Taco Bell recently launched their latest item: naked chicken chips. Crispy, deep fried triangle pieces of marinated white meat chicken that are served with nacho cheese sauce.
Of course I had to try it! You may recall that earlier this year, Taco Bell launched the naked chicken chalupa, which I really liked (my post here). The very popular menu item was only around for a very limited time. This new item is the naked chicken chalupa shell re-imagined.
We got the $5 box but next time I think I may just get a different combo and a side of the naked chicken chips since the chips only cost $1.99 for a 6-pack and $3.99 for a 12-pack. The $5 box includes a medium drink, 6 pack naked chicken chips, crunchy taco and burrito supreme. (I combined mine and Mr. K’s 6 packs for the photos above.)
I like that the naked chicken chips resemble tortilla chips. They are thin enough for dipping yet thick enough to get chicken with each bite. Because the white meat is marinated, it stays juicy and flavorful. The crispy batter is seasoned with Mexican spices so there is a little spicy kick to the chips, which pairs well with the nacho cheese sauce.
Much like the naked chicken chalupa, I really enjoyed these chips–maybe even more than the chalupa. I like their snackable size and I really enjoyed them with the nacho cheese sauce. I went through my six very quickly and wished we had gotten a 12 pack.
Overall, if you enjoyed the naked chicken chalupa, you’ll probably like the naked chicken chips. If you didn’t have a chance to try the chalupa before it disappeared, now you have a second chance to do so. I think it’s worth a try and you can either get it in the $5 box, or by themselves in a 6 pack ($1.99) or 12 pack ($3.99). Prices may vary by location. I plan on getting this again a few more times and I hope this item stays on the menu longer.