May 21, 2012

Review: Jack in the Box - Chicken Nuggets

Jack in the Box's new Chicken Nuggets are a new value-option on the menu and are your standard breaded, all-white meat chicken nuggets.

My local Jack in the Box have them at $1.29 for five pieces.

Update: 12/21/12: Jack is also doing a promotion where, similar to McDonald's, you can get 20 nuggets for $4.99.

Jack's Chicken Nuggets are a bit of a keeping-up-with-the-Jones addition to the menu. A "Yes, we have chicken nuggets" type of deal.

They are most similar to Wendy's Chicken Nuggets which, in turn, are similar to the frozen ones you buy at the supermarket.

The flavor is almost overly salty, but fairly neutral otherwise which makes them ideal for dipping in sauce. I tried the barbecue sauce with them and they went well together.

The exterior exhibited a thin crust and satisfying crispness; better than you get at home in the microwave or oven. The chicken itself was moist, but not quite juicy.

Breaded nuggets aren't my preference, but this version is done well and make a welcome addition to the random cravings available on the Jack in the Box menu.

Nutritional Info - Jack in the Box Chicken Nuggets - 6 piece (not sure why they list 6 pieces when they sell them in 5 pieces)
Calories - 240 (from Fat - 150)
Fat - 17g (Saturated Fat - 2g)
Sodium - 600mg
Carbs - 13g (Sugar - 0g)
Protein - 9g


  1. Good review. I agree, these didn't blow my mind or anything, but I thought they were pretty reasonable for the price.

  2. Does anyone know a full list of the 7 sauses to choose from?

  3. BBQ, Ranch, Honey Mustard, Sweet and Sour, Teriyaki, Buffalo (says its Franks Red Hot but the salt level is about four times more than that of Franks) and Marinara.

  4. I'm not sure if it's just the jack in the box in my area, but these nuggets are the most disgusting I've ever tasted from a fast food restaurant. And I really do mean that. I agree that they do taste like the frozen ones from the grocery store except I'm sure they'd come out much better if they were simply baked.


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