Chicken sandwiches continue to dominate recent restaurant launches.
Wendy’s is serving a spicy new sandwich and a spicy new salad inspired by jalapeño poppers.
The Jalapeño Popper Chicken Sandwich features a spicy chicken fillet with creamy jalapeño cream cheese, six slices of jalapeños, three strips of applewood smoked bacon, warm cheddar cheese and shredded pepper jack cheese on a toasted bun.
The Jalapeño Popper Chicken Salad includes chunks of spicy chicken fillet, bacon, jalapeños, applewood smoked bacon, diced tomatoes, and crispy jalapeño and cheddar croutons on a bed of romaine and spring mix lettuce blend with creamy jalapeño ranch dressing.
Burger King is planning to launch a new Hand-Breaded Chicken Sandwich later this year after working on the recipe since 2019 and testing it since September 2020. Restaurants will offer both original and spicy versions with a thick-cut white meat chicken breast that is freshly breaded by hand served on a potato bun with deli pickles, signature sauce, iceberg lettuce and tomato.
Pollo Campero is debuting its new Chicken Sandwich, available in both fried and grilled versions. The fried chicken sandwich features a fried chicken fillet, thick sweet pickles and a brioche bun. The grilled chicken sandwich features a grilled chicken fillet prepared with Pollo Campero’s proprietary seasonings.