I got a little introduction to Kenny Rogers Roaster‘s Holiday offering, the Bacon Wrapped Chicken. BACON is laid all over their signature chicken, held together by toothpicks and then put in the rotisserie to grill. What comes out will be something I guarantee you will enjoy. I hope Kenny Rogers Roasters never take this off the menu, it’s that good.
The Bacon Wrapped Chicken Christmas Feast (P750) comes with 1 whole bacon wrapped chicken, 4 side dishes, 4 muffins, 4 plain rice and a 1.5 liter of Pepsi. That’s a great deal especially because it is so very very good. Eating by yourself and can’t finish the feast, then the Bacon Wrapped Chicken plate (P225) which has a quarter chicken, 2 sides, 1 rice and 1 muffin. The price difference between their regular roast chicken plate is only P20, well worth it because of the extra bacon.
We had a sampler of two of their soups, the Pumpkin Soup and Clam Chowder. It’s the first time I’ve ever had soup at Kenny Rogers and it was actually quite good for a fast casual restaurant.
I actually did not know what to expect with the bacon wrapped chicken, all wrapped up like a chicken in bondage gear. I got my usual chicken breast part and after slicing into it and seeing juices oozing out, I knew this was going to be good. I eagerly took a bite with both bacon and chicken. It seems both have helped each other, the bacon wrapping served to keep the chicken juicier while absorbing the smoky and savory flavors into the skin. The result is the BEST tasting chicken I have ever had at Kenny Rogers Roasters. I can’t wait to introduce Irene and Lauren to this one and see their reactions.
Together with the bacon wrapped chicken, Kenny Rogers also introduced two new side dishes, the Blueberry Pasta Salad and Potato Gratin. At first glance, the cold blueberry pasta salad looked really weird but it tasted just right, with only a light blueberry taste adding a touch of sweetness. These are a perfect match to the bacon wrapped chicken as the sweetness balances out the savory taste of the chicken.
A colorful trio of muffins (P85/ pack of 6) are also available namely Chocolate Peanut Butter, Mint Chocolate Chip and Strawberry Chocolate Chip. Among the three, my favorite is the Mint Chocolate Chip, it has a nice strong refreshing mint taste with bits of chocolate chips for gooey texture and flavor. The colors are also perfect for the season, get one red and one green and brighten up your plate.
We had our little dining experience amidst the fresh cool air of Tagaytay at Kenny Rogers Roasters newest branch at the Sky Ranch. The location and view is nice while the kids will surely enjoy all the rides available including the giant Sky Eye.
If you want a taste of the Bacon Wrapped Chicken, you can just head on over to any Kenny Rogers Roasters branch. This is a limited time product that will only be available until the end of January. You can even order it online thru their website.