Grilled chicken is displayed on a tray after being grilled at the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Indianapolis, Friday, March 21, 2008. KFC hopes grilled chicken will lure back health-conscious consumers who dropped fried chicken from their diets, or cut back on indulging. (AP/Daylife)
I tried the new KFCgrilled chicken this afternoon -- last day for the coupon. As good as El Pollo Loco? No. How could it compare? EPL chicken is almost cooked to order. It is probably the case that KFC grilled chicken is pre-cooked, and re-heated in your KFC restaurant. I didn't see any grills in the kitchen, and how could most KFC restaurants fit one?
Does it taste better than KFC's fried chicken? I'm not sure. I don't know how the two recipes compare, and what spices are used for both. The chicken didn't taste that fresh though--you usually can't tell with the fried chicken because it is cooked so long, and there is so much grease.
I'd rather go to EPL... even a Costco chicken would be better.