The McDonald’s Chicken Big Mac and How to Make It at Home

Chicken Big Mac McDonald’s

McDonald’s Chicken Big Mac is back! Yes, it’s back, but for a short period. We all feel nostalgic when we hear this mouthwatering burger’s name. It was introduced in 2022 and loved by fans, but McDonald’s later discontented, leaving fans disappointed.     

McDonald’s is bringing back some classic discontinued dishes, including chicken Big Mac, to its April menu. This short-term reappearance of the burger will end again in May 2024.

What’s Inside the McDonald’s Chicken Big Mac?

Chicken Big Mac is a juicy and zesty burger loaded with chicken patties, cheese slices and crunchy veggies, bringing gastronomic excitement. Let’s talk about what’s inside it.

Fluffy Bun

Big Mac Bun 199 kcal | 843 kJ

Crispy Chicken Patties

Chicken Patty 227 kcal | 953 kJ

Crunchy Lettuce

Lettuce 4 kcal | 17 kJ

Cheddar cheese slice

A Cheese Slice 47 kcal | 194 kJ

Sliced Pickled

Sliced Pickled 0 kcal | 2 kJ

Mac Sauce

Big Mac Sauce 52 kcal | 212 kJ

Nutritional Summary

2222 kJ | 530 kcal

NutritionValue%(RI) Adult
Energy (kcal)53027% RI*
Energy (kJ)222227% RI*
carbs61g24% RI*
fat20g29% RI*
protein25g49% RI*
salt2.2g37% RI*
saturated fat4.2g21% RI*
sugar8.59% RI*

Allergen information

In the iconic Chicken Big Mac, the following allergens are or can be present.


  • Milk
  • Celery
  • Mustard
  • Eggs
  • Sesame seeds
  • Wheat

Traces of Allergens

  •  Barley
  • Rye gluten

Ingredient Details

Crispy Chicken Patties

Since it’s a Big Mac, McDonald’s adds two big crispy chicken patties. The patties are well-seasoned and perfectionally fried, with a super crispy cover and juicy, tender meat inside.

Fluffy Bun

McDonald’s uses sesame-topped Big Mac buns made from wheat flour. Rising agents are added to make the buns soft and fluffy, providing a delightful sensation that melts in the mouth and offers a cosy experience.

Crunchy Lettuce

To enhance the crispiness sensation of the chicken patties,  McDonald’s adds fresh and crunchy lettuce. It is nutritious and adds a mild, juicy flavour.

A Cheese Slice

A processed cheddar cheese slice makes the burger juicier and tastier and adds a creamy flavour.

Sliced Pickled

In between the crispy chicken, creamy cheese slice, and refreshing lettuce, pickle slices bring a unique tangy flavour.

Big Mac Sauce

Finally, there is Big Mac sauce, the hero ingredient of the Chicken Big Mac. It comprises vinegar, aromatic condiments, and a punch of gherkins.

Homemade Recipe of the McDonald’s Chicken Big Mac

Follow this recipe to make the McDonald-styled Chicken Big Mac at home. The ingredients are as follows.

  • 4 Chicken breasts 
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 cup plain flour
  •  2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder 
  •  ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Bun topped with sesame seeds
  • 8 Cheddar cheese slices
  •  Shredded Lettuce
  •  Vegetable oil for frying 
  •  1 tablespoon MSG

For Sauce

  • 100 mg mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Mustard
  • Chopped shallot
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  •  ½ teaspoon onion powder
  •  ½ teaspoon paprika
  •  ¼ teaspoon salt
  •  1 tablespoon White wine vinegar
  •  Dill pickled chopped


preparing the Big Mac sauce
  • To simplify the cooking process, begin by preparing the Big Mac sauce. Mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Cover it and refrigerate it for an hour so all the flavours to allow all the ingredients to combine well.
  • To make the wet batter for the chicken patties, first beat the egg and mix it with water.
  • For the dry batter, mix flour, salt, MSG, pepper, garlic, and onion powder. 
  • Butterfly the chicken breast, so it resembles a book. Pound until it is uniformly thicked, around 5-7 mm.  
  • Dip the chicken breast in the wet batter and coat it with the dry batter. Repeat this procedure for more crispiness. Refrigerate for an hour.
make the wet batter
Fry the chicken fillet and burger buns
  • Heat the vegetable oil in the saucepan until it reaches 190C. Fry the chicken fillet for around 10-12 minutes until it becomes golden brown and crispy. The chicken patty is now ready.
  • Assemble two chicken patties, pickles, lettuce, and sauce in between the lower and top bun layers. The McDonald’s Chicken Big Mac is ready
Homemade McDonald’s Chicken Big Mac


McDonald’s lovers used to miss this inviting Chicken Big Mac, which is back but only for a short period. It is a gourmet meal packed with crispy chicken patties, zesty pickles, cheese slices, and crunchy lettuce. To enjoy this hearty burger, make a plan now as it won’t be available after May 2024.

McDonald’s is making a comeback of the Chicken Big Mac in its April menu. You can get it for only £5.29 per burger.

Yes, McDonald’s uses 100% chicken in all its recipes. However, the coating, seasoning, and condiments also constitute a minor portion of the chicken.

McDonald’s Big Mac is a hearty meal made with deep-fried chicken filets and cheese slices. It contains 530 kcal or 2222 kJ per serving.

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