Colonel Sanders is perhaps best known for creating one of the world’s most famous fried chicken, coated in a time-honoured Original Recipe batter. But the latest creation from the kitchens of his fast-food chain, Kentucky Fried Chicken, comes entirely meat-free.
From January 13, the fried chicken specialist will add a Zero Chicken Burger on the menu. It will be available in limited quantities – and for a limited time only. Singapore is also the first country in Southeast Asia to enjoy this brand new creation.
To assemble the Zero Chicken Burger, mycoprotein meat-free patty is first covered and fried in KFC’s signature Original Recipe batter. Lettuce and sliced cheese are then added, before topping everything off with barbecue sauce and mayonnaise. While the resulting burger isn’t exactly vegan, or vegetarian (a wasted opportunity in our books), it still provides an alternative for those looking to cut down on their meat intake.
And how does this plant-based creation fare? After a quick taste test, the patty had a texture reminiscent of a chicken breast patty. It might be the familiar spice-scented Original Recipe coating playing tricks on our mind, but it was a pretty close approximation to a giant chicken nugget.
The limited-time Zero Chicken Burger goes for $6.55, or cost $8.65 as part of a meal. Those looking to sample this exclusive creation can swing by all KFC outlets – for dine-in, takeaway, and delivery – in Singapore except Singapore Polytechnic and the Singapore Zoo.