The 21 best chicken sandwiches in Charlotte

The 21 best chicken sandwiches in Charlotte
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Love chicken sandwiches? Good news, here’s a quick list and drool-worthy photos of 21 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

Grilled or fried with your choice of cheese and toppings.

chicken sandwich from reid's fine foods in charlotte

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(2) Sammie the Chicken — Wooden Robot (Twisted Eats)

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


(3) The Chicken Biscuit — Suffolk Punch

Flash-fried chicken and scrambled eggs topped with a caramelized onion gravy on a homemade biscuit.

fried chicken biscuit at suffolk punch

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

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

(5) Israeli Hot Chicken Sandwich — Yafo

Spicy red Schug slathered chicken schnitzel on a bun with red cabbage slaw. This sandwich packs some heat.

chicken sandwich at yafo charlotte

(6) 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

(7) Spicy 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, tomato, and your choice of 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. This football-sized torta on fresh bread is stuffed with chicken, avocado, cheese, jalapeños, onions, lettuce, and mayonnaise.


(10) Chicken Sandwich — The Asbury

Pickle brined & fried, with sorghum mustard sauce, muenster cheese, bacon, 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) 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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(13) Big John Sandwich — Pinky’s Westside Grill

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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(14) 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

(15) Hot Chicken Sandwich – The Waterman

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

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

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

(17) New South Chicken Sandwich — Fran’s Filling Station

Made with goat cheese and pepper jelly.

Fran's Filling Station

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(18) 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 a brioche roll.


(19) The Boxcar Chicken Sandwich – Boxcar Betty’s

Pimiento cheese, peach slaw, house pickles, and spicy mayo.

Boxcar Betty's

(20) Horace’s Favorite Fried Chicken Sandwich – Horace’s Hot Fried Chicken

Served with coleslaw, spicy mayo, and house-made pickles.Horace's chicken sandwich

(21) A Bird in the Hand – The Uptown Yolk

Springer Mountain Farms seasoned chicken with house-made pickles, charred jalapeño aioli, lettuce, and tomato on a brioche bun.

Uptown Yolk chicken sandwich

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