Chicken Kickers - Spicy, succulent, tender chicken breast with Ranch dipping sauce.
I really enjoy Dominos chicken kickers. I often opted for Domino's pizza when the lower fat pizzas were available as I could have a low point pizza that was portioned for me, and a little packet of chicken kickers while my friends ate the pizzas they had chosen. I haven't had chicken kickers since the low fat pizzas were taken off the menu, so am unsure as to whether they are still the same. They are best with the ranch dressing, although on a number of occasions I was missing the dressing when I got home after picking up my pizza.
I do feel though that the price is a little steep - they aren't anything more than a small chicken nugget, but this is where places like this make their extra money - through having sides for an elevated price while their main food is reasonably priced. It still never stopped me from ordering them, although it would've been nicer to have a cheaper option for those who were trying to make slightly healthier options when dining with friends.
I never tried the spicy ones but would recommend the standard ones to anyone who likes chicken, especially along side ranch dressing!
I am not a big fan of pizza, so I'm always looking at the sides when it comes to order Domino's. Whether it be garlic bread, or chicken kickers, the sides are what I enjoy more than the pizzas.
Chicken kickers are amazing little things. Small fingers of chicken with a simple coating that you dip into a ranch sauce. Delicious! They come wrapped in foil, so they retain their heat for a long time, and often burn when you touch them; always a good sign that the chicken has been well cooked through.
Despite their temperature, they aren't dry. Chicken kickers are incredibly juicy and tender. My only real issues with these are the price and the sauce. They are scrumptious additions to the meal, but they cost a hell of a lot, and if you aren't careful, they will drive the cost of the meal up significantly.
The ranch sauce works well, and the only problem I have with it is that you may get bored of it by the end, if you have a lot of kickers. I'd like to see a larger range of available sauces; perhaps honey mustard, aioli, or honey & soy.
Drop the price and I'd make large orders of just kickers. Who needs pizza?
I first tried these Chicken Kickers about a year or so ago now and remember being less than impressed. Recently when getting our pizza's i was lured into the temptation of getting them again... I will mention here that i love chicken and can often be tempted into buying things through advertising (especially when im hungry lol).
Yet again i wasnt impressed with these Chicken Kickers, in fact ill go as far as saying that i was gutted i had spent $6 on them. Unlike some reviewers who thought they werent spicy, i found them way to spicy to the point where i couldnt even eat them. I am normally ok with a fair bit of spice ~ i happily eat butter chicken, curry and a range of other spices but these were crazy hot!
Apart from this (which totally wrecked it for me and my partner) the chicken was nice and fresh (as fresh as chicken can be from a pizza takeout?)...Had i been able to eat the product i would have been happy with the price and the portion size too. Adding the Chicken Kickers on to our order didnt seem to affect how long it took for our order to be ready either so that was good.
Sorry but these only come with a partial recommendation from me ~ if you love extra spicy hot then these are for you!
Ok, I'm not a fan of spicy. Usually even mildly spicy food sends me running in the other direction. However these little kickers were quite nice. Sure I could taste the spice, but the balance was good. Combined with the ranch dressing (I would die for Ranch) these are good tasty value.
I dunno what everyone else is one about with the spicyness of these... I didn't find them to be very spicy at all... (that could have been because I was jammed up with the flu at the time though!)
However, they were tasty and I do so love the ranch dressing that comes with them... I would forgo all the others just to have Ranch!!!
I got a great kick when I first tried these little morsels. I had heard on the ads they were coated in spicy stuff thought that it was gonna be just an average coating. I was well happy when I got my five piece snack box. The chicken pieces were bigger than I had expected and nice and juicy looking. When I took the first bite I was chewing away thinking "This isn't spicy... What's everyone on about?" when the spicyness started creeping up and went whammo all over my mouth.
I unfortunately forgot to get any dipping sauces so I am not sure which would go best with these taste treats. I had a five piece box as a snack, but it could also go toward making a substantial meal if added to a pizza. for the extra hungry they come in a 10 piece box as well.
In closing I am looking forward to the possibility they make these things part of the regular menu, although given past experiences with other menu items I am not holding my breath.
Overall, a good snack or side dish for any pizza meal and well worth ordering.
This was my second encounter with these delightful goodies, and this time I had the Ranch dipping sauce to add to the mix, and yummius maximus! Also had a chance to try them with the BBQ and Sweet Chilli dipping sauces, and prefer the Ranch.
I was quite impressed that the pleasant man I dealt with also suggested trying the dips with the garlic bread as well, as he thought that was a yummy combination... and was right on at least one count. I am not a fan of BBQ sauce, but the garlic bread dipped in the sweet chilli was a wonderful compliment to the various pizzas.
A delightful second encounter.
I wasn't quite sure what to expect as I hadn't had much exposure to the advertising, and for some reason I wasn't expecting spiciness, so the first one I had was literally a kicker! It was great!
These are a little bit pricey for me, especially as they were lacking dipping sauce at the time but if you have a group of you together they are a pretty good idea as you really don't need many to be full - especially with pizza as well.
I tried some later with Ranch dressing from the fridge - thoroughly recommend that by the way.
All-in-all delicious. Juicy, golden, spicy, and tasty!
Not usually a fan of very spicy foods but I must say these are very nice, and good sized bites as well. If you've become sick of getting the usual chips and garlic bread with your pizza, these are perfect. Would suggest a dipping sauce to go with them when you get 'em.
I wasn't sure what to expect when the box was opened, and what I found was a couple of foil-wrapped packets, each with 5 kickers. These are double-bite-sized chunks of breast fillet chicken, coated in a soft, spicy coating and cooked golden brown.
The flesh was still tender and moist, and the coating had quite a spicy kick to it, which I think would have been really nice in the dips... if they had actually been included. It was a little disappointing, but do to the bustle in the store, I guess I can understand how it happened. So be sure to get your dipping sauce!
The packs come in two sizes, $5.95 for 5 kickers, or $9.95 for 10. 5 would be a hefty snack for any one person, but a 10-pack is a nice nibble for a group of 3 with the pizza.
Overall, I found these to be a real winner, and I hope they stay on the menu for a while. They might sound a bit pricy, and I admit shaving a dollar or two off the price would improve their appeal, but they are quite worth giving a go, you'll not regret it if you appreciate a bit of bite in your food.
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