The summer’s heating up and for July 2012 the Subway $5 Featured Footlong is the Buffalo Chicken. With the midsummer classic right around the corner, trade off those wings for a buffalo chicken sandwich while you can get it for only five dollars.
I still wish the Orchard Chicken Salad could have made a triumphant return, but as a TasteBud who is big on spicy, the buffalo chicken sandwich hits the right notes on my palette.
What should you top a buffalo chicken sandwich with? Everything! But if you want your mouth to fit around it, here are the top 3 recommendations:
(1) Spinach – because it is heartier than lettuce to stand up to the sauce and packs more nutrients.
(2) Green peppers – because it will give you a similar crunch like celery or carrots reminscent of having hot wings.
(3) Pickles – a briny pickle compliments the spicy buffalo sauce with a new flavor.
Now the big question: toasted or not toasted? This is a matter of preference. Toasting will avoid some of the sogginess that the buffalo sauce could inflict on the bun if the sandwich wasn’t made to be eaten right away. In general, I only toast buffalo chicken if I am taking the sandwich to go. As long as I am eating in, I leave it untoasted because I like prefer not to lose the freshness of the subway roll.