Chick-fil-A Testing New Southwestern Sandwich — a 'Twist' on the Original Chicken Classic
The Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich will be available at certain locations in North and South Carolina
The Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich features an original chicken filet, “drizzled with honey, topped with pimento cheese and served on a warm, toasted bun with mild pickled jalapeños,” according to a Monday press release.
Chick-fil-A chef Stuart Tracy has been developing the southwestern-inspired sandwich for over a year, the release stated.
“When Tracy and his team started to create different variations of the Original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich, Tracy tapped into his prior restaurant experience and considered all the standout elements of the best melt-style sandwiches: savory, salty, sweet and melty,” the released said.
“By incorporating those elements into the Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich, he was able to create something that appeals to a wide variety of flavor palates,” the statement continued. “During customer taste testing, it “won in a landslide” when compared to other Chick-fil-A sandwich concepts under development.”
“This is the first variation of the Original Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich we’ve tested as a seasonal item,” said Tracy. “We have a feeling guests will love it.”
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Though the jalapeños help create a “perfect balance of savory, sweet and spicy,” customers can choose to customize their sandwich by removing the peppers, cheese or honey.
Tracy added, “The jalapeños add what we call ‘entry-level’ spice. They give the sandwich just a little kick, bringing a Southwest influence that pairs well with honey and pimento cheese.”
The new item is being tested for a limited time at certain Chick-fil-A locations in upstate South Carolina and the Asheville, North Carolina region beginning this week.