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(Washington Post)   The regular version - basically a dupe of the Chick-fil-A style, with a buttered bun, pickles and a chicken patty - was drier than a subcommittee hearing on C-SPAN   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Fast food, Hamburger, Black pepper, Sandwiches, status of the Great Chicken Sandwich Wars, patty's uniform coating, Meat, brioche-like bun  
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585 clicks; posted to Food » on 26 Feb 2021 at 2:18 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-02-26 12:48:21 PM  
I have not tried the McDonald's chicken sandwich and probably never will. But I have tried the Popeye's sandwich, and I've gotta say -- it was a big, resounding, 'meh.' Didn't sit very well in my stomach, either. And I generally look at Popeye's as having some of the better fast food fried chicken out there (although that's not a very high compliment; it's basically acknowledging that it's moderately less awful than most other, similar offerings).
 
2021-02-26 12:55:58 PM  
Want a Chick-fil-a style sandwich without the side of hate?  Just brine your chicken in pickle juice.  That's their big secret.  Just don't leave it in the brine too long, it'll get slimy.
 
2021-02-26 1:32:56 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I have not tried the McDonald's chicken sandwich and probably never will. But I have tried the Popeye's sandwich, and I've gotta say -- it was a big, resounding, 'meh.' Didn't sit very well in my stomach, either. And I generally look at Popeye's as having some of the better fast food fried chicken out there (although that's not a very high compliment; it's basically acknowledging that it's moderately less awful than most other, similar offerings).


Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

But yours is wrong.

No slashies.
 
2021-02-26 1:36:40 PM  
Needs more MSG if it's going to compete with Chick-fil-A.  Like, a LOT more.

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2021-02-26 2:59:17 PM  

skyotter: Needs more MSG if it's going to compete with Chick-fil-A.  Like, a LOT more.

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"Spice" is that the same as "natural flavorings", which I believe is more MSG.

By the way, glutamate is one of the major neural-transmitters in your brain.
 
2021-02-26 3:13:37 PM  

skyotter: Needs more MSG if it's going to compete with Chick-fil-A.  Like, a LOT more.

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as always, oblig. one of my secret ingredients - still working my way thru a 1kg of Aji-no-Moto...

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2021-02-26 3:55:16 PM  
It was a total disappointment, no doubt about it.
 
2021-02-26 4:10:58 PM  

natazha: skyotter: Needs more MSG if it's going to compete with Chick-fil-A.  Like, a LOT more.

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"Spice" is that the same as "natural flavorings", which I believe is more MSG.

By the way, glutamate is one of the major neural-transmitters in your brain.


That may have come across like I was being critical, but I really wasn't.

I love MSG unironically.
 
2021-02-26 4:22:06 PM  
skyotter: I love MSG unironically.

Why?  They tore down Penn Station for that monstrosity.
 
2021-02-26 4:43:08 PM  
The new KFC chicken sandwich is actually really good, better than Chick-fil-a IMHO because the chicken was about twice as thick meaning it was more juicy.
 
2021-02-26 4:52:57 PM  
Waiting on the BK version
 
2021-02-26 5:19:45 PM  

tintar: skyotter: Needs more MSG if it's going to compete with Chick-fil-A.  Like, a LOT more.

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as always, oblig. one of my secret ingredients - still working my way thru a 1kg of Aji-no-Moto...

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Ha! I similarly have a stash of MSG at home (aji no moto, to be exact). I keep it in a big Rubbermaid container marked "Pure MSG." I often leave it on the counter next to the stove and people think it's a joke. They get a horrified look on their face as I tell them it's real.
 
2021-02-26 5:48:19 PM  

derpes_simplex: Want a Chick-fil-a style sandwich without the side of hate?  Just brine your chicken in pickle juice.  That's their big secret.  Just don't leave it in the brine too long, it'll get slimy.


Yeah, just brine it before you batter it and bread it and deep fry it.

Just the last step alone makes it not worth making at home. Plus, deep frying at home is the gateway to obesity.
 
2021-02-26 5:57:26 PM  
I quite like the Wendy's spicy chicken sandwich.  It's not the greatest chicken sandwich ever, either in terms of quality or size, but it's decent, and it's pretty easy to find a Wendy's, and it's pretty cheap if you get it in the 2 for $5 deal they offer.  And if you think it's too gloopy with the tomato and mayo just ask for less mayo, or pickles instead of tomato.
 
2021-02-26 6:02:10 PM  
Going to have to disagree here with that sentiment.  I've had a spicy chicken sandwich from both McDonald's and Chick Fil A this week. (for research purposes people since I usually don't eat fast food)  If anything, the opposite was true.  The spicy chicken sammie I had from Chick Fil A today was ok but it was definitely a bit drier than the McD's one.  Then again, it might have been the spicy sauce McDonald's uses on its sammich which was spicier than I actually expected.

But for fast food, neither are bad.  Have to give McDonald's credit for stepping it up a bit.
 
2021-02-26 6:03:27 PM  
BTW, when I'm paying less than 10 bucks for a meal, I'm not looking at it like a Michelin rated restaurant.  It's all about value for the dollar and with both places, you're getting your money's worth.
 
2021-02-26 6:21:54 PM  
Have a blessed day.
 
2021-02-26 8:37:25 PM  

derpes_simplex: Want a Chick-fil-a style sandwich without the side of hate?  Just brine your chicken in pickle juice.  That's their big secret.  Just don't leave it in the brine too long, it'll get slimy.


And add a layer of powdered sugar under the breading.  Another of their secrets.
 
2021-02-26 10:55:44 PM  
"dry" just means you got a piece of chicken that had been in the warmer a while longer. It has nothing to do with the actual flavor of it and is a stupid way to evaluate it.

It's like if I said Jack in the Box is awful crap because the one near me is always staffed by 2-3, disinterested teenagers and no one else, so it's slow AF and they just use old food.

I'm sure the McDonald's one is fine; just go to a good McDonald's and/or order your food fresh (but be prepared to wait 6-7 minutes).
 
2021-02-26 11:07:12 PM  

BunkyBrewman: Going to have to disagree here with that sentiment.  I've had a spicy chicken sandwich from both McDonald's and Chick Fil A this week. (for research purposes people since I usually don't eat fast food)  If anything, the opposite was true.  The spicy chicken sammie I had from Chick Fil A today was ok but it was definitely a bit drier than the McD's one.  Then again, it might have been the spicy sauce McDonald's uses on its sammich which was spicier than I actually expected.

But for fast food, neither are bad.  Have to give McDonald's credit for stepping it up a bit.


I swear my goal this weekend might be to try all the chicken sandwiches everyone raves about. I got some driving and research to do for a bluetooth jobsite stereo, and my my old dewalt is on her last legs after so many years
 
2021-02-26 11:10:41 PM  

recombobulator: I quite like the Wendy's spicy chicken sandwich.  It's not the greatest chicken sandwich ever, either in terms of quality or size, but it's decent, and it's pretty easy to find a Wendy's, and it's pretty cheap if you get it in the 2 for $5 deal they offer.  And if you think it's too gloopy with the tomato and mayo just ask for less mayo, or pickles instead of tomato.


It's consistent and honestly the three wendy's in my area all serve it up as close to the commercial pictures as I've ever seen a fast food sandwich. Not smooshed or flat, not undersized.

Asiago bacon ranch is my go to.
 
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