Taco Bell recently launched the Naked Chicken Chalupa, which features a fried chicken shell rather than the traditional tortilla shell. Thanks to their great marketing campaign, my brother talked about the new product endlessly the weeks before it came out.
A single Naked Chicken Chalupa is priced at $3.49. Or you can buy the $5 Naked Chicken Chalupa Box which comes with a medium drink, crunchy taco, Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco, and Naked Chicken Chalupa. The $5 box is a better deal in my opinion, so that’s what I got.
Here is the Naked Chicken Chalupa. It looks pretty similar to the ones shown in the commercials.
And the verdict? I really enjoyed this– more than I had anticipated. It’s as if Taco Bell and KFC had a baby and produced this hybrid creation. Before trying this, I didn’t really know many details of the chicken shell.
The chicken shell is a crispy, spicy breaded thin chicken breast. It’s well seasoned but not too salty or too greasy. I thought the thickness was just right and the chicken stayed crispy until the last bite. Inside, you’ll find the signature Taco Bell cheese, lettuce and tomatoes. I found myself craving another one after I was done.
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised with this new product and I’d get it again. If you’ve been curious about it, I think it’s worth a try.