KFC Replacing Popcorn Chicken With New Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets


(UPDATE: Sources tell The Fast Food Post that KFC is finally taking their new Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets nationwide in late March/Early April 2023. In addition, and as expected, the fast-food fried chicken chain officially announced the discontinuation of Popcorn Chicken on February 9. The information below has been updated to reflect these changes.)

KFC is replacing Popcorn Chicken with new all-white meat Chicken Nuggets across the US, according to an anonymous tip-off to The Fast Food Post.

The Fast Food Post has learned that longtime customer favorite Popcorn Chicken is being pulled from menus nationwide to be replaced with the brand’s new Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets starting in January 2023.

The rollout of new all-white Chicken Nuggets is expected to be complete in early April 2023, at which point Popcorn Chicken will have been entirely removed from the menu, along with another fan favorite, the Chocolate Chip Cookie.

KFC employees on Reddit seem to confirm the new menu updates. And if the rumors are true, I’m sure many fans will not be happy with these changes once they are in place and will probably take to social media to voice their displeasure and concerns.

Originally tested in the Charlotte, NC area earlier this summer, Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets feature 100 percent all-white meat chicken pieces hand-breaded in KFC’s signature Original Recipe of 11 Herbs and Spices.

During the test, Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets were being sold in 8-, 12- and 36-piece options and were meant to be enjoyed as a snack or appetizer, as a meal on-the-go, or as a complement to any one of the brand’s bucket meals.

What do you think of Popcorn Chicken being discontinued? Would you rather have both Popcorn Chicken and new Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets permanently on the menu side by side? Let us know what you think down in the comments!


  1. I was just telling my daughter about KFC nuggets back in the day. I have no idea why they ever did away with them as they were easily the best tasting chicken nugget in fast food. So happy they are coming back, hopefully they’ll have the same taste.


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