Jan 22, 2014

Review: Burger King - Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Burger King's new Spicy Chicken Sandwich is a spicy version of their Original Chicken Sandwich. It comes with the same lettuce, mayo, and long sesame bun, but adds a little bit of heat to the breading with black pepper and cayenne.

It's typically $3.99 in my area, but I bought two sandwiches for $5 under the current deal.

I actually like this version better than the Original Chicken Sandwich. Mostly because the heat makes it seem not-as-salty to me. The spice comes in a low-burning sensation that lingers for a bit. I would say it's a little bit less spicy than McDonald's similar Hot 'N Spicy McChicken.

Beyond the added heat, it's the same sandwich with a long sub-style soft sesame roll, shredded iceberg lettuce, and mayo. They didn't go too heavy with the mayo or too light on the lettuce, but the quality tends toward the value-priced end.

The breading on the chicken was crispy and there's a decent amount of meat. The white-meat chicken looks to be a formed patty as there's no way a chicken breast filet is ever going to be as long.

Overall, Burger King's Spicy Chicken Sandwich was pretty decent, but doesn't shake the feeling of being an over-sized value chicken sandwich. I like the added heat and would easily choose it over the original version. It's not bad at $2.50 but I'd balk over the normal $3.99 price.

Nutritional Info - Burger King Spicy Chicken Sandwich (212g)
Calories - 640 (from Fat - 340)
Fat - 38g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 1310mg
Carbs - 57g (Sugar - 7g)
Protein - 23g