May 14, 2008

Review: McDonald's - Southern Style Chicken Sandwich

McDonald's Southern Style Chicken Sandwich box.I popped into McDonald's one night and saw something new on the menu, the Southern Style Chicken Sandwich for $2.89. Since I already tried Arby's lackluster Southern Style Chicken Sandwich, I decided to give the McDonald's version a try. As you can see above, the sandwich comes in a Big Mac-style clam shell made of recycled paper.
McDonald's Southern Style Chicken Sandwich opened up to show interior.
The sandwich is a good size, unlike Arby's snack-sized sandwich, and comes with a seasoned breaded chicken breast rather than the ground up meat you find in a Chicken McNugget. It's garnished simply with two pickle slices and served on a squishy-soft steamed bun.

Side view of McDonald's Southern Style Chicken Sandwich.The sandwich has a good bun to meat ratio! I was moderately surprised upon taking a bite; the chicken was substantial and quite flavorful.

While basically the same as the McDonald's hamburger bun, the bun for the Southern Style Chicken Sandwich has a noticeable sheen to it; the McDonald's website describes the bun as "steamy buttery tasting" and liquid margarine is listed as one of the ingredients, so maybe they brush the bun with margarine before steaming it. I didn't really taste any buttery-ness though.  I do have to note that the bun was moister and more squishy than McDonald's normal bun.

All-in-all, I have to say it's pretty good and definitely worth a try!


  1. I used my free coupon today. It was OK. Surprisingly crispy, but also surprisingly quite bland. And way too expensive for $2.89. If I actually had to pay for a chicken sandwich, for value and taste, I'd stick with the McChicken.

  2. i work at a mcdonalds, and the bun is the same as a regular hamburger bun. the difference is that we put it in a steamer as opposed to the toaster, so it's, well, "steamed." we have liquid margarine that gets sprayed onto the bun. this way people can get the sandwich without butter if they wish. oh, and the steamed bun is also used for the fish sammies. :D

  3. McEmployee: That would explain how I got a Southern Chicken Sandwich with a Filet-O-Fish patty instead of chicken one time... T_T

  4. Q: Aw i feel bad for you, that must have been horrible. Although one time I actually put a chicken patty on what was supposed to be a fish sandwich. Not to mention it was at the end of a grueling day, working two 6-hour shifts back to back. But at least i caught my mistake before it was delivered to the customer....

  5. What they do, is they put the bun in the steamer like they do for the fish sandwiches. I can't recall if they add the margarine on top or on the white part or not....I used to work there.


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