Sort of on a whim, looking for a smaller sandwich, I decided to take a shot on the new Crispy Dill Chicken Sandwich from Wendy’s on State.
There wasn’t a lot unexpected here (although the preparation left a little to be desired, which is typical of this location, unfortunately). Briefest review – I liked it.
The cheese, sadly unmelty, was supposed to be Monterey Jack, but could have been a mild white cheddar or even white American if you ask me. Fine, but whatever. The chicken was a pretty straightforward fast food chicken patty, it was nice and crispy, if not packed with flavor…or really with any flavor. One giant leaf of boring, but fresh, lettuce. I really would’ve loved a slice of tomato instead of lettuce, but whatever.
Which brings us to the star of this Dill sandwich…the dill. Instead of your typical 2 pickle chips, this sandwich had a full circle of 5 crispy, crinkle cut dill pickle chips. Nothing special, but the quantity ensures you get pickle in every bite. Then there’s the cucumber dill sauce. A decent smear was on my sandwich and I gave it a taste, hoping it would be like a tzatziki, but it’s not really. No garlic that I could tell, anyway. And the base was more mayo-y than yogurt-y if you ask me. But it was fine, if not cucumber-y. It was loaded with flecks of dill and had a noticeable dill taste. It did a decent job offsetting the dryness of the other ingredients. Again, tomato would have been a nice choice here vs. lettuce to help juice it up a bit.
It’s a decent sandwich for less than 6 quarters and it’s something different. I like that Wendy’s is willing to do small size special/limited edition sandwiches instead of just the $7 large ones. Nicely done, Wendy’s. Maybe I’ll try it again and ask for tomato.