Wendy’s Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich

There is a fantastic new menu item for fans of spicy and sweet flavor combinations, the Wendy’s Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich. Our Food Rankers team decided to try this new item as soon as possible, as it may only be available for a limited time. Please keep reading to find out what we thought of this sandwich.

Wendy’s Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich Review

The Wendy’s Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich starts with a premium bun and your choice of Classic Chicken, Spicy Chicken, or Grilled Chicken. It is topped with melted pepper jack cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, crunchy dill chips, and a spice-infused hot honey sauce.

If you are curious about what that looks like, here’s our real food picture.

wendy's Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich photo

On the first bite, we unanimously agreed that the hot honey sauce is fantastic. It has a great flavorful balance with sweet, spicy, and slightly smoky notes. We find this complements the other ingredients perfectly.

We also enjoyed the overall texture of this new menu item. The chicken is well-cooked, seasoned, and deliciously crispy. The same can be said for the bacon when it is cooked to our liking. Combine that with the crunch of flavorful pickle chips, bacon, cheese, hot honey sauce, and a nice soft bun, and you get an explosion of textures and flavors in your mouth.

As much as we like this sandwich, we noticed a few ways that it could be improved. First of all,  the amount of sauce varies widely between sandwiches. If there isn’t enough sauce, it can lack the delicious flavor balance we mentioned previously. Sometimes, you may end up with too much sauce, resulting in a sticky mess. Also, the bacon crispness is inconsistent, even when we ask for well-done bacon.

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Wendy’s Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich costs around $5.99 (the price may vary in some locations). We feel that this is a very good value.

Summary and Rating

The Wendy’s Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich is truly delicious when made correctly. If they fix the inconsistencies with the amount of sauce, most of us would give it a perfect 10. We hope that Wendy’s makes this a regular menu item.


  • Well-cooked and seasoned, crispy chicken
  • Excellent balance of flavors in the sauce
  • Nice texture from the pickle chips
  • Good value


  • Inconsistencies in the amount of sauce
  • Bacon is not always crispy when requested

Rating: 8.75/10

We definitely recommend checking out the Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich from Wendy’s. It costs $5.99 at locations near us, although the price may vary by location,

We would love to hear your thoughts on this sandwich. Please share them with us in the comments below!


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