It’s a new year, so why not make the resolution to add some variety to your mealtime routines? We’re here to help by introducing the bold flavors of the Grilled Spicy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich for a limited time at participating restaurants nationwide.
What is the Grilled Spicy Deluxe?
This boldly flavored sandwich features grilled chicken marinated in a spicy seasoning, served on a toasted multigrain brioche bun with Colby-Jack cheese, lettuce and tomato. The flavor features the same spices currently used for our original Spicy Chicken Sandwich, while also incorporating new and bold flavors to create a taste customers are sure to love.
Chef Angela Wadlington, one of Chick-fil-A’s senior culinary developers, and her team previously tested the Grilled Spicy Deluxe in select markets where the sandwich received positive feedback from guests. They are excited to bring the offering to customers nationwide.
“While our guests already love our spicy menu, we wanted to offer a grilled twist that allows them to enjoy the layers of bold flavors,” said Wadlington. “Our Grilled Spicy Deluxe Sandwich got great feedback from guests in our test markets, so we knew we needed to expand the offering to Chick-fil-A® restaurants nationwide.”
The flavors of the Grilled Spicy Deluxe
To bring the Grilled Spicy Deluxe to life, Chef Wadlington and her team incorporated a number of key ingredients to give the sandwich a distinct taste that’s unlike other Chick-fil-A menu offerings.
• Grilled Spicy Marinade – The Grilled Spicy Deluxe features a new marinade inspired by the recipe for our original Spicy Chicken Sandwich recipe, but layers in additional flavors and spices to complement the existing flavor. “The Grilled Spicy Deluxe marinade offers a bigger and bolder flavor while not adding additional heat,” said Wadlington.
• Multigrain Brioche Bun and Colby-Jack Cheese – “With the addition of the multigrain brioche bun, our grilled sandwiches offer a unique element that guests won’t typically experience elsewhere,” Wadlington shared. “We also incorporated Colby-Jack cheese into the recipe to complement the bold flavors.”
• Cilantro Lime Sauce – This limited-time, cool and creamy sauce was developed specifically for pairing with the Grilled Spicy Deluxe, though guests can enjoy it alongside all of our menu offerings! “The Cilantro Lime Sauce helps to take the edge off the heat while adding a final layer of flavor that brings all the ingredients together,” said Wadlington.
Finding your perfect match: What to pair with the Grilled Spicy Deluxe Sandwich
Whether you’re looking for comfort food or a lighter alternative to top off your meal, there’s pairing options for everyone on our menu. With help from Chef Wadlington, we put together a list of the top three sides that best complement the spicy sensation.
• Waffle Potato Fries™ - The most ordered item on the menu, as well as the preferred pairing for our Spicy Chicken Sandwich and the Grilled Chicken Sandwich, our famous Waffle Potato Fries pair well with just about anything. Made from real potatoes grown in Washington State, our Waffle Potato Fries are the perfect complement to the Grilled Spicy Deluxe Sandwich (and who doesn’t like a little spice with their Waffle Potato Fries?). If you’re looking for an extra crunch, try our Waffle Potato Chips.
• Mac & Cheese - Baked in the restaurant each day, our Mac & Cheese is the quintessential comfort food and pairs perfectly with the Grilled Spicy Deluxe Sandwich when you’re looking for extra comfort or just feel like indulging. It’s also the second most requested side to go with the breaded Spicy Chicken Sandwich and the Grilled Chicken Sandwich. With a delicious homemade taste, Mac & Cheese features a special blend of cheeses including cheddar, Parmesan and Romano.
• Kale Crunch Side - Our Kale Crunch Side is a blend of curly kale and green cabbage tossed with an apple cider and Dijon mustard vinaigrette and topped with salted, crunchy roasted almonds. As a lighter alternative, it packs a tasty punch and balances the spice in the Grilled Spicy Deluxe.
You can experience all the flavors of the Grilled Spicy Deluxe yourself for a limited time at participating restaurants nationwide, starting January 25, 2021. Check the Chick-fil-A® App or with your local Chick-fil-A restaurant to confirm availability.
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