Indiana-style Hot Chicken
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Ingredients: Hot-breaded chicken, dill-buttermilk ranch, pasilla honey and house pickles, brioche bun
Why it’s special: Why let Nashville have all the fun? This version of the still-smokin’ trend of hot chicken makes use of sweet and smoky honey powered up with the deep, rich flavor of pasilla chilies.
Korean Fried Chicken
Ingredients: Fried chicken, gochujang aioli, kimchi slaw, bun
Why it’s special: Fiery fusion best describes this chicken sando, which is a favorite with staff because it can be made ahead of time, ready to fly off the line during lunch rush.
Roost Original Crispy Chicken Club
Eurest, various locations
Ingredients: Brined and breaded chicken, bacon, roost sauce, bun
Why it’s special: This chicken is brined in a blend of buttermilk and pickle juice before frying. Roost is one of Eurest’s micro concepts, offering this and five other killer bird sandos.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Chicken Slider
Villa Maria Community Center healthcare, Pulaski, Pa.
Ingredients: Fried chicken, peanut butter, jelly, slider buns
Why it’s special: This sandwich appeared in a dream to a chef and the rest is history. The unlikely combo has gained lots of fans who like to get the best of two sandwiches in one.