McDonald’s Southern Style Chicken Sandwich

Written by | June 11, 2008

Topics: 4 Rating, Fast Food, Food, McDonald's

The McDonald’s Southern Style Chicken Sandwich is cute. I’m not talking Hello Kitty cute, I’m talking women being courteous and calling a dude’s wiener “cute,” instead of the term they’re thinking in their head, which is “small.” Just like those courteous women do when they get a glimpse of the “cute cock,” I giggled a little when I saw the latest chicken sandwich from McDonald’s. The sandwich is 3.5 inches in diameter and not very tall. When I first saw it, I thought to myself, “God, I could stick that whole thing in my mouth with ease.”

For years, I’ve been telling women while crying that it is not the size of the boat that matters, it is the motion of the ocean, but the McDonald’s Southern Style Chicken Sandwich made me realize that I am wrong. The sandwich consisted of seasoned, lightly breaded all white meat chicken with two pickles in between a buttery tasting bun. The chicken was surprisingly juicy the first time I had it, but wasn’t when I had another a few days later. It seemed like there was very little seasoning on the chicken, making its flavor quite bland and I thought overall it really tasted like a mediocre McChicken sandwich. I didn’t even notice the buttery bun, but the pickles did help with the flavor, although you can’t get a pickle in every bite. So maybe having a bigger pickle would help a lot.

The idea of the McDonald’s Southern Style Chicken Sandwich apparently comes from a Chick-Fil-A sandwich, which also has breaded chicken, a buttery bun, and pickles. Since I’m thousands of miles away from a Chick-Fil-A, I can’t make a comparison, but it does sound like McDonald’s ripped off the idea. But is copying something so bad? Without copying others I wouldn’t have a college degree, high school diploma, passed my SRAs, and gotten through playground pattycake competitions. But what is bad is doing a poor job of copying, which seems like what McDonald’s did with the Southern Style Chicken Sandwich.

(Nutrition Facts – 1 sandwich – 400 calories, 17 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 45 milligrams of cholesterol, 1030 milligrams of sodium, 39 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, and 24 grams of protein.)

(Editor’s Note: Thanks to TIB reader David for suggesting the McDonald’s Southern Style Chicken Sandwich. I would’ve reviewed it earlier, but last month I swore off all fast food in hopes of a slimmer waistline and the ability to run more than 100 yards without collapsing.)

Item: McDonald’s Southern Style Chicken Sandwich
Price: $5.29 (“Value” Meal)
Purchased at: McDonald’s
Rating: 4 out of 10
Pros: Cute. High in protein. Biting pickles. My pattycake skillz. Big pickles.
Cons: Small sandwich. Taste like a mediocre McChicken sandwich. Pricey for its size. High in sodium for something so small. The motion of the ocean doesn’t matter.

40 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. hillary_b says:

    The commercials for this sandwich (both of them) make me want to kill everything.

  2. Shannon says:

    Hahaha that sandwhich looks retarded

  3. amy says:

    marvo, extra pickles is key everywhere you go. i always ask for them wherever i get a sandwich. mcdonald’s was very nice and actually filled a little plastic sauce cup with pickles for me. dairy queen will wrap them in a piece of foil usually. their chicken sandwich isn’t bad, by the way.

  4. jujueyeballs says:

    this review is N-A-S-T-Y in so many levels…

  5. stuporstar says:

    I was VERY disappointed in this. Having lived in Vegas for 8 years and not having chick-fil-a for that many years, i was really excited. Like most women, i was left wanting something better! DAMN you McDonald’s…you are nothing but a big tease!!!!

  6. Angel H. says:

    That sandwhich gave me the squirts. :P

  7. Angel H. says:

    Um…didn’t mean for that to be a happy face…

  8. Reprobate says:

    Cute burger, my heinie. I’ve squeezed out cuter things between my lower cheeks. But it is a good looking bun.

  9. Lord Jezo says:

    Don’t you guys get strange and crazy Hawaii McDonalds food that us mainlanders can never even dream of seeing?

  10. Alisha says:

    I just can’t get down with McDonald’s sandwiches. They need to stop trying. Give me some chicken nuggets and call it a day.

  11. luckinflux says:

    @ Angel H
    Umm, what kind of squirts?

    I won’t touch that thing. Usually I’m not to race sensitive, but for fucks sake they had might as well had said, “We’ll also include the Mc Watermelon in the super sized version!”.

  12. Angel H. says:


    Oh, y’know the kind…”when you’re walking down the hall and you feel something fall”…

    That kind.

  13. luckinflux says:

    Ok, not the fun kind…

  14. Justin says:

    I’ve gotten like 10 coupons for trying these for free. Amazon ships them with each order. Not bad, but tiny and way too expensive.

  15. Florabora says:

    I’m loving the SRA comment. Remember how no one EVER made it to gold?

  16. Chris says:

    This sandwich is terrible. They cook it in the same fryer oil as the Filet-O-Fish sandwich, so it tastes like fish. Very dissapointing. And they call it a “Southern Style Chicken Sandwich”, I don’t think so. I lived in the South for 20years and never had a chicken sandwich this bad. What a sorry attempt to immitate a popular Chick-Fil-A item.

  17. Melanie says:

    I too am on the Chick-Fil-A bandwagon! I would call them my favorite fast food restaurant, but their biscuits aren’t as good as Bojangles. I moved to CA last year from NC but I make sure to get a chicken sandwich every time I go back!

  18. Get Real says:

    Few reasons why Chick-Fil-A sucks:

    1. Just typing their name is obnoxious.
    2. Closed on Sundays.
    3. A bit expensive.

    I acknowledge that they make a damn good chicken sandwich, though.

  19. Haystacks says:

    This might have been the blandest food I have ever eaten

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