I’ve been back to Taco Bell a couple of times lately. They have this new Shredded Chicken menu. The Chicken Burrito is one of my default selections so I figured this might be an interested twist. What really caught my eye was the flagship of this new shredded chicken “fleet” – The Smothered Burrito. I do believe this is a direct response to Taco Time’s recent foray into a higher class of Restaurant style burritos and Chimmis where they serve the item up on a plate with toppings and a little edible bling on the side. I like this new trend that both fast food chains are now entertaining. The smothered Burrito is chucked full of shredded chicken, premium Latin rice, hearty beans and creamy chipotle sauce. Then covered in enchilada-esque sauce, melted cheeses and sour cream. It was extremely good and filling. I’m really loving Taco Bell’s premium Latin rice, although I’m not sure about the name. Is it more politically correct to call it Latin Rice as opposed to Spanish or Mexican Rice. Since I know where I’m eating already why not just call it..oh I don’t know…Rice. I promise not to complain when I order it and it isn’t Japanese Style sticky Rice. Whatever.
But I digress. The only thing with this and a lot of items from Taco Bell is they’re no good for eating while driving. So when I found myself in a hurry yesterday and had to eat on the go, I ordered 3 Shredded Chicken Burritos. When I got to the window there seemed
The shredded chicken is also available on a soft taco as well but I haven’t tried it yet. All and all I will say I really enjoy this new twist but since it taste just like their regular chicken it’s probably the smothering of the Smothered Burrito that makes it a winner and it’s probably the avocado ranch sauce I like so much about the new chicken burrito. Or perhaps it’s that Latin Rice I keep making fun of. It really is good. I do believe the shredded chicken could be diced, chopped, pulled, ripped, smashed or actual cat and it wouldn’t make much difference. But all and all it’s been a while since there was an actual new flavor coming out of Taco Bell and I like it.
A few parting thoughts about Taco Bell. What the hell happened to the Baja Chalupa and Gordita?
So I give the new Shredded Chicken menu at Taco Bell 4 stars and a very high recommendation that you try it. But remember to not let your children read the sauce packets. They might get too many ideas or end up asking you too many questions like “You said the devil works overtime after midnight daddy but this packet says only good things happen after midnight.”. Ay yay yay!