23 chicken sandwiches in San Antonio everyone should try at least once
By San Antonio Current Staff
Ah, the chicken sandwich, in all its crispy, tasty, homey glory!
This simple yet classic snack always seems to hit the spot, which probably explains why we've seen a proliferation of new San Antonio spots serving them. But any enthusiast will tell you, not all chicken sandos are equally delish.
Where does one acquire the best cluck for their buck? We rounded up 23 San Antonio chicken sandwich offerings that are sure to rank high on your list.
Motel Fried Chicken 1017 N Flores St, (210) 267-2652, facebook.com/motelfriedchicken
Herb brined and buttermilk fried? Motel Fried Chicken packs each bite of their chicken sandwich with flavor. Don’t forget the pickles for the perfect fresh crunch.
Photo via Instagram / motelfriedchicken
Jollibee 5033 Northwest Loop 410, (830) 328-4485, jollibeeusa.com
From what we’ve seen, Jollibee’s first SA location seems to be living up to the chain’s cult favorite reputation. If this sandwich’s crispy breaded fillet and brioche bun don’t make your mouth water, the garlic aioli sauce definitely will. Available in the streamlined classic version and a deluxe with all the fixings.
Photo via Instagram / jollibeeus
Cake Thieves 514 El Paso St, cake-thieves.square.site
This ain’t your dad’s chicken sandwich. Cake Thieves’ Chick Fil AIN’T Sandwich is everything you could want in a chicken sandwich — without the bird. That’s right: this sammie is crispy, juicy, delicious and, most importantly, vegan!
Photo via Instagram / cakethievesbakery
Smack's Chicken Shack 447 W Hildebrand Ave suite 107, (210) 281-4077, smackschicken.com
Panko-breaded and always juicy, Smack’s Chicken’s sandwiches offer a great crunch without sacrificing the tenderness of the meat.
Photo via Instagram / smackschickenshack
Cullum's Attagirl 726 East Mistletoe Ave, (210) 437- 4263, cullumsattagirl.com
Some like it hot, and after this sandwich you just might too! Rolled in buffalo sauce and topped with Gucci Ranch, you get the best of hot and cool in every savory bite.
Photo via Instagram / cullumsattagirl
Project Pollo Multiple Locations, projectpollo.com
A project that we can all finish with ease. This is a vegan Chikn sandwich that may fool the more meat-minded and satisfy the hungriest of vegetarians. Get it deluxe for the full experience.
Photo via Instagram / project_pollo
Earl Abel's 1639 Broadway, (210) 444-9424, earlabelssa.com
They keep it classic at Earl Abel’s. Their chicken fillet is fried until it’s nice and crispy and served fresh with the essential chicken sandwich trimmings. A buttery bun and fries on the side make it a meal! Photo via Instagram / earlabels_restaurant
Ida Claire 7300 Jones Maltsberger Rd, (210) 667-2145, ida-claire.com
Say B-Y-E to the basic BLT. Ida Claire combines the simple pleasures of the BLT with the classic southern flavors of the fried chicken sandwich. Signature pepper aioli and jalapeno jelly tie this sandwich up in a proverbial flavor bow.
Photo via Instagram / sweetmexfoodie
Benjies Munch 1218 W Bitters Rd #107, (210) 556-8624, benjiesmunch.com
A sandwich or a grand-slamwich? You decide. They start with a classic crispy tender fillet and add red onion jam and cilantro ranch to put a unique twist on this classic sammie.
Photo via Instagram / benjiesmunch
Mr Juicy 3315 San Pedro Ave, (210) 994-9838, Facebook.com/pages/Mr-Juicy
You may know them for their burgers, but their fried chicken sandwich may just become your new favorite. Made with hatch peppers, honey, fried onion and a crispy chicken fillet that takes after its namesake, Mr. Juicy’s chicken sandwich is definitely worth a try.
Photo via Instagram / mrjuicyburger