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Domino’s Unleashes Its Fried-Chicken-Crust Pizza
The Specialty Chicken combines your two favorite junk foods into one. By Anna Spiegel
Fried chicken and pizza, together at last. Photograph courtesy of Domino’s.
Comments () | Published April 15, 2014

Love pizza but wish the crust were more like fried chicken? The folks over at international pizza chain Domino’s sure do. As of yesterday, the chain’s newest product launched in the Washington area: the Specialty Chicken, a poultry/pie combo that consists of a dozen crispy white-meat nuggets “covered in toppings, sauces, and cheeses.” 

“Failure is an option” is the national chain’s campaign motto when promoting the new product, as well as their daring to think outside the pizza box. It doesn’t inspire a ton of confidence. Then again, neither did the arrival of the Doritos Locos tacos on the novelty junk-food scene, and look where they are today. The Domino’s dish relieves the stress of picking between crispy bits of bird and a Hawaiian pie during an attack of the munchies, with combinations such as the “spicy jalapeño pineapple,” topped with mango-habanero sauce, melty mozzarella and cheddar, peppers, and pineapple. Craving pizza and wings? There’s the “hot Buffalo” version, which layers the nuggets with Buffalo sauce, ranch, feta, and more cheeses. Hey, no one said creativity was healthy for the body as well as the mind. If you try it, let us know your thoughts (post-chicken-pizza coma) in the comments.


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  • Love to try this! Its not new but the buzz is all over. Now I would love to try this with my homemade pizza recipe.

  • NH Baker

    So, basically, it's Chicken Parmesan.

  • DaTechGuy on DaRadio

    I would have gone with actual chicken breasts rather than nuggets but it looks tasty

  • Daniel Pinkman

    The Slaves of Spiegal

  • Bobe

    It's not chicken crust pizza. It's a pile of fried chicken topped with cheese and other random crap. I think the chicken crust pizza would actually do better. These will be gone before autumn.

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