Move over Chick-Fil-A because there’s finally legitimate competition in the chicken sandwich market. Buffalo fast food chain Mighty Taco’s new seasonal sandwich “The Chic-kle” is a tasty alternative to Chick-Fil-A’s delicious chicken sandwich and while “The Chick-le” might sound like some sort of love-making technique one finds at Urban Dictionary, it’s actually a cross between a chicken sandwich and a burrito. Here’s how Mighty Taco’s web page describes it:

Intentionally Crispy! Deliberately Delicious! A crispy jumbo chicken fritter with sliced dill pickles, Swiss/American Cheese, shredded lettuce, and your choice of nacho cheese, blue cheese, or ranch dressing.

Chick-Fil-A’s Chicken Sandwich has been the gold standard in chicken sandwiches for years and everyone ranging from McDonald’s to Popeye’s to KFC have tried to develop their own chicken sandwich (and by their own, I mean a complete rip-off of Chick-Fil-A). Despite some valiant efforts (including Arby’s Chicken Bacon Swiss Sandwich which I recently reviewed), most have come up short.

However, Mighty Taco wisely decided to put its own spin on things and I have to say I was blown away by how good it was. I ordered my Chic-kle with nacho cheese and was impressed with the portion and more importantly, the flavor. The chicken itself is probably the closest thing I’ve had next to Chick-Fil-A’s world-famous chicken, but a bit crispier. The blend of cheeses (including the nacho cheese) along with lettuce, tomato, and pickles enhanced things further. I don’t normally get pickles on my Chick-Fil-A sandwich but here, it worked well, enhancing the overall flavor.

Sadly, Mighty Taco’s Chic-kle is a seasonal item and there’s no telling how long it will be available. If you’re going to get one, you’d best drive or fly in to Buffalo as it’s worth the trip. While one Chic-kle is plenty for most people, get two and enjoy a bit of gluttonous goodness to justify the road trip. In a city known for its suspect pro sports teams and abundance of delicious food, the Chic-kle is the latest addition to Buffalo’s thriving local restaurant scene.


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