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.

Taste: 9.25/10
Value: 8.25/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 9.50/10
Price: 2 for $1.49

Overall GrubGrade: 9.00/10

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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.

10 comments on “Fast Food Review: Chicken Minis from Church’s Chicken

  1. Justin says:

    I’ve gone to four Church’s – no Minis, nor Southern Style Chicken Sandwich, at any of them.

    • Ryan says:

      That’s pretty messed up… The Church’s I went to seemed to have every new product advertised on its website except for the Southern Style Chicken Sandwich.

  2. Adam says:

    Ryan, how does the taste of Chicken compare to CFA? Does it have the nutty, sweet aftertaste you get with the boneless CFA breast? To be, the cut, the pressure cooking, and the peanut oil make all the difference at CFA. Does Church’s pressure cook or traditional deep fry these things?

    • Ryan says:

      I agree with you on the peanut oil… there’s a signature taste with that. Church’s has more or a traditional, fried chicken taste that doesn’t overwhelm you with breading… not too salty, no hint of sweet, but complemented well w mayo and pickle…I was surprised how well the pickle worked with these Minis. I’ve never been a huge fan of the pickle on CFA sandwiches. I’m not sure how the actual bone-in chicken is, but with these boneless chunks the breading was on the lighter side… I wanna say pressure-cooked.

  3. mattitude says:

    One word – disgusting

  4. Charlotte says:

    Umm, I would eat like 50 of those (without the lettuce). Especially while crying and thinking about Chicken Littles.

    • Justin says:

      There was a KFC by me that carried Chicken Littles as recently as 2009. But no more. Something about not being able to get the right buns.

  5. Vanessa says:

    Ahh, that made me think back to my childhood when my mom used to take us to KFC for their chicken littles! I haven’t had them since I was probably 12. They don’t make them any more. 🙁 I wish we had a Church’s Chicken or a Chick Fil A, or something!!! We just got a KFC 1yr ago!!

  6. Brian says:

    Churches has stop carrying these in the Dallas area. Anybody else?