Copycat Wendy’s Bacon Jalapeno Spicy Chicken Sandwich

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spicy chicken jalapeno sandwich

I’ve been on a fast food kick the last couple weeks – but not like the ‘eat fast and casual’ type of fast food. No; I’ve been making all my food fast, at home.

Wendy’s is hands down my favorite fast food joint. Maybe it’s because I’m from Ohio (and apparently, we have more Wendy’s per capita than any other state.

Don’t look that up. It’s totally a real fact I didn’t make up for this post!).

But Wendy’s does arguably have the BEST chicken sandwiches. Especially SPICY chicken sandwiches. Did you know that you can get ANY classic Wendy’s burger as a chicken sandwich? Yep – the baconator chicken sandwich is a thing if you ask for it!

So when I found out you can ask for a jalapeno bacon SPICY CHICKEN sandwich, I was instantly smitten.

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to fast food, this recipe probably isn’t the one for you.

I can’t attest that it has any fewer calories than the real deal, but when I’m in a pinch and have chicken patties laying around – and I’m feeling too lazy to drive to Wendy’s – these chicken sandwiches are just as good as the real deal.

spicy chicken jalapeno sandwich

Copycat Wendy’s Bacon Jalapeno Spicy Chicken Sandwich

The Starving Chef
Wendy's famous bacon jalapeno chicken sandwich can now be made in the comfort of your home!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Copycat Recipes
Cuisine Sandwich
Servings 4


  • 4 frozen breaded spicy chicken breasts or can sub frozen chicken patties
  • 4 burger buns
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Franks Red Hot sauce or sriracha
  • ¼ cup French fried onions
  • 10 strips bacon
  • ½ cup pickled jalapenoes
  • 4 slices American cheese


  • Cook the chicken breast patties according to the instructions on the packaging. While the chicken cooks, fry the bacon until crispy then set aside to dry on a paper towel.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the hot sauce and mayonnaise.
  • Optional: Toast the burger buns until lightly golden.
  • Assemble the sandwiches by placing the cooked chicken breast patty on the bottom bun topped with the cheese, bacon, fried onion, brined jalapenos and spicy sauce. Put the top bun on and enjoy!
Keyword chicken, jalapeno, sandwich, spicy
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