Fast Food Review: Chicken Minis from Church’s Chicken
Let me start this post off with letting you know I was disappointed with my first experience with Church’s Chicken before I had even tried the food. I was looking for the new Southern Style Chicken Sandwich to do a review comparison with the Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich. Well, both Church’s I went to did not have that sandwich so I had to settle. I purchased 3 items… the new Church’s Crispy Taco, Jalapeno Cheese Bombers and a pair of the new Minis. The taco was blech, the Bombers were pretty decent and the Minis were exceptional… so I was inspired to review these little chicken sandwiches and share my thoughts.
The new Minis at Church’s are described like this:
Don’t be fooled by the size, our Church’s Mini is bursting with Chicken Genius. It’s an all white meat chicken breast filet, fresh lettuce and a crispy pickle served on a delicious toasted bun.
OK, I have no idea what “Chicken Genius” is, and I really don’t care to look it up. All I know is that these Minis are really good and worth your $1.49 for 2. You have the option to make them spicy so I opted for one regular and one spicy. The spicy version is nothing more than an added peppery sauce that didn’t quite impress me with heat. I liked the smoky taste and the creamy texture, but I would’ve liked something with a little more heat impact. So if you fear spicy, give the spicy version a try… if anything, it’s a tasty option. The regular version came with a simple mayo spread. I was impressed with the thick chunk of chicken breast used in these Minis. This isn’t some nugget-sized mini chicken sandwich like my beloved Chick-fil-A Chick-n-Mini’s, these Minis are maybe 2-3 times the size of a simple chicken nugget. With the impressive-sized filet, there was all flavor and a nice light crunch with no issues of dry-out. The shredded lettuce is nothing more than… well, nothing more. As usual, a few strands of shredded lettuce usually has little to no impact on much of any kind of sandwich. I liked the addition of a pickle in each Mini for the added zing of flavor. The miniature buns weren’t too special; they were lightly toasted, held everything together well, and did their job.
As someone who likes to opt for a bunch of smaller items over a giant entree, I’d have to say the Minis at Church’s Chicken are perfect for a person like me. You’re getting 2 mini chicken sandwiches for less than 2 bucks and they are sized well enough to be a value buy. I wish that there were more Church’s around me, but a road trip stop is never out of the question. These Minis come highly recommended.
Pros: Good value. Choice of spicy version. Hearty, tasty chunk of chicken. I liked the pickle. Who doesn't love a mini chicken sandwich?
Cons: No Church's within an hours drive of me! Pointless shredded iceberg lettuce. I was looking for the new Church's Southern Style Chicken Sandwich and couldn't find it at two locations... so I settled with the Minis. A spicy version using spicy chicken (instead of spicy sauce) would be nice.
Grubbing on-the-go: 9.50/10
Price: 2 for $1.49
Overall GrubGrade: 9.00/10
More Info: Churchs.com
Not available on the Church's website. Shame on them. I contacted Church's for the info and I'll update when I hear back.