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Taco Bell is now selling a taco shell made out of fried chicken

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Taco Bell debuts the 'naked crispy chicken taco'

Taco Bell is thinking outside the bun.

The fast food chain is taking a cue from KFC and will now serve a taco shell made of fried chicken. (Tweet this).

Called the "Naked Crispy Chicken Taco," the new menu item consists of a fried chicken shell filled with lettuce, cheese, tomato and avocado ranch sauce, according to Foodbeast, an online publication that specializes in food news.

Yum Brands, which owns Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut, is no stranger to food mash-ups.

KFC released several hybrid chicken products in the recent years including the Double Down Sandwich, Double Down Dog and the "Chizza", a pizza with chicken for crust. Similarly, Pizza Hut introduced new crust flavors last year, offering salted pretzel, honey sriracha and toasted asiago to its pizzas.

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This isn't even the first time that Taco Bell has toyed with its shells. In 2012 the restaurant began selling Doritos flavored taco shells.

So far the new chicken taco item has only been spotted in California and is reported to be available for $2.49 to $2.99 depending on the restaurant.

Taco Bell did not immediately return CNBC's request for comment.