Who doesn’t love a good fried chicken sandwich? Don’t get me wrong the fast food ones are good. And look I’ll never turn down Chick-fil-A. Ever. But a restaurant-quality chicken sandwich just hits differently and is a step above. So when I came across rankings from the Food Network on the best chicken sandwiches nationwide. I had to give it a look. They ranked 30 of the best of the “worth every calorie” sandwiches in the country. And one Asheville restaurant made the list making it the best chicken sandwich in North Carolina. And that’s some high praise.
Buxton Hall BBQ- The Best Chicken Sandwich In North Carolina
I’m actually surprised more North Carolina spots weren’t included on this list. As many times as I have visited Asheville, I haven’t visited Buxton Hall BBQ which is home to this elusive best chicken sandwich in North Carolina. Ashville-based chain Tupelo Honey has one I love though! But back to the best of the best. It’s the “Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich”. In addition to the mouth-watering buttermilk fried chicken, the sandwich also features Pimento & American cheese, white BBQ sauce, and pickles. And like any good sandwich it comes with your choice of some delicious sides including baked beans, cole slaw, corn pudding, fries, an intriguing watermelon & rib rub, mac and cheese, or collard greens.
Buxton Hall may be known and named for their BBQ, but that doesn’t mean you should skip out of the sandwich. And it’s not just the Food Network that raves about it. Reviewers on Buxton Hall’s website agree. One reviewer named Jamison says “If you are on a quest for the perfect buttermilk chicken sandwich, search no more!” “You can’t go wrong with ordering this,” says Heather. And another user Cary describes the sandwich as “crispy, delicious, and flavorful.” I’m convinced! I’ll be paying Buxton Hall a visit the next I’m in Asheville for sure! Read the full Food Network list here.