Photo: PR Times

KFC releases first-ever spicy miso chicken in Japan

By Oona McGee, SoraNews24

KFC walks to the beat of its own drumstick in Japan, where its fried chicken is the meal of choice for Christmas dinner and the Colonel remains a beloved figure that gets dressed up for special occasions.

So it comes as no surprise that the chain aims to please local customers with special menu offerings, but even we weren’t expecting what was recently announced — the introduction of Spicy Miso Garlic Chicken.

▼ “Rich and spicy chicken enveloped in garlic flavor coming soon…”


KFC’s first-ever spicy miso and garlic fried chicken was developed in response to customers’ desire for rich and hearty flavors during the colder months.

Inspired by ​​jjigae, a Korean hotpot dish that many people enjoy in winter to work up a sweat from the spice and heat, KFC paid careful attention to the balance between the spiciness of chilli peppers, the flavor of garlic, and the richness of miso to draw out the taste of the chicken.

The chain says it sought to create a spiciness that’s not only hot but flavourful as well, so that both lovers and non-lovers of spice alike can enjoy the taste. The blend of spicy chilli peppers and miso adds a warm kick while the aroma of garlic stimulates the appetite, creating an addictive eating experience, especially when combined with the crunch of the crispy fried chicken coating.

We don’t have to wait too long to find out if the new chicken tastes as good as it sounds, as it’ll be released at KFC branches around Japan from Wednesday. Priced at 320 yen per piece, or as part of a multi-piece set priced from 910 yen, the Spicy Miso Garlic Chicken is only being made in limited quantities, so it’ll only be on the menu while stocks last.

Source: PR Times

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Interesting. I like 味噌カツ from 名古屋. The Colonel might be on to something.

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A small piece of drumstick at KFC now cost more than 300¥!

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A small piece of drumstick at KFC now cost more than 300¥!

We've stopped eating out completely because of the ridiculous prices everywhere.

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Of course you have to consider that "spicy" in Japan is the equivalent to "mild" or even "sweet" in many other countries.

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Looks good. Still waiting for them to bring back the green hot jalapenos chicken from 2021 I believe it was.

As Jim said, KFCs prices here are getting too high for what you get, it really seems like they are trying to push it to see how far they can go before people give up on it. Izakaya fried chicken is better and cheaper. Even conbini or supermarket fried chicken is becoming the better option in my mind for a fried chicken fix.

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Inspired by ​​jjigae, a Korean hotpot dish that many people enjoy 

There is a Korean sticky chili sauce fried chicken dish that's now trendy in Japan. It's called "yan'nyom chicken". This strikes me as a more likely inspiration that a hotpot dish.

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¥330 per mini drumstick. The last time we went to a KFC we walked away because it was too expensive and went to a noodle shop instead.

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There was a KFC here on Amami,but it had to close down,due to extortionate prices,and the proliferation of high quality karaage here,at home and elsewhere.

Was horrified by the price of Maccy D on a recent Tokyo visit.

Methinks people have had enough.

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KFC is such a ripoff.

Paying for their imported Thai chicken and paying through the nose?

Not me!

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