Review: Jack in the Box Popcorn Chicken

Jack in the Box Popcorn Chicken

What makes Jack in the Box’s Popcorn Chicken so popular? Well, imagine bite-sized, breaded pieces of 100% all-white meat chicken that come in both Classic and Spicy flavors. It’s the perfect snack to satisfy your cravings. Plus, every order includes your choice of dipping sauce, making it even more enjoyable.

The Crunchy and Flavorful Delight

Jack in the Box Spicy Popcorn Chicken

When it comes to the Spicy Popcorn Chicken, the first thing you’ll notice is its rich and tantalizing flavor. It’s reminiscent of Jack’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich, but with an extra kick. Don’t worry if you’re not a fan of spicy food; the heat is subtle and won’t overwhelm your taste buds. The ranch and honey mustard sauces complement the Spicy Popcorn Chicken perfectly, enhancing the overall experience.

Classic vs. Spicy: The Battle of Flavors

Jack in the Box Classic Popcorn Chicken

While both the Classic and Spicy varieties are delicious, my personal preference leans towards the Classic Popcorn Chicken. The golden brown coating is simply irresistible, and the perfectly seasoned breading adds an extra layer of flavor. It’s so good that you might even enjoy it without any dipping sauce. And let’s not forget the juicy and meaty pieces of chicken that make every bite a delight.

The Perfect Combo Box

Jack in the Box Classic Popcorn Chicken Juicy

If you want to make the most of your Jack in the Box Popcorn Chicken experience, I highly recommend going for the combo box. Not only do you get double the chicken, but it also comes with small fries and a small drink. Trust me, it’s worth it. The only downside is that the container is a bit small, but that won’t stop you from savoring every crispy and flavorful piece.

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Final Thoughts

I must admit, Jack in the Box’s Popcorn Chicken has won me over. Unlike their nuggets, which don’t quite measure up to the offerings from McDonald’s or Wendy’s, the Popcorn Chicken is a standout. The Classic and Spicy flavors both have their own unique appeal, so feel free to mix and match according to your taste preferences. So why wait? Treat yourself to the delightful crunch and flavor of Jack in the Box’s Popcorn Chicken today. You won’t be disappointed.

Purchased Price: $5.99 each*
Size: N/A
Rating: 7 out of 10 (Classic), 7 out of 10 (Spicy)
Nutrition Facts:
Classic – 260 calories, 9 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 40 milligrams of cholesterol, 1120 milligrams of sodium, 25 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and 17 grams of protein.
Spicy – 260 calories, 1 gram of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 3 grams of trans fat**, 45 milligrams of cholesterol, 1290 milligrams of sodium, 24 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and 18 grams of protein.

*Because I live on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, things are a bit pricier here. You’ll probably pay less than I did.

Disclaimer: I suspect that the fat numbers for the Spicy one, taken from Jack in the Box’s website prior to publication, are incorrect.