KFC Zinger Boneless Banquet

Review of KFC Zinger Boneless Banquet

What they say:

They’re finger lickin’ good – our classic Mini Fillets now come in a meal with added zing. INCLUDES: 3 Zinger Mini Fillets, Large Zinger® Fries, Regular Popcorn Chicken, Regular side, Regular dip, Regular drink.

Price: £6.39.

Calories: 1,105 kcal.

Those of you who visit us regularly will know that I love the Zinger. Arguably the greatest of all the High Street chicken offerings… the well-named burger with that slow-build lingering zing. I love it.

So when BURGER LAD® broke the news of the brand new extensions to the Zinger family, I was more than a little excited (as usual) to sample the Zinger Boneless Banquet.

In order to create a little Zinger family, what KFC has done does not appear to be rocket science. They’ve taken the Zinger seasoning that usually goes on the Zinger Fillet, and put it on three Mini Fillets and some Fries. So, does it work?

In a word, yes mostly.

Hmm, that’s two words. Well, let me say a few more. Firstly, the Fries come in a box that is not only generously large in its own right, but it makes the accompanying dinky box of popcorn chicken look like it just came from a doll’s house.

KFC Zinger Fries & Zinger Minis

The Popcorn Chicken, along with a drink and side of my choosing (I chose gravy) make up the rest of the Zinger Boneless Banquet. All in all, it’s a sizeable meal.

Looking inside the big box of Fries, the reddish hues told me instantly that they’d been “zingered” and that made me happy. I grabbed a handful and deposited them in my mouth. No Zinger.

But no panic – this is how the Zinger works – he befriends you, draws you in, mildly at first before slowly building to a respectable, but not silly heat. He’s the best, that Zinger.

So that’s exactly what happened. A few more handfuls and the Zinger heat built up. I’d love someone to take a look at the Fries recipe at KFC though – they are routinely floppy and no amount of fantastic Zinger dusting is going to change that.

KFC Zinger Fries & Zinger Minis

The same thing happened with the three “mini” fillets (which actually aren’t particularly small) – that lovely golden coating that we love with hints of red again – these were really delicious, and I alternated pure Zinger bite with gravy-dunked Zinger bite. This was very, very enjoyable, and possibly even on a par with the glorious Zinger Stacker.

KFC Zinger Fries & Zinger Minis

A trick may have been missed here by including Popcorn Chicken without “zingering” it – these little bites are crying out for the same treatment and could be the dinky little tots in the growing Zinger family.

The KFC Zinger Fries and Zinger Mini Fillets as part of this new Zinger Boneless Banquet are a very welcome, if not ground-breaking, addition to the KFC menu and I’d urge you to give it a whirl.

KFC Zinger Fries & Zinger Minis

Admiral Burgerbar

Website: https://www.kfc.co.uk/our-food/for-one/box-meals/zinger-boneless-banquet

Zinger Boneless Banquet

£6.39
Zinger Boneless Banquet
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Taste

9/10

    Look

    8/10

      Price

      7/10

        Hot

        • Zinger dust
        • Generous portion
        • Enjoyment factor

        Not

        • Need crispier KFC Fries
        • Zinger Popcorn Chicken please!
         
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        4 thoughts on “KFC Zinger Boneless Banquet

        • 3rd February 2017 at 4:48 pm
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          A lovely Singe!

           
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        • 3rd February 2017 at 4:50 pm
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          Zinger popcorn chicken please!

           
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        • 4th February 2017 at 11:01 am
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          I was actually really disappointed with this, at least compared to KFC’s normal high standards for chicken products. The fries only had a small sprinkling of the Zinger dust, as you mentioned they are always floppy and disappointing and they needed plenty of salt to make them edible. The popcorn chicken was standard and good for dipping into the gravy, but the biggest let down for me were the Zinger fillets. The coating was excellent as expected but it came at the expense of some very dry and chewy chicken. Once again the gravy was necessary for me to get through them. The extra hot wings I’d added, which as far as I could tell had the same coating, were far better so maybe I was just unlucky with the chicken fillets, but I like KFC and have had their original mini fillets many times before and the meat was never this bad.

          All in all, a good meal but not up to the standards I was expecting. Still, I hope KFC does more stuff like this in future with different chicken coatings instead of just putting a different sauce on one of their sandwiches, after all they are meant to be a chicken restaurant.

           
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        • 23rd February 2017 at 2:08 pm
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          Ordered two hotwings for 99p to get the 20% off receipt. Filled the survey, and got a Zinger boneless banquet for £5.11 after discount.
          Was well worth it, and hit the spot. I asked for extra Zinger powder on the fries and also to add Zinger powder to the popcorn chicken, and the servers were happy to oblige. Thumbs up from me. It’s a shame this is only for a limited period.

           
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