In June 2017, McDonald’s came out with a Chicken Big Mac. It came in a special box designed to look like the burger inside.
The original Big Mac comes with two beef patties, iceberg lettuce, cheese, onions and pickles, between a toasted sesame seed bun with their special sauce. The Chicken Big Mac swaps the beef patties for the chicken patties that are usually in the McChicken.
The signature Big Mac sauce goes deliciously well with the chicken, even more so than the tangy mayonnaise you usually find in McChicken burgers. Our burger was missing the pickles and the onions — we didn’t notice at the time — but the addition of onions wouldn’t have made a difference as D and I usually order our burgers without onion although the pickles would’ve added a pleasant acidity. Without the pickles, the burger tastes like an enjoyable improved McChicken that we would be keen to eat again.
That said, the change in the type of meat is a dramatic change to the flavour of the burger that it makes it difficult to decide whether we’d order it over an ordinary Big Mac. That probably depends on whether we feel like beef or chicken in that moment.
The Chicken Big Mac appeared on McDonald’s menus in Sydney, Australia during June 2017.