KFC Is Making Tacos Wrapped in Fried Chicken, and They’re Glorious

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KFC is no stranger to adding um, unique combinations to its menu. You remember the Cheetos sandwich, the Fried Chicken & Donuts sandwich and of course, the Crispy Chicken Tacos. If you can crave it, no matter how wacky it is, KFC has probably made it a thing.

In keeping with that tradition of unexpected-but-still-tasty foods, the fried chicken chain has launched a brand-new item: the Kentaco.

What Has Colonel Sanders Done?

You’ve probably never heard the term “Kentaco” before, but it’s pretty simple and, once you understand it, it’s also self-explanatory. The term is a portmanteau of “Kentucky” and “taco.” It makes sense, right? Kentucky + taco = Kentaco.

The Kentaco is a taco with a fried chicken shell, filled with lettuce, tomato and Romano, Emmental, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. Weird? Sure. Do we want to try one? Oh, you know it! This thing sounds finger lickin’ good.

Psst… The reason that KFC changed its name probably isn’t what you expected.

Where Can I Get One?

Well, here’s the bad news. Unless you’re planning a trip to Singapore (or currently living there), it’s going to be hard to find a Kentaco. Currently, the fried chicken-taco mashup is only available there, and we’re not sure whether they’ll eventually make their fried-chicken-coated way to the States. We can only hope.

But don’t despair, KFC devotees! You can try your hand at making Colonel-inspired recipes at home with our list of KFC copycat recipes. Want some help making sure your fried chicken is utterly mouthwatering? Take a look at this guide to making absolutely perfect homemade fried chicken. Or, pick up a KFC chicken wrap.

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Emily Hannemann
Emily adores both food and writing, so combining those passions as a writer for Taste of Home makes perfect sense. Her work has also appeared in Birds & Blooms and on TV Insider. When she’s not eating peanut butter straight from the jar, you'll find her running or birdwatching. Emily is currently a journalism graduate student at the University of Missouri.