We're forecasting a heat wave for one lucky new city. This spicy wave has moved from Philadelphia to Central Texas and South Texas and is now hitting Phoenix, Arizona, with the arrival of Chick-fil-A's new Spicy Chick-n-Strips.
The chicken chain is offering the new menu item to its restaurants in Phoenix; the Spicy Chick-n-Strips is a combination of two customer favorites, the original Chick-fil-A Chick-n-Strips and the Spicy Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich.
"We're excited to hear what customers in the test markets think," said Matt Reed from Chick-fil-A's menu development team.
Customers in Phoenix can taste test the spicy strips starting August 25, while the other three metro areas will continue to test the menu item while supplies last.
The new spicy strips are seasoned with a spicy blend of peppers, then are hand-breaded and cooked in 100 percent refined peanut oil. The strips are available in 3-count or 4-count entrees with your choice of dipping sauce. The taste test will help determine if the new Spicy Chick-n-Strips are added to the menu nationwide.
Chick-fil-A is testing a new kind of menu item, too. Starting August 27, the fast food chain will test "Mealtime Kits" at 150 restaurants in and around its Atlanta headquarters. These kits, each of which serves two people and costs $15.89, contain pre-measured ingredients and can be picked up from the drive-thru, front counter, or ordered through the Chick-fil-A One app.
While we can't help you if your local Chick-fil-A locations don't have the meal kits, there are some hacks for Spicy Chick-n-Strips until the chain decides whether or not to roll them out nationwide. You can get the Spicy Salsa that comes with the breakfast burrito any time of day and, of course, you can ask for Zesty Buffalo Sauce, Texas Pete, and Sriracha sauce to add some kick to your meal.