For those who suffer from certain food allergies, dining out at fast food restaurants can be a challenge.

One chain in Japan is taking measures to provide options for such customers. From October 1st, Kentucky Fried Chicken Japan has a new chicken meal set specially designed to be low in the seven common food allergens (as defined by Japan's Food Sanitation Law, the JAS Law and Health Promotion Act), namely egg, dairy, wheat, buckwheat, peanut, shrimp and crab.

Low-Allergen Chicken Set from KFC

For the low price of 600 JPY (tax included), you can get a set containing the following:

  • 1 piece of boneless chicken
  • 1 bread made with rice flour
  • 1 banana cake stick
  • 1 pack of Tropicana 100% orange juice

Look out for 「低アレルゲンチキンセット」 in Japanese at 143 participating KFCs in Japan.

The boneless chicken is breast meat from 100% Japanese herb-fed poultry, breaded with cornflour. The rice flour bread is made with rice from Yamagata Prefecture and has a soft and chewy texture. You can even make a sandwich out of the chicken and the bread or eat them separately, as you wish. The banana bread is made with banana puree and has a fluffy consistency which you'll surely enjoy.


"The Low-Allergen Chicken Set" is available at 143 KFCs in Japan and only to customers who are dining on premises.

For more information about KFC Japan, please visit their website here.

By - Ben K.