McDonald’s Hot N Spicy McChicken – the best budget buy?

McDonald's Hot N Spicy McChicken

Spicy this, spicy that, spice is hitting fast food menus in a big way. You could say it’s THE big thing right now. From McDonald’s new Spicy Nuggets through to Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich and KFC’s Colonel Sandwich – the heat is here!

Lurking amidst the menu boards of McDonald’s though, is this stalwart, that personally I think is hugely underrated. Behold the McDonald’s Hot N Spicy McChicken – a superstar of the value menu:

McDonald's Hot N Spicy McChicken top down
McDonald’s Hot N Spicy McChicken top down
McDonald's Hot N Spicy McChicken side view
McDonald’s Hot N Spicy McChicken side view
McDonald's Hot N Spicy McChicken inside
McDonald’s Hot N Spicy McChicken inside
McDonald's Hot N Spicy McChicken interior
McDonald’s Hot N Spicy McChicken interior
McDonald's Hot N Spicy McChicken interior close up
McDonald’s Hot N Spicy McChicken interior close up

The Hot N Spicy McChicken is a relatively thin sandwich, its not much bigger than the basic McD burger overall. The exterior of the patty has a slightly crisp finish from the breaded coating, which is where you’ll find the ‘spicy’ part of this dish.

The heat level won’t worry any chilli heads at all. It lies a little bit between black pepper and cayenne, and can generate just a little forehead and brow sweat. The heat dissipates quick and for me never becomes unappaleaing.

The interior chicken is reformed and processed but I don’t find it too spongy. Every single Hot N Spicy McChicken I’ve sampled has been plenty juicy. The kicker is that this sandwich is usually just a buck. A measly dollar.

The bargain price of a buck means you can double or triple up this burger and not hurt your wallet. I love to make a Double Hot N Spicy McChicken for example:

Double McDonald's Hot N Spicy McChicken
Double McDonald’s Hot N Spicy McChicken
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Hi there, I'm Stuart, nice to meet you. I'm a food writer of more than 15+ years experience writing about food and drink in all its forms, fine dining through the to the grocery store. I've also got a secret obsession with fast food too... You can email via stuart@amatteroftaste.xyz