Pickle Fried Chicken, KFC's Newest Flavor, Is Getting A 'Very Limited-Time' Launch

Summer 2018 is starting to look like the "Summer of the Pickle." The season kicked off with Sonic's Pickle Juice Slushes, and now KFC is getting into the flavor with their newest item: Pickle Fried Chicken.

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Pickles and fried chicken go together very well, as Nashville Hot flavors tend to come with a few slices on top and some people even brine their poultry in pickle juice.


KFC's twist on this popular combo comes in the form of a vinegary pickle sauce, laced with notes of dill, buttermilk, onion, garlic, white pepper and black pepper. Coating each piece with the sauce produces a tasty blend between fried pickle chips and crispy chicken.

The new flavor is joining Nashville Hot, Georgia Gold, and Smoky Mountain in KFC's lineup of sauces for what the chain describes as a "very limited-time" run. Each participating restaurant will get a batch of ingredients to make Pickle Fried Chicken on June 25. It'll then be available until that location runs out of product, which KFC representatives estimate will take about a few weeks.

You can get the new pickle sauce coated onto Extra Crispy Chicken, Extra Crispy Tenders, a Crispy Colonel Sandwich, or Chicken Littles. There will also be a $5 Fill-Up box and a $5.99 combo featuring the Pickle Fried Crispy Colonel Sandwich available.