Watch Caleb Lee Hutchinson Take the Chicken Sandwich Challenge

Caleb Lee Hutchinson is a self-proclaimed chicken sandwich expert, so Country Now decided to put his taste buds to the…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 6, 2019


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Caleb Lee Hutchinson; Photo by Osprey Media

Caleb Lee Hutchinson is a self-proclaimed chicken sandwich expert, so Country Now decided to put his taste buds to the test with the Chicken Sandwich Challenge.

Watch below as the former American Idol finalist conducts a blind taste test and judges five chicken sandwiches based on presentation, taste and texture. At the end, he makes an attempt to guess which restaurant each chicken sandwich is from and crowns the overall winner of the challenge.

“I’m known for a lot of things: being incredibly handsome, being incredibly athletic, being incredibly talented, being incredibly humble. But one thing that I prize about myself over all other things is my ability to eat fried chicken sandwiches,” Hutchinson jokes in the clip.

Does the best chicken sandwich come from Popeyes, Chick-fil-A, Zaxby’s or somewhere entirely different? The results may surprise you! Click below to watch.

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Caleb Lee Hutchinson was a fan-favorite on season one of ABC’s American Idol reboot and recently returned to the spotlight with the release of a self-titled EP. Produced by Grammy winner Kristian Bush of Sugarland, the six-track release finds the Georgia native staying true to his classic country roots.

Hutchinson currently has a number of tour dates scheduled through mid-December. Click HERE to see if he’s coming to a city near you.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.