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Mar 7, 2019

McDonald's Tests Mighty Chicken Sandwich and Mighty Chicken Tenders in Augusta, GA

McDonald's is testing two new Mighty Chicken sandwiches as well as new Mighty Chicken Tenders in about 35 restaurants in the Augusta, GA area.

It's not exactly clear how the new Mighty Chicken menu items differ from the chain's current Buttermilk Crispy chicken but the chain describes the new chicken as "lightly-breaded and seasoned all-white meat chicken" that is "served hot, juicy and tender, delivering a delicious and craveable chicken experience."

The two new sandwiches are as follows:

- Mighty Chicken Sandwich - A crispy-fried Mighty Chicken filet served with two pickles on a buttered and toasted Artisan roll. It sounds a lot like Chick-fil-A's original Chicken Sandwich and the rival chain is headquartered in Georgia. It's not the first time that McDonald's has tried a Chick-fil-A-like sandwich; they put out a similar sandwich in 2008.

- Mighty Chicken Deluxe - A crispy-fried Mighty Chicken filet served with leaf lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a buttered and toasted Artisan roll.

Like Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Tenders, Mighty Chicken Tenders come in 4-, 6-, and 10-piece servings.

The Mighty Chicken filet will also be used in crispy chicken salads and crispy chicken Signature Crafted Recipe sandwiches at the test restaurants.

If you're in the Augusta area, on March 14, you can sample Mighty Chicken Tenders for free from during 11 AM – 1 PM local time at participating Augusta-area McDonald’s restaurants.

For reference, here's the ingredient list for the new Mighty Chicken filet, followed by the ingredients for McDonald's current crispy chicken filet:

MIGHTY CHICKEN FILLET AUGUSTA
Ingredients: Chicken Breast Fillets with Rib Meat, Wheat Flour, Water, Vegetable Oil (Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil), Corn Starch, Salt, Leavening (Baking Soda, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate), Spices, Buttermilk, Dextrose, Sugar, Modified Potato Starch, Onion Powder, Rice Flour, Yellow Corn Flour, Garlic Powder, Sodium Phosphates, Monosodium Glutamate, Natural Flavors, Maltodextrin, Yeast Extract, Yeast, Arabic Gum, Xanthan Gum.

BUTTERMILK CRISPY CHICKEN FILLET
Ingredients: Chicken Breast Fillets with Rib Meat, Water, Vegetable Oil (Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil), Wheat Flour, Bread Crumbs (Wheat Flour, Vinegar, Sea Salt, Baking Soda, Inactive Yeast, Natural Flavor), Potato Starch, Buttermilk (Cultured Nonfat Milk, Salt, Sodium Citrate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D3), Salt, Citric Acid, Rice Starch, Palm Oil, Corn Starch, Rice Flour, Yellow Corn Flour, Natural Flavors, Spices, Baking Soda, Sugar, Garlic Powder, Xanthan Gum, Maltodextrin.

The Mighty Chicken name brings to mind McDonald's Mighty Wings, which were last seen in 2014 and were only available on a limited time basis. Like Mighty Chicken, Mighty Wings were also tested in Georgia.

Photo via McDonald's.


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