As we all know, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has become a staple in our diet. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you will almost always find some form of chicken or an egg item on their menu.
One popular dish that most people have tried is the Colonel’s Special. It consists of white meat chicken breast paired with mashed potatoes and green peas as starch, topped off with coleslaw.
It is very common to see several variations of this recipe online and even some at KFC locations. What many don’t realize, though, is how expensive the ingredients are!
We gathered some information from various sources to determine just how much the average person should spend on the Colonel’s Special meal. So what can you expect to pay?
Disclaimer: While we strive to make sure our calculations are correct, do not assume that these numbers are exact prices. Many factors affect the price, including sale pricing, seasonality, and availability, but overall costs should be close to ours.
Estimated cost: $8.99 – $9.49
Why it’s expensive: The main ingredient in the colonel special is chicken which can run up a lot of money depending on where you buy it and how much you eat of it. Also, the vegetables like broccoli and carrots add to the expense due to markup.
Cost per ounce: Between.75-.
While most people know about the Original Chicken Sandwich or the Slammer, there are actually several more expensive chicken sandwich options at the chain. These include the Colonel’s Revenge, The Ultimate Aioli Chipotle Burger, and The Memphis-Style Pulled Pork Sandwiches.
The Colonel’s Revenge comes with grilled onions, Swiss cheese, bacon, tomato, and mayonnaise on a toasted baguette roll. It is priced at around $10 more than the standard white bread hamburger.
The Ultimate Aioli Chipotle Burger also has chipotle sauce, cheddar cheese, lettuce, red onion, pickles, and crispy fries on top of a chicken burger that costs around $12.
Last but not least, the Memphis Style Pulled Pork Sandwich features barbecue pulled pork topped with coleslaw, house salad greens, creamy macaroni and cheese, and tomatoes. This dish cost close to $15.
The chicken fried steak bowl is one of the newer additions to the KFC restaurant menu. While it may sound weird, this dish actually sounds pretty delicious. It is similar to eating chicken fried steak with the addition of hash browns and cheese.
The most popular place to get the chicken fried steak bowls is at KFC locations in Canada that also offer the Classic Nashville Style Whiskey Sauce as an optional topping. This sauce can be found in restaurants close by where the Canadian version is being served.
Since the chicken fried steak bowl was first introduced, it has become very popular due to its low price of $5.99! Although it may seem expensive compared to other items on the menu, it is definitely worth your money since it is made so well.
Overall, if you love KFC then try out the chicken fried steak bowl! If cost is no object, then get the classic recipe but add the whiskey sauce for some extra flavor.
The chicken and waffles dish is one of KFC’s most popular offerings and it seems to be growing in popularity every year. In fact, according to Business Insider, this cheesy chicken and waffle meal was voted as the best food item of 2018!
This cheesy chicken and waffle dish features two pieces of toast with melted cheese on top and a heaping amount of grilled boneless chicken mixed into the toppings. It all gets covered in an easy broil or bake recipe that takes less than half an hour to make and cook.
There are several different types of cheeses you can use to cover this delicious-looking plate, but the classic choice would have to be Colby or American cheese.
The fajita bowl is one of the most well-known dishes at KFC. It was first introduced in 2015 as an extra option to order. Since then, it has become pretty popular and many restaurants have their own version of this dish.
The fajita bowl contains spicy chicken or beef cooked with onions, tomatoes, and green peppers. Most places add rice to make it feel more complete. Many tops theirs with cheese and sour cream.
Since the fajita bowl became so popular, KFC now sells three different sizes. The small size costs $5.99, the medium cost $9.29, and the large $11.49. All three come with rice, salad, and either chicken or beef fajitas.
All three contain about 1,000 calories each. However, the price difference is quite significant.
The noodle bowl is one of the most popular types of bowls you can get at fast-food restaurants. They are usually topped with chicken, rice, and pasta in creamy sauces that are mixed together to create an incredible taste sensation.
The first place to find a noodle bowl was not at KFC but rather at IHOP! Back in 2011 when they had their new noodle dish, it received rave reviews. Since then, there have been many other places to get this delicious meal style.
Now, you can find them almost anywhere you go as a student. Many schools have a KFC branch or restaurant close by where you can get your noodle bowl fixed. The most common ways to eat a noodle bowl are either through a top layer or all layers.
This is one of their most popular offerings at the restaurant. It’s called cheesy potato soup because it includes pasta, potatoes, cheese, and chicken stock. What makes this unique is that they add crispy bread crumbs as a topping- these are crunchy and delicious!
The ketchup in the recipe is also important to know since it gives the whole dish some flavor. The overall taste comes from the mix of salty cheese, creamy sauce, and sweet ketchup.
This tasty snack can be made ahead and frozen so you don’t have to worry about making sure everything is warm before serving. Make sure to pull out an individual portion-size bag or pack it all into a large container to save money!
Overall, though expensive compared to the other snacks at KFC, this one is worth its price due to its rich flavor.
At $5.99, what makes this cheesy chicken noodle soup bowl special is not only its price but also the huge amount of cheese in it! There are three different types of cheese in this delicious meal — pepper jack, American, and mozzarella.
The noodles in this dish are almost like pasta, which gives you more texture to eat them with. This was an excellent choice because there were enough carbs in the noodles to help fuel your binge-watching session while eating this food.
Overall, how much cheese we paid for depends on where you live and if you’re vegetarian or vegan.
The pot pie bowl is one of the newer additions to the KFC menu. While it may sound strange, this chicken and pasta dish was inspired by popular pot pies! That’s right — KFC made their famous cheesy meat and vegetable casserole in a noodle bowl.
The difference? A cream-based sauce instead of gravy and noodles instead of bread crumbs. This creamy topping also includes roasted broccoli or asparagus and seasonings such as red pepper flakes and garlic powder.
This chicken and pasta dish costs $7.99 and can be found on the Kids Menu or the Mighty Wings Burger Builders Bundle (also cost $7.99).