Aug 11, 2011

Review: McDonald's - New Premium Grilled Chicken Classic Sandwich

McDonald's new Premium Grilled Chicken Classic Sandwich replaces their previous grilled chicken sandwich with a new bakery-style bun and a new, lower-sodium chicken breast filet; the rest is much the same with leafy green lettuce, a slice of tomato and mayo.

The price is at the lower end of comparable sandwiches at $3.79.

I already tried the Crispy version of McDonald's new Premium Chicken Sandwiches, I thought I'd give the healthier grilled version a go.
What really sets the Premium Grilled Chicken Classic Sandwich from other similar premium chicken offerings by other fast food chains is really the bun. It's not as soft or squishy and is instead, heartier. I like the difference, it sets the sandwich apart from other menu items and gives it a more "premium" feel if only because it's different. It could have stood to be toasted a bit better.
The sandwich also goes with leafy green lettuce which tends to wilt under heat (like say from a grilled chicken breast filet) but is a more upscale, healthier option than the typical iceberg lettuce.
Everything else is pretty standard. The chicken wasn't the moistest but it wasn't the driest either, falling somewhere in between. It was seasoned well to good effect and reasonably thick. It did tend to slip around a bit though, leaving me with a couple bites of just bun.

Overall, McDonald's Premium Grilled Chicken Sandwich is pretty good and just a little bit more "premium" than other competitors in the segment. I'd still go for the crispy version for the added texture and crunch.

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Nutritional Info - McDonald's Premium Grilled Chicken Classic Sandwich - 7 ounce (200g)
Calories - 350 (Calories from Fat - 80)
Fat - 9g (Saturated Fat - 2g)
Sodium - 820mg
Carbs - 42g (Sugar - 8g)
Protein - 28g


  1. so wait that lettuce is healthier?

  2. According to Colorado State University's Extension, there's a big difference in the nutritional value of different types of lettuce.

  3. "Red and dark green leafy vegetables are generally higher in nutrients than light-colored greens."


  4. New sandwiches are GROSS!  I used to go to McDonalds just for their old Chicken sandwiches.  Now I will be be going to McDonalds at all!!!

  5. how much does a crispy chicken sandwich cost???


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