May 16, 2008

Review: Chick-fil-A - Chicken Sandwich

According to Wikipedia, Chick-fil-A's founder, S. Truett Cathy, is credited with creating and inventing the chicken sandwich. A seasoned, breaded chicken breast is served simply on a toasted, buttered bun with two dill pickle slices. Story has it that it's served with only pickles as a condiment because it was the only condiment Cathy had on hand when he made the sandwich. McDonald's Southern Style Chicken Sandwich is a direct response to Chick-fil-A's Chicken Sandwich via a nearly two year effort by The Greater Atlanta's McDonald's Operators Association.

Regrettably, I've never actually been to Chick-fil-A as the nearest one is quite aways out in Cerritos where I almost never venture. I think there used to be a location at the Cal State Los Angeles food court, but that when I was in high school and the food court has since been remodeled and replaced with new vendors. Luckily, my brother was kind enough to bring me back a sandwich from a work trip in Texas. It comes in a foil-lined bag which meant it was a bit squished and steamed by its own heat.
So where are the pickles?! They're actually underneath the patty and I forgot to take a picture. The patty still has quite a bit of crispness to it despite ahd long trip and bag steaming. It's about the same size at the McDonald's version but a little bit cheaper; I believe my brother said it was about $2.50.
Like the McDonald's version, I didn't really taste any butter. It's close but I like the seasoning and crispness of the Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich a bit more. If there was one nearby, I would definitely go, but I think the McDonald's Southern Chicken Style Sandwich makes for a fine substitute for the original.

Chick-fil-A Restaurant Locator


  1. doesn't look as tasty as mcdee's.

  2. i've heard about this place. i want to try it!

  3. Chick Fil A is yummy! I had more this trip to Texas. The nuggets are delicious too.

  4. Haha, maybe we'll do a family trip to Cerritos sometime!

  5. Chick Fil A is the best. Someone that use to work there said they let the chicken soak in pickle juice overnight. The nuggets, which are more like chunks of breaded white meat instead of the normal nugget shape, are wonderful with their polynesian sauce. Sort of like a sweet and sour, but way smoother and perfect with these bite-size delights. You might even want to try their breakfast if near. They use the nuggets and mini bite-size rolls for a unique version of a chicken and biscuit.

  6. Unfortunately, the nearest one is at least 30 minutes away... =(


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