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Jun 9, 2021

Review: KFC - Classic Chicken Sandwich

KFC's Classic Chicken Sandwich features an extra-crispy chicken filet with "premium" pickles and mayo on a brioche-style bun.

I bought one for $3.99.

The chicken filet was thick and tender as well as juicy in some bites. It had a really nice size that was enough for end-to-end bun coverage.

The crust was the same as you get with their extra-crispy chicken, which is to say it was fairly light in seasoning with a light, crisp, and flaky texture.

The pickles were slightly thicker than your normal fast food pickles. They didn't taste much different with a sharp sour flavor but did offer a satisfying crunch.

The mayo added some moisture and richness.

The brioche-style bun was slightly sweet and rich but crumbly (which generally happens as it dries). It was more pillowy and resilient versus a potato bun (the other popular bun of the moment). It was a little cold, which left me wondering when it was toasted.

Overall, KFC's Classic Chicken Sandwich was really solid and enjoyable. It's not actually all that different than the short-lived Crispy Colonel that it replaced. Basically, The Classic Chicken Sandwich is good amount wider/bigger than the Crispy Colonel without costing you more. Also, it's accompanied by the added bells and whistles of a higher-end bun and pickles.

Nutritional Info - KFC Classic Chicken Sandwich
Calories - 650 (from Fat - 320)
Fat - 35g (Saturated Fat - 4.5g)
Sodium - 1260mg
Carbs - 49g (Sugar - 6g)
Protein - 34g