McDonald’s Nacho Chicken Fiesta Sandwich

Review of McDonald’s Nacho Chicken Fiesta Sandwich

Website: http://www.mcdonalds.co.uk/ukhome/product_nutrition.chicken.1414.nacho-chicken-fiesta-sandwich.html

What they say:

Enjoy a fiesta of flavours with crispy chicken, topped with a zingy salsa sauce, cool sour cream, crunchy nachos and iceberg lettuce.

Price: £2.99, £1.99 on Fridays.

Calories: 576 kcal.

With the build-up and promotional machine surrounding McDonald’s latest burger, The Grand, perhaps the entire marketing budget was spent. Because, without any fuss or fanfare, the Nacho Chicken Fiesta has joined the line-up for a limited time. It seems terribly unfair because this is a really excellent burger.

McDonald’s Nacho Chicken Fiesta
New at McDonald’s…

When I got to the counter, I scanned the board for it and eventually found it – having been placed in the “Deli” section. As far as I can see, this effectively means you choose from a selection of contents and whether to have it in a wrap or a bun.

I ordered mine and it came out quickly. I took it to my table and discovered I’d been given a McChicken Sandwich. When I took it back there was a small amount of confusion as to what this Nacho thing was, but with such an understated release, that isn’t surprising (Burger Lad® had reported a long wait for the wrap the previous evening).

McDonald’s Nacho Chicken Fiesta
Deli presentation…

Granted, the Nacho Chicken Fiesta Sandwich is a bit of a clunky name. Three words maximum I’d say. It’s not snappy like The Grand (which is probably only beaten in the shortest name awards by the M). The name probably has something to do with it being put in the Deli section, which I must admit, I didn’t even know existed, until today.

Don’t let the name put you off though. This is a great addition. It comes in an oval bun, shaped similarly to the Legend range. The bun itself looked pretty good.

McDonald’s Nacho Chicken Fiesta
Great set of ingredients…

Inside, my chicken piece hadn’t been cut in to like the picture on the website. But having been back to the counter once already, I wasn’t going back again.

Along with the breaded chicken, there was lettuce, salsa, mayo and of course nachos. The “fiesta” in the name probably comes from the interplay between the slightly spicy salsa and the cool mayo. This isn’t a novel pairing, but it works really well. There was just the right amount of each, under the chicken, dancing a perfect tango on my taste buds.

The chicken itself was also very good. McDonald’s chicken usually is, I must say. Quite heavily breaded, it was nice and crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.

McDonald’s Nacho Chicken Fiesta
Inside the Nacho Chicken Fiesta…

The crispness of course was amplified by the defining feature – four nachos laid out across the bottom. Again, not novel but works really well. The crunch these gave throughout was extremely satisfying. I felt like punching the air every time. Yes, it was about as pleasurable as the feeling an eight-year-old gets when he cracks the ice on a frozen puddle.

I have no idea why this has been sneaked onto the menu without introduction, but I hope that this review goes some way to giving this terrific chicken burger the recognition it deserves.

McDonald’s Nacho Chicken Fiesta
Quietly released new burger…

Could it have been better? Yes, possibly a slight bit of nacho cheese sauce, but that’s a very minor thing. The fact of the matter is that I thoroughly enjoyed a burger that had no beef, no cheese and no bacon and that doesn’t happen very often.

I think you will enjoy it too. Let us know in the comments what you think.

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2 thoughts on “McDonald’s Nacho Chicken Fiesta Sandwich

  • 7th February 2015 at 6:45 pm
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    I got one of these last night and its a good thing I was in the drive-thru or else I would've raised a bit of hell. Got home, only two nachos, no salsa, too much mayo and only a smidgen of lettuce. It was as bland as you could make it without the salsa and soggy crisps.

    I'm going to see about getting the wrap today instead (I think a Wrap would work better than a bun). I'm also going to scrutinise the hell out of it before I drive home.

     
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  • 25th February 2015 at 10:00 am
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    I'm addicted to the cooked (not grilled) chicken delis. I agree they don't do enough promotion about them, though I am seeing deli promos popping up on bus stops where I live and work.

    Love the nacho deli though, really tasty and as you say, the filings work well.

     
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