With the rise of pizza and Mexican fast-casual restaurants allowing you to customize whatever you want on your pie or in your burrito, KFC follows suit and doesn’t specify any particular way to chicken and waffle. Do you want a one-waffle basket with three-piece tenders, two-piece drum & thigh, or a one-piece breast? How about a two- waffle Big Basket with four-piece tenders, three-piece drum & thigh, or a two-piece breast & wing? Add a side of mashed potatoes for a buck? It took a minute or two for me to order because of the millions of options to choose from, but I settled on a two-waffle Big Basket with a three-piece because there are other fast food spots I’d rather have chicken tenders from, and KFC has been doing this fried chicken thing for a while. $7.49 and 5 minutes later, I sat down with a heavy tray of fried chicken, waffles, two mini plastic boxes of Mrs. Butterworth’s, and multiple packets of Buttery Spread.
Since most Americans live within 5 minutes of a KFC and need food to survive, chances are you’ve eaten an extra-crispy drumstick. I’m not going to bore you with how it tastes. The fried chicken I had here came out hot, crispy, and greasy, and it’ll always be available at KFC. Instead, let’s talk about those limited-time waffles, and how the chicken pairs with ‘em.