Cluck, Cluck, Skip: Burger King's Chicken Offerings, Ranked

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Don't Chicken Out

Burger King is known for a lot of things (usually commercials with horrifying mascots), but chicken generally isn’t one of them. It’s not what the place is king of, clearly. But if you’re sick of fast-food burgers and you find yourself at the King, what chicken route should you take? I tasted Burger King’s chicken sandwiches, fries, and nuggets, and ranked them. You’re welcome!

spicy chicken sandwich
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Best: Spicy BK Royal Crispy Chicken Sandwich

This is shockingly crisp, juicy, golden brown chicken. That’s a new experience for me at Burger King, which I’ve found to usually be in the lower tier of fast-food chains. Not sure if this is made differently than the Royal Crispy Chicken Sandwich, because the chicken is significantly tastier here. All you need is lettuce and tomatoes. It’s the best Burger King chicken item by a mile, worthy of mention in the Chicken Sandwich Wars.

Bacon and Swiss BK Royal Crispy Chicken Sandwich
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2. Bacon and Swiss BK Royal Crispy Chicken Sandwich

I’m just so sick of brioche buns. Get rid of those flavor-stealers. The rest of this sandwich, however, is weirdly not bad. The Swiss cheese feels more like a Swiss cheese sauce, and blends together with the mayo in a strangely satisfying way, almost like Swiss mayo. Topped with lettuce, tomato, and crunchy bacon, I was actually pretty into this.

chicken nuggets
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3. Chicken Nuggets

Chicken nuggets are generally a safe bet in the world of fast-food menu items, but these aren’t. They’re dry, bland, and the crispiness didn’t even survive the four-minute drive back to my house.

Related: The Most Popular Chicken-Centric Fast Food Chains, Ranked

chicken fries
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4. Chicken Fries

I really like the idea here, and the shape is miraculous for dipping sauces, but these are just too weird. Much like the nuggies, they’re dry and filled with something that tastes more like fiberglass insulation than chicken.

Related: Burger King Is Offering Free Fries All Year

original chicken sandwich
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5. Original Chicken Sandwich

I wanted to love this so much. I love hoagies, and we’ve got ourselves a hoagie-fied version of a white meat chicken patty. It’s on a soft sesame seed bun, which is odd, but the biggest crime BK has committed is in the saltiness. It’s saltier than I can handle, even with the mayo, lettuce, and toasted sesame seed bun. It’s a very, very bad fast-food chicken sandwich and the scourge of Burger King’s menu.

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