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KFC Trials Vegetarian Fried ‘Chicken’ Made With Colonel Sanders’ Secret Recipe
By Mikelle Leow, 06 Jun 2018
Image via onajourney / Shutterstock.com
Vegetarians, you probably won’t need to opt for fries the next time your friends crave fast food—KFC is testing a meat-free version of its fried chicken.
The chain is currently experimenting with lighter recipes in the United Kingdom, where it hopes to reduce its meals’ calorie counts by 20 percent. Come 2020, it hopes to unveil several offerings that are under 600 calories each.
A vegetarian fried “chicken” is slated to be one of those options. Per Foodbeast, it will feature Colonel Sanders’ famous recipe of 11 herbs and spices—so fret not, vegetarians can chow down on finger lickin’ good meals, too.
Apart from the secret blend, KFC has kept mum about what the meatless item might look or taste like. “[D]evelopment of the recipe is still in its very early stages,” it told the publication. “And so the options we’re exploring in our kitchen are still top secret.”
KFC added that once the recipe is perfected, it will run taste tests with patrons this year. “If all goes well, we hope to launch a new vegetarian option in 2019.”
There are no plans to release this item elsewhere at the moment, so here’s hoping things will get batter for some vegetarians.
[via Fooddbeast, cover image via onajourney / Shutterstock.com]
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