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The Best PDQ Sandwich Flavors

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Attention all fast-food lovers, have you tried PDQ’s sandwiches?

PDQ is not another fast-food joint. It’s one of the best fried chicken chains, famous for its chef-driven recipes and delicious sandwiches.

PDQ offers a variety of chicken sandwich flavors, including Crispy Classic, Spicy, Honey Butter, Buffalo Bleu, and Jacked Spicy. There’s also a grilled chicken sandwich if you prefer a healthier option.

The restaurant’s rich history dates back to 2011, when the first location opened in Tampa, Florida.

Locals didn’t take long to fall in love with their chicken tenders and made-to-order sandwiches.

From there on, they expanded quickly, revolutionizing how Americans perceive quality fast food. After all, PDQ stands for “People Dedicated to Quality.

So what makes PDQ’s sandwiches so special?

For starters, their sauces are the stuff of legend. From the PDQ sauce to zesty buffalo and everything in between, the sauces perfectly complement their crispy chicken tenders and sandwiches.

Whether you’re in the mood for a classic chicken sandwich or something a bit more adventurous (I’m looking at you, Jacked Spicy), PDQ’s menu got you covered!

If you are wondering which one to try on your next visit, here is my list of the 8 best PDQ sandwich flavors.

8. Spicy Chicken Sandwich

PDQ’s Spicy Chicken Classic Sandwich is a whirlwind of crispy and spicy goodness.

It includes chicken breast in spicy breading, PDQ sauce, and dill pickles.

You can also add cheddar or pepper jack cheese and bacon to your sandwich.

While we don’t know the exact recipe for the PDQ sauce, we can tell you that it’s the star of the show.

The breading is crispy and flavorful, while the chicken is juicy and tender.

The sauce and pickles create an explosion of flavors in your mouth with each bite.

And to top it all off, if you add any cheese, it layers on a creamy element that takes it to the next level.

However, this sandwich might not be for you if you can’t tolerate spicy food.

7. Crispy Chicken Sandwich

One of the flagship sandwiches on the PDQ menu is the Crispy Chicken Classic.

It consists of crispy chicken made to order, topped with PDQ sauce and dill pickles, all served on a warm, buttery bun.

The sandwich is made with 100% all-natural chicken breast, breaded and fried until it turns into a golden crispy cluster.

The PDQ sauce is a unique blend of tangy and sweet flavors that perfectly complements the crispy chicken and pickles.

And who doesn’t love a good dill pickle crunch?

The combination of the crispy chicken with the sweet and tangy PDQ sauce is absolutely divine.

It’s no wonder why this sandwich is one of the best fast-food chicken sandwiches.

6. Spicy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich

The Spicy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich boasts a tender, juicy chicken breast perfectly seasoned with a spicy kick.

But don’t worry; it won’t blow your socks off – just enough to keep you on the edge of your seat.

As usual, the chicken breast filet is crispy perfection, with a crunch that will leave you wanting more.

The lettuce and tomato in the deluxe version add a refreshing crunch, while the dill pickles bring a much-needed tanginess to the sandwich.

All these flavors come together like a party in your mouth.

As a spicy food fan, I love the mild kick of heat in the sandwich. But again, avoid any spicy sandwiches on this list if that’s not your thing.

5. Crispy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich

Like its classic counterpart, the Crispy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich is made with crispy chicken fillet and is served with PDQ sauce, lettuce, tomato, and crunchy dill pickles.

Like all sandwiches at PDQ, it is made to order, so you know you’re always getting the freshest ingredients.

The added tomato and lettuce in deluxe sandwiches provide an extra layer and freshness.

The crispy chicken, combined with the tangy sauce, fresh veggies, and crunch from the pickles, creates a flavor explosion with each bite.

4. Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Not everyone is into deep-fried chicken, and that’s why PDQ offers the Grilled Chicken Sandwich.

The chicken breast is marinated and grilled to perfection. It is served with PDQ sauce, lettuce, tomato, and dill pickles on a toasted bun.

The chicken retains its juicy taste without being too greasy – after all, it is grilled and healthier!

And the nutty flavor of herbs and spices gives it a unique depth you won’t find in fried-chicken sandwiches.

Pro tip: I love swapping out the PDQ sauce for the honey mustard sauce.

The horseradish and honey combo is a match made in heaven and gives the sandwich a unique flavor.

So if you want to try something different and healthier on PDQ’s menu, I recommend the Grilled Chicken Sandwich.

3. Honey Butter Sandwich

If you love the sweet and savory flavor of fried chicken and waffles, you’ll want to try PDQ’s Honey Butter Sandwich.

The key ingredient in this sandwich is PDQ’s honey butter sauce, made with real honey and butter for that extra sweet flavor.

It pairs perfectly with the crispy fried chicken patty and classic buttery bun.

The B&B pickles also add a bit of crunch and tanginess.

My favorite add-on for this sandwich is the pepper jack cheese, which adds a delicious creaminess and helps balance the sweetness.

This sandwich is truly a sweet and savory masterpiece, and I’m sure you’ll agree after your first bite!

2. Buffy Bleu Sandwich

If you think one piece of chicken fillet will not satisfy your cravings, the Buffy Bleu Sandwich is right up your alley.

It includes two crispy chicken tenders tossed in buffalo bleu sauce and served with lettuce on a buttery toasted bun.

The buffalo bleu sauce is what makes this sandwich a winner. The creamy bleu cheese combined with spicy buffalo creates a delightful experience.

This sandwich has so many flavors, so you don’t need anything other than some tomatoes to give it a refreshing crunch.

1. Jacked Spicy Chicken Sandwich

I have found a new favorite on PDQ’s menu, and it goes by the name Jacked Spicy Chicken Sandwich!

It includes a juicy, crispy chicken breast with spicy breading that is topped with PDQ sauce, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, and dill pickles.

This sandwich is like a flavor explosion in your mouth!

As a pepper jack cheese fan, I love how the spiciness enhances the taste of the chicken breast while adding a creamy texture.

It’s like comfort food with a kick of heat.

And if you want to take it up a notch, don’t forget to request extra PDQ sauce.

This is by far the best chicken sandwich at PDQ that will make you come back for more!


There you have it! The most popular PDQ sandwiches that will take your taste buds on an adventure.

My favorite sandwich is the Jacked Spicy, but the Honey Butter and the Buffy Bleu are also quite flavorful.

So next time you’re at PDQ, be sure to try one of their sandwiches. And if you’re not into fried chicken, the Grilled Chicken Sandwich is always a great option.

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About the Author

Lianne Fachetti is a content writer who adores food from all cultures. When she’s not working, she’s busy creating new recipes, trying out new restaurants, playing with her German Shepherd Max, and tending to her vegetable garden.


May 10, 2023