They call them sliders but they’re big sandwiches. Very juicy chicken and a flavorful sauce. Medium spiciness is not very spicy, so go at least one step above it if you like it hot. The pickles give the sandwich the perfect tang and compensate for the boring bun. Come here with somebody you love and share the combo #2 that has two “sliders”.
What to order on the side? Kale slaw when you feel healthy, otherwise fries
Where? 970 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029 (multiple locations in Los Angeles)
So juicy, so flavorful, and the perfect breadroll - you have to try this when you’re in Berkeley! Grab it to go and enjoy it somewhere on the UC campus.
What to order on the side? Crispy potato puffs with white truffle essence
Where? 2109 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
Dangerously spicy for those who live on the edge. We like a good spicy chicken sandwich, but we can’t even imagine getting the Fire Bird; just opt for the Spicy Chicken Sandwich instead. Pick up some boba at Mini Monster, also in the Anaheim Packing District, and head outside to have a chill lunch.
Where? 440 S Anaheim Blvd #107, Anaheim, CA 92805
Chicken, spicy slaw, and chili honey wrapped in a giant waffle bun. ‘nuff said. Back in the day, they used to not give you enough slaw in the sandwich and had a different recipe for the chicken, but the current version features crunchier double-battered chicken and a heap of slaw with that sticky, addicting honey.
What to order on the side? Seasoned waffle cut fries
Where? 14376 Culver Dr, Irvine, CA 92604 (multiple locations in Southern California and Las Vegas)
One of the best fried chicken sandwiches we ever had. Get the spicy one (smothered in a Nashville-style sauce) or the chicken biscuit (chicken on a fluffy biscuit with hashbrowns) during breakfast.
What to order on the side? Regular curly fries
Where? 115 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105
The fried chicken sliders come in pairs of two and are topped with mashed potatoes for the ultimate carb-load. The chicken is very juicy and the slightly spicy sauce on the sliders gives them the perfect kick.
Where? 191 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041 (multiple locations in the US)
The chicken sandwiches are as good as the chicken tenders they have. They have a lot of different styles to choose from, just make sure to get one with crispy chicken. Their best flavors are the Korean ones with Gochujang sauce.
Where? 1241 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (multiple locations in the SF Bay Area)