14 must-try chicken sandwiches in Charlotte

14 must-try chicken sandwiches in Charlotte
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Love chicken sandwiches? Good news, here’s a quick list and drool-worthy photos of 14 must-try chicken sandwiches in Charlotte.

While both Popeyes and Chick-fil-A (my favorite of the two) are tasty, this list only compromises hometown chicken sandwiches.

One to watch: Bossy Beulah’s Chicken Shack, a new fried chicken concept from Jim Noble, the owner of Rooster’s and Noble Smoke. It’ll open on Freedom Drive within the next few weeks. The dead simple menu featuring chicken sandwiches, slaw and fries.

Chicken sandwiches are listed in no specific order.

(1) Spiedie’s Chicken Sandwich — Reid’s

Spiedie-marinated chicken breast (so good) topped with homemade pimento cheese on a fancy bun.

chicken sandwich from reid's fine foods in charlotte

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(2) Fried Chicken Sandwich — King’s Kitchen

Buttermilk battered chicken breast, honey mustard slaw, Duke’s mayonnaise and house pickles on a grilled potato bun. Other tasty King’s Kitchen sandwiches include the fried bologna sandwich, copain country panini and oyster po’boy.


(3) Sammie the Chicken — Kre8 Gastropub Wooden Robot

Pan seared chicken, bacon jam, avocado, kale & sunflower pesto, arugula and ranch.

(4) Chicken-N-Biscuit — Suffolk Punch

Flash fried chicken and scrambled eggs topped with a peppercorn-chive gravy on a homemade biscuit.

fried chicken biscuit at suffolk punch

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(5) Appalachian Yard Bird Fried Chicken Sandwich — Midwood Smokehouse

Topped with creamy pimento cheese, angry pickles on a brioche bun. Midwood has a second chicken sandwich worth ordering as well — it’s their Pollo Texano tossed in honey chipolte glaze, apple-jalapeño slaw, and angry pickles on a brioche bun.

(6) Israeli Hot Chicken Sandwich — Yafo

Spicy red schug slathered chicken schnitzel on a bun with red cabbage slaw. It’s brand new and packs some heat.

chicken sandwich at yafo charlotte

(7) Crispy Chicken Sandwich — Hello, Sailor

Topped with lettuce, pickles and mayonnaise and served with choice of fries, house salad, coleslaw or watermelon pastor.

(8) Chicken Finger Sub — Bisonte Pizza Co

Chicken fingers tossed in buffalo sauce with lettuce and tomato topped with homemade blue cheese.


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(9) Chicken Torta — Sav/Way Foods

With over 20 different types of tortas, Sav Way is an authentic sandwich-lovers paradise. Foodies love it there. This football-sized torta on fresh bread is stuffed with chicken, avocado, cheese, jalapeños, onions, lettuce and mayonnaise.


(10) Chicken Sammy — The Asbury

Caramelized onion  and thyme aioli, country ham, cheddar and Bread & Butter Pickles.

chicken sandwich at the asbury in uptown

(11) Panko Chicken Sandwich — Eight & Sand

Made with fried panko-breaded NC free range chicken, red cabbage slaw, pickled onions, honey, Duke’s mayo and pickle on a toasted brioche roll.

Panko chicken eight-and-sand-1

(12) Cajun Filet Biscuit with Pimento Cheese — Bojangles’

Cajun-spiced chicken breast filet topped with pimento cheese on a made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuit.

(13) Buffalo Fried Chicken Sandwich — Fran’s Filling Station

Topped with bacon and blue cheese mayo.

buffalo chicken sandwich frans filling station

(14) Juicy Jay’s Grilled Chicken — Legion Brewing SouthPark

The wood grilled chicken has a spicy wing rub and topped with Juicy Jay slaw, spicy honey, bread and butter pickles, and tomato on brioche roll.


Have you a chicken sandwich you think should be added to the list? Send chicken sandwich love letter to hi@charlotteagenda.com. Enjoy more than chicken? Related Agenda guide: 25+ best sandwiches in Charlotte

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