Taco Bell's New Mexican Pizza Is All About Fried Chicken

Taco Bell sure is showing a lot of love for fried chicken. I'm not sure if that's very Mexican food-like, but I'm pretty sure we're all on board anyway.

According to Brand Eating, the newest fried chicken creation from Taco Bell is the Mexican Crispy Chicken Pizza, which is currently a test item in Columbus, Ohio. The new pizza features a crispy shell, nacho cheese sauce, a crispy chicken patty, Mexican Pizza sauce, three-cheese blend and pico de gallo -- in that order. Think of the regular Mexican Pizza, but with fried chicken rather than beef, and nacho cheese rather than beans. Sounds great!

The chicken used is the same used in the Naked Chicken Chalupa, but is flattened out for the pizza. One Brand Eating taste-tester said that the pico on top offers "a bit more zip" than the tomatoes used on Taco Bell's regular Mexican Pizza and that the chicken and shell gave the pizza a nice crunch.

The Mexican Crispy Chicken Pizza is test running through May 10, 2017, so if you're in the Columbus area, check it out. It will be anywhere between $3.49 and $3.99 based on your location, and is also available in a combo with a Crunchy Taco and large drink, starting at $5.49.

If you aren't lucky enough to be in the Columbus area to try out this new menu item, you might prefer to try the regular Mexican Pizza, which has become a classic for the fast food chain. If you're craving crispy chicken, go for the Naked Chicken Chalupa.

But if you're really feeling adventurous, get both and a side of nacho cheese and see if you can combine the meals to come up with your own Mexican Crispy Chicken Pizza. It's bound to be delicious, even if you have to use plain tomatoes. Who knows? Maybe having the beef, beans, chicken and nacho cheese all on one shell would be even more amazing. It's worth a try!