Sandwiches in Review: Subway’s Chipotle Chicken and Cheese
June 3, 2011
Another month, another Subway featured $5 footlong. I’ve been impressed with the variety of the specials, everything from breakfast subs to meat-heavy meals to lighter fare. This month’s sub is the Chipotle Chicken and Cheese, which as the name suggests is a chicken sub with Subway’s Chipotle Southwest sauce. They’re not new ingredients, but it’s a new combination, and the idea of combining flavors is really what I’ll be discussing.
The Chipotle Chicken & Cheese is usually shown with green peppers and red onions on their flatbread, which gives it a kind of “Mexican fajita” air. I got mine with pepper jack cheese to go along with that theme. The chicken and chipotle sauce combo was very good, and I could see what they were trying for with this sandwich. However, the red onions were pretty strong, and they overpowered a lot of the other elements. Pepper jack cheese was also a little strong for the sandwich.
The Chipotle Chicken and Cheese is a good idea for a sandwich, but it needs some personal tweaking. I’d recommend going easy on the red onions, if not eliminating them all together, and trying other options, like banana peppers or cheddar cheese. It’s a good $5 footlong, maybe even as good as the Meatball Pepperoni, but you need to think outside of the suggested ingredients to really make it great.