I tried all the chicken to find out
By Jerrison Oracion, Senior Columnist
The Popeyes’ chicken sandwich, with its incredible crispiness and herb sauce, might be the best chicken sandwich of all time. Last week in my review I said that the Popeyes’ sandwich was very tasty and had everything one could want. However, there are other chicken sandwiches that I have tried that are also very good and any of them could still be the best chicken sandwich. So, off I went around the Lower Mainland again to eat more—determined to find out which chicken sandwich deserves to be crowned king.
McDonald’s offers a premium Seriously Chicken line of sandwiches. It features the Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Sandwich which I ate and found the meat to be quite grainy and dry. On the other hand, the Triple-O’s Buttermilk Chicken Club is one of my favourites. Their chicken is very crunchy and juicy. It also has chipotle sauce and is an excellent portion size. Keeping with such great quality, Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich is one of the best chicken sandwiches; it has just the right amount of spice, the chicken breast is juicy, and the bun is very soft. When you bite into it, the chicken is crunchy and heats your mouth with its savoury spices.
In a lower league is KFC’s Spicy Big Crunch Sandwich. It is a typical chicken sandwich although it is delicious because of the delightful spicy sauce. Another chicken sandwich that I like is A&W’s Chubby Chicken Burger. The meal is juicy and the chicken breast has the same pleasant signature Chubby Chicken seasoning. The mayo certainly enhances the flavour of the sandwich.
Church’s Chicken sandwiches are crunchy and the spicy version is one of the spiciest chicken sandwiches that I’ve ever eaten. Burger King’s Original Chicken Sandwich is dry and tastes a bit salty, though the mayo makes it more enticing. Although, their Spicy TenderCrisp Chicken Sandwich has chicken that is juicy and buns that are soft and chewy. This version of the sandwich is easy to eat quickly as it is so delicious.
After eating the chosen chicken sandwiches, I had to decide which was the best between the top two: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich and Triple-O’s Buttermilk Chicken Club. Both have crunchy chicken breasts and delicious sauces. So, the deciding factor had to be how juicy the chicken was and the number of toppings in the sandwich.
In the end, the Buttermilk Chicken Club from Triple-O’s is the best chicken sandwich because the chicken breast is juicier and has a lot of toppings that make for a flavourful chicken sandwich. In my opinion, it is the best in the Lower Mainland. Popeyes Chicken Sandwich is still pretty good and is understandably the best chicken sandwich in the world to others because the chicken breast is very crunchy, the sauce is flavourful, and it looks like a premium sandwich. However, Triple-O’s has my pick for the best chicken sandwich.