KFC Beyond Fried Chicken Nuggets

KFC has finally launched its much-anticipated Beyond Fried Chicken Nuggets nationwide, which means that you can now enjoy a plant-based fried chicken option that tastes just like chicken but made entirely from plants at participating Kentucky Fried Chicken locations across the country.

While the amount of calories will vary a lot depending on the size of your meal, each plant-based Beyond Fried Chicken nugget comes in at just 80 calories a pop, making it an excellent option for those of you who are looking to lose weight.

With that said, Beyond Fried Chicken Nuggets are available in two sizes with calories ranging from 480 to 960 calories per serving.

According to KFC, plant-based chicken nuggets offer the same delicious flavor and the juicy satisfaction that you would expect from their iconic fried chicken, but in a plant-based option that the brand says is “still finger lickin’ good.”

Made mainly from soy protein, these plant-based fried nuggets have been designed to taste exactly like KFC’s fried chicken. Just take note that while Beyond Fried Chicken nuggets are plant-based, they’re “not prepared in a vegan/vegetarian manner.”

You can see the full nutritional breakdown of a plant-based Beyond Fried Chicken nugget from KFC in the table below:

Nutrition Facts
Calories From Fat40.5
Total Fat4.5g
Saturated Fat0g
Trans Fat0g

A 6-piece order of Beyond Fried Chicken Nuggets contains 480 calories, 27 g of fat, 1440 mg of sodium, 30 g of carbohydrates, and 36 g of protein.

Meanwhile, a 12-piece order contains 960 calories, 54 g of fat, 2880 mg of sodium, 60 g of carbohydrates, and 72 g of protein.


Water, Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Soy Protein, Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Expeller-Pressed Canola Oil, Wheat Gluten, Salt, Breadcrumbs (Wheat Flour, Distilled Vinegar, Sea Salt, Sodium Bicarbonate, Inactive Yeast, Spice Extractives), Natural Flavors, Contains 2% or Less: Yeast Extract, Garlic Powder, Potato Starch, Leavening (Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate), Spices, Rice Flour, Salt, Pea Fiber, Citric Acid, Chili Pepper, Titanium Dioxide (for color), Spice Extractive, Onion Powder

Allergen Information

Kentucky Fried Chicken’s new Beyond Fried Chicken Nuggets contain the following allergens:

  • Wheat
  • Gluten
  • Soy


  1. Thank you!!! I had a heart attack and thought eating fried chicken was over. Then kfc came out with the beyond chicken nuggets and they are great! No worries about bad fat or cholesterol. I love them. Please keep them.

  2. Rebecca, fried food is horrible. Please have grilled, well seasoned with herbs and spices, chicken as oppose to deep fried meat alternative.


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