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Taco Bell's Fried Chicken Shell Is Finally Coming!

| by Lia Ryerson
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In summer 2016, we wrote to inform you all that Taco Bell was gearing up to launch a shell made entirely out of fried chicken at some point in the future.

We're back to bring you the news, fam: The time has finally come.

That's right. The popular chain has announced that The Naked Chicken Chalupa will be offered nationwide on Jan. 26, 2017, which means you have only a few weeks to wait before you can chow down on the first taco shell made completely out of all-white, marinated crispy chicken.

Oh, baby.

The shell is made with four ounces of antibiotic-free chicken that is flavored with plenty of bold Mexican spices and seasonings, and is then packed full with your expected Taco Bell staples: fresh shredded lettuce, cheddar cheese, ripe and diced tomatoes, and a luxuriously creamy avocado ranch to top it off.

The shell is the chicken. The chicken is the shell. The #NakedChickenChalupa will be exposed January 26.

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"Something this delicious yet different is bound to ruffle some feathers; some might even cluck their tongues at it," Marisa Thalberg, chief marketing officer at Taco Bell Corp., joked on the press release. "However, we feel confident that once our fans get a taste of the Naked Chicken Chalupa they are going to understand exactly why this is our next big, fun and craveable innovation, following in the footsteps of the Doritos Locos Tacos five years ago and the Quesalupa just last year."

For $2.99, you can get your hands on a single Naked Chicken Chalupa, or you can spend $5 to receive a box that will include a Naked Chicken Chalupa, a Doritos Locos Taco, a Crunchy Taco and a Medium Drink.

Are you excited?

Sources: Taco Bell / Photo Credit: Taco Bell

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