As we mentioned in an earlier post, Wendy’s is testing out a higher quality, more “pinky out” version of a grilled chicken sandwich. The Ultimate Chicken Grill has little to nothing going for it, so let’s add a multi-grain bun (leftover grains from the Grilled Chicken Flatbreads no doubt), some uber snobby tangy herb sauce, a crazy amount of spring mixed field greens, and marinate the hell out of the grilled chicken slab in even more herbs. All of this and you end up with the aptly titled Wendy’s Grilled Chicken Sandwich.
At first glance it is easy to see the staggering amount of added grains and seedlings on top of the hot cross pattern bun. Who knows what this adds to the cost of the sandwich as a whole, but it does give the sandwich a slightly dapper appeal. You can tell Wendy’s is pushing the envelope on herbs whenever the grilled chicken peaking out of the bun has trace amounts of seasoning in plain sight.
The big puddle of herb sauce was draped across the bun, so I couldn’t help myself by taking a finger full off the top to try it on its own. A nice creamy consistency, with a surprisingly large amount of flavor highlighted a tasteful and somewhat different grilled chicken dressing. The spring mix was out of control, per usual. A side image of a sandwich literally felt like all of the other ingredients were hiding behind a jungle of foilage.
All of the ingredients together help make Wendy’s Grilled Chicken Sandwich a far better experience compared to the Ultimate Grill. A hearty bun, with a nice, zesty sauce, coupled with a pretty effective grilled chicken slab create a pretty decent sandwich. The chicken wasn’t as authentic, back yard grilled tasting as the new Chick Fil A offerings, but was an improvement over most anything else on the market. Here’s betting this sandwich hits the nation sooner rather than later.
Wendy’s Grilled Chicken Sandwich comes in at 350 calories, with 9 grams of fat, and 33 grams of protein.
Wendy's Grilled Chicken Sandwich [Review]