Official Review of McDonald’s Spicy Chicken McNuggets

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I made the pilgrimage to McDonald’s on Thursday to try their new spicy chicken McNuggets, an item that has been necessary for years and finally arrived recently.

My official review: Pretty good!

The texture, in the sense of the chicken and breading, was pretty similar to normal chicken McNuggets. The flavor, I thought, had a little bit more kick than Wendy’s spicy chicken nuggets. A quick note: the standard sauce for the McDonald’s spicy McNuggets is a buffalo sauce; instead of going spice on spice, I opted for ranch and felt that those flavors complemented each other quite well.

One more thing: Not sure if this is universal or was a quirk with the specific McDonald’s I went to in Chicago, but it was $2 for six spicy McNuggets and would’ve cost $4.59 for 10. Therefore, it’s a complete no-brainer if you’re hungry two get two six-packs instead of 10. Also, the best value was through a special on the app, where you could get 20 spicy McNuggets for $5. However, I was not *starving* and did not have anyone to share with, so that bulk purchase was not in the cards for me.

The bottom line is that if you like spicy chicken and you like normal McDonald’s chicken McNuggets, you’ll enjoy this new offering. I recommend pairing it with ranch. BBQ sauce could also be good, though I can’t speak to that from firsthand experience.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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  1. WTF does this have to do with anything? What, you’re doing McD commercials now? Is anyone really wondering about this or having a problem deciding on 6 or 10 McNuggs ? If so, damn get help…
    Thank you so much for clearing up this controversy….

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