Savor the Flavor: Guide to the Top 5 Chicken Sandwiches in the US

In recent years, chicken sandwiches have skyrocketed in popularity, becoming a staple on menus across the United States. Among the multitude of choices, PDQ stands out with our commitment to serving up the best of the best. In this article, we will take you on a flavorful journey, highlighting the top 5 chicken sandwiches in the US, with PDQ's own creation making the list.

The Top 5 Chicken Sandwiches Fast Food in the US

1. PDQ Chicken Sandwich


Among the top 5 restaurants with chicken sandwiches in the US, PDQ's own creation has secured a well-deserved spot. PDQ's chicken sandwich stands out with its dedication to quality ingredients and exceptional flavor. Made with hand-breaded chicken tenders, made-to-order sandwiches and fresh salads. The sandwich is then carefully assembled, accompanied by a selection of signature sauces that elevate the flavors to new heights.

2. Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

The Popeyes chicken sandwich has gained significant popularity in a remarkably short period of time.
Made with juicy breaded chicken breast, a toasted brioche bun, barrel-cured pickle slices, and classic mayo, this delectable sandwich has become somewhat of a blueprint.

3. Chick-Fil-A Original Chicken Sandwich

Since coming onto the scene in the 1960s, Chick-Fil-A's original chicken sandwich has been very popular—and for a good reason. It features a boneless chicken breast that is breaded, seasoned, and then pressure cooked (in peanut oil) to perfection. Tangy dill pickle chips help the sandwich achieve the perfect amount of bite, and its buttered bun adds a nice touch.

4. Shake Shack Chick'n Shack

Released in the winter of 2016, this sandwich is loved for its unique flavor. It features 100% all-natural and antibiotic-free chicken that is slow-cooked in a buttermilk marinade, hand-dipped in homemade batter, covered in seasoned flour, and then crisp-fried. Layered with pickles and shredded lettuce, its piece-de-resistance is the undeniably delicious buttermilk herb mayo crafted with parsley, thyme, and chives.

5. McDonald's McChicken

Although McDonald's has come out with its share of chicken sandwich variations through the years (they even sold a mozzarella-stuffed sandwich at one point), one tried, and true classic has been the McChicken. Made with a perfectly seasoned chicken patty, shredded lettuce, creamy herb mayo, and a soft toasted bun, this handheld dish clocks in at 400 calories per serving, also making it a good choice for those looking for an option with fewer calories.

PDQ's Chicken Sandwich


A true masterpiece

PDQ's chicken sandwich is a true masterpiece that showcases our commitment to quality ingredients and exceptional flavor. The star of the sandwich is the hand-breaded chicken breast, sourced from trusted suppliers. The chicken breast is coated in a special blend of seasonings and cooked to perfection, achieving a crispy exterior while remaining tender and juicy on the inside.

Organic ingredients 

PDQ's dedication to quality extends to every component of the sandwich. The buns are soft and slightly toasted, providing the perfect base for the flavorful fillings. Fresh lettuce, ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced onions, and tangy pickles add a refreshing crunch and complement the chicken beautifully.

What sets PDQ's chicken sandwich apart are our signature sauces. Made in-house, these sauces are crafted with premium ingredients and perfectly balanced flavors. Whether it's tangy barbecue, creamy ranch, or zesty honey mustard, the sauces elevate the taste experience and complement the chicken perfectly.

Fresh and Tasty 

PDQ's inspiration for the chicken sandwich comes from a desire to create a standout offering that surpasses ordinary fast food options. We wanted to deliver a hand-crafted sandwich that combines the best ingredients, flavors, and textures to delight our guests' taste buds.

Through commitment to quality ingredients, we ensure that every bite of our chicken sandwich is exceptional. The positive guest reviews and feedback highlight the sandwich's popularity and the satisfaction it brings to diners.

PDQ's chicken sandwich is a testament to our passion for providing a superior dining experience. With each bite, you can taste the dedication and expertise that goes into creating this remarkable sandwich.

Choosing the Right Chicken Sandwich for You

When it comes to selecting the perfect chicken sandwich, understanding your taste preferences is key. Here are some factors to consider that will help you narrow down your options and find the chicken sandwich that satisfies your cravings.


Flavor Profile

Chicken sandwiches come in a variety of flavor profiles, ranging from classic and traditional to bold and gourmet. If you enjoy timeless flavors, opt for a classic chicken sandwich with simple yet satisfying ingredients. Those seeking adventurous tastes might prefer sandwiches with unique flavor combinations or international influences. Consider your palate and whether you lean towards savory, tangy, or spicy flavors.


For spice lovers, the level of heat in a chicken sandwich can make a significant difference. Some sandwiches offer a subtle kick, while others embrace fiery flavors that will leave your taste buds tingling. If you enjoy a little heat, look for sandwiches that incorporate spicy marinades, sauces, or seasonings. If you prefer milder flavors, go for options with more subtle spicing or customizable heat levels.


Texture plays a vital role in the overall enjoyment of a chicken sandwich. Some sandwiches feature a crispy coating on the chicken, providing a satisfying crunch with every bite. Others focus on achieving a tender and juicy chicken breast. Consider whether you prefer a combination of textures or have a particular preference for either crispness or tenderness.

With these factors in mind, we invite you to try PDQ's chicken sandwich and discover the difference for yourself. Our commitment to using quality ingredients creates a truly exceptional sandwich that appeals to a variety of tastes. By exploring the diverse flavors and textures of chicken sandwiches, you open yourself up to a world of culinary delights. Step out of your comfort zone, try new flavors, and find the chicken sandwich that becomes your go-to favorite.


As you explore the top 5 chicken sandwiches in the US, remember PDQ's commitment to crafting exceptional sandwiches that leave a lasting impression. Whether you're a fan of classic flavors or crave bold and gourmet combinations, PDQ's chicken sandwich is sure to leave you delighted. 

Discover the best chicken sandwich in the US, only at PDQ! 

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