Taco Bell announced that their new Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco will be available to customers nationwide on Sept. 2. The restaurant chain calls the meal “not quite a sandwich, not quite a taco” as they prepare for its true debut.
The new item consists of a crispy chicken — which has been marinated in jalapeno buttermilk, seasoned with “bold Mexican spices” and rolled in tortilla-chip coating — folded inside a piece of flatbread and topped with creamy chipotle sauce.
Customer can choose from regular or spicy versions, the latter of which includes crunchy jalapeno slices.
Taco Bell first announced that the Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco was coming to select markets in February, teasing the new menu item at select locations in Nashville, Tenn., and Charlotte, N.C. in March.
“Our new crispy chicken innovation is far from the average chicken sandwich, and we’re certain it will get a spicy reaction from sandwich and taco fans alike,” said Liz Matthews, Taco Bell’s Global Chief Food Innovation Officer. “Even the masterminds from our test kitchen couldn’t decide if it was more taco or sandwich, which is why we’re excited to bring in the debate team experts to have some fun.”
The sandwich/taco is priced at a recommended $2.49 a la carte; or two for $4.49; or in a Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco Box for $5.49, which includes a Beefy 5-Layer Burrito, a Crunchy Taco and a medium fountain drink.
Taco Bell Rewards members who can’t wait until Sept. 2 can get an early taste at participating locations on Aug. 30 during Happier Hour on the Taco Bell app.