In yet another blow to the field of cardiology, Taco Bell has announced its latest concoction: the Naked Chicken Chalupa which is basically a taco with a fried-chicken shell.
After testing the culinary invention in Bakersfield, Calif. and Kansas City, Mo., the California-based chain is rolling it out nationally Jan. 26.
“Fried chicken is growing at a tremendous clip,” Taco Bell president Brian Niccol told Bloomberg News. “It’s a real void on our menu, and it’s something that our customers ask us for.”
The Naked Chicken Chalupa features seasoned all-white chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese and avocado ranch sauce.
According to Bloomberg, quoting the National Chicken Council, Americans will eat approximately 91.7 pounds of chicken per person this year.