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


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

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

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

  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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