May 25, 2010

McDonald's Hot 'n Spicy McChicken Sandwich

mcchicken.jpgThe other night I was coming home from a night out on the town and started craving some late-night dining. Like many people with this sudden inclination, I typically end up at Taco Bell. However, tonight my cravings were homing in on something more classic: McDonaldís fries. Approaching the drive-thru (again, Iím sure like many in this situation), everything suddenly sounded delicious. I ended up sticking to the dollar menu and ordered a small fry and, in a first for me, a Hot ín Spicy McChicken Sandwich. Being a big fan of their regular McChicken sandwich, a go-to of mine when Iím dining on a budget, I was hopeful that I would have another regular item on my spend-as-little-as-I-can-on-food-and-still-be-satisfied menu. The Hot Ďn Spicy McChicken consists of the exact same ingredients--mayo, lettuce, and fried chicken patty--as a typical McChicken, except this time around the Chicken Patty has additional herbs and spices that turn the fried patty a tint of red. After my first bite I was pleasantly surprised that this sandwich actually had a bit of a kick, atypical of spicy foods at most fast food restaurants. Unfortunately, after consuming more, I just wasnít that impressed. The McChicken is beautiful because it is simple: fried chicken, lettuce, and mayo. The addition of the herbs and spices tries to turn it into a premium offering, when the one dollar price point and therefore cheaper ingredients suggests otherwise.

Phoood rating: So-so

Posted by Matt on May 25, 2010
Comments:

I wonder if this sandwich is similar to the Cajun McChicken I used to get practically every day when I was in high school? The next time I'm near a McDonald's, and I'm hungry, I'll have to try one and see.

Posted by: J P Hays at June 11, 2010 12:04 PM
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