The 19 best chicken sandwiches in Charlotte

The 19 best chicken sandwiches in Charlotte
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Love chicken sandwiches? Good news, here’s a quick list and drool-worthy photos of 19 must-try chicken sandwiches in Charlotte.

While both Popeyes and Chick-fil-A are tasty, this list only compromises hometown chicken sandwiches.

Chicken sandwiches are listed in no specific order (this is not a ranking). OK, let’s talk chicken.

(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) The Beaut — Bossy Beulah’s Chicken Shack

Joyce Farms chicken breast, pickles, and Duke’s mayo on a Copain bun. The chicken is brined and then buttermilk-soaked before being seasoned with salt and pepper, floured and deep-fried.

bossy beaulah chicken sandwich

(8) Crispy Chicken Sandwich — Hello, Sailor

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

(9) 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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(10) 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.


(11) Chicken Sammy — The Asbury

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

chicken sandwich at the asbury in uptown

(12) 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

(13) Fried Chicken Sandwich — The Crunkleton

Crispy buttermilk chicken, seasonal pickles topped with hot chile honey on a brioche bun.

chicken sandwich at the crunkleton

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(14) Big John Sandwich — Pinky’s

6 ounce chicken breast (fried or grilled) with swiss, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and topped with honey mustard.

chicken sandwich at pinky's

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(15) Billy D’s Fried Chicken Sandwich — Haymaker

Fried chicken with celery seed slaw, B&B pickles and white BBQ sauce on a house-made potato bun.

chicken sandwich at haymaker in uptown

(16) Hot Chicken Sandwich – The Waterman

Fried chicken with a spicy glaze, lettuce, tomato, house-made pickle, and mayo on a potato bun.

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

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

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

Topped with bacon and blue cheese mayo.

buffalo chicken sandwich frans filling station

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

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


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