Best Fast Food Chicken Sandwiches

By Doug Norrie | Updated

Best Fast Food Chicken Sandwiches

When in it comes to fast food options, the default doesn’t always have to be burgers and french fries. These days, there are plenty of other menu choices if looking to mix things up a bit. And when it comes to chicken sandwiches, most of the major fast food chains have at least one (and sometimes many) go-to.

Let’s take a look at the best fast-food chicken sandwiches on all of the major menus out there.

Sonic Classic Crispy Chicken Sandwich

While Sonic does a lot more in the burger and chicken-piece realm, they do a solid sandwich with the Classic Crispy Chicken. It’s breaded with lettuce and pickles, topped with the signature mayo sauce. This chicken sandwich might not be the most popular item on the menu, but it deserves a try for the taste and the price.

Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Wendy’s rocks a regular chicken sandwich, but we’d suggest kicking it up a notch to the Spicy Chicken Sandwich next time you take a trip to one of their locations. They have signature spices that turn the heat up and the sandwich is topped with lettuce, tomato, and mayo.

Burger King Spicy Chicken

Like Wendy’s, Burger King turns up the heat here with their Spicy Chicken sandwich. Many of the components are tried and true with lettuce, tomato, mayo on a toasted potato bun. But from our perspective, the flavor is a bit better here and the consistency of the sandwich ranks it right up there with the best.

McDonald's McChicken

This one is a classic and has been around for more than four decades now. First introduced in 1980, the McChicken has stayed true throughout the years, relying on simplicity and taste to rank up there with the best fast-food chicken sandwiches. Breaded chicken with lettuce and mayo on a Golden Arches bun. That’s the long and short of it. But it’s a fan favorite for a reason and has been tough to beat over the long-term.

Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich

Chick is right in the franchise name so it stands to reason that this fast-food chain would do the best chicken sandwich. Chick-fil-A has a ton of different options on the menu and we could have gone a couple of different ways here. But we’ll stick with their classic offering, a simple chicken sandwich with pickles on a bun. Done and done. Chick-fil-A has one of the highest customer approval ratings of any fast food chain and this sandwich is a big reason.