Domino’s Swaps Pizza Dough with New Breaded Chicken Crust

Fried Chicken Pizza Crust

It’s Friday night. Do you go the pizza or chicken route? Granted both sound pretty heavy, but after a long week of work no one wants to unwind with a salad. In one of their biggest moves since they changed their crusts, Dominos just launched four flavors of cheesy chicken crusts dubbed “Specialty Chicken.”

The Specialty Chicken swaps the dough with boneless breaded chicken breasts. The four flavors on deck feature Classic Hot Buffalo, Sweet BBQ Bacon, Spicy Jalapeno-Pineapple and Crispy Bacon & Tomato. The chicken are cut up into bite sizes and topped with sauce, cheese, veggies and meats.

Available nationwide, the Specialty Chicken is $5.99 at a value deal. If there was any reason to load up on protein people, this is it.

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  • Noah Mcguire

    that is like some idiocracy shit there. if you dont smoke tarletons and eat chicken crust pizza than f@#k you!

  • belindashort

    Hooray, this is great for people like me. I have lost 60 pounds getting rid of bread. I’d love to try this.

    • Guest

      This isn’t great for anyone. Stop being so disgusting.

      • Tygr Wudz

        Stop breathing, you pathetic waste of life.

    • cjb

      I’d eat this! Although the breaded chicken will have some carbs, I’m willing to bet it’s considerably less than what’s in a real pizza crust. I always order thin crust, though, when I have pizza. Congrats on your weight loss! ☺

    • Anonymous

      Pics or it didn’t happen.

  • Felicia Dewald

    It is BREADED chicken. That kind of defeats the purpose of eliminating the crust.

    • cjb

      There’s probably less carbs in the breading than in an actual crust. This sounds awesome to me, too! I wish there were a Domino’s where I live.

      • Anonymous

        She doesn’t understand that.

    • Anonymous

      I know that food science is probably really hard for you but try and keep up.

      • Felicia Dewald

        Is being a jerk and insulting a random stranger on the internet really necessary? I guess whatever makes you feel superior. My point was that if they are trying to cut the carbs, why not do this on chicken that is not breaded?

        • Linda Lovelush

          Because then it wouldn’t be anything like a pizza. The whole idea is to create a pizza ‘crust’ with meat instead of dough and if they went completely bread-less, it wouldn’t be similar to an actual crust at all.

          Besides, they didn’t say anything about trying to cut carbs.

          • VigilantePlatypus

            Seriously… some people take themselves way too seriously on the interwebz. I love the teetering straw-man Felicia calls her *point*:

            “well, like, if they are trying to cut carbs, why doesn’t it seem like they’re trying to cut carbs?”

          • Linda Lovelush

            Well I just read this on Huffpost today that they’re (Domino’s) not trying to replicate a pizza crust at all, it’s simply a new dish they created to add to the menu, NOT to be mistaken for actual pizza. So all those points are moot anyway ;)

            No, Domino’s is not offering a pizza with a fried chicken crust.

            The confusion started Tuesday after the chain announced a new menu item
            called “Specialty Chicken.” The meal was described as white meat served
            with a variety of sauces and toppings. Some began referring to the new offering as a pizza with a fried chicken crust. However, that’s not quite accurate.

            In reality, Specialty Chicken is merely a blend of popular pizza toppings and sauces served atop a bed of 12 chicken bites. There is no dough at all.

            The dish features a combination of four flavors made from pre-existing Domino’s pizza ingredients. The flavors are: Crispy Bacon & Tomato, Spicy Jalapeno-Pineapple, Classic Hot Buffalo, and Sweet BBQ Bacon.

          • VigilantePlatypus

            Phuckin’ Peter Pham.

          • Linda Lovelush

            Well, as far as I can tell, this news just came out today or yesterday, so it’s possible Peter wasn’t aware of the REAL reason behind this new chicken… thing. After all, they did say it confused a lot of people, making them think Domino’s was actually using breaded chicken to replace pizza crust when, apparently, that’s not the case at all.

          • VigilantePlatypus

            That’s pure semantics, man. The description reads: “The chicken is cut into bite size pieces and topped with sauce, veggies, meats, and cheese.” If you open The Marvelous Mystical Guide to Culinary Creation Mehodology (TM), and flip to the section titled “Method for Replacement of Pizza Crust with Breaded Chicken Pieces”… it would read *exactly* that.

    • VigilantePlatypus

      They didn’t eliminate the crust. It is a BREADED CHICKEN CRUST. That kind of defeats the purpose of your post.

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  • Michael Louro

    I’m gonna stack one on top of the other and eat me a sandwich

  • Gerd Topsnic

    These aren’t new pizza crusts. It’s just new chicken bites they sell.

  • Nick

    Why is this not available in Vancouver, Canada. UGH. I wanna be a fat american :/

    • Anonymous

      Alas, you will have to settle for being a fat Canadian.

  • Renee {Eat.Live.Blog}

    I just reviewed these for my blog and was really pleasantly surprised by how much I liked them! The Crispy Bacon & Tomato was my favorite. And if you google, you can find the nutritional info…also surprisingly not bad…

  • Trisha

    Just giving more options for those who hate gluten but would love to eat chicken and toppings. I still love my flour homemade pizza but others are avoiding it!

  • TwistyJ

    It looks like a hot mess. And I can’t wait to try it.