Crispy chicken pairs with sweet and spicy sauces in new restaurant dishes.
Two chicken sandwiches are joining the Boston Market menu.
The Nashville Hot Crispy Chicken Sandwich features a crispy chicken breast in a Nashville Hot sauce that blends cayenne pepper, chili powder, sugar, garlic and spices. The chicken is topped with pickles and ranch dressing and served on a toasted brioche bun.
The Crispy Chicken BLT Sandwich includes a crispy chicken breast topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato and ranch dressing on a toasted brioche bun.
Sweet meets heat in the new General Tso’s Boneless Wings from Zaxby’s. The chicken wings are tossed in a sauce made with ginger, soy, sesame, red peppers, habanero peppers, garlic and onion.
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are heating up their offerings with the new Fiery Menu, featuring the chains’ new Fiery Sauce.
The Fiery Famous Star features a charbroiled all-beef patty, Fiery Sauce, pepper jack cheese, jalapeños, sliced onions, tomato and lettuce on a toasted bun.
The Double Fiery Famous Star features two charbroiled all-beef patties, Fiery Sauce, two slices of pepper jack cheese, jalapeños, sliced onions, tomato and lettuce on a toasted bun.
The Triple Fiery Famous Star features three charbroiled all-beef patties, Fiery Sauce, three slices of pepper jack cheese, jalapeños, sliced onions, tomato and lettuce on a toasted bun.
Carl’s Jr. also is offering a Beyond Fiery Famous Star made with a charbroiled plant-based Beyond Burger patty, Fiery Sauce, pepper Jack cheese, jalapeños, sliced onions, tomato and lettuce on a toasted bun.
The Fiery Sauce also may be ordered as a dipping sauce option with breaded chicken tenders.
Del Taco is debuting Honey Mango Crispy Chicken, which stars in three new menu items.
The Honey Mango Crispy Chicken Taco includes a crispy chicken strip, honey mango sauce, lettuce and grated cheddar cheese wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.
The Honey Mango Crispy Chicken & Churros Box contains three crispy chicken strips paired with mini churros sprinkled with cinnamon sugar all drizzled with honey mango sauce.
The Epic Honey Mango Crispy Chicken & Bacon Burrito features crispy chicken strips, bacon, crinkle cut fries, grated cheddar cheese, sour cream and honey mango sauce wrapped in a warm, oversized flour tortilla.
The Habit Burger Grill is now serving Double-Breaded Crispy Chicken Bites. The fried chicken breast nuggets feature “cridges” — extra pieces of fried batter — and come with a choice of smoky barbecue sauce or ranch dressing for dipping.
IHOP is introducing Burritos & Bowls, a new lineup of builds that may be either wrapped in a warm flour tortilla or served in a bowl.
The Classic includes scrambled eggs, bacon pieces or diced sausage, shredded jack and cheddar cheese, and hash browns all served with a side of salsa.
The Country Breakfast build contains scrambled eggs, diced ham and sausage, fire-roasted peppers and onions, shredded jack and cheddar cheese, and hash browns served with a side of gravy.
The Spicy Poblano Fajita features shredded beef, scrambled eggs, poblano and serrano peppers, red peppers, onions, shredded jack and cheddar cheese, avocado and hash browns served with a side of poblano queso.
The Southwest Chicken includes grilled chicken, scrambled eggs, hickory-smoked bacon pieces, green peppers, onions, tomatoes, queso sauce, shredded jack and cheddar cheese, avocado and hash browns served with a side of red salsa or chile verde salsa.
The New Mexico Chicken contains grilled chicken, hickory-smoked bacon pieces, green peppers, onions, tomatoes, queso sauce, shredded jack and cheddar cheese, avocado and a rice medley served with a side of red salsa or chile verde salsa.
The Spicy Shredded Beef features shredded beef, poblano and serrano peppers, red peppers, onions, shredded jack and cheddar cheese, avocado and a rice medley served with a side of poblano queso.
Marco’s Pizza is offering new Build-Your-Own Pizza Bowls. The crustless pizzas are baked in a bowl with the chain’s original sauce recipe, three cheeses and a choice of up to four toppings.
Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom has partnered with Caulipower to add crispy Cauliflower Crust to its menu. Dairy-free and gluten-free, the crust is available as a base for any Old Chicago pizza.
Panera Bread has added two new varieties to its lineup of flatbread pizzas: pepperoni and four cheese.
The new Pepperoni Flatbread Pizza features Panera's signature crisp crust topped with mozzarella, pepperoni and tomato bell pepper sauce.
The Four Cheese Flatbread Pizza is topped with a creamy white garlic sauce and the combination of Parmesan, mozzarella, fontina and feta cheeses.
Pollo Tropical is offering new Balsamic Tomato Chicken, combining chopped balsamic tomatoes served over citrus-marinated grilled chicken breast. The dish contains 180 calories.
Qdoba Mexican Eats is debuting seven new menu items under its Vegetarian, Keto & More category.
The Cauli-Mash Low-Carb Chicken Bowl is made with roasted Mexican Cauliflower Mash topped with grilled adobo chicken, sauteed fajita vegetables, pico de gallo, salsa verde, sour cream and shredded cheese. The bowl is gluten-free and contains fewer than 500 calories and 22 grams of carbs.
The Impossible Taco Salad includes seasoned, plant-based Impossible protein, romaine, pinto beans, pico de gallo, tomato salsa, shredded cheese and crunchy tortilla strips. The salad is vegetarian (vegan when ordered without cheese) and contains 550 calories.
The Smoked Brisket Keto Bowl combines smoked brisket with romaine lettuce, pico de gallo, shredded cheese, salsa verde and guacamole. The bowl is keto and gluten-free.
The Citrus Lime Chicken Salad features grilled adobo chicken, romaine, black beans, chile corn salsa, pico de gallo, crunchy tortilla strips and citrus lime vinaigrette. The salad is gluten-free when ordered without tortilla strips.
The Paleo Chicken Salad is made with grilled adobo chicken, fajita vegetables, guacamole, romaine, pico de gallo and salsa verde. The salad is paleo, gluten-free and contains 300 calories.
The Low-Cal Chicken Grain Bowl blends grilled adobo chicken with seasoned brown rice, romaine, black beans, guacamole, pico de gallo and roasted tomato salsa. The bowl is gluten-free and contains 480 calories.
The Street Style Pulled Pork Tacos feature slow-braised pulled pork wrapped in corn tortillas topped with salsa verde, pico de gallo and cotija cheese. The tacos are gluten-free and contain 370 calories.
New from Sweetgreen, the Crispy Chicken Salad features a double serving of crispy rice, romaine lettuce, baby spinach, blackened chicken, raw carrots, shredded cabbage, tomatoes, pickles and remoulade dressing.