Review of McDonald’s Cajun Crispy Chicken Sandwich
What they say:
Crispy chicken with crisp lettuce, roasted peppers, a slice of cheese and a Cajun mayo in a toasted roll.
Kcal: 680 for the sandwich only.
As the horse meat ‘crisis’ continues we decided to try something different in our latest review. An item from McDonald’s had been calling to me recently… ever so softly… almost like a whisper… ”Burger Lad….Burger Lad….review me….review me now”.
What was this item calling to me? The McDonald’s Cajun Crispy Chicken Sandwich.
I believe this is a limited time only promotion but I may be incorrect on that assumption. Anyway, we had a thirty minute timeslot in which to get to the nearest Maccas and savour this Cajun offering.
It was quiet when we got there (thank goodness it was not half term week) and I soon placed my order. I had a feeling these would need to be made-up from scratch and this was confirmed when I was told it would be a few minutes wait – always a good start!
I could see the sandwich being made up in the back and it wasn’t long before we made our way to a table. After the usual photo shoot I was ready – as you can see from the picture it was nicely packaged up.
I peeled the wrapper off my lunch date and was impressed with how well it had been put together.
The chicken, cheese and lettuce always works as a good combination and I was impressed after my very first bite.
Upon further inspection, I noticed the crispy coating on the chicken had a ‘herby’ flavour to it and it was pretty tasty too.
I forgot the sandwich contained the roasted red peppers so this was a pleasant ‘surprise’ when I found them and contributed to the overall flavour on offer. I picked one out and tried it on its own and it had a subtle, sweet taste.
The sub-style roll didn’t seem toasted to me but it was soft and fresh and held all the components nicely together.
I had a closer look at the chicken in the ‘semi burger style’ pieces and it had white breast meat and was fairly moist.
The Cajun mayo was a real winner.
I didn’t expect much in terms of heat but it did have a bit of a kick to it and had a real distinct flavour which complimented the rest of the ingredients.
If I could change one thing it would be the cheese – it’s your standard American from McDonald’s and I really believe they could have gone with a pepper jack on this one to really give it something extra. I imagine that cost savings is the reason why a different one is not added.
Overall, the sandwich is a decent size and a good lunch for anyone on the go (and not risking beef at the moment).
This Cajun concoction from McDonald’s might be around for a while and I would recommend it.
At 680 calories it is certainly better for you than some of the other menu items so you won’t feel quite so guilty afterwards.