This past summer, McDonald’s Canada introduced new sandwiches to their premium chicken lineup: the Seriously Chicken Sandwiches. These sandwiches come in two varieties, Tomato & Mozzarella Chicken or Guacamole & Jalapeno Chicken, with your choice of grilled or crispy Canadian grain-fed seasoned chicken breast.
The Tomato & Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich is topped with tomato and herb sauce, mozzarella cheese, lettuce, tomato and red onions on a toasted Brioche-style bun. The Guacamole & Jalapeno Chicken Sandwich has guacamole, jalapenos, mozzarella cheese, lettuce, tomato and red onions on a toasted Brioche-style bun.
While I was in Calgary this summer, I decided to give the new Seriously Chicken sandwich a try. Note: This post is not sponsored and this review is done anonymously.
I went with the Tomato & Mozzarella with Crispy Chicken. In terms of taste, it was seriously good! Definitely much more delicious than the McChicken. I really enjoyed the breading for the chicken which was wonderfully crispy. The chicken itself was very juicy and tender, which fared a lot better than the dry McChicken patties I have had many times. The lettuce and tomatoes used also seemed quite fresh and crispy. The brioche bun used was sweet, light and fluffy; a very nice touch to the sandwich. I also enjoyed the fact that McDonald’s made note that it is Canadian grain-fed seasoned chicken breast and that you have a choice of having the chicken grilled or crispy.
Now in terms of nutrition, the Tomato & Mozzarella with Crispy Chicken has the highest calorie count (630 calories) of all the McDonald’s Chicken sandwiches on the menu. If you went with the grilled version which has 500 calories, you eat 130 calories less. The Guacamole & Jalapeño Seriously Chicken Sandwich is also easier on the calories: 570 calories with crispy chicken or 440 calories with grilled chicken. But if you’re counting carbs, the Tomato & Mozzarella with Crispy Chicken has the pretty much the same number of carbs (57 g) as the Guacamole & Jalapeño with grilled chicken (58 g).
The Tomato & Mozzarella Chicken Seriously Chicken Sandiwch is definitely tastier than a McChicken. I think the improved taste is worth the extra few dollars. However, with the higher calorie count, I’d be interested in having it just every now and then only. Rating: 4.5/5
McDonald’s Nutrition Reference: www1.mcdonalds.ca/NutritionCalculator/NutritionFactsEN.pdf