Chick-fil-A test new chicken sandwiches with a southern twist

Chick-fil-A is trying to get people to “eat peacock chicken” by giving them more options.

The chain announced that some Chick-fil-A restaurants will start selling a honey pepper pimo chicken sandwich this fall.

It is an original chick-fil-a-fill, dripped with honey, topped with southern-style pinto cheese and served on toasted buns with mildly spiced jalepinos, according to the company’s release.

Chef Stuart Tracy, one of the senior culinary developers at Chick-fil-A, said, “The original Chick-fil-A is the first variety of chicken sandwiches we’ve tested as a seasonal item.”

Tracy said, “Jalepinos are what we call ‘entry-level’ spices.” “They give the sandwich just a small kick, bringing a southwestern effect that pairs well with honey and pinto cheese.”

Tracy and her team have been working on the concept for over a year.

The company release said that Tracy “tapped into her former restaurant experience” to determine the best melt-style sandwich had some “standout elements” – savory, salty, sweet and salty.

“By incorporating those ingredients into the Honey Pepper Pinto Chicken Sandwich, he was able to create something that appeals to a variety of taste tables,” the statement said.

The sandwich will initially be available only in North and South Carolina restaurants – specifically in South Carolina and the Asheville, North Carolina area.

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