I almost always get the Son of the Baconator meal when I stop at Wendy’s for a quick bite, but today I changed it up. That’s right, I put my OCD on hold and gave the new grilled chicken sandwich meal a taste. One word comes to mind when trying to describe this sandwich, and that word is “fresh.” Surprisingly, the chicken isn’t the star of the meal. Instead, it’s what surrounds the chicken that makes this sandwich what it is.
No Bacon, No Problem
I am one of those suckers that has to try the newest fast-food sandwich whenever I see that it has a layer of bacon on it. If you threw a piece of cardboard between two buns with a layer of bacon on it and called it “The Worst Sandwich Ever”, I’d have to give it a try because there’s bacon on it. This sandwich doesn’t have any bacon on it, and although it would have added to it if it did, this sandwich is aimed at those looking to reduce calories, and pay a bit less than normal fast-food meal prices.
I Like Season Buns, And I Cannot Lie
The star of this meal is the bun, hands down. I know that sounds crazy, but the seasoning on it blends perfectly with the herb marinade. I was expecting the seasoning to have an “Everything Bagel” kind of flavor, but instead of a peppery garlic-ly taste found on such a bagel, the bun had a mellow, oat-y, multigrain taste. The seasoning did it’s job by adding to the overall taste of the sandwich without being too distracting.
I Got 99 Problems, But Lettuce Isn’t One
An added bonus was that my sandwich was loaded with fresh greens. So much so that I actually felt like I was eating a chicken salad at one point. I’m not sure if my sandwich was suppose to be that way since I didn’t get tomato on it, or that’s just the way it normally comes. Regardless, the greens stacked hight added to the freshness of the sandwich.
You Down With Marinade And Honey Mustard? Yeah You Know Me
Not overly aggressive in flavor was the herb marinade and the smoky honey mustard. Those two flavors combined with the multigrain taste of the bun go together magically.
Chicken Playing Tricks On Me
The chicken breast was about 3/4 the size of my bun, and a little less than an inch thick. Overall the size of the chicken didn’t bother me. What bothered me was that the chicken didn’t have that grill flavor and it was a bit too dry for my liking. However, everything surrounding the chicken helped make up for the lack of grill flavor and the dryness.
In summary, I’d have to say that the price of the small, grilled chicken sandwich meal ($5.00) was very reasonable. I felt like I was eating a healthy and fresh meal, which was a plus. Also a plus was that my meal didn’t bog me down like fast-food usually does. I’d suggest tweaking the preparation and the taste of the chicken though. Consume Review Repeat gives the Wendy’s New Grilled Chicken Sandwich a 7.5 out of 10