McDonald’s to spice up chicken menu next month

CHICAGO, ILL – If you like chicken and you love a little spice, you’ll be lovin’ McDonald’s this fall.

The restaurant will debut Spicy Chicken McNuggets and Mighty Hot Sauce, along with a new McFlurry flavor for a limited time beginning Sept. 16.

The new McNuggets are 100% white meat chicken breaded with a sizzling tempura coating made of both cayenne and chili peppers.

The new Mighty Hot Sauce boasts a powerful blend of crushed red peppers and spicy chilis. The new dipping sauce is the first new sauce innovation since 2017 and the hottest one available at McDonald’s.

“This is the first time we’ve introduced a new flavor of our classic Chicken McNuggets in the U.S. since they came to menus in 1983,” said Linda VanGosen, vice president of menu innovation. “As our customers have been asking for Spicy McNuggets for some time now, we couldn’t think of a better time to bring them to our menus. We can’t wait for McNuggets fans to get a taste of these new spicy options.”

To take cool down the heat, the restaurant will introduce the new Chips Ahoy! McFlurry. The treat features vanilla soft-serve, caramel topping and Chips Ahoy! cookie pieces blended throughout. 

The Chips Ahoy! McFlurry will be available in snack and regular sizes for a limited time at participating U.S. restaurants nationwide beginning Sept. 16.

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