Taco Bell’s Chicken Nugget Experiment


Taco Bell is shaking things up by tossing some chicken nuggets into the mix. Taking inspiration from its sibling brand, KFC, the fast-food giant is testing out Crispy Chicken Nuggets, and they’re landing first in the Minneapolis market. Let’s take a closer look at this crunchy development.

Spicy and Flavorful

Taco Bell’s Crispy Chicken Nuggets are no ordinary nugs. They’re made from all-white meat sourced from whole chicken breasts and get a flavorful kick from marinating in spicy jalapeno buttermilk. After this flavorful soak, they’re breaded and fried to crispy perfection. To make things even more exciting, the nuggets are served with not one but two sauce options.

Saucy Selections

For those who like to keep things classic, there’s the signature Bell sauce. This flavor-packed sauce boasts a blend of tomatoes, red chiles, onion, and garlic. If you’re after a bit of sweet heat, there’s also the hot and sweet jalapeno honey mustard. The choice is yours, and both sauces are bound to make your taste buds dance.

Sizing It Up

The new nuggets are available in two sizes to suit your appetite. You can go for the 5-piece option, which comes with one sauce, and the price varies depending on your location, ranging from $3.99 to $4.99. For the ultimate nugget experience, opt for the 10-piece serving, which includes two sauces. This heartier nugget feast comes in at a price range of $6.99 to $8.99, depending on where you’re chowing down.

Taco Bell’s Chicken Journey

This is not the first time Taco Bell has ventured into the realm of chicken. The brand has previously tested crispy chicken tacos and crispy tortilla chicken strips in various markets. There was also the Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco. Taco Bell CEO Mark King recognized that chicken is a big draw for the Gen Z crowd, and the brand is eager to meet their demand.

Other Menu Adventures

Aside from the spicy nuggets, Taco Bell has more culinary tricks up its sleeve. In Indianapolis, they’re trying out Cheesy Street Chalupas, which come two per order. These feature a unique quesalupa shell filled with a tantalizing blend of mozzarella and pepper jack cheeses, and you can pick between shredded chicken or grilled steak for the filling. Plus, there are diced onions and cilantro to top it off.

And for a delightful family meal option, Taco Bell is rolling out a build-your-own meal for four, available through the Rewards app and online for $24.99. You can mix and match your choice of burritos, tacos, and sides. There’s even an option to add drinks for just an extra $4.

Taco Bell’s kitchen is sizzling with new ideas and tasty experiments. Keep an eye out for these spicy nugs and other delectable offerings!