FAST FOOD NEWS: McDonald’s Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich

McDonald s Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Eagle-eyed Impulsive Buy reader Caitlin sent us an email about something new she noticed on the McDonald’s website, the Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich.

According to the website, the sandwich features a 100% grilled chicken breast filet seasoned with salt, garlic, and parsley that’s topped with leaf lettuce, a tomato slice, and a vinaigrette dressing in an artisan roll.

The Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich has 360 calories 50 calories from fat, 6 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 80 milligrams of cholesterol, 930 milligrams of sodium, 43 grams of carbohydrates, 11 grams of sugar, 3 grams of fiber, and 32 grams of protein.

If you’ve tried it, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Image via McDonald’s website.)

28 thoughts to “FAST FOOD NEWS: McDonald’s Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich”

  1. I would totally be on board with this sandwich if it had half the sodium that’s currently in it. Honestly, that’s my biggest problem with eating out – Too much salt in everything – Even dishes that are relatively “healthy” otherwise.

    1. Sadly, 930 mg is low for a large chicken fast food sandwich. The wendy’s ultimate chicken grill is 1000 mg. They usually run 1300-1700 mg. I don’t know why all fast food chicken has so much sodium in it. Especially since it doesn’t taste that salty. They must soak or inject it with brine or something?

    2. The flavor has come from somewhere. Cut the fat and you either add sugar or salt.

  2. This is really ironic, because I just had the sandwich last night. I actually texted my friend to tell him about the sandwich because I normally don’t eat at McDonnalds. However, I threw my inhibitions to the wind (sort of) and figured how bad could the lowest calorie sandwich be for me! I have to say…I was honestly impressed. It was exceptionally tasty and very fresh, which is an amazing change for MickyD’s. The bun almost tasted like an egg roll, with a great consistency, just enough chew to it, and the chicken was great. It tasted like the breasts that you get from the store that come frozen, but still taste good, not rubbery at all. There wasn’t a vinaigrette on mine, just mayo, but I think that made it better. The vinaigrette would have been too much. The best part, was that the lettuce and tomato were real, not iceberg or chopped tomato (yuck), it was like a Wendy’s chicken sandwich! I probably wouldn’t run out to get another one anytime soon, just because of all the sodium but this wasn’t a bad (healthier) alternative if there is only a McDonnald’s around. A girls got to eat!

      1. No, Christina meant ironic. She said it was ironic because she had eaten it before she saw the review — thus the irony. I think you may need to look up the definition of ironic.

        1. I just sampled this sandwich. I got it with lettuce only. The lettuce was wilted but actually added a nice touch of flavor. The chicken texture was good and the bun tasty. Still trying to figure the WW points for a plain sandwich if anyone happens to know. I’d buy it again and I do not eat fast food too often.


        2. (situational irony), actions often have an effect exactly opposite from what is intended.” In this situation eating the sandwich then seeing this on the website have nothing to do with intention. Irony is one of the most misused words in English. If you mean the verbal sense it would still not work and its not a satire either.

          Also, who cares proving yourself right or wrong when it really didn’t make a difference is really hateful. I just wanted to try to clear up any confusion about the meaning of the word. I could say its ironic im writing this but its not I did not intend to make a post or anything of that nature when I went online but I never made an attempt not to. Hey why not post all about how I missed commas and a bunch of other things not relevant.

  3. Not an “egg roll” in the Chinese takeout sense, but the yellow rolls that are made with egg yokes. It actually looked a lot like Challah, a special Jewish braided bread eaten on Sabbath and holidays. I’ve never had Challah but that’s what it looked like.

    1. Maybe it’s a potato roll? Although after meeting someone on an airplane moving from NY to Mississippi who was following his wife who took a job as a teacher there, I’m starting to think potato rolls are just a north east thing. He was completely devastated as his wife had texted him before he got on the flight that she couldn’t find any form of potato bread and the people are the supermarket had never heard of it!

      1. People from Texas love potato rolls especially with some beef brisket as a sandwich. Although mississippi is the old south. Biscuit country

  4. right, like brioche? It looks like a solid choice if you have to do mickey d’s! 🙂

  5. We are going to be seeing more and more chicken at QSRs since the price of beef has skyrocketed and chicken is relatively cheap.

  6. I work for McD’s, the chicken is a reincarnation of the old stuff. We used to serve marinated chicken, and then they changed it to plain chicken. Now it’s the same plain chicken plus seasoning added, and it tastes like the old stuff. Same flavor, different application, and the new stuff is also seared on the grill to get a little color. I wish they would bring back the honey wheat rolls that the old sandwiches used to be on. I don’t care for the brioche/artisan rolls, too sweet [they smell like french toast coming out of the toaster, they should use those for breakfast] I ordered the sandwich on a quarter bun [sesame seed] and was pleased….If you’re sandwich has mayo on it, the grill team made it wrong by the way.

    1. I just had the new sandwich and i have to say, it was very tasty, not a dissapointment at all, mine had mayo as well, is the vinegrette good on it?

  7. That’s a lot of calories for this sandwich and the one I just ate had absolutely no flavor. No salt, no pepper, no garlic; I could taste the tomato which was good. Lower the bread calories and give people a low calorie dressing with some flavor, put some spices on that chicken (and it doesn’t have to be salt laden) and you’ve got yourself a sandwich!

  8. I would rather have mayo instead of the vinaigrette dressing. The vinaigrette is too sweet for my taste.

  9. The sandwich I ate had lettuce, tomato. No dressing that I could taste. Would never order it again. NASA rd 1 location.

  10. Just had the sandwich, not bad for a MickyDs burger. I changed out my buns for a while-grain thin buns I had, so the carb intake is even lower. I usually don’t do fast food but the kids wanted it so gotta make it work for mama somehow. The chicken was soft not dry, a little rubbery though. Asked for extra lettuce and pickles for a more veggies taste. Not a big fan of the vinaigrette either, kinda made the sandwich messy. I did try a bite of their brioche bun which I thought was tasty but still too much carb for someone who’s watching their carb intake. All in all, it wasn’t too bad coming from a fast food joint.

  11. my bun was burnt and the overall sandwich “dry”…..I threw the top of the bun away and it was still “dry”…..and the burnt bottom bun wasn’t too tasty…..

  12. I’ve eaten a couple of times not bad and yes should not have mayo the vineegrette is good I like it but as most way to much sodium maybe just eat once in a while there are way better choices out there as I am on WW .

  13. I had a couple artisanal chicken sandwiches in New Hampshire and they were moist, juicy, flavorful and up pleasure to eat. What I had today in Northbrook, Illinois was terrible. It hardly resembled my previous sandwiches. There was no flavor, it was too chewy, it fell apart and there were parts that were inedible.

    No thanks!

  14. It’s not bad at 12 Watch Watcher points. It’s tasty, tender, and the lettuce and tomato is a nice touch, all served on a toasted bun. I feed the top bun to my dogs and eat the rest for a total of 8 points. A decent lunch, at a reasonable price.

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