Last week I wrote that McDonald’s would be offering new Crispy Chicken Sandwiches to compete with the likes of Chic-fil-A and Popeyes.
The sandwiches debuted today, so we stopped by a local McD’s after we picked up the kids to give the new menu items a try!McDonald’s is offering three version of their new Crispy Chicken Sandwich. We decided to give two of them a try.I had to taste McDonald’s Crispy Chicken sandwich I was also interested in the spicy version.
They’re topped with crinkle cut pickles which I left off. We did ask for some on the side for my 9-year old Lucas. The sandwich is served on a toasted and buttered potato roll.
The spicy version is the same with the difference being the Spicy Pepper Sauce.
Here are some more details about the McDonald’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich:
Crispy Chicken Sandwich: $4.89When I pulled the sandwich out, I thought the bun looked pretty good, it also had a nice squishy feel to it. The chicken looked pretty good but not quite like it did in the advertising. (This wasn’t so surprising…) When I bit in, I felt that the sandwich lived up to its name; this was a pretty crispy sandwich! However, I felt that the chicken could’ve used some more flavor or seasoning.
The most noticeable flavor was from the buttery bun. The chicken also could’ve been a bit juicier. I’d say this is decent fast food chicken sandwich and a step in the right direction for McDonald’s
Spicy Chicken Sandwich: $4.99The most noticeable different between the Crispy and Spicy sandwich was the yellowy-orange sauce. One other thing I noticed was that the two chicken fillets looked a bit different in terms of their shape.When I gave the Spicy chicken a try, I immediately felt that it was way too hot. Otherwise, this was the same sandwich!
I didn’t hate the sauce but I’d stick with the regular Crispy version if I order one of these sandwiches again.
Overall, McDonald’s did improve their menu offerings with these new additions. However, I feel that these chicken sandwiches would definitely rank behind Chic-fil-A and Popeye’s.
Also, when it came to price, a McD’s sandwich is around $5, around the same price as Chic-fil-A. Popeye’s feels like a bargain at $3.99.
In the end, Chic-fil-A is still my favorite fast food chicken sandwich.
Find out more about the new McDonald’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich here.
Check out my other McDonald’s Reviews:
- USA (Mozzarella Sticks)
- Costa Rica
- American Samoa
- The Netherlands
- Sri Lanka
- USA (McRib)
McDonald’s McMansions in the United States