A new sandwich has entered the 2021 chicken sandwich wars. The Deluxe Spicy Grilled chicken sandwich is coming soon to a Chick-fil-A near you. While it might not be fried, it offers yet another way to indulge your love of chicken.
In case you hadn’t noticed, nearly every fast-food chain has introduced a new or revamped chicken sandwich over the last few months. After the success of Popeyes’ now-famous chicken sandwich, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, and KFC added competing options to their menus. Now, the OG chicken-sandwich purveyor, Chick-fil-A, has added another competitor to the market.
The new sandwich is a grilled version of the chain’s popular spicy fried option, so those looking to eat a bit healthier this year can still indulge in a little bit of spice. Marinated in spicy seasonings and grilled, the chicken breast is then paired with Colby-Jack cheese, lettuce, and tomato on a brioche bun.
The brand has also created a limited-time-only cilantro lime sauce designed specifically to pair with the sandwich. Is your mother watering for this new sandwich? Well, you’re in luck: you can grab the new menu item at participating restaurants nationwide right now. You can use the store locator to double-check your local Chick-fil-A’s menu.
“The Grilled Spicy Deluxe offers the spicy flavors our guests have come to know and love, now available in a grilled option,” said Leslie Neslage, director of menu and packaging at Chick-fil-A, Inc. in a press release. “We dedicate an average of 18 to 24 months to testing a new item before adding it to the national menu, and the Grilled Spicy Deluxe received positive feedback when it was previously tested in select markets.”
Welcome to the 2021 chicken sandwich wars, Deluxe Spicy Grilled Chicken Sandwich!