Burger King's Chicken Sandwich Reviews

Reviews of Burger King’s Original Chicken, Italian Chicken and their New Philly Chicken Sandwiches


Burger King Chicken Sandwich ReviewsI will start by saying that in the past I have liked Burger King’s Italian Chicken sandwich and I also like a good Philly Cheesesteak. So I thought it was at least worth a try to taste Burger King’s new Philly Chicken Sandwich. I mean how bad could it be, right?

In this review I will start with a review of Burger King’s Italian Chicken sandwich and then review their new Philly Chicken sandwich. I will also include information on Burger King’s Original Chicken sandwich for comparison.

For this review I dined in at the Burger King at 9714 Mission Gorge Road in Santee, CA. As I wanted to review both the Italian Chicken and Philly Chicken sandwiches it was good that they had a buy one get one free promotion. So I ordered one of each. The cashier told me that I could take a seat and they would bring it out when my order was ready. After waiting a very long time I went up to the counter to find out what was taking so long. As I got there the manager was about to take my sandwich to fill an order in drive thru. The cashier let her know that the Italian was with extra sauce and she reluctantly gave it to him. I finally got my order.

So, why is it that in almost all fast food restaurants drive thru orders are placed as a higher priority over orders taken at the counter? This is not the first time I have been a victim of this, it happens all the time. I understand that they want to get the cars through as fast as possible but I placed an order as well and waiting a long time in the lobby is just as frustrating for a customer. Anyway, continuing to the review.

So after all this you would think that my food would have been served hot and fresh. But no, my fries and sandwiches where warm at best. The cheese on the Italian Chicken sandwich was not melted at all. The cheese on the Philly Chicken looked to be a little more melted but still was not hot. Let’s look at each sandwich in detail now.

The Burger King Italian Chicken Sandwich

What goes into the Burger King Italian Chicken Sandwich

Burger King's Chicken Sandwich ReviewsAccording to Burger King’s website the Italian Chicken sandwich starts with their original lightly-breaded chicken fillet topped with melted, thick, natural mozzarella cheese and then smothered with sweet tangy marinara sauce and served hot on a toasted sesame seed bun.

To start with my sandwich was not served to me as it was described on their website. The cheese was not “melted”, the sandwich was not “smothered” with sauce and it was not served “hot”. Even after asking for extra sauce there was very little sauce on this sandwich.

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Burger King’s Italian Chicken Sandwich – Side View
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Burger King’s Italian Chicken Sandwich – Open

How does the Burger King Italian Chicken Sandwich Taste?

As I said at the beginning of this review, in the past I have always liked the Italian Chicken sandwich from Burger King and I look forward to its limited return to their menu whenever they bring it back. However, somehow the quality at Burger King has gone way down. With the sandwich being cold and the cheese not melted at all and only a hint of sauce, this was a very dry sandwich. Also, it seems that they have increased the amount of salt so that is all you really taste. I do not think I will look forward to having an Italian Chicken sandwich from Burger King the next time they bring it back. That is of course unless I forget my bad experience and think it will be made the way I remember it from years past.

Nutrition Facts for the Italian Chicken Sandwich

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Burger King’s Italian Chicken Sandwich Nutrition Facts

From a nutrition standpoint there are only two positive things I can say about Burger King’s Italian Chicken sandwich. It is very high in protein at 32 grams and it is the healthiest of the three sandwiches based on Burger King’s original chicken sandwich. That’s not saying much as it has 520 Calories and 21 grams of fat. Saturated fat is 7 grams and 3 grams of fiber. It has 65 mg of cholesterol. Carbohydrates come in at 54 grams. But the very worst for this sandwich is the sodium level at 1670 mg that’s 70% of your daily allowance in a single sandwich. If you are watching your sodium intake you will need to avoid this sandwich. The following are the known allergens for this sandwich: milk, wheat and soy. Also, if you are allergic to fish you may want to avoid this sandwich as it may have been cooked in the same oil as the fish filet.

The Burger King Philly Chicken Sandwich

What goes into the Burger King Philly Chicken Sandwich

Burger King's Chicken Sandwich ReviewsAccording to Burger King’s website the Philly Chicken sandwich starts with their original lightly-breaded chicken fillet topped traditional Philly-Style toppings – a colorful mix of bell peppers and seasoned grilled onions, served with American cheese and smothered with a creamy cheese sauce and served hot on a toasted sesame seed bun.

At first I thought that the cheese had somehow melted on this sandwich even though it was not hot. But, actually the cheese was not melted from the heat of the chicken but only appeared to be melted because of the creamy cheese sauce. This sandwich did have lots of green and red bell peppers and grilled onions.

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Burger King’s Philly Chicken Sandwich – Side View
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Burger King’s Philly Chicken Sandwich – Open

How does the Burger King Philly Chicken Sandwich Taste?

So I stated with the premise that I like a good Philly Cheesesteak and how bad could the Burger King Philly Chicken sandwich be, right? Well, pretty bad. The American cheese, cheese sauce, bell peppers and grilled onions pretty much taste like mush on a bed of salt. I finished about half this sandwich as I wanted to make sure I was giving it a fair review. But every bite was a chore and I would not recommend this sandwich to anyone.

Nutrition Facts for the Philly Chicken Sandwich

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Burger King’s Philly Chicken Sandwich Nutrition Facts

The Burger King Philly Chicken sandwich is very high in protein at 30 grams. It has 550 Calories and 25 grams of fat. Saturated fat is 9 grams and 3 grams of fiber. It has 75 mg of cholesterol. Carbohydrates come in at 54 grams. This sandwich is the worst of the three for sodium at 1870 mg that’s 78% of your daily allowance in a single sandwich. If you are watching your sodium intake you will need to avoid this sandwich. The following are the known allergens for this sandwich: milk, wheat and soy. Also, if you are allergic to fish you may want to avoid this sandwich as it may have been cooked in the same oil as the fish filet.

The Burger King Original Chicken Sandwich

What goes into the Burger King Original Chicken Sandwich

Burger King's Chicken Sandwich ReviewsAccording to Burger King’s website the Original Chicken sandwich starts with a lightly-breaded premium white meat chicken fillet topped with a simple combination of shredded lettuce and creamy mayonnaise on a sesame seed bun.

Nutrition Facts for the Original Chicken Sandwich

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Burger King’s Original Chicken Sandwich Nutrition Facts

The Burger King Original Chicken sandwich is high in protein at 24 grams. It has a whopping 630 Calories and 39 grams of fat. Saturated fat is 7 grams and 3 grams of fiber. It has 65 mg of cholesterol. Carbohydrates come in at 46 grams. The sodium level is at 1390 mg. The following are the known allergens for this sandwich: milk, wheat, soy and egg (because of the mayo). Also, if you are allergic to fish you may want to avoid this sandwich as it may have been cooked in the same oil as the fish filet.

Nutrition Facts for the Original Chicken Sandwich without Mayo

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Burger King’s Original Chicken Sandwich Without Mayo Nutrition Facts

The healthiest option for a Burger King Chicken sandwich using the original Chicken Patty is to have the Original Chicken Sandwich without the Mayo. Now you are only at 420 calories and 16 grams of fat. It is still high in protein at 24 grams. Saturated fat is down to 3.5 grams and fiber is still at 3 grams. It has only 45 mg of cholesterol. Carbohydrates are still at 46 grams. The sodium level comes down a little at 1210 mg. At least you are down to half the daily allowance for sodium. The following are the known allergens for this sandwich: milk, wheat, and soy. Also, if you are allergic to fish you may want to avoid this sandwich as it may have been cooked in the same oil as the fish filet.

Summary

First, completely avoid Burger King’s Philly Chicken sandwich. It tastes terrible and is very unhealthy. If you can get the Italian Chicken sandwich made hot and fresh with the cheese melted and plenty of sauce then it is ok if you are ok with the high salty taste. If you want a healthy choice with one of these sandwiches be sure to avoid the Original Chicken sandwich with the mayo (its numbers are the worst overall of the three).

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