There’s really nothing quite like a good crispy chicken sandwich, which explains why so many fast food giants are vying for the title of “best” fried chicken sandwich. But the truly outstanding sandwiches are found a local restaurants, which thoughtfully top their crunch — sometimes spicy — chicken with various sauces and toppings from crisp pickles to apple slaw. To help satisfy that craving for crisp bird on a soft, toasted bun, here are 11 superb chicken sandwiches to try around the Phoenix area.
A number of Phoenix area restaurants have resumed in-person service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area as well as vaccine distribution, please visit the Maricopa County COVID-19 tracker. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. In March 2021, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a report that provided statistically significant evidence that dining on-premises at restaurants and bars was followed by a rise in COVID-19 infections and deaths. People who are fully vaccinated should consult the CDC’s interim guidance on restaurant dining and other forms of social gatherings.Read More