Chicken Guy! at Disney Springs has opened its poultry filled doors to the public. This new eatery features fried chicken and sandwiches with sauces that are said to knock your socks off.
This quick service restaurant concept comes as a continued partnership between Guy Fieri and Robert Earl. It’s located at the base of Planet Hollywood in Disney Springs. Adjacent to the Coca-Cola store and across from the future home of Jaleo. We were on hand during the opening to get a taste of Guy Fieri’s fried chicken and a smattering of all the sauces from the “sauce boss” himself.
Sandwiches consist of two chicken tenders along with other toppings. This trip consisted of one sandwich and all tenders for the rest of the group.
The Southwestern chicken sandwich includes pepper jack cheese, special sauce, avocado crema, cumin lime mojo, charred corn, roasted peppers, black beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and tortilla strips.
The Southwestern weighs in at $6.99 or $11.49 in a combo with fries and a drink. The sandwich itself is pretty large and loaded with toppings. While beans and corn aren’t seen on your average sandwich they do fit well with the cumin lime mojo sauce. The avocado crema is just creamy guacamole and not very flavorful on its own. The special sauce definitely battles to be the most flavorful thing on the sandwich. It’s the most interesting of the sandwiches mainly because the toppings are more than just sauce unlike most of the other sandwiches offered.
Along with the sandwich came fries which are seasoned and were served hot. They’re excellent on their own but do make for a great vessel for the 22 different sauces that are served up at Chicken Guy! in Disney Springs.
Chicken Guy’s tenders.
Chicken Guy! offers 22 different sauces for your chicken dipping pleasure. The chicken strips stand on their own being freshly hand breaded. They’re hot and juicy and what you would expect from a chicken tender. Orders of tenders come in at $5.99 for 3 and $7.99 for 5 and include your choice of two sauces.
Let’s get saucy at Chicken Guy!
Although chicken tenders include two sauces of your choice you can purchase additional sauces for $0.50. Once this was discovered we knew what must be done.
Logic tells you not to spend $11 on sauces, but the opportunity is there if you’d like to try them all. But luckily we tried them all so you don’t have to. Sauces are numbered on the menu to make it easier to order. Just remember the numbers assigned to the sauces and you’ll be set once you make it to the register.
Here’s a list of all the sauces and their descriptions. The number designates the sauce number on their menu. Keep scrolling down for the sauce rankings. Let’s head to Flavortown and do this thing.
Special Sauce (#1)
- Mayo, Ketchup, Mustard, Pickle Juice, Chicken Guy! Spices and Seasonings
Donkey Sauce (#2)
- Mayo, Roasted Garlic, Mustard, Worcestershire Sauce, Lemon Juice
Chipotle Ranch (#3)
- Chipotle Peppers, Smoked Paprika, Ranch Dressing
- Roasted Tomato, Bell Peppers, Chilies, Cumin, Garlic, Onion, Cilantro
Curry Mayo (#5)
- Coriander, Cumin, Tumeric, Chili Powder, Garlic, Lime, Mayo
Wasabi Honey (#6)
- Wasabi, Honey, Lime
Cumin Lime Mojo (#7)
- Cumin, Lime, Cilantro, Roasted Garlic
Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ (#8)
- Kentucky Bourbon, Brown Sugar, Molasses, Apple Cider Vinegar
- Red Chiles, Jalapeno, Garlic, Onion, Paprika, Vinegar
Bleu Cheese (#10)
- Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Mayo, Lemon, Sour Cream
Buttermilk Ranch (#11)
- Buttermilk, Mayo, Dill, Chives, Garlic, Onion
Lemon Pepper (#12)
- Mayo, Lemon, Honey, Black Pepper
Honey Mustard (#13)
- Yellow Mustard, Mayo, Honey, Lemon
- Soy Sauce, Brown Sugar, Sesame, Garlic
Garlic Parmesan (#15)
- Mayo, Roasted Garlic, Parmesan, Parsley, Black Pepper
Sweet ‘n’ Sour (#16)
- Orange, Pineapple, Honey, Vinegar
Avocado Crema (#17)
- Avocado, Sour Cream, Cilantro, Lime
Nashville Hot Honey (#18)
- Honey, Red Chiles, Cayenne, Garlic, Onion
Peri Peri (#19)
- Roasted Red Bell Peppers, Chiles, Garlic, Onion, Paprika, Oregano, Lemon
Habanero Hot Sauce (#20)
- Fresh Habanero, Vinegar, Onion, Garlic
Spicy Mayo (#21)
- Roasted Red Chiles, Cayenne, Chipotle Peppers, Honey, Mayo
Sweet Sriracha BBQ (#22)
- Roasted Red Chili Puree, Tomato, Onion, Molasses, Brown Sugar
While there may be way too many sauces to get to in one trip, we’ve sorted out into three different lists. “Must Have”, “Pretty Good”, and “Skip”. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go for the sauce. We’re also judging how well the sauces go with their chicken tenders. Sandwiches are another category so don’t be worried if one of the sandwiches includes a sauce from the Skip list.
#1 – Garlic Parmesan
- This sauce is loaded with flavor. Where most garlic parmesan sauces are loaded with butter or oil, this sauce is right for dipping. It’s well balanced and loaded with parmesan cheese. Perfectly pairs with their tenders for a satisfying meal. I’d buy a bottle if it were possible. Maybe befriend the Sauce Slinger and ask for a bunch to go.
#2 – Buttermilk Ranch
- Does a good chicken finger restaurant exist without good ranch to go with it? Probably not. This house made dressing ups the ranch game with a load of chives in every bite. Goes great with their spicy sauces as well to cut down on the heat if you want that spice without the lingering pain.
#3 – Chipotle Ranch
- The chipotle ranch takes their ranch sauce and ups it with some more flavor and heat. It’s hard to compare the two considering they’re basically the same sauce. Take this over the regular ranch if you prefer some heat with your chicken. If anything, it saves you the time of putting hot sauce directly on your chicken before dipping.
#4 – Peri Peri
- Very similar to Spicy Poyo Poyo sauce from Pollo Tropical, but it manages to bring a unique flavor to their chicken tenders. It is spicy, but manages not to be overwhelming when it comes to heat.
#5 – Special Sauce
- The special sauce could be compared to Zaxby’s specialty sauce or the same from Raising Cane’s. It’s pretty salty thanks to the pickle juice but the amount of spices do add to the chicken. It’s pretty overpowering but a chicken tender is a chicken tender after all. Why not plus it up with some herbs and spices?
#6 – Sweet ‘n’ Sour
- It is what it is. It’s a good sauce with a pineapple taste to it. The sweet and sour can be more sweet than anything and makes for a good sauce for kids. Just don’t expect more than the name.
#7 – Wasabi Honey
- Keeping with the sweetness is the Wasabi Honey. The sauce is all honey with a bit of Wasabi and lime for an interesting spicy kick. One of the more unique sauces so if you’re looking for a different kind of taste then go for it. It’s just very very sweet.
#8 – Habanero Hot Sauce
- If you’re looking for heat then this is the sauce for you. The most disappointing thing about it is that there’s really no flavor to it other than hot. It’s good on the sandwiches but not really great for dipping considering it’s very runny as you would expect from a hot sauce.
#9 – Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ
- The regular BBQ sauce that Chicken Guy! offers up doesn’t go further than it needs to. It tastes like a less thick and slightly off version of Sweet Baby Ray’s and that’s alright. It’s just not something I’d have again. This sauce mostly exists for picky people and children that enjoy Bourbon with their chicken tenders since that’s their only BBQ option other than Sriracha.
#10 – Nashville Hot Honey
- If you’re a fan of Nashville Hot Chicken then this is the sauce for you. I’d suggest using a lot, or just pour it on your tenders. It tastes a lot better once it’s had a second to soak into the batter on the chicken.
#11 – Bleu Cheese
- Alright, I love a good Blue Cheese, but this sauce is missing something when it comes down to it. It’s alright if you need it, but as a fan Blue Cheese over ranch I’d still go for their ranch over this. Here’s a handy formula for those who love chicken tender expressions: ((Chicken Guy! Ranch > Chicken Guy! Blue Cheese) < Regular Blue Cheese)
(Anything else not on the Skip List)
- With the other sauces offered the ingredients pretty much sum up the flavor. If it’s something you’re interested in trying then go for it. I wouldn’t pay extra to have a tiny cup of it, but if you want it then go for it.
- This makes a terrible dipping sauce because it’s so thick. It’s alright on the southwestern sandwich but you shouldn’t go for it at all for tender dipping. It’s literally guacamole so be weary of that when you go to order.
Curry Mayo / Spicy Mayo
- These would be good except it’s too much mayo flavor. If you love mayonnaise then you can probably get away with ordering one to try. Dipping chicken tenders in straight mayo may be one of the strangest things a person could do outside of this restaurant. If you order these for use on a sandwich then it’s a lot more understandable. Just be careful because you don’t want too much or else it gets kind of gross.
- While Teriyaki chicken isn’t anything new, this sauce just misses the mark compared to the other types of flavors offered. The balance of sweetness and soy sauce is way off and leaves you reaching for a different sauce after a single bite.