Sandwiches in Review: Subway’s Buffalo Chicken
August 5, 2011
Another month, another Subway Featured $5 Footlong. August’s offering, much to my chagrin, is the Buffalo Chicken sub. I’ve never been a fan of Buffalo sauce. It’s spicy without enough of a flavor, and it tastes like vinegar to me (and not in the good “Salt and Vinegar Chips” way). But I missed last month’s sub, so I figured I owed you guys this one. I made it my mission to create a Buffalo Chicken sub I could actually enjoy, using the ingredients available to me. Let’s see how I did!
I began by adding Monterrey Cheddar cheese, to lessen the bite a bit. I had it toasted, then applied tomatoes and Ranch dressing. (Until Subway starts offering real leaves of Romaine lettuce, as opposed to the napkin-like shredded Iceberg they currently use, I won’t be adding lettuce anytime soon.) It actually ended up being pretty decent. While Bleu Cheese dressing is really the ideal counterpoint to Buffalo sauce, Ranch is a passable alternative,and the tomatoes added a bit of variety without adding heat, the way the recommended green peppers could’ve. If I were to do it again, I might add mayo, onions or a stronger cheese, but I enjoyed it as it was.
Being a Featured sub, it’s $5 for a foot-long sub, which if I haven’t mentioned before is a really good deal. If you like Buffalo Chicken, you’ll probably like this sandwich. If you don’t, you can try a similar strategy to what I did, or you can skip it altogether.