As ever it has been too long since my last visit to KFC, and this I time I could wait to tuck into their latest creation; The Original Pulled Chicken Ultimate Burger. We have all heard of pulled pork, but KFC has used this idea to create pulled chicken. Basically a shredded chicken in a barbecue sauce which tops two chicken fillets in their latest burger. The other new additional features are that there is a layer of coleslaw and the bread is a brioche bun.
When I opened up the cardboard box the first thing you notice is just how shiny the bread is, it almost has a glare. Brioche bread is French in origin and the dough is made with a high egg and butter content, which makes it quite rich. The bread is toasted, and although richer than a regular bread bun the KFC version is still quite light, thankfully as it otherwise it might be a bit much with all those toppings.
I gave the burger a try and oh my it had my tastebuds singing. I absolutely loved all the extras in their, the fresh salad and cheese were lovely, but the coleslaw was fresh and crunchy and added a whole new element, this alone would have been a fab extra, but lets talk about the star of the show, the slow-cooked pulled chicken. It appears in a light brown sauce, and tops the fillets under the lettuce. The flavour was excellent, sweet sticky barbecue sauce with just a hint of spice, paprika I’d say. It was heaven. This is a seriously posh and tasty burger and something rather different from KFC. I take my hat of to KFC for this new creation and I just hope it stays on the menu. I’m looking forward to trying the Original Pulled Chicken in its wrap version next, I’m seriously hooked.