KFC O.R. Chicken Chop with mushroom gravy

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I passed by the newly relocated KFC at KLCC with Jeanie a few days ago. I haven’t eaten for 24 hours prior to this (we were down with a bug) and was quite keen to get started. I noticed they have a new promotion going on – the KFC O.R. Chicken Chop with mushroom gravy.

chicken chop
The latest version!

I remember having KFC’s O.R. Chicken Chop back in 2006 so I was keen to check out the new and improved version. We both ordered it and this seems to be a whole different incarnation. The platter of the good stuff came with a chicken chop, some potato wedges, sweet corn kernels and mushroom sauce served on the side.

kfc chicken chop plate
This is KFC’s ’06 varient – you can tell by the smaller photo – that was the standard size in my blog back then. :)

Chicken chop is a uniquely Malaysian dish – created by Hainanese cooks back when the British ruled the lands. However, it has become a standard feature in a lot of places now. KFC’s variant is slightly better – it’s also de-boned so you can eat the entire drumstick (chicken chop is always made with a drumstick) but it’s battered and fried in the tradition of KFC’s Original Recipe.

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The KFC O.R. Chicken Chop (circa 2011) is very crispy on the outside and retains the tender chicken juices on the inside. The have also improved on the mushroom sauce this time around. I like how it’s served on the side so you can decide how much you want on your chicken chop.

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However, the best part about the KFC O.R. Chicken Chop is the addition of sweet corn kernels. I love sweet corn and this provides a whole new dimension to the dish – there’s a sweet component when you shovel some of the corn into your mouth and it goes very well with the chicken chop – a very nice touch!

chicken chop promo

The KFC O.R. Chicken Chop with mushroom gravy combo retails for RM 9.90 with all of the above and a drink of Mountain Dew. It was so good we finished everything except for the potato wedges (my stomach has shrunk during the 24 hours without food).

kfc chicken chop

The KFC O.R. Chicken Chop with mushroom gravy is a wonderful option when you pass by a KFC outlet the next time. It’s quite different from their 2006 incarnation and I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…

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…it’s great comfort food! :)

KFC O.R. (Original Recipe) Chicken Chop

kfc chicken chop

KFC’s latest promotion is the KFC O.R. Chicken Chop.
The O.R. seems to be standard notation for KFC’s Original Recipe now;
much like how Kentucky Fried Chicken has been truncated to KFC.

kfc chicken chop promo

The KFC outlet at 3rd Mile Kuching is filled with promotional
material for the KFC O.R. Chicken Chop. The walls of the franchise are
plastered with promotional stickers for this latest product.

kfc chicken chop banner

The KFC O.R. Chicken Chop marketing spiel comes with the tagline “Treat Yourself Every Day”.

kfc chicken chop holder

The cardboard triangular holders for chilli sauce and ketchup on the
tables have been replaced with the new KFC O.R. Chicken Chop promotion,
in line with all previous promotional items.

kfc chicken chop news

It’s the latest promotion to hit REAL News (the lighted menu) together with KFC Colonel Rice [sixthseal.com].

kfc chicken chop prices

KFC O.R. Chicken Chop Combo meal comes with 1
Chicken Chop, 1 large fries, 1 serving of coleslaw and 1 carbonated
drink for RM 10.90. The KFC O.R. Chicken Chop is also available
separately (Ala carte) for RM 9.90 each.

kfc chicken chop sample

The KFC O.R. Chicken Chop has been described in the official KFC
press release as “a piece of boneless whole chicken leg breaded and
pressure cooked, topped with mushroom gravy, with sliced thin button
mushrooms and with raisin coleslaw and golden crinkle-cut fries as side
items.”

kfc chicken chop supply

KFC has dedicated a whole platter on their warmer just for the
chicken chop, ensuring uninterrupted supply lines. The chicken chop is
actually a long standing menu item in hawker stall style “Western Food”
stalls. It’s a drumstick that’s has been de-boned and flattened to form
a large footprint chicken piece.

kfc chicken chop meal

This is what the KFC O.R. Chicken Chop combo looks like. The
mushroom gravy (which looks a lot like the gravy they use for mashed
potatoes with sliced button mushrooms added) is served on the side for
the user to pour according to their tastes. I thought this was a nice
touch…

kfc chicken chop plate

Here is a closer look at the KFC O.R. Chicken Chop.
There is a side of regular KFC coleslaw augmented with raisins (which
tastes great!) and a side of large fries. The chicken chop retains the
end of the drumstick and the other part is pure de-boned breaded
chicken drum meat. =D

kfc chicken chop gravy

The gravy is served in the take-away coleslaw/mashed potatoes containers that KFC uses and it doesn’t look like much…

kfc chicken chop plate gravy

…but adds a lot to the KFC O.R. Chicken Chop. It is canonical to
have gravy served on a chicken chop (the “Western Food” hawker style
stalls usually use black pepper sauce) and chicken chop without gravy
of any sort would be quite unpalatable (and essentially
undifferentiated from a regular drumstick).

kfc chicken chop meat

The KFC O.R. Chicken Chop tastes great! I didn’t expect it to, but
its comfort food to the max. The large cut fries (which is standard in
Australian KFC outlets, of which I’m not a big fan of) surprisingly
adds to the experience when eaten with the gravy.

kfc chicken chop evolve

The chicken chop concept is certainly “heavily inspired”, shall we
say, from the age old “Western Food” stalls in hawker stalls and given
a price hike (and a bit of a facelift) by KFC to be resold as something
new. However, KFC has contributed to the evolution of the chicken chop
in its own way.

kfc chicken chop end

KFC O.R. Chicken Chop really does taste good.

It’s great comfort food…

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