Mar 11, 2013

News: McDonald's - New Hot 'n Spicy McChicken on the Dollar Menu

McDonald's adds a spicier version of the McChicken to their value-priced Dollar Menu with the new Hot 'n Spicy McChicken. The sandwich offers the same shredded iceberg lettuce, mayo, and hamburger bun of the original, but with a spicier chicken patty with a redder hue to it.

The sandwich is available for $1 in most markets.

While the sandwich is new to the national stage, it has made its appearance here and there throughout the years. It was offered in New York last year and was regularly offered in Nevada. I tried it a long time ago while passing through Central California and remember it being pretty good with a nice kick (look for a proper review soon!).

A thought though: Having ordered a Southern Chicken sandwich before and gotten a Filet-O-Fish patty inside it, I'm a bit worried some hapless customer will get more heat than they bargained for in a McChicken mix up.

Nutritional Info - McDonald's Hot 'n Spicy McChicken - 5.1 oz (146g)
Calories - 380 (from Fat - 160)
Fat - 17g (Saturated Fat - 3g)
Sodium - 1030mg
Carbs - 41g (Sugar - 22g)
Protein - 15g


  1. In Colorado it has been part of the dollar menu for at least a decade. However, we do not have the original McChicken aka the non-spicy version.

  2. In Georgia, we had this version for like a year on the dollar menu, and we still have the regular version too.

  3. My local McDonalds has a 2 for $5 combo going (2 spicy sandwiches, fries, drink). Seems like an okay deal considering how small those McChicken sandwiches are. I definitely have to try it out and see how it fairs against Carl Jr.s 99 cent spicy sandwich.

  4. Many locations in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada and Texas have only the spicy version. I love the regular McChicken, and the Hot n Spicy is good as well. I get it with extra mayo to counter the heat.

  5. GarveyCeyRusellLopesMonday, March 11, 2013

    had this in Arizona a couple of years ago. it sure does pack a kick. its legit spice versus the regular mchicken which is all black pepper

  6. I remember it was part of a $5 value meal deal a few years back, so it's pretty cool that it's just $1 now. A welcome addition to the $1 menu, though just for the moment. They need to offer more variety on that menu in order to attract budget-conscious customers. Adding snackwraps to the $1 menu would make them more competitive with other fast food places that offer tacos two for $1. I'd also like to see something incorporating chicken tenders with fries in one box. Sometimes, I just want fries and chicken tenders (not nuggets), not burgers and sandwiches.

  7. You won't be happy with this story then which says that McDonald's is dropping the chicken tenders.

  8. Our McDonalds doesn't know the difference between regular and spicy. Only one listing in the menu McChicken and you always get spicy.

  9. I keep seeing folks taking about this, but we have had them here on the dollar menu for maybe 10 years. Always my go to cheap meal.

  10. In Texas it has been available since forever. The non spicy version is also avail.

  11. I didn't know there was a regular McChicken until I went to North Dakota. Here in Colorado we only have the spicy version.


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