Move over to Chick-Fil-A because there is finally some legitimate competition in the chicken sandwich market. Buffalo fast food chain Powerful tacos the new seasonal sandwich “The Chic-kle” is a tasty alternative to the delicious chicken sandwich from Chick-Fil-A and although “The Chick-le” may sound like some kind of love technique found at Urban Dictionary is actually a cross between a chicken sandwich and a burrito. Here’s how Mighty Taco’s webpage describes it:
Intentionally crispy! Deliberately delicious! A crispy jumbo chicken donut 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 of chicken sandwiches for years, and everyone from McDonald’s to Popeye’s to KFC has tried to develop their own chicken sandwich (and by him. (even, I mean a complete Chick-Fil-A scam). Despite some valiant efforts (including Arby’s Swiss Chicken and Bacon Sandwich which I recently reviewed), most have failed.
However, Mighty Taco wisely decided to give it a spin on its own and I have to say I was blown away by its quality. I ordered my Chic-kle with nacho cheese and was impressed with the portion size and most importantly the flavor. The chicken itself is probably the closest thing I’ve had next to the world-famous Chick-Fil-A chicken, but a little more crispy. Mixing cheeses (including nacho cheese) with lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles made matters even better. I don’t normally get pickles on my Chick-Fil-A sandwich, but here it worked well, improving the overall flavor.
Unfortunately, Mighty Taco’s Chic-kle is a seasonal item and it’s unclear how long it will be available. If you want to get one you better drive or fly to Buffalo as it’s worth the trip. While one Chic-kle is sufficient for most people, get two and enjoy a bit of greedy goodness to justify the road trip. In a city known for its suspicious professional sports teams and abundance of delicious food, Chic-kle is the latest addition to Buffalo’s burgeoning local restaurant scene.