Taco Bell's Naked Chicken Chalupa Is Finally Here

Photo: Courtesy of Taco Bell.
On a fateful day back in 2015, one lucky customer stumbled unknowingly into their local Taco Bell and discovered the very first Naked Chicken Chalupa (i.e. a piece of crispy chicken that had been fashioned into a taco shell). It's now been nearly two years since the buzz on this elusive test-run menu item began, and the world has since been filled with many anxious whispers. Will it return? When will it return? What came first? The chicken or the shell?! You can put your Chalupa-obsessed nerves at ease, because we have the hard and fast answers right here.

The Naked Chicken Chalupa will return! In fact, it will be returning on a widespread scale this very month. And concerning the matter of what came first, according to the company's press release (and Aristotle): "The shell is the chicken. The chicken is the shell." We couldn't agree more.

The NCC will be sold nationwide for $2.99 beginning on January 26th. And if you choose to partake in ordering this highly innovative fast food creation, here's what you'll be getting: seasoned, golden, and crispy (antibiotic-free) chicken that's molded it into a classic Taco Bell shell. The crunchy-poultry taco is then stuffed with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and a drizzle of creamy avocado ranch.

Could this be TB's rebuttal to KFC's Double Down sandwich? At $2 cheaper AND with an avocado ranch dressing, the NCC wins in our book — every, single time.
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