REVIEW: Jack in the Box Really Big Chicken Sandwich

Written by | July 1, 2010

Topics: 7 Rating, Fast Food, Jack in the Box

The Jack in the Box Really Big Chicken Sandwich isn’t really big.

Heck, I don’t think it can be even considered just “big” by today’s fast food standards, which have been set by burgers like BK’s Steakhouse XT and whatever monstrosities Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s come up with. To me, even the Big Mac shouldn’t be regarded as “big” when compared with the latest fast food burgers.

The sandwich has two chicken patties, but even with them it looks small. But if the Really Big Chicken Sandwich can be considered big, then there are certain men out there who should have no reason to buy a 450-horsepower sports car to make up for particular inadequacies in their nether regions.

The size of this Jack in the Box chicken sandwich disappoints me not only because I feel it’s false advertising, but also because if there’s a fast food company that should understand what “really big” is it’s Jack in the Box, whose fake CEO has a head so comically large that I’m surprised people who come near him don’t get caught in his gravitational field and orbit around his head.

Jack in the Box’s Really Big Chicken Sandwich is made up of two crispy chicken patties with two slices of Swiss-style cheese, lettuce, tomato, bacon, and mayo-onion sauce in between a bun. The sandwich kind of looks like the reproductive result of what would happen if a KFC Double Down and a McDonald’s Big Mac got all hot and oily with each other.

While I don’t think it’s really big, I do think it’s a mighty tasty sandwich, mainly due to the mayo-onion sauce and an ingredient that seems to make almost everything better. No, not the tears of a child whose ice cream has fallen off of its cone and onto the ground; I’m talking about bacon.

The strips of pig may not be visible in the pictures above and they may not be crispy, which is almost always the case with fast food bacon, but they do add a pleasant smokiness to the sandwich. The chicken patties were crispy and flavorful; the cheese was hardly noticeable; the lettuce and tomato allowed me to say I ate a serving of vegetables; and the bun was surprisingly durable and not bad tasting.

A Jack in the Box Really Big Chicken Sandwich small combo will run you $3.99, even in Hawaii, which is a reasonable price for what you get. But it would be an even better deal if the Really Big Chicken Sandwich was actually really big.

Wait a second…If the Really Big Chicken Sandwich isn’t really big, then shouldn’t we also be wondering if it’s really a chicken sandwich?

(Nutrition Facts – 1 sandwich – 748 calories, 44 grams of fat, 9 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat* (*contains less than 0.5 grams of trans fat due to the use of partially hydrogenated oils), 85 milligrams of cholesterol, 1834 milligrams of sodium, 471 milligrams of potassium, 56 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar and 30 grams of protein.)

Item: Jack in the Box Really Big Chicken Sandwich
Price: $3.99 (small combo)
Size: Small Combo
Purchased at: Jack in the Box
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Tasty sandwich. Bacon gives it a smokiness. Affordable combo price. Awesome source of protein and potassium. Mayo-onion sauce is tasty. Eating vegetables. Durable bun. Tears of a child whose ice cream has fallen onto the ground.
Cons: Not a really big chicken sandwich. Awesome source of sodium and fat. Cheese was hardly noticeable. Looks like what would happen if a KFC Double Down and a McDonald’s Big Mac hooked up.






15 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. amanda says:

    That mayo spread looks very disgusting on this sandwich. Is is suppose to be a might big sandwich due to the fact there is 2 patties on it??

  2. Chuck says:

    Yeah, this sandwich looks like the outer buns of the Big Mac spurned old Mac for some chicken, along with tomatoes and bacon thrown in for a little kinkiness.

  3. Orchid64 says:

    I think “awesome source of sodium and fat” should be used to promote various foods. Perhaps it would give these tasty “nutrients” a much needed image boost. ;-)

  4. Review Spew says:

    At 3.99, mine also came with curly fries. (normally an upgrade fee) The mayo was placed pretty heavy-handed. I used an extra napkin to sop up the saucy beast. Pretty good though.

  5. mandy_Reeves says:

    meh…you can make your own at home for cheaper. It’s just two tyson filet’s a bun and whatever else.

    I wanna try my own with boca chik’n, morning star farms bacon, and a Pepperidge Farm deli flat

  6. Beth says:

    I didn’t realize there was a double chicken sandwich out there! Sounds interesting … I’ll have to try it!

  7. Marvo says:

    @Chuck: I guess lettuce can tickle.

    @Orchid64: I think “awesome source of sodium and fat” are a given when it comes to fast food. Also, I think “regret” is a given when it comes to fast food.

    @Review Spew: I upgraded to curly fries too and wasn’t charged. I thought I was special because I winked at the cashier. But I guess not.

    @mandy_Reeves: Well, technically, you can pretty much make anything at home cheaper, but I think the convenience of not having to make it yourself makes it taste a little bit better. :) Morningstar Farms bacon is horrible. Morningstar Farms BBQ Riblets are AWESOME.

    @Beth: I know you’re a spammer. This is the fourth comment over the past few months you’ve left using the same IP address and leaving behind a link to some party favors online store and another online store. I’ve neutered the links to those stores you’re trying to promote. Don’t make me contact your ISP. Also, seriously, how could you not realize there was a double chicken sandwich. Have you not heard of the KFC Double Down? Have you been living under a rock or have you been spending all this time spamming websites? Oh wait, you’ve probably been spamming websites.

  8. ratbuddy says:

    Yum, trans fat. Yep, another .49999999999 grams per ‘serving’ item that has partially hydrogenated oil. Bleh.

    • Marvo says:

      @ratbuddy: I know. But I wish Jack in the Box would actually state that on their website. Instead they say their numbers have been rounded. I wish the FDA would be more strict with this. I think from now on I shall see if it’s been cooked in partially hydrogenated oil and if it has and it says it has 0 trans fat, I shall put an asterisk next to it and say contains less than 0.5 grams per serving. If I forget to do it, remind me.

      • ratbuddy says:

        Yeah, the FDA really should strap on a pair and require nutrition facts to show both glutamic acid and trans fat in milligrams, so these “clean label” weasels have nowhere to hide.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Im always wondering if Jack in the Crack is using real anything, besides the “Real Icecream Shakes” because it says real right in the title.

    I thought antenna balls were hilarious.

  10. jack says:

    i had this today, and didnt enjoy it. I thought it was just OK, and i won’t ever order it again. The bacon was a thin tiny slice and u couldn’t taste any of it. The chicken patty was just that low grade chicken crap product.

  11. faded805 says:

    its a piece of shit…i got one and it looks like a nasty regular one…these foos gotta quit with the b/s

  12. Anonymous says:

    the are bad for you and you can die



Leave a Comment:


Comment Rules: If you tried the product we covered, please feel free to leave your opinion of it. We're totally cool with that. However, if you're going to be a complete douchebag or your comment comes off as spammy, we'll delete your stuff. Have fun and thanks for commenting.