McDonald's Spices Things Up With A New Chicken Sandwich

McDonald's has managed to create an iconic menu item out of nearly every food it serves. The Big Mac is famous worldwide, its chicken nuggets are something both children and adults crave, and the chain's golden bouquet of fries is, in and of itself, a reason to stop by for a visit. While Mickey D's continues to serve up the staples people know and love, it occasionally puts something special on the menu. Most recently, McDonald's is upping its chicken sandwich game with an offering it's calling the Bacon Cajun Ranch McCrispy.


The release, coming to the McDonald's menu on April 22, is an homage to the American Delta region featuring a Southern-style fried chicken filet topped with crinkle cut pickles, applewood smoked bacon, and a creamy, bold Cajun ranch sauce, all on a warm toasted potato roll. However, the Bacon Cajun Ranch McCrispy likely won't be around forever; it's only being sold for a limited time at participating locations.

It's different than its other chicken sandwiches

The McCrispy has been a regular menu item for roughly a year and a half, and the Spicy McCrispy has been sold right alongside it. The original is a prominent seller, and straightforward in its recipe, consisting of breaded, fried chicken topped with crinkle-cut pickles on a roll. Its spicy doppelganger isn't much different, jazzed up with a Spicy Pepper Sauce, that brings the heat. 


McDonald's latest variation of the McCrispy adds flavorful applewood smoked bacon and introduces a signature spicy Cajun Ranch sauce. For those looking for a bit more heat than the McCrispy but something tamer than the Spicy McCrispy, this may just fit the bill. And as with the original pair, you can order both the Bacon Cajun Ranch McCrispy and its spicy twin deluxe style, which adds shredded lettuce and slices of tomato. But if you want to get your hands on either one, you'll have to act fast — there is no telling how long the Golden Arches will run this offer.

How can you get the latest McCrispy?

This coming Monday, participating McDonald's locations will start selling the Bacon Cajun Ranch McCrispy. Beyond when it starts, no time frame for the offer has been given, so if it sounds like something you want to try, check your nearest location soon.


Those who have the McDonald's app can order the latest addition to the menu for pickup or McDelivery from participating locations. Delivery fees may apply, and the price may differ from in-restaurant prices, according to McD's, but you can't beat having a brand-new menu item delivered right to your door. 

Fans of the original McCrispy will be excited to try the newest edition, of course with a side of fries, but the Golden Arches is only selling this limited-time sammy while supplies last. Whether you use the app or take a drive down to your local Mickey D's, now is the time to try out the hottest thing on the menu.