Whataburger Honey Barbeque Chicken Strip Sandwich

The Whataburger Honey Barbeque Chicken Strip Sandwich is one of their most loved chicken sandwich menu items. If you don’t live near a Whataburger, you can still make one of them at home.

Fried chicken strip sandwich with cheese and honey barbecue sauce.

If you have never been to Whataburger, you will soon find out that they sell much more than burgers. Some of their well-known menu items include their Chicken Fajitas, Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwiches, Cinnamon rolls, Honey-butter biscuits, Breakfast-on-a-bun. You will soon find that everything is cooked to order, and you can have your food customized any way you desire.

All about the Whataburger Honey Barbeque Chicken Strip Sandwich

Everyone who has discovered Whataburger, loves what you can get to eat there. Whataburger dates back to 1950 when Harmon Dobson envisioned a huge, five-inch burger that would make people say “What a burger!” The first restaurant, in Corpus Christi, Texas, only made $191 total in the first three days.

Then word got around that Harmon’s burgers were one inch bigger than everyone else’s and on the fourth day, Harmon recorded the following in his diary: “Big day – $141.80 – What a workhorse – 551 burgers.”

A Texas Treasure

In 1961, when Whataburger had over seventeen locations, the first iconic white-and-orange striped A-Frame restaurant building was opened in Odessa, Texas. The reason for the brightly-colored roofs? Harmon was a pilot and wanted them to be seen from the sky. (Sadly Harmon died in a plane crash in 1967.) In 2001, the same year the Honey BBQ Chicken Strip Sandwich made its debut, the Texas Legislature designated Whataburger an official Texas Treasure.

Today, Whataburger is still a family-owned business with more than 800 restaurants across ten states. Whatasuccess! Whataburger’s history is very interesting.

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Honey Barbeque Sauce

Get saucy – this sticky and sweet sauce is a big treat on chicken. I bet you didn’t know that you can purchase Whataburger’s Honey BBQ Sauce online. It’s so much easier to buy Whataburger’s authentic sauce than trying to make it yourself.

You can imagine you’re eating at a Whataburger’s while never leaving your house. Below are three links I found if you don’t happen to live near an HEB or Central Market store where you can just walk in and buy the sauce.

Other sauces that you should try are their spicy ketchup, their mustard, and their creamy pepper dressing. All are so good, it makes it hard when you go there when you have to decide which sauce you are going to enjoy.

Homemade Whataburger Honey Barbecue Chicken Strip Sandwich on a green plate



If you’ve never eaten one of these sandwiches, you’re about to find out just what you’ve been missing. If you’re not blessed with having a Whataburger near you, this mouthwatering sandwich can easily be made at home. Just be careful when you’re biting into this delicious sandwich that you don’t get BBQ sauce all over your shirt!

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Homemade Whataburger Honey BBQ Chicken Strip sandwich on a plate

Whataburger Honey Barbeque Chicken Strip Sandwich

Make your own Whataburger Honey BBQ Chicken Strip sandwich at home this is a great recipe to prepare one of Whataburgers Chicken Sandwiches.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Whataburger Honey Barbeque Chicken Strip Sandwich, Whataburger Recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 1230kcal


  • 8 slices Texas Toast
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 8 slices Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 4 tablespoons honey barbeque sauce

Chicken Strips

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • oil for frying


Chicken Tender Instructions

  • Make the seasoned flour by combining flour, salt, pepper, and garlic salt. Stir the flour until it is well blended.
  • Make a batter of the seasoned flour and buttermilk by pouring in about 1/2 cup of the buttermilk into the flour. You want the batter a little shaggy. 
  • Coat the chicken with the batter and place on a rack and allow it to dry. The batter may fall off when cooking if you don't allow the batter to try the chicken.
  • Discard remaining buttermilk.
  • Heat oil to 350 degrees.
  • Gently place 3 or 4 breaded chicken tenders into the hot oil. Cook chicken tenders a few at a time until they are golden brown. Drain on a clean wire rack that has been placed on top of a baking sheet. 

Chicken tender sandwich assembly

  • Butter both sides of the Texas Toast. Cook the bread on a skillet or a griddle until the bread is golden brown, flip the bread over and brown the other side of the bread.
  •  Place three chicken fingers on each four slices of bread, then top with 2 slices of Monterey Jack Cheese, and then spread about 1 tablespoon barbeque sauce on one slice of the bread.


Calories: 1230kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 67g | Fat: 63g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 197mg | Sodium: 2493mg | Potassium: 994mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1030IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 620mg | Iron: 16.1mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Eric Maccaughey

    5 stars
    This sandwich was great. I really missed not having these since I moved overseas. I can’t wait to check out more of your website if I could just look away from this tasty sandwich.

  2. baltisraul

    5 stars
    We now have 2 Whataburger’s in our town What a treat. Biggest burgers in all of franchisedum. This sauce is good on many things but it was made for fried chicken. Thanks, Steph for the recipe.

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