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A Look at Some Fast Food Chicken Sandwiches

Updated on November 21, 2019
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Fin lives in the Central Valley, where he is a student at CSUB. He writes in his free time and is interested in social issues and travel.

Nutritional Information

Sandwich
Fat (grams)
Sodium
Calories
Burger King
21
740 mg
390
Charley's
18
30
600
Chick Fil A
19
1350
440
KFC
23
1150
500
McDonald's
15
600
350
Red Robin
64
1560
1150
Subway
45
770
370
7-Eleven
24
1110
550

Burger King

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Burger King

Price: $6 - Meal

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


This sandwich comes in several varieties - grilled, spicy or regular. In addition, they have their basic chicken sandwich - which is not a full breast - for a little cheaper.

I chose the spicy and it's usually pretty good. Especially when it is fresh. Crisp outer later and a tasty, juicy interior make it worth a bite. The bun is pretty good too, which is important because even a good piece of meat between two not so nice slices of bread, is mediocre at best.

Recommend this sandwich if you are looking for a quick snack or a good lunch.

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Charley's Subs

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Charley's

Price: $6 - $8

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

Charley's is usually known for its Philly cheese-steaks - another great sandwich. Usually I've only seen these establishments in shopping malls and they've expanded their menu to include other offerings.

The chicken is basically a thinly sliced meat, that is cooked on the grill with onions, mushrooms, and peppers and placed on a piece of bread. You also get to top it with cheese.

Delicious and one of my favorites if I feel like eating something that is quick, but doesn't taste like fast food. Because it's not on a bun, it just feels healthier. And if you top it with lettuce and tomato, you get an instant salad.

Good stuff, one of my favorite....however, I still wouldn't eat it every day.

The cheesesteak was developed in the early 20th century "by combining frizzled beef, onions, and cheese in a small loaf of bread," according to a 1987 exhibition catalog published by the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

....according to an online resource

Chick Fil A

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Chick Fil A

Price: $4 - $6

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 1/2


Well, according to postings in the restaurant, Chick Fil A invented the chicken sandwich. I would have to caution that statement with the possibility of professional bias.

While it isn't that original - a "fried" chicken breast patty, topped with a pickle and served in a bun - it is pretty good.

Used to be one of my favorites, however, something about the new transitive fat laws must have influenced their preparation standards and that definitely influences the taste.

You can get it fried or grilled and some locations actually offer a spicier version.

Chick Fil A is pretty good, but the breasts taste just like their nuggets. Good news if you are a fan of this place.

While I find them pretty good and a bit more economical, their patty is pretty comparable to those found at many places - including the local 7-Eleven.

If you like Chick Fil A then I don't have to go on any more about what a treat you're in for.

If one hasn't moved to your area - I encourage you to visit one on your next vacation.


Facts as they are written

The First Sandwich:

The first recorded sandwich was by the famous rabbi, Hillel the Elder, who lived during the 1st century B.C. He started the Passover custom of sandwiching a mixture of chopped nuts, apples, spices, and wine between two matzohs to eat with bitter herbs.

KFC

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KFC

Price: $5 - combo Meal

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2


Well KFC is probably one of the world's largest chicken chains and for those of us who have been around while, we remember when it was referred to as "The Colonel" or "Kentucky Fried Chicken". The KFC abbreviation could probably be attributed to the internet slang craze which will eventually turn the English Language into engla....

Pretty good like the rest of their food, although as I mentioned about some other establishments, the new transitive fat laws have created cooking regulations that affect taste.

KFC's products all pretty much taste the same - which is pretty good.

Sometimes it depends on which restaurant you visit too.

Overall, you can't loose with this place. The sandwiches are plump and juicy and the bun is flavorful as well. You get the option of mashed potatoes which beats french fries any day.

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McDonald's

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McDonald's

Style: Classic Chicken

Price: $3 - $5

Rating: ⭐⭐


Mickey D's, the Golden Arches. An American staple. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Over 100 trillion served and counting. You know the drill. Right?

Well, when you're a kid and you get a toy a hamburger isn't that important. And when you're an adult, you have to get a side of hash browns with that Egg McMuffin (trademarked) and maybe another side of hash browns.

My point is, McDonald's isn't really that great. When it comes to burgers and chicken. Often however, they are your only option and the price isn't that bad.

The chicken sandwich here, comes in many varieties. For a little more, you can get a gourmet style chicken burger, which isn't really that gourmet.

If you're hungry and only have a couple of bucks, I would go ahead an try it. Especially if you prefer grease as a condiment. The sandwich taste like it completely.

If you have a couple more cents, I would keep it or try Burger King instead.


Red Robin

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Red Robin

Price: $10 - $15 (plus gratuity)

Rating: ⭐⭐

Well who would have ever thought that a sit down restaurant could have opened an establishment that specialized in a fast food item?

Honestly, that's all this place is, a glorified burger shack. Except for the prices.

Is it worth it? Well they have burgers with multi-syllabic names that are fun to say three or four times in a row if you are a bored college student, looking for an alternative tongue twister.

But to answer the original question. Not really. Well. NO.

The Whiskey River is one of my favorites and is supposed to have a bit of Jack Daniels in it - I believe. And it can be topped with bacon too.

Are the sandwiches here any better than the fast food places? No. Not at all. In fact, everything tastes like it is cooked from frozen and possibly microwaved.

It's fun to know that you can get a milkshake made with Bailey's Irish Cream - you can't do that at any fast food place.

And now, this place offers bottomless French Fries. But ask anyone who has been there how well this gimmick is working out.

I would pass.

Subway

Subway

Price: $5 - $10

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐ 1/2

Well if you are looking for something kind of unique, with a sweet taste, then you found the right option.

While there are no grills in the restaurants, Subway sometimes plies this sandwich as their grilled chicken teriyaki because the slices look like they were cut from a chicken breast cooked on the barbecue

Not that fancy, but still not bad. And you get your choice of bread and healthy toppings. It's probably one of the fresher tasting sandwiches and definitely a bit more affordable.

And you don't have to worry about the taste of oil or fatty fries.

Overall, a pretty good choice. One of my favorite..


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7-Eleven

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7-Eleven

Price: $2 - $4

Rating: ⭐⭐1/2

Surprise. 7-Eleven has food too. Hot food. And pretty good.

The first time I had their chicken sandwich I was very impressed. It tasted like a breaded sandwich from Chick Fil A. They were new then.

The next time I had one, it wasn't that great, but not bad. The coating is like and the chicken seems like a full breast cut.

Not the best, but worth the price and it hits the spot for the price.

The Results

Restaurant
Price
Overall Rating
Burger King
$6
⭐⭐⭐⭐
Charley's
$6 - $8
⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2
Chick Fil A
$4 - $6
⭐⭐⭐ 1/2
KFC
$5
⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2
McDonald's
$3 - $5
⭐⭐
Red Robin
$10 - $15
⭐⭐
Subway
$5 - $10
⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2
7-Eleven
$2-$4
⭐⭐ 1/2
Rating based on 1 to 5 ⭐'s with 5 being the highest.

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    • wpcooper profile imageAUTHOR

      Finn 

      12 months ago from Cheyenne

      thank you....

    • vocalcoach profile image

      Audrey Hunt 

      12 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Thanks for this informative article. It's an eye-opener! I'm a vegetarian and haven't had meat in years. I'll share this on social media. It will be a hit!

    • wpcooper profile imageAUTHOR

      Finn 

      14 months ago from Cheyenne

      yeah they are pretty good...thanks for the feedback

    • Larry Slawson profile image

      Larry Slawson 

      14 months ago from North Carolina

      I totally agree about Charley's! Had one recently and it was delicious!

    • wpcooper profile imageAUTHOR

      Finn 

      14 months ago from Cheyenne

      Sounds pretty good. i'm glad you're a fan.

      I almost stopped by Church's today...one of my faves when it comes to chicken.

      Although I have to admit that restaurant quality has seemed to diminish over the years. Or perhaps I am just getting older.

      thanks for the words.

    • Wesman Todd Shaw profile image

      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      14 months ago from Kaufman, Texas

      I'm just not good at all at batter/frying things. So in other words, I can do chicken plenty well myself, except for fried chicken, which I can't do so well.

      So because of this, when I buy a chicken meal, I buy fried chicken. I'm very very thin, and so I don't have to worry much about consuming fried foods. I don't eat too much batter/fried stuff anyway.

      Fried chicken sandwiches are indeed wonderful, and generally very filling, and not too expensive either.

      I've a lot of respect for the Chick Fil A business, for their morals, their product, and their service.

      Really, a good slice of fried chicken, two pieces of good bread, some mayo and some pickles, and gosh dang, that's good stuff right there! Some jalapenos would also work wonderfully though. I really like fried chicken with pickled jalapenos.

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