Carl's Jr. Spicy Chicken Sandwich With Jalapeños: My Go-to Crap Comfort Food

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Michelle Woo
Whenever I'm stressed (I'm a journalist, so that's now), I turn to junk food, and most often, it's the 99-cent Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Carl's Jr. I always ask for jalapeños, and they add them for free without question.    
 
Gustavo sees me eating these things at the office, so he asked me to write about what makes them so good. I hesitated, thinking they're not really a culinary wonder, but rather they just make happy. Stop judging me!

If you really must know . . .  

The patty is moist and spongy like a giant, more flavorful Chicken McNugget, not like that real-white-meat stuff they use at Chick-fil-A. The blob of mayo brings a cool creaminess that offsets the heat of the jalapeños. And the lettuce, while usually sad and flimsy, gives some texture to each bite.

All together, it warms my soul.  

I'm gross. I know it. Leave me alone. 

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meat online
meat online

Thanksfor the information. I’m really glad that you share your ideas about this. Imust relay this ideas to my friends

Ksardor1
Ksardor1

I love spicy chicken but then my ass burns as if its on fire when i take shit. LoL.

Oo
Oo

add buffalo sauce too its BOSS

Herb Toker
Herb Toker

I always ask them to substitute the .99 breaded faux chicken patty with the grilled chicken breast used in the more expensive sandwiches and they always do so. Sometimes I ask them to also add swiss cheese and tomatoes too. They always do it when I ask. So basically, I'm getting a premium chicken sandwich for .99. Sometimes I'll ask for a burger patty instead of the faux chicken patty - then I'll ask them to add cheese, bacon, barbeque sauce, and onion rings - then BAM - I have a Western Bacon for .99. Sometimes, when I'm really hungry, I ask them to substitute the faux chicken patty and substitute it with two patties to make a Double Western, or a six dollar meat patty to make a Six Dollar burger. You see where I'm going with this. All Carl's Jr.'s do this, except for one who was obviously a franchise with a stingy Indian owner, who basically told me "Fuck you asshole."

jjl
jjl

I'm with the stingy Indian franchisee -- just pay for what you order. It doesn't "do" a lot for people when you try to stick it to people who are trying to make a living. You can have all the extra you want on condiments and things that come with a sandwich as part of its recipe ... but I can't believe you think you're sooo cool scrounging meat and cheese so that the restaurant owner basically has to pay out money so you come in the door. Get real, and if you don't get real, karmas a bitch, buddy.

briansays
briansays

they would give me gas and likely the runs

pat
pat

I never thought to add jalepenos to the best fast food sandwich for a buck! Thanks Michelle. And it's no less disgusting than other comfort foods out there.

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