KFC Pot Pie Review
Product Name: KFC Pot Pie
Offer price: $3.99
I’m from the south where chicken pot pies were a staple weekend meal, along with sweet tea, and biscuits and gravy. My grandmother could make them from scratch and make the whole house smell amazing. And in my young adult years, I’ll admit I even bought the frozen pot pies for nostalgia’s sake. KFC is known for providing southern comfort foods, so their Pot Pie that was introduced in 2012 is a huge step up from my frozen pot pie days. Though, I can’t say they can compete with a southern grandma’s recipe.
KFC’s Pot Pie began as a limited-release dish that was only offered in one region of the country. They hit the marketing out of the park by releasing campaigns full of retro, old-school images, in an attempt to provoke nostalgia for those of us who grew up eating pot pies. It definitely worked on me! It wasn’t long before the Chicken Pot Pie was released nationally as a Classic Menu item.
KFC knows how its customers love home-style meals, but these days, we don’t always have the time to prepare them from scratch. A chicken pot pie is not that easy to find, and if they are (frozen section of the grocery store), are they worth eating? KFC freshly bakes their pies throughout the day, maintaining freshness and quality, and offering comfort food at its best.
Pot Pie Review
KFC’s Classic Pot Pie is made with tender pieces of chicken, diced potatoes, green peas, and carrots in a savory home-style sauce. It’s covered with a flaky, buttery crust and freshly baked to golden perfection.
1. Taste and Texture [5/5]
This pot pie comes in the standard 6-inch size tin pan, and the crust stretches well over the sides, which is perfect for those of us who like to pick that part off and eat it while the rest of the pie cools down. The crust itself is golden-brown and buttery. Once you cut into it, the pie releases a delicious aroma of all the flavors inside. The filling consists of bite-size shreds of white and dark chicken, carrot slices, peas, diced potatoes, and the special KFC Colonel-branded sauce/gravy. These pies have fresh carrots with a nice bite to them, and the peas are bright green and slightly sweet- no soggy or frozen veggies here. The meat is tender and flavorful, and all of the ingredients work together to make a truly splendid pot pie.
2. Are they healthy? [2/5]
While chicken pot pies are hearty, creamy, and rich, they’re not a healthy food choice, packing in about two days worth of saturated fat at 37 grams and 790 calories, which is more calories than four Famous Bowls. Unfortunately, they’re also loaded with sodium, about 1970 mg. The American Heart Association recommends you consume no more than 2,300 milligrams per day- with less than 1500 milligrams being the ideal amount.
This probably deserves a 1 on the health scale, but it’s good for the soul, so I’m giving it a 2.
3. Are they Worth it? [4/5]
If you do decide to purchase a Pot Pie regardless of nutrition, it’s worth it. It’s a delicious classic comfort food meal that satisfies cravings and nostalgia. Of course, no one would eat one every day, but it’s there for you when you need it. The pie is made from scratch daily, the chicken is never frozen, and the ingredients are fresh. Will you possibly end up in a food coma? Maybe. Is it worth it? Totally.
The flavor, texture, and quality all add up to making this the perfect comfort food dish. Yes, it’s full of fats and calories, but most comfort foods are. The special gravy is the perfect sauce to pull all of the flavors together, and even though this is offered as a fast food meal option, it tastes more like a home-style meal that took all day to prepare. I give it two thumbs up.
- Serving Size – 400 g
- Calories – 790
- Total Fat – 45 g
- Saturated Fat – 37.0 g
- Trans Fat – 0 g
- Cholesterol – 75 mg
- Sodium – 1970 mg
- Total Carbohydrates – 66 g
- Dietary Fiber – 3 g
- Sugars – 7 g
- Protein – 29 g
The Pot Pies are listed at $3.99 which is a fair price for such a filling meal. It also fits in favorably with most non-value menu fast food pricing, making it an easy choice for those home-cooked meal cravings.
What do you think? Does it compare with Grandma’s southern cooking? Let us know in the comments below.