REVIEW: Subway Oven Crisp Chicken Sub

Subway Oven Crisp Chicken Sub

Yes. No. Yes.

Those are the answers to the following questions about Subway’s new Oven Crisp Chicken sub.

Are they really prepared in an oven? Yes, the pieces of breaded chicken are heated up in Subway’s proprietary toasting oven (yes, the same one they toast the bread in).

Are the breaded oven baked chicken pieces crispy? No, they are not at all crispy.

Are they using real pieces of chicken? Yes, they are real pieces of chicken. Although, after eating them, some might disagree.

Preparing the Subway Oven Crisp Chicken sub looks like it’s a pain in the ass for the Sandwich Artists behind the counter. I ordered a footlong on Italian bread with honey mustard sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers, and while it sounds like a simple sandwich, it sure took awhile to make. The guy who made my sandwich had to stick the two pieces of chicken in their super-duper proprietary toasting oven for what seemed to be a long time when you have a slowly growing line of people wanting you to make a sandwich for them.

But all that time spent in an oven that, to be honest, doesn’t even do a good job of toasting bread, didn’t help with making the exterior of the chicken crispy. I couldn’t hear or feel any crispiness. Oh, the sandwich did have a little crunchiness, but that was thanks to the lettuce and cucumbers I put in it and definitely not the chicken.

Subway Oven Crisp Chicken Sub Innards

If you look closely at one of the pieces of chicken in this sandwich, it looks like there are some herbs in the breading. However, whatever flavor is in the breading, it easily gets lost if you add any condiment. Even a bite of chicken, sans honey mustard sauce, had very little flavor. Along with not having much flavor, the chicken is also a bit dry, which is actually par for the course when it comes to any Subway chicken sandwich.

Overall, I think the Subway Oven Crisp Chicken sub is slightly better tasting than Subway’s Oven Roasted Chicken. Although, to be honest, that’s not saying much since I don’t think too highly of the Oven Roasted Chicken sub.

(Nutrition Facts – 6-inch sub – 420 calories, 60 calories from fat, 6.7 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 30 milligrams of cholesterol, 940 milligrams of sodium, 67 grams of carbohydrates, 7 grams of fiber, 13 grams of sugar, and 23 grams of protein.)

Item: Subway Oven Crisp Chicken Sub
Price: $7.00
Size: Footlong
Purchased at: Subway
Rating: 5 out of 10
Pros: It’s new. Slightly better than the Subway Oven Roasted Chicken sub. The bread is making my bones strong.
Cons: It takes awhile to make. Not crispy. Chicken didn’t have much flavor. Subway’s proprietary ovens can’t make chicken or bread crispy. Vegetables provided all the sandwich’s crunchiness.

16 thoughts to “REVIEW: Subway Oven Crisp Chicken Sub”

  1. I think the McDonald’s new chicken sandwiches are a lot better tasting than this one sounds. Although of course they don’t pretend to be healthy at all.

    1. I haven’t tried their new chicken sandwiches, yet. I think it’s because I love their Chicken McNuggets too much. I love wrapping my mouth around their nuggets.

  2. I think I’ll go with getting fried cripsy chicken, as opposed to Subway’s weird baked version. Chuck is right though, the McDonald’s sandwiches are delicious.

    1. What McD sandwich are you getting? I’m geussing their “premium” something chicken?

    2. Or you could order a Subway Veggie Delight and then go to KFC and order two of the boneless filets, then make them bump uglies.

  3. 1880 mg of sodium in a Footlong? Are these fast food chains trying to salt us to death? There is only so much sodium you can add before it loses it’s purpose of adding flavor and just becomes obscene.

  4. I tried the new Oven Crisp Chicken sandwich because of all the TV commercials with eager anticipation.

    Tastes like …. has very little taste. Barely tastes like chicken.
    Pretty boring, but I cannot say it was bad. Tastes mostly like the bread, veggies, and dressing.

  5. I had my first and last Crispy Chicken Sandwich from Subway tonight. I was expecting maybe not KFC but close enough that I wouldn’t have to drive miles to get some. Guess I’ll have to after all. If the Ranch Dressing was even half for real that could have been a savor. Not in the cards.
    Also, and it could have been coincidental, I was rather ill about an hour later.
    I really need to stop watching commercials…LOL

  6. I’m not sure if its just the Subway I go to but I always get this sub and my chicken is AWLAYS crispy. Maybe it’s because they maintain their oven better or whatever but its phenomenal every time I order it. Bread gets heated just fine as well. Hearty Italian don’t ya know

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