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Naked Chicken Chalupa

Live Más with Taco Bell’s Creative Culinary Creation

Taco Bell’s iconic Naked Chicken Chalupa (N.C.C.) is making a triumphant return to the menu nationwide, starting Thursday, May 20. This marks the much-anticipated comeback since its last appearance in 2017. At Taco Bell, we pride ourselves on our culture-centric, lifestyle brand that serves up craveable, affordable, and boldly flavored Mexican-inspired dishes.

A Legacy of Innovation and Quality

Glen Bell’s legacy has lived on since the opening of the first Taco Bell in Downey, California in 1962. We are not just a fast-food restaurant; we are a brand that stands for breakthrough value, quality ingredients, and a commitment to providing American Vegetarian Association (AVA)-certified menu items.

With over 7,200 restaurants, our Taco Bell family serves more than 40 million customers weekly in the U.S. alone. And we’re growing internationally, with more than 1,000 restaurants in over 30 countries across the globe.

Beyond Food: Taco Bell’s Community Engagement

We are more than just a restaurant; we are a brand that serves the community. Through the Taco Bell Foundation, we offer educational opportunities, and through programs like the Live Más Scholarship, we support our fans and team members in pursuing their passions. Our Feed The Beat program gives access to sports, gaming, and new music, ensuring that we are connected with our community in every way possible.

Accessing Taco Bell

Our digital presence ensures that Taco Bell is just a click away. Whether it’s through our mobile app, Ta.co, or delivery via our partnership with Grubhub, we’ve got you covered. We were the first QSR to launch a mobile app for both drive-thru and dining orders in U.S. restaurants, a testament to our commitment to innovation.

The Legendary Naked Chicken Chalupa

A Unique Twist on the Traditional Taco

The Naked Chicken Chalupa is not your typical taco. It’s an innovation in itself, with a shell made entirely of fried chicken, and a filling of fresh vegetables and delicious sauces. It’s a culinary delight that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds and leave you wanting more.

Make Your Own Naked Chicken Chalupa at Home

Craving the N.C.C. but want to try making it yourself? Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to create your own Copycat Taco Bell Naked Chicken Chalupa at home.

Ingredients and Preparation

You’ll need a variety of ingredients including ground chicken, flour, spices, and fresh vegetables. The recipe is detailed and provides step-by-step instructions on how to create the perfect Naked Chicken Chalupa.

Cooking and Serving

With a cooking time of around 2 hours and 15 minutes and a yield of 12 servings, this recipe is perfect for gatherings or a fun family cooking session. Enjoy the delicious combination of crispy chicken, fresh vegetables, and creamy sauces right in the comfort of your home.


1. Is the Naked Chicken Chalupa available at all Taco Bell locations?

Yes, starting May 20, the Naked Chicken Chalupa will be available at Taco Bell locations nationwide.

2. What makes Taco Bell’s menu unique?

Taco Bell offers a unique menu of Mexican-inspired food with bold flavors, including AVA-certified vegetarian options, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

3. How can I access Taco Bell’s services digitally?

You can order Taco Bell through our mobile app, desktop on Ta.co, or get delivery via our partnership with Grubhub.

4. Can I make the Chalupa at home?

Yes, we’ve provided a detailed recipe for you to create your own Copycat Taco Bell Naked Chicken Chalupa at home.

Join us at Taco Bell to Live Más and enjoy the unique, bold flavors of our menu, including the return of the legendary Naked Chicken Chalupa!

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