KFC Might Ditch Chicken Bones Entirely
But for now, it's got boneless fried chicken chunks
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 5, 2013 12:44 PM CDT
This image provided by KFC shows the company's new boneless chicken.   (AP Photo/KFC)

(Newser) – KFC is stripping out the bones to make it easier for people to eat its chicken. The fast-food chain is introducing fried boneless chicken chunks on April 14 as an alternative to its traditional breast, thigh, and drumstick pieces. The new offering reflects the growing popularity of nuggets and strips that are easier to eat on the go. KFC says nearly four out five servings of fried chicken in the US are now boneless. Based on customer trends, the company says chicken with bones could eventually be pushed off its menu.

The new boneless, skinless pieces are about twice the size of KFC's crispy strips and come in white or dark meat. A rep for the chain says it took two to three years to develop its version of boneless chicken, which performed strongly in test markets including Oklahoma City and Omaha last year.

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right2dave
Apr 8, 2013 8:23 AM CDT
New tecnology allows grower to raise chickens with no bones.
savdavis
Apr 6, 2013 8:12 PM CDT
Yep....... the Bones are going to go the way of the doe-doe bird..... after all it is cheaper to fly meat in from China....bone-less.
jgmann
Apr 6, 2013 9:34 AM CDT
So many people crying fowl...