KFC certainly know about chicken, and they also know about putting chicken in things. Buckets, buns, wraps, they put chicken in just about anything. Well, now they've gone and put chicken in not just a wrap, but a big wrap, and they've put some rice and beans in with it too. You know what that makes? That's right, it's a KFC burrito. If there were ever two concurrent words that made me hungry, it's those ones right there.
I do love me a burrito, from the fast and slightly dirty ones available from Taco Bell, to the more upmarket Chipotle and Wrap It Up, but those places sure don't offer some of the Colonel's finest finger lickin' chicken. Putting chicken in a burrito is a good idea, though I wasn't overly sold on having mini fillets in one. But that's what you get, two mini fillets, surrounded by spicy rice and beans, and finished off with some lettuce and salsa. It's pretty big, especially compared to the paltry size of the regular chicken wraps, but then it has to be with all the stuff packed in there. Sure, it's not Chipotle size, but it makes for a good meal.
The chicken is as good as ever, the crispy skin adds a nice crunch to the whole affair, which is nice in comparison to the softness of the tortilla. The rice is good and filling, although I wouldn't exactly call it spicy. It does a good job of padding out the burrito though, and while it's certainly not the best quality, it's nice to see something a little different in a KFC meal. Ditto for the beans, they provide a nice bit of texture throughout when the rice gets a little too much. The strangest thing, though, was probably the sauce. I don't know if it's the way the salsa is, or whether the branch I visited couldn't quite tell their sauces apart, but mine tastes a whole lot like BBQ sauce. But hey, it wasn't too shabby, and and it certainly provided good coverage for all the ingredients.
This KFC burrito is certainly not the best burrito I've ever had, but it's a great addition to the menu that offers a more filling option for you wrap fiends out there. I'll definitely be trying out the Zinger and Pulled Chicken varieties when I next visit.
My rating: 4/5