Review: Wendy’s Big Bacon Cheddar Chicken Sandwich

eview: Wendy’s Big Bacon Cheddar Chicken Sandwich“You’re the very first person ever to order the Big Bacon Cheddar Chicken,” the young woman at the Wendy’s drive thru window told me. She smiled broadly. Too bad for everyone else. It’s a really good sandwich.

I chose the classic. The Big Bacon Cheddar comes across as a pub-style sandwich. It’s big like a sandwich of that sort should be, packed to near overflowing. The sandwich starts with a big piece of breaded chicken breast and although I wouldn’t say it was juicy, it was good.

The chicken was topped with a slice of American cheese and what only could be called an abundance of genuinely crispy bacon – when was the last time you got “crispy” bacon that was actually crispy – and a slightly sweet bacon sauce.

On top of that was a pile of crispy fried onions. Even the bun was cheesy with a baked-on waterfall of cheddar.

The truth is that I suspect that although I ordered the classic, I got the spicy. That’s OK. The sandwich was pretty spicy but not overwhelmingly so. In any case, the sandwich looked good – see my dashboard photo – and it tasted great and was big, filling and quite reasonable at $6.84 (with tax, sandwich only).

Big Bacon Cheddar Chicken Comes to Wendys

The Chicken Sandwich Wars continue unabated with Wendy’s offering the new Big Bacon Cheddar Chicken. There are three versions of the sandwich:

Classic: A juicy, lightly breaded chicken breast covered in creamy cheddar cheese and bacon jam, topped with applewood smoked bacon, crispy onions, and a slice of American cheese, all on a pillow-soft – that’s their words, not mine – toasted cheddar bun.

Spicy: A juicy chicken breast marinated and breaded a fiery blend of peppers and spices covered in creamy cheddar cheese and bacon jam, topped with applewood smoked bacon, crispy onions, and a slice of American cheese.

Grilled: An herb-marinated grilled chicken breast covered in creamy cheddar cheese and bacon jam, topped with applewood smoked bacon, crispy onions, and a slice of American cheese, all on a pillow-soft, toasted cheddar bun.

Though they all look pretty much the same, here’s a picture. Big Bacon Cheddar Chicken Sandwiches are available at Grand Strand area Wendy’s.