Church’s Chicken is rolling out a new menu item, Texas Chicken, for a limited time.  Texas Chicken, a half chicken, is marinated in special seasonings and cooked without batter or breading.  While the chicken is still hot, it is dusted with a special blend of Texas seasonings that melts into a barbecue glaze.  Texas Chicken will be available through July 28 at participating restaurants.

“Texas is the birthplace of Church’s Chicken and our chicken has been at the center of our culture since day one,” said Rob Crews, chief marketing officer for the company.  “Our product innovation team developed a whole new way to enjoy Church’s with a new menu item that pays tribute to Church’s Texas roots and some of the best barbecue in Texas.”  The launch of Church’s new advertising campaign starts with the introduction of Texas Chicken.

Meanwhile, Wendy’s is bringing back one of its most popular seasonal favorites–the Berry Almond Chicken Salad.  The salad combines a warm, grilled chicken breast on a blend of 11 types of field greens and topped with shaved Asiago cheese and California roasted almonds and is served with a signature fat-free raspberry vinaigrette dressing.  The salad will only be available throughout the summer.  The Berry Almond Chicken Salad joins Wendy’s year-round lineup of premium salads from its Garden Sensations line, which includes Apple Pecan Chicken, Spicy Chicken Caesar, BLT Cobb, and Baja.