The other night I was driving past Burger King when I noticed a sign reading "BK Minis." Burger King is my least favorite fast food chain (by far) but still I thought Why not? Especially when I got close and noticed that the minis look similar to the ads I saw for Church's minis. (There are two kinds of minis to choose from: burgers and fried chicken. But the former seemed too close to the BK "Burger Shots" of a couple years back, and I did not enjoy those.)
A four pack was only $2.99, which seemed like a reasonable amount. A couple of minutes later I was back at home.
my beloved KFC Chicken Littles.
But then I chewed it a little more. This was not a Chicken Little. The chicken, while definitely crispy, had no chicken flavor. It was just a processed blend of something with a vaguely chicken-like texture. The only real flavor was the breading.
I could not help but think how good these could have been with higher-quality chicken. And I'm not talking about Thomas Keller's fried chicken, I mean something along the lines of Church's... or hell, even McDonald's. But these thin, bland, conjoined pieces of chicken just didn't do it for me.
So I decided to add some additional flavors to the minis:
Pickled red onions and barbecue sauce. This was too much. I like those flavors but they were so overpowering that they became all that I could taste... even the great bun disappeared.
The Chicken Minis are not the worst thing I have ever had from Burger King - not even close. And as I wrote, at first bite I actually kind of liked them. The buns were fantastic and the chicken was crispy. But it wasn't very good chicken, and overall that ruined the experience for me.