Robyn Lane

Robyn Lane

Robyn Lane

Before we get to the great local businesses, I’m giving you a heads up on some of the fast food chains who have deals today mostly for rewards members through their apps.

1. Popeyes: A free second chicken sandwich if you order a combo meal.

2. Burger King: A free Royal Crispy Chicken sandwich if you spend $5.

3. Wingstop: A buy-one-get-one deal if you use the code “BOGOSAMMY”.

4. KFC: A free chicken sandwich if you spend $15 and order through DoorDash or Uber Eats. Or, 50% off chicken sandwiches if you use Grubhub.

I have my favorites here on or near the Jersey Shore. There’s one in Ocean County and one in Monmouth County that I particularly love. Both places make Fried chicken sandwiches that ring my bell.

Each place has their own special recipe. Each place also has a favorite brand of chicken they use to make their sandwiches.

I love how unique each place is when it comes to putting together a fried chicken sandwich.
The type of bread makes a difference. So do the spices, condiments, vegetables, and anything else that makes their fried chicken sandwich stand out from their competitors.

One of the most unusual versions of the fried chicken sandwich I ever had was at someone’s house. It was an Italian fried chicken sandwich.

It was so good I can’t still taste it. The herbs and spices in the batter were so vibrant. The crunch on the chicken was so incredible, I guarantee it would have registered on a decibel meter.
The combination of the melted mozzarella, tomato, mayo, salt, pepper and granulated garlic that topped this masterfully made sandwich was perfect. Oh, and the bread was a homemade ciabatta roll. Now I’m starving.

Time to check out the places that make a bangin’ fried chicken sandwich here on the Shore.

  • Chicken Town - 931 Fischer Blvd #19, Toms River, NJ 08753

    The Bellcrest Shopping Center Has Excellent foods joints including Chicken Town. I like love their juicy fried chicken breast sandwich. I add mayo, salt and pepper, so delicious.

  • The Chicken or the Egg - 207 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven, NJ 08008

    We all know they have mad wings at this joint, but to not try any of their fried chicken sandwiches is a crime. The Chicken Slammer is my 1st choice. It’s a fried chicken breast with bacon, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and chipolte BBQ sauce on a pub roll.

  • Hoagitos - 807 Belmar Plaza, Belmar, NJ 07719 & 2005 NJ-35 #06, Oakhurst, NJ 07755

    Several nice and crispy chicken sandwiches can be found here. It’s their specialty!   They serve fried chicken sandwiches, sliders, and more. Hoagitos is the latest restaurant to develop out of the flourishing trend of mixing fast food convenience with high quality fare. Next on my list will be the Finger Licker– a crispy chicken thigh. with honey butter, shredded lettuce, bread & butter pickles, and roasted garlic mayo. 


  • Woodchucks BBQ - 3009 NJ-88, Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

    Over by Rita’s Ice on 88, this place serves up slammin’ hickory smoked ribs and other BBQ joint staples, but the buttermilk fried chicken tenders sandwich is what you want to order next time you go there. They top it with cheddar and bacon and serve it on a brioche roll. Add an onion brick to the mix and life gets better.





  • The Galley - 1313 Memorial Dr, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

    My absolute favorite in Monmouth County! This decision is a tough call because they are all appealing and delicious. Any buttermilk brined and breaded organic Bell & Evans chicken thigh sandwich will be suit my taste. You can opt for the buttermilk brined organic Bell & Evans breast if that’s your thing. I might have to go with the Nashville Hot Chicken sandwich on my next visit.




  • Simply Southern - 817 Belmar Plaza, Belmar, NJ 07719

    It’s right near Hoagitos, but very different from their options. This is a Southern recipe my friend. Founded by former NFL Player & NY Giant Rasheed Simmons and his mom Rita Simmons. These nice folks will take you and your palate on a journey of the Deep South with recipes passed down from generation to generation .

    The chicken sandwich is a fried chicken breast on a lettuce bed, topped with homemade peach hot sauce and pickles.





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