Olive Garden's new 'ridiculous' menu item is 11.5-inches-long: 'How big is the chicken?'

Katie Mather

Olive Garden, somehow sensing that the world is in desperate need of a very specific pick-me-up, quietly re-added its famous Giant Chicken Parmigiana dish to the menu.

For anyone who wasn’t regularly dining at Olive Garden in 2019, the Giant Chicken Parmigiana is 11.5-inches-long and smothered in marinara sauce and cheese. It’s served with a side of fettuccine Alfredo, in case a foot of breaded chicken doesn’t satisfy your hunger.

The meal was first introduced as part of Olive Garden’s “Giant Italian Classics” menu. A 12-ounce meatball and jumbo four cheese-stuffed pasta shells dishes were also featured. Of course, every meal comes with a starter of soup or salad and unlimited breadsticks.

The Giant Chicken Parmigiana will set you back around $20 and is over 1,700 calories, with 119 grams of fat and 4,560 milligrams of sodium. But who’s counting?

“How big is the f****** chicken?” Twitter user Omar Sharif Jr. posted in response to the news.

“That is ridiculous,” another person tweeted in response to the announcement. “The portion sizes in restaurants are ridiculous.”

Only a handful of Olive Garden locations across the U.S. have reopened for in-house dining. There’s no word whether the franchise will continue opening up restaurants, but in the meantime, you can get your 11-inch chicken parm to go.

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