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Taco Bell’s Naked Chicken Chalupa

close-up photo of Naked Chicken Chalupa
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.

I was a little wary of the whole idea but after my brother tried it and enjoyed it, I had to try it for myself.
photo of the menu at Taco Bell

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.
photo of the $5 box at Taco Bell
photo of tacos inside a Taco Box

Here is the Naked Chicken Chalupa. It looks pretty similar to the ones shown in the commercials.
photo of Naked Chicken Chalupa

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.
close-up of the Naked Chicken Chalupa with a bite taken out of it
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.


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14 comments on “Taco Bell’s Naked Chicken Chalupa”

  1. I’m dying! I knew you’d be reviewing this! 🙂  I’ll have to give them a try! 

  2. This post is my dinner inspiration. lol.

  3. I was at Taco Bell yesterday and I saw this but like you I was wary to try it. I’ll have to get one next time I go though, thanks for the review!

  4. Want. Waaaannntt. That $5 deal sounds like a good way to fill up, too, with three tacos.

  5. Hmm, Taco Bell is right across the street from my work…I just may go there today, heh heh.

    • i hope you like it!

      • Omg, that combo was a good deal and tje chalupa was so delicious! The chicken shell stayed crispy time til the last bite. I liked that the box had three different kinds of tacos in there. I actually hadn’t tried the Doritos Loco taco before as well. Both my coworker and I enjoyed this break from our routine, haha.

      • haha nice! I didn’t realize you hadn’t tried the Doritos one. I love that this box has 3 too. Such a nice deal

  6. Oh wow! Got to try this one… looks so good:)