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Jun 22, 2010

Review: Wendy's - Homestyle Chicken Fillet Sandwich

Wendy's Homestyle Chicken Fillet Sandwich top view
Wendy's Homestyle Chicken Fillet is a premium step up from the value menu chicken sandwiches that a lot of fast food restaurants carry on their menus. It features a boneless chicken breast fillet, seasoned and breaded, iceberg lettuce, a slice of tomato or two, and mayo for $3.99 (price varies with location, I usually use a two chicken sandwiches for $5 coupon though).

Really, it's not that different from Wendy's Crispy Chicken Sandwich, but there are some notable differences:  there's tomato, it's slightly larger and you get more chicken, it's a whole breast fillet of chicken, the breading is different (closer to fried chicken and less like Tyson's), and it comes on a premium kaiser bun.
Wendy's Homestyle Chicken Fillet Sandwich side view
For a while back in 2004, Wendy's redid the Homestyle Chicken Fillet and it had its own creamy, tangy sauce, red onions rings, and romaine lettuce instead of iceberg but they have since returned to the original version today.

The Homestyle Chicken Sandwich tastes and feels very much like a boneless fried chicken breast in a sandwich. It's not as juicy as I would like, but I guess it depends on how long it sits in the warmer.
Wendy's Homestyle Chicken Fillet Sandwich cross section
I think I would rather have it sans tomato, but maybe I'm more of a traditionalist. I would also like more lettuce as I only got one measly leaf.

Overall, Wendy's Homestyle Chicken Fillet sandwich is good, but it's not really a good value at the same price as four Crispy Chicken Sandwiches. Still, there's something to be said about a sandwich that reminds you of fried chicken rather than a Tyson's chicken patty from the cafeteria.

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Nutritional Info (230g)
Calories - 470 (Calories from Fat - 160)
Fat - 18g (Saturated Fat - 3.5g)
Sodium - 1160mg
Carbs - 52g (Sugar - 7g)
Protein - 26g

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2 comments:

  1. Nice review. Is the filet very crunchy? I like the appeal of a crunchy breading (so often the bonless filets are soggy I get at places) but it seems like all that mayo would soggy it up quite a bit. Agree on the price; seems a bit high.

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  2. It's usually very crunchy although I guess it might vary with how long ago it's been cooked. The fillet is protected from getting soggy from mayo by the lettuce and tomato.

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