KFC Introduces New Menu Item to Rival McDonald’s and Burger King

KFC is introducing a new item to rival competitors McDonald’s and Burger King. It’s also introducing three brand-new sauces—and bringing back two fan-favorites—to go with the dish.

Beginning April 1, you can pick up an order of Saucy Nuggets at any KFC location in the United States. KFC announced the new dish on Thursday. Following hot on the heels of its chicken nuggets, which debuted in 2022, the chain is one-upping itself with this dressed-up spinoff.

KFC’s all-white-meat Saucy Nuggets come “dripping in one of five delicious sauce flavors, including three brand-new sauces and the return of two fan favorites that have inspired petitions advocating for their return,” the company said.

The new flavors include Honey Sriracha, which is made “using a blend of red chili peppers, garlic, and honey.” KFC is also debuting a Korean BBQ dip, which it described as “a sweet and savory umami sauce with soy sauce, garlic, sugar and sesame.” There’s also the Sticky Chicky Sweet 'n Sour Sauce, “a balanced combination of sweet and tangy flavors including pineapple, garlic, vinegar and chili.”

The returning sauces are the chain’s Nashville Hot, a spicier, extra smoky option first introduced in 2016; as well as the Georgia Gold, a honey-mustard-style barbecue sauce that first hit menus in 2017.

An order of 10 Saucy Nuggets will typically cost $5.99 for 10 pieces, but KFC is giving eagle-eyed fans a chance to try them for free. If you spend $10 or more in the KFC app or on the chain’s website, you’ll receive an order of Saucy Nuggets drenched in your choice of dressing for free. The deal will be available starting April 1 and will last for a limited time. KFC did not specify an end date for the promotion at this time.

The news comes just a few days after McDonald’s reintroduced their fan-favorite Spicy Chicken McNuggets to menus for a limited time.