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Jun 8, 2010

Review: Chick-fil-A - Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Chick-fil-A Spicy Chicken Sandwich
After much ado and free sandwiches (by reservation only!), Chick-fil-A's Spicy Chicken Sandwich has finally landed on the Chick-fil-A's menu. Of course, since they were test-marketed in southern California, I've tried several of them before the official launch.

The Spicy Chicken Sandwich is priced at $2.99 and is dressed simply with dill pickle slices on a toasted, buttered bun. Like the Chicken Sandwich, the Spicy Chicken Sandwich is also available in a Deluxe version with Pepper Jack cheese, green leaf lettuce, and a slice of tomato for 60 cents extra at $3.59.
Chick-fil-A Spicy Chicken Sandwich inside view
While, I've never done a side-by-side comparison, The Spicy Chicken Sandwich just tastes like a Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich except with a moderate amount of spicy heat to it. It's also slighter redder, a visual cue that warns off the spicy-intolerant.

Like every Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich I've had, the chicken breast patty is thick, tender, and juicy, the breading is well-seasoned and crunchy. It remains crunchy even if you let the sandwich sit for a while in its foil bag. The bun is squishy soft and has a nice slightly buttery taste.
Chick-fil-A Spicy Chicken Sandwich cross section
If I had to choose between Chick-fil-A's Chicken Sandwich and their new Spicy Chicken Sandwich, my choice would vary depending on time and day. Some days I prefer something spicy, and other days I want something more mellow. You really can't go wrong with either.

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Nutritional Info - Spicy Chicken Sandwich (196g)
Calories - 490 (from Fat - 180)
Fat - 20g (Saturated Fat - 4g)
Sodium - 1730mg
Carbs - 46g (Sugar - 8g)
Protein - 31g


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4 comments :

  1. I'd like to know how they manage to cram one's USRDA of fat and sodium into one tiny sandwich.

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  2. Oh God it looks awful. And yes as Anon said, the sodium is off the charts.

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  3. best spicy chicken sandwich....ever.

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  4. Just had my 1st CFA sandwich & the patty was pretty good but the bread was microwaved & not toasted. For nearly $4 when you add tax the bread should be better quality. Kinda expensive..i would only bring a girl here to eat on a date if she was marriage material.

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