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Domino’s Unleashes Its Fried-Chicken-Crust Pizza

The Specialty Chicken combines your two favorite junk foods into one.
Fried chicken and pizza, together at last. Photograph courtesy of Domino’s.

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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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.