What is it?
Jack in the Box’s app says, “We took a good sandwich and made it juicier, tastier, and better than ever. Er, well, made it ‘Good Good.’ The classic, grilled 100% all white meat chicken fillet, lettuce, and tomatoes get so much better with Good Good Sauce all on top of Jack’s famous sourdough.”
This new Grilled Chicken Sandwich is a bit more basic regarding toppings and naming than Jack’s previous non-fried chicken sandwich offering — the Sourdough Grilled Chicken Club. It had lettuce, tomato, bacon, cheese, and mayo on sourdough.
How is it?
Sometimes my willpower to resist the worst items on a fast food menu is strong, and I decide to pick something sensible, like grilled chicken sandwiches, so I have nothing against them. But I can’t say I’ve ever had a GREAT fast food grilled chicken sandwich, and that’s still the case after eating this.
As a fan of Jack’s Good Good Sauce, I thought adding the sweet, tangy, and peppery condiment might elevate this, and it does a little. Actually, “elevate” might not be the best word to describe what the sauce does. It saves the sandwich by helping hide the chicken’s main flaw: it has very little flavor. While it’s bland, the poultry piece is surprisingly easy to bite and chew. As for the lettuce and tomato, they do a great job at being the obligatory ingredients in a grilled chicken sandwich.
Overall, I wouldn’t say it’s better tasting than Jack’s previous grilled chicken sandwich. It’s just different.
Anything else you need to know?
It’s been a minute since I’ve had a grilled chicken sandwich from Jack in the Box because I’ve been enjoying its Cluck Sandwich these past few years, but if my memory serves me right, I think the past grilled chicken was noticeably thicker.
This updated Jack in the Box Grilled Chicken Sandwich is a perfectly edible sandwich. It will not blow away minds, and I wouldn’t hesitate to pick it up again if I want to eat something sensible from Jack in the Box’s menu.
Purchased Price: $7.49*
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 500 calories (full nutritional information not available).
*Because I live on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, things are a bit pricier here. You’ll probably pay less than I did.
5 thoughts to “REVIEW: Jack in the Box Grilled Chicken Sandwich (2022)”
The long ago discarded BK Broiler was the king (no pun intended) of grilled chicken sandwiches, and I still think of it fondly as one of the best fast food sandwiches ever.
That looks fowl
The charbroiled Santa Fe at Carls Jr is a a excellent chicken sandwich
Hehe 🙂 And yeah, it almost looks like a faux chicken patty.
I seem to remember Wendy’s having a decent quality grilled chicken sandwich. At least it was when I was growing up. Hopefully its quality hasn’t taken a nose-dive like their fried chickens have.
Why no bacon?
This is the exact same sandwich that used to be a “chicken club” with bacon and Swiss cheese. Now it’s the same price for less.