While Burger King does offer a veggie burger, a vegetarian substitute for chicken has been missing from the drive-thru lineup. Now, KFC is is looking to change that by testing a vegetarian version of the most famous item on their menu — fried chicken.
While KFC isn’t giving up many details about just what the “chicken” will be made of, Foodbeast says it will include their secret blend of 11 spices.
“Development of the recipe is still in its very early stages, and so the options we’re exploring in our kitchen are still top secret,” KFC said in a statement to Foodbeast. “Once we’ve perfected the recipe we aim to test with customers this year, and if all goes well, we hope to launch a new vegetarian option in 2019.”
Sadly for all of us American vegetarians, for now, the faux meat will only be available in the United Kingdom. But if it does well there, we can always hope it will make its way across the pond.
Even if the faux fried chicken doesn’t end up in America, it stills seems to be a step in the right direction for anyone craving meatless fast food. And it is possible to make your own version of fried “chicken” by using vegan chicken you can buy at your local store, or even cauliflower.