McDonald's McChicken
A Dollar Menu McChicken sold in the United States. This is equivalent to the Canadian Jr. Chicken Sandwich.
Nutritional value per serving
Serving size 1 sandwich, 5 oz (143 g)
Energy 360 kcal (1,500 kJ)
Carbohydrates 40 g (13%)
- Sugars 5 g
- Dietary fiber 2 g (7%)
Fat 16 g (25%)
- saturated 3 g (15%)
Protein 14 g
Vitamin A equiv. 0 μg (0%)
Vitamin C 1 mg (1%)
Calcium 100 mg (10%)
Iron 1.9 mg (15%)
Sodium 830 mg (55%)
Energy from fat 150 kcal (630 kJ)
Cholesterol 35 mg (11%)
May vary outside the United States.
Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults.
Source: [1]

The McChicken is a chicken sandwich sold by the international fast food chain McDonald's in many countries.


Product description

The sandwich consists of a toasted bun, breaded chicken breast meat patty, shredded lettuce, and mayonnaise.


McDonald's restaurants in the south and southwestern parts of the United States serve a variant called the Hot 'n Spicy.

In certain McDonald's franchises, the sandwich was adapted to appeal to the local population's tastes. For example, in Hawaii, the Ala Moana Shopping Center McDonald's created the McTeriChicken sandwich. "Teri," otherwise known as teriyaki sauce, is heavily used in Hawaii and has been applied in various McDonald's sandwiches (such as the McTeri Burger). In some countries such as India, the McChicken is a chicken burger on a sesame seed bun and it does not have a spicy taste. McDonald's restaurants in Singapore and India serve a spicy variant called the "McSpicy". Previously, the sandwich was for a time known as the "Cajun McChicken", but the name was changed to just "McChicken" around 2000, when a milder, softer chicken patty was introduced. The spicy variant is also available as the "Mega McSpicy", which consists of two spicy chicken patties.

Other variants available in some states and currently in test marketing include the Jalapeño Cheddar McChicken (adds Jalapeño peppers sauce and a slice of white cheddar cheese) and the Cheddar Onion McChicken (caramelized onions with a slice of white cheddar cheese) all on a toasted bun.

McDonald's restaurants in Taiwan feature Spicy McChicken sandwiches, a hot and spicy variant of the original. This is available on both the traditional bun, as well as a formed rice bun.

The version served in Spain comes with BBQ sauce in place of mayonnaise.

In Australia and New Zealand, the McChicken comes on a sesame seed bun with lettuce and "McChicken Sauce" and is slightly spiced. Originally the McChicken appeared in Australia as a "promotional" menu item but due to its popularity in this market it became a full time menu item.

Outside the United States, the McChicken comes on a sesame seed bun and is not spicy. Ths toasted bun version of the McChicken sold in the US is also sold in Canada as the Junior Chicken.


The sandwich was originally introduced in 1980 by Andrew Clark and Justice Newcomb; it proved to be a sales disappointment and was later replaced with the highly successful Chicken McNuggets. Following the success of McNuggets, the McChicken was reintroduced in 1988. The current McChicken sandwich recipe is somewhat spicier than the original. Additionally, in the United States, the sandwich is somewhat smaller than it was previously, as it is now on the Dollar Menu, which offers various food products for the price of US$1.00. In Canada, with McChicken still its original size, the one on its value menu ("Value Picks") is called Junior Chicken and is sold at $1.39 CAN.

The shaped chicken patty in the McChicken sandwich used to be 50% white meat and 50% dark meat. Beginning in late 2007 McDonald's started advertising that the McChicken contains only 100% white meat.

See also

  • List of sandwiches


External links

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