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14 Best Chicken Sandwiches at Wendy’s

Wendy’s is known for a variety of delicious menu items, and Wendy’s chicken sandwiches live up to those standards.

From the healthy Grilled Chicken sandwich to the loaded Hot Honey Chicken, there’s no shortage of juicy white meat chicken and flavorful combinations on Wendy’s menu.

All Wendy’s chicken sandwiches start with a grilled, breaded, or spicy breaded chicken breast. Some take a classic approach with minimal toppings, while others are stacked high that will make your mouth water.

Chicken nuggets are also on Wendy’s menu, including a variety of dipping sauces.

In this article, we’ve rounded up the best chicken sandwiches at Wendy’s and ranked them based on their flavor and overall satisfaction.

Read on to find out what sets each sandwich apart from the next!

14. Crispy Chicken Sandwich

There’s nothing too special about Wendy’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich, but it’s inexpensive, savory, and fills your stomach in a pinch.

It can’t be ordered as a meal, but this sandwich works best as a quick snack.

Each sandwich is made with breaded white meat chicken patty, lettuce, and mayo on a premium bun.

It can be dressed up by adding cheese, bacon, veggies, or one of Wendy’s tasty sauces.

Aside from only being sold ala carte, the Crispy Chicken Sandwich makes a great snack because it has the least calories of all Wendy’s chicken sandwiches.

Each sandwich has 330 calories with 16g fat, 33g carbs, and 14g protein.

13. Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich (Spicy)

The Spicy Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich is bursting with flavor.

In addition to the sweet and spicy sauce featured on this line of Wendy’s chicken sandwiches, it also includes a spicy marinade to bring the heat.

This sandwich starts with a juicy chicken patty marinated and breaded with a mix of peppers and spices.

It’s then topped with a slice of melted Pepper Jack cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, and dill pickle chips.

Everything is covered in a hot habanero honey sauce drizzle and served on a toasted bun.

Each Spicy Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich has 710 calories with 29g fat, 73g carbs, and 36g protein.

It can be ordered on its own or as a meal, with meals having as much as 1,660 calories.

12. Grilled Chicken Sandwich

For decades, Wendy’s has been on a mission to offer a menu that includes healthier options than its high-calorie counterparts.

The chicken was already a part of their menu, but the Grilled Chicken Sandwich was a groundbreaking next step when it first made its debut in 1990.

With less fat and carbs than Wendy’s other sandwiches in this series and a larger protein amount to keep you full, it’s perfect for those looking for a sandwich that won’t make them feel bloated or guilty.  

The Grilled Chicken Sandwich is made with an herb-marinated grilled chicken breast rather than a breaded patty.

This is topped with a smoky honey mustard sauce, crisp lettuce, and tomato on a toasted bun.

The sauce pairs perfectly with the chicken flavor, making this sandwich healthy and tasty.

Each sandwich has 350 calories with 8g fat, 35g carbs, and 32g protein.

When ordered as a meal with fries and a drink, it can have around 1,560 calories.

11. Classic Big Bacon Cheddar Chicken

For an extra cheesy take on a loaded chicken sandwich, there’s the Classic Big Bacon Cheddar Chicken sandwich.

It takes a standard chicken sandwich and adds smoked bacon and a cheesy bun for a savory sandwich that’s sure to satisfy.

This Wendy’s chicken sandwich starts with a lightly breaded chicken breast topped with a melty slice of American cheese.

This is covered in a creamy cheddar and bacon jam and topped with Applewood smoked bacon and crispy onions.

If that’s not enough, the toasted cheddar bun really seals the deal!

Each Classic Big Bacon Cheddar Chicken sandwich has 820 calories with 46g fat, 61g carbs, and 43g protein.

This sandwich can be ordered ala carte or as a meal, which can have around 1,780 calories.

Note that this sandwich is not available at all locations, so keep your eye out for it on your local Wendy’s menu.

10. Classic Chicken Sandwich

Although it’s one of their more basic sandwiches, the Wendy’s Classic Chicken Sandwich is a favorite go-to. It’s warm and savory with a juicy patty and a bit of crunch.

It’s also the updated version of the former Homestyle Chicken Sandwich, adding pickles to the recipe and using a larger and juicier patty.

This Wendy’s chicken sandwich starts with a breaded chicken breast with 100% white meat.

This is topped with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayo and served on a toasted bun.

Each Classic Chicken Sandwich has 490 calories with 21g fat, 49g carbs, and 28g protein.

When ordered as a meal, it can have around 1,450 calories.

9. Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Spicy chicken is done right with Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich, which may be because this was the original.

It made its debut in 1995 and was the first spicy chicken sandwich on any fast-food menu, making it a groundbreaking new item that paved the way for many future variations.

This sandwich uses only a few simple ingredients, but it’s bursting with flavor.

Each sandwich starts with a spicy breaded chicken breast and is paired with crisp lettuce, juicy tomato, and mayonnaise; all served on a premium bun.

A Spicy Chicken Sandwich has 500 calories and contains 19g fat, 51g carbs, and 28g protein.

You can order this sandwich ala carte or as a combo meal, which can have around 1,570 calories.

8. Spicy Asiago Ranch Club

The Spicy Asiago Ranch Club has the perfect balance of fiery heat and cool ranch sauce.

Combined with other prominent flavors like smoked bacon and Asiago cheese, this chicken sandwich does not disappoint.

The sandwich gets its heat from the blend of peppers and spices used to marinate and bread the chicken breast.

This spicy patty is then stacked on a premium toasted bun along with Asiago cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, and creamy ranch.

Each sandwich has 630 calories with 30g fat, 52g carbs, and 36g protein.

Combo meals come with natural-cut fries and a drink and can have around 1,590 calories.

7. Crispy Chicken BLT

Simple and classic, the Crispy Chicken BLT knows how to hit the spot.

It has everything you need in a chicken sandwich, and it’s the perfect size to be filling on its own, yet light enough to pair with a meal.

Each Wendy’s Crispy Chicken BLT is made with a juicy breaded chicken breast patty.

This is topped with American cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a premium bun.

This sandwich has 420 calories with 23g fat, 35g carbs, and 19g protein.

The Crispy Chicken BLT combo meal comes with fries, a drink, and a 4-piece order of spicy or crispy chicken nuggets.

6. Grilled Big Bacon Cheddar Chicken

This version of the Big Bacon Cheddar Chicken sandwich line is our favorite for several reasons.

Not only is the grilled rendition healthier, but using a non-breaded chicken breast lets its flavor shine through all other flavors.

Each Grilled Big Bacon Cheddar Chicken sandwich starts with an herb-marinated chicken breast covered in creamy cheddar cheese and bacon jam.

This is topped with a slice of American cheese, Applewood smoked bacon and crispy onions on a toasted cheddar bun.

Each sandwich has 690 calories and contains 36g fat, 45g carbs, and 47g protein.

It can be ordered ala carte or as a meal, bringing up the total calories to around 1,760.

5. Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich (Classic)

The Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich has a delicious blend of flavors, each strong enough to shine through but also perfectly complements the other.

There’s a delicious blend of sweet and spicy toppings, tangy pickles, smoky bacon, and savory chicken.

This Wendy’s sandwich is perfect for those who enjoy the taste of peppers but prefer that it doesn’t burn their mouth.

The sandwich is made with a lightly breaded chicken breast topped with melted American cheese and Applewood smoked bacon.

Pickles and habanero hot honey sauce are put on top; all served on a toasted bun.

One Classic Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich has 700 calories, while a meal can have around 1,650 calories.

Each sandwich also has 31g fat, 70g carbs, and 37g protein.

4. Grilled Asiago Ranch Club

If you feel like indulging without ruining your daily calorie count, we suggest the Grilled Asiago Ranch Chicken Club.

It’s savory and filling and doesn’t sacrifice any flavor for a healthier combination.

This sandwich is made with a grilled chicken breast, Asiago cheese, smoked Applewood bacon, lettuce, tomato, and a creamy ranch sauce.

Everything is served on a toasted bun and can be ordered ala carte or as a meal.

Each Grilled Asiago Ranch Chicken Club has 490 calories with 21g fat, 34g carbs, and 40g protein.

The meals with fries and a drink can have around 1,560 calories.

3. Spicy Big Bacon Cheddar Chicken

The Spicy Big Bacon Cheddar Chicken is for those who like a bit of heat.

It uses a marinated chicken breast that adds flavor and spice, creating a loaded and flavor-packed sandwich.

However, all these combined flavors can be too much, so we only recommend this version of the sandwich if you’re really craving something spicy.

The juicy chicken breast is marinated and breaded in Wendys’ signature blend of peppers and spices.

It’s topped with a slice of American cheese and a cheddar bacon jam, then stacked high with slices of smoked bacon and crispy onion rings.

Everything is served on a toasted cheddar bun, creating this crunchy, spicy, savory chicken sandwich.

One Spicy Big Bacon Cheddar Chicken sandwich has 830 calories with 45g fat, 64g carbs, and 42g protein.

It can also be ordered as a meal that can have around 1,780 calories.

You’ll have to catch this sandwich when you can, though, as it’s only served at select Wendy’s locations.

2. Asiago Ranch Classic Chicken Club

The Club sandwich is a classic combination, but Wendy’s Asiago Ranch Classic Chicken Club is a whole ‘nother story.

It combines juicy chicken with bacon and pungent Asiago cheese to create a sandwich bursting with flavor.

Each Asiago Ranch Classic Chicken Club starts with a lightly breaded chicken breast topped with a slice of melted Asiago cheese.

The sandwich is then stacked high with Applewood smoked bacon, crispy lettuce, tomatoes, and a creamy ranch sauce, all served on a toasted burger bun.

It has 630 calories and contains 31g fat, 50g carbs, and 36g protein.

When ordered as a combo meal, it can have around 1,580 calories.

1. Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich (Grilled)

The Grilled Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich is a healthier rendition of this delectable Wendy’s sandwich.

It uses a grilled chicken breast instead of breaded chicken and has all the other delicious toppings.

It’s tasty and has fewer calories and more protein than the other Hot Honey Chicken sandwiches in this line.

Each Grilled Hot Honey Chicken sandwich starts with an herb-marinated grilled chicken breast.

A slice of Pepper Jack cheese is added, and this is topped with Applewood smoked bacon, pickle chips, and the signature habanero hot honey sauce.

This sandwich on its own has 560 calories, which is around 100 calories fewer than its counterparts.

When ordered as a meal, though, the total calories can be around 1,630.

In addition, each Grilled Hot Honey Chicken sandwich contains 21g fat, 54g carbs, and 41g protein.

Conclusion

Whether you’re being health conscious or indulging, you’re sure to find a Wendy’s chicken sandwich that you’ll love.

After all, you can’t go wrong with all white meat chicken and unique ingredients like the cheddar bacon jam or a spicy marinade.

While we love the combination of the grilled patty on the flavorful Hot Honey Chicken sandwich, Wendy’s has a chicken sandwich for every appetite.

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Last Updated: September 14, 2022

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Lana Kisner is a writer on the Shopfood.com team. She has a B.A. in European Literary Studies and over two years of experience as a content and copywriter. She loves food and people and has spent more than 15 years in the foodservice industry.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling and exploring new places, listening to live music, and hiking with her dog.

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