicken dish is reported to have a sweet, smoky flavor that is balanced and savory. The brand claims that the sauce used on the chicken has "a touch of vinegar" like they do it in North Carolina, a "little bit of sweetness" like in Kansas City and a distinct crispiness for fans of dry rubs found in Memphis.
The new KFC Smoky Mountain BBQ Fried Chicken speaks to the growing consumer preferences for food products with more of a focus on artisan recipes and traditions.
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