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Wendy’s Hot Honey Chicken Biscuit Review: New Breakfast Sandwich

Wendy's hot honey chicken biscuit breakfast with seasoned potatoes and ketchup on a wrapper with the Wendy's logo in red.

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We tried out the new Hot Honey Chicken Biscuit from Wendy’s new breakfast menu. Overall, it was a big miss in our view. See our video review below to see why.

New Wendy’s Hot Honey Chicken Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich

On February 8th, 2022, Wendy’s launched a new breakfast sandwich nationwide — a hot honey and habanero flavored chicken buttermilk biscuit. This is the fast food chain’s first addition to its breakfast menu that it launched a few weeks before the pandemic in 2020.

According to a February 2, 2022 press release, Carl Loredo, Wendy’s chief marketing officer said that the company was trying to blend the sweetness of honey with a kick of fiery habanero in their new breakfast offering.

“Others may do chicken sandwiches, but at Wendy’s we actually craft chicken sandwiches with flavor,” Loredo said in the press release. “As the Queen of Spice, we’re constantly looking for new ways to upgrade our already famous spicy chicken sandwich, and our talented culinary team knew we could bring the Hot Honey trend to the table in a way no one else could.”

What We Think Of Wendy’s Hot Honey Chicken Biscuit

Actually, nothing could be further from the truth with Wendy’s new sweet-n-spicy chicken biscuit offering. It is all sweet and no spice. We tried it out from a location in the Northeastern US, along with their honey butter biscuits (plain) and Seasoned Potatoes (with cracked black pepper and garlic powder).

The hot honey chicken biscuit was a big miss on spiciness and overall taste. It is almost impossible to taste any of the habanero spice. The most dominant flavor is the sweetness of the honey. What is worse is that the fried chicken fillet is dry. And so is the biscuit.

A biscuit this dry is better suited with creamy white sausage gravy. Not on its own in a breakfast sandwich like this one. We were disappointed in this new offering from Wendy’s. On the other hand, the Seasoned Potatoes were a refreshing twist of pepper and garlic. Too bad there is nothing else from Wendy’s breakfast menu to pair it with.

Video Review Of Wendy’s Hot Honey Chicken Biscuit

You can watch our quick video take on the Hot Honey Chicken Biscuit from Wendy’s here. See for yourself why the offering has little appeal. Even on screen, the supposedly spicy chicken biscuit appears unappealing and dry. All honey and no habanero spicy kick. Designed to please those who favor sweetness to spiciness.

If you want to still try it out, the Hot Honey Chicken Biscuit is available nationwide for $3.19 during breakfast hours.

History Of Wendy’s Breakfast Offerings And Other New Items

A Wendy's storefront on a dark evening with a person walking to the restaurant in the parking lot.

Wendy’s launched their breakfast offerings in 2022. This is the first time that they are adding a menu item in the breakfast category. A hot honey chicken sandwich (on a bun) is also debuting on February 8, 2022 and costs $5.99.

Hot Honey Chicken Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich

Wendy’s (Dublin, OH); Release Date: 08 February 2022

Our Rating:

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Product Information: Hot Honey Chicken Biscuit

NameHot Honey Chicken Biscuit
Release DateFebruary 08, 2022
Menu AvailabilityBreakfast menu timings per individual restaurants
Manufacturer’s Description (per press release of 02/02/2022)As the first new addition to the breakfast menu since the daypart’s 2020 launch, the Hot Honey Chicken Biscuit spices up the morning with an all-white meat breakfast chicken fillet drizzled with hot honey sauce and served on a warm, fluffy buttermilk biscuit. While the Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich heats up the rest of day menu with our beloved spicy all-white meat chicken breast, melted Pepper Jack cheese, three strips of Applewood smoked bacon, and crispy pickle chips, all topped with decadent hot honey and housed on a toasted premium bun. A little sweet. A little heat. A lot of good.

Nicolette Fernandes is Master Influencer Magazine’s shopping, beauty and fashion executive editor. She has over 10 years of experience in advising clients on wardrobe construction and styles.


Wendy’s; Hot Honey Chicken Biscuit; Breakfast; Spicy Food; Fast Food; Video Review

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