The Chicken Wire

The 10 Cities That Love Chick-fil-A's Spicy Chicken the Most

Chick-fil-A is a beloved American fast food franchise. What began as a small chicken sandwich shop in Georgia has become a national treasure that serves up simple, delicious food. Chick-fil-A doesn't seem to fall to food trends like Taco Bell and Burger King, and their menu always features a strong rotation of favorite chicken dishes. They might have cut their Chicken Salad Sandwich from the menu, but that doesn't mean that all good chicken dishes are getting the axe. However, whether you love the Original Chicken Sandwich or prefer the Spicy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich, there's no question that Chick-fil-A knows how to do spicy chicken.

Every year, The Chicken Wire releases lists that detail a city's most popular Chick-fil-A menu items. Now, we're taking a look at the cities across the country that love Chick-fil-A spicy chicken the most. The menu items included the count are the Spicy Chicken Sandwich, the Spicy Deluxe Sandwich, and the Spicy Spicy Southwest Salad. Here are the cities that just love spicy chicken the most.

10. Sacramento, California

9. Las Vegas, Nevada

8. Seattle, Washington

7. Los Angeles, California

6. Fresno, California

5. Yuma, Arizona

4. Chicago, Illinois

3. San Francisco, California

2. Bakersfield, California

1. Santa Barbara, California

Now I don't want to say this list is fishy, but I find it hard to believe that no Texas cities made the cut from the fast food chain. Though Houston cleaned up on the list of the cities that love the Original Chicken Sandwich, it seems that Californians just love spicy chicken more than we do here in the Lone Star State.

If hitting the drive-thru isn't that appealing to you, but you've now got a hankering for Chick-fil-A chicken, check out this Copycat Chick-fil-A Sandwich recipe from Damn Delicious.

To recreate the sandwich, here's what you'll need.

  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1 head green leaf lettuce
  • 1 beefsteak tomato
  • 20 dill pickle chips

For the chicken breasts, here's what you'll need.

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup dill pickle juice
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup peanut oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup all purpose-flour
  • 1 Tbsp confectioner's sugar
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

While this recipe isn't for the spicy blend that coats each spicy Chick-fil-A sandwich, you could use this as an opportunity to try out your own special spicy seasoning blend. To turn this sandwich into a Spicy Deluxe, simply add slices of pepper jack cheese to each before serving.

For the full copycat recipe, check it out here.

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