Have You Tried the New Chicken Sausage at McDonald's Yet?

Have you heard the news? Last week McDonald’s introduced a brand new breakfast item – the chicken sausage!

Offered as an alternative protein to McDonald’s breakfast sandwiches and platters, the new chicken sausage is a juicy breakfast meat flavored with rosemary and additional spices. Those familiar with McDonald’s pork sausage will find the taste, texture, and appearance of the chicken sausage just as tasty and the best part is that it contains only 5 grams of fat and 80 calories!.

**Disclosure: This conversation is sponsored by McDonald’s of Eastern New England, but as always all opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way.

Chicken Sausage at McDonalds

The chicken sausage is an especially great addition to one customer favorite, the Sausage McMuffin with Egg – a warm, toasted buttered English muffin made with wholesome chicken sausage, a slice of American cheese and a freshly cracked Grade A egg!

My husband and I had a chance to try a Chicken Sausage Egg McMuffin over the weekend and we both loved it. Both of us thought it was an awesome substitute for the pork sausage that we normally get on our Egg McMuffins. In fact, we could hardly tell the difference in taste, but were both thrilled that it was only 80 calories since we’re both trying to watch what we eat this year.

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Do you want to try the new chicken sausage for yourself? Head on over to my Facebook page to enter a giveaway for a $25 Arch card and 4 coupons for free chicken sausage samples!

The new chicken sausage is available now (they started serving it January 18th) at McDonald’s in the New England and Albany, NY areas (excluding Fairfield County, CT).

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  1. OurFamilyWorld

    I also haven’t tried it, yet. It looks yummy and it makes me want to head to McDonalds right now to try this.

  2. Pam Wattenbarger

    Same here! I love that they serve breakfast all day now so I don’t even have to wake up early to get one.

  3. Dogvills

    That looks yummy. I love that McDonalds is now serving healthier meals.

  4. Elizabeth O.

    It’s really great to be able to have a healthier alternative. Especially for kids.

  5. thebinderladies

    That looks like a great breakfast! I hope they bring it to the south! Thank you for the post!

  6. Jeanette

    I didn’t even know they had this at McDonalds! I will have to see if it is here yet. I bet that would taste really good!

  7. Travel Blogger

    I have not tried this yet, but it looks delicious! I am a sucker for McDonald’s.

  8. OurFamilyWorld

    It really looks delicious. I really need to try this.

  9. Cindy (Prime Beauty)

    It actually sounds good–I have to have lots of protein in the morning or I really slow down by the afternoon.

  10. Elizabeth O.

    I haven’t to be honest. It sounds awesome, I love their breakfast menu. Thanks for sharing this new info! Lol.

  11. Liz Mays

    I may have to head to McDonalds for breakfast with the boyfriend. The new sandwich sounds good.

  12. Amber NElson

    I have heard about this, but I haven’t yet tried it. I bet my kids would love it. They love anything chicken related at McD’s!

  13. Ai Sakura

    I’m still sad that they took away the McGriddle here! Do they still have it over at your area??Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  14. casavilorainteriors

    Yes I agree. This looks like a great giveaway

  15. Theresa

    I didn’t know they had these now. I must try them soon!

  16. tauyanm

    i haven’t been to mcdonalds for 3 months since i moved to dubai haha i’ve been going to jollibee which is a filipino franchise. wud love to try this

  17. RonRon

    Haven’t tried this one yet but I will pretty soon. Looks yummy!

  18. Tori Gabriel

    I love the McDonalds sausage and egg McMuffin of a morning though I haven’t had one in ages. This sounds good but probably won’t be in the UK for a while.

  19. Liz Mays

    You know, my boyfriend stops there for breakfast a lot. I think he should try this alternative to save some calories. Thanks!

  20. Athena

    I have not tried that yet but just saw it on the menu the other day. I definitely want to try it!

  21. Jessica Beal Harlow

    I’m going to definitely try this! Sometimes a fast drive-thru breakfast is all I have time for, but I love that McD’s has a healthier option available that tastes good too!

  22. siniciliya

    never heard of it and I think it will only reach the place where I am in half a year or so! Enjoy your new breakfast ))

  23. Erica Brooks

    I’ve haven’t tried their new chicken sausage sandwich. I do like their sausage and egg mcmuffins every now and then.

  24. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    I love this! The sausage egg and cheese biscuit has always been my favorite, and now it’s more healthy. Yay!

  25. pat

    What is the complete calorie content of the entire chicken sausage with egg sandwich? I know it is less than the 470 for the regular sausage sandwich. I am figuring if the regular pork pattie is 170 calories, and this one is only 80, then 470-90=380 calories. Sound right? I looked for the nutritional info and can’t find it.

  26. Kelli @ 3 Boys and a Dog

    It hasn’t made it to the west/midwest yet, but will definitely look for it! To have the option to substitute for less calories is very encouraging, in that McD’s providing healthier food choices!

  27. amanda

    I haven’t eaten out in about 6 months now, mainly because of the lack of better eating options. I love that McDonalds is starting to offer better choices like this! Their biscuits have always been a favorite.

  28. monicastable

    I’m so excited to hear this! I have to admit breakfast at McDonalds is a secret passion of mine. I’ll be trying the Chicken Sausage as soon as it hits in MD.

  29. Coralie

    I love McDonalds breakfast sandwiches but I haven’t tried the chicken sausage yet. I am going to have to do a breakfast for dinner tonight and check it out.

  30. Catherine S

    I didn’t know they added this to the menu. It sound like a great breakfast option.

  31. tara pittman

    It has been a long time since I went to McDonalds. I usually just get coffee or ice cream there.

  32. Amber

    Interesting I don’t usually have breakfast at McDonald’s but I’ll have to try this.

  33. Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

    Oh I wonder when of if they will bring that to Canada? I will stop at McDonald’s for the odd breakfast so this would be good to try.

  34. Pam Wattenbarger

    I love that chains are adding healthier options! I love being able to treat myself to fast food once in a while and when there are healthy options I feel better about it!

  35. Kelly Hutchinson

    I absolutely LOVE this! My daughter and I were just talking about how much we wished McDonald’s had more healthy breakfast items!

  36. aimeefauci

    I have not had Mcdonald’s breakfast in what seems forever! I think the last time I had it was when I was pregnant!

  37. Heather

    That looks good. I try to stay clear of McDonald’s because its addicting.

  38. Lori Felix

    This is the first time I’ve heard about McDonalds serving chicken sausage. I wonder if or when it will be available on the West Coast.

  39. mommyjenna

    I have not tried this yet but I definitely want to!

  40. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories

    I had no idea McD’s had chicken sausage now. We haven’t been in ages but were just talking about getting Egg McMuffins this past weekend.

  41. Melissa Bernardo

    This looks yummy! I love McDonalds every now and then.

  42. Fashionable Librarian

    I am really not a fast food person so I doubt I would ever try this.

  43. April G

    I hadn’t even heard of chicken sausage at McDonald’s. Granted, I also haven’t had McD in months.

  44. indah nuria Savitri

    I have and I love it..it’s good that they have it all day long now..

  45. littlemisscant

    I have! I had one this morning (we were in a huge rush and I didn’t get a chance to feed me before we left the house) & they are quite delicious!

  46. Amanda || Growing Up Madison

    I probably won’t be trying it since I’m not a fan of McD. I much prefer to make my own.

  47. Molly

    Oh wow,I couldn’t tell you the last time I ate at McDonalds! That sounds delicious though, if I had someone to go with I would order that!!

  48. simplybeingmommy

    I haven’t yet, but that sounds like a fun way to start our day. My kids are big fans of McDonald’s breakfast.

  49. Angela

    I didn’t even know that there was a new chicken sausage at McDonald’s. I’ll definitely give it a try. Thanks!

  50. Ana De Jesus

    I am a vegetarian so I don’t eat Maccy D’s but it sounds good! They should do a quorn version

  51. Renee

    I hadn’t even heard of chicken sausage at McDonald’s. Granted, I also haven’t had McD in months.

  52. Valerie

    I haven’t tried this and didn’t even know it was available. Thanks for the info!

  53. Donna

    I haven’t had McDonald’s in some time. I will have to stop there for breakfast!

  54. Bri

    I have not tried it yet, but once it comes to my area I will definitely be giving it a try. it looks really delicious.

  55. Miles Basilio

    We have them already here in our place, but I haven’t tried it yet. I’ll take a look after work.

  56. Miles Basilio

    I heard about this news too. I haven’t tried it yet, but based on your blog, it is delicious.

  57. TaMara

    I haven’t tried this yet, but I’m pretty sure it’s not available in my area yet.

  58. mburbage

    I haven’t tried it but heard how good it was! I know a few people who rely on McD’s to get them going in the morning!

  59. Healthier Steps

    Happy for the people who don’t eat pork, now they have an alternative!

  60. Kathy

    This is the first time I’ve heard about chicken sausage. I wonder if our McDonald’s even carries this. I’ll have to check around to see. It looks very good!

  61. Debra

    I didn’t even know they had added a new menu item! I will have to check for it if I am there!

  62. Autumn @Mamachallenge

    That looks like an awesome breakfast! I think my kids would love it.

  63. alissa

    I haven’t tried it, but it sounds and looks wonderful! I love breakfast sandwiches.

  64. Kristina

    I haven’t tried it. It looks delicious though! It’s a good thing they serve breakfast all day.

  65. Claudia krusch

    I also haven’t tried it, yet. It looks yummy, I can’t wait to try it!

  66. Ann Bacciaglia

    I did not know McDonalds has chicken sausage. I will have to try one for breakfast tomorrow.

  67. gingermommyrants

    I love having McDonalds for breakfast when i am in a hurry. I will have to give the new Chicken sausage a try. It looks delicious.

  68. Elizabeth Lampman

    This looks so delicious. I will have to try it this weekend. I am happy they have a new breakfast sandwich.

  69. Tammi Roy

    The new chicken sausage sandwich is so delicious. It is a new favorite of mine. I think it is a little healthier for you as well.

  70. Christina

    Chicken sausage? I had no idea! This sounds delish!

  71. Ricci

    I am a huge McD’s fan and I haven’t even heard of the new chicken sausage!! I need to get on this ASAP!!

  72. ciaoflorentina

    Never tried b/c I’m a vegetarian. I wonder what their vegetarian menu looks like nowadays!

  73. Toni | BoulderLocavore

    We are now gluten-free so these options are off the menu for us however I used to love McMuffins especially when on a road trip. Don’t know why. I’m sure I’d love this too.

  74. positivelystacey

    Haven’t ever tried one. But I do like their egg-white breakfast sandwich. Not sure what t is called.

  75. patricemfoster

    The new chicken sausage never know McDonald this sound great will share with friends.

  76. Carol Bryant

    I have not been to McDonald’s in a while. This is news to me, so I will check it out. Thanks!

  77. laura londergan

    I am not sure we have that here yet but it’s good to know. I know some people that would love this!

  78. Heather Pfingsten

    We eat McDonald’s breakfast on occasion and I love that they are providing a healthier option. I’m very tempted to give this a try tomorrow morning. Do you have any idea how many grams of protein it has? I will check McDonald’s site, too! Thank you for sharing! YUM!

  79. Jen

    What a delicious looking sandwich. I haven’t tried one yet but I’m going to be entering the give away on your fb page!

  80. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert

    I haven’t tried it! Maybe I’ll have to swing by there soon!

  81. nicole escat

    Its so nice that Mcdonald’s serve a healthy breakfast. I need to try this

  82. michelle

    McDonalds breakfast is pretty good so i’ll have to check out the new chicken sausage

  83. Kiwi

    To answer your question no I havent. I haven’t bee to Mickey Ds in a long time to be quite honest.

  84. Rosey Marie

    Guess I’ll mosey on over to the FB page and try to win. My kids do like to visit McD’s every now and then, especially true now since there are playhouses in the ones down here (well, for the youngest anyway).

  85. lexie lane

    Didn’t tried it yet. But since you posted about it, I’ll try that soon.

  86. Chubskulit Rose

    We haven’t beento McDonald in a long time so I don’t know what’s in their menu. This looks good though.

  87. brandyellen

    I have not tried that yet, since we don’t have many places in our small town I do frequent McDonald’s maybe once a month or once every other month. I will have to check out that for a breakfast option when I am running late for work and just want to grab something quick!

  88. kathleen

    Flavor absolutely great, I just want to know the sodium content difference.

  89. Maddie

    I’m not really watching my weight but I do prefer chicken to pork. I’d like to have it on a McGriddle.

  90. kristimaloney

    I tried it and love it! So good! Love that they are offering more and more lower calorie choices.

  91. Up Run for Life

    I’m excited to hear that Mcdonalds is trying to make food that is better for our waistlines. I hope it makes its way to my area.

  92. Erin (@SugarCrumbs)

    Nope. But I want to now! LOL. I need to stay away from mcdonalds. I love that place too much!

  93. Krystal @ Sunny Sweet Days

    I had no idea they were launching this. I wonder what it tastes like.

  94. Christie @ Raising Whasians

    A few years ago I would have never thought chicken for breakfast was good. But this sandwich looks so tasty

  95. Claudette Esterine

    No, I have not tried it and will not as I do not eat this type of food. We stay away from most fast foods.

  96. Sarah Marturano

    I have not tried it yet. I honestly didn’t even know this was an option. Sounds like a pretty good alternative to sausage.

  97. Ashleigh

    I will have to ask my mom if she has tried it. I’m on a streak of no McD’s but she likes it because it’s convenient and cheap and so fast.

  98. tp keane

    Chicken sausage. I don’t know why no one has thought of that before.

  99. Mar

    I”m so happy so many more fast food places are getting on board with offering healthier choices! I will definitely being try this out!

  100. Chasing Joy (Arlett) (@Chasing_Joy)

    with McDonalds now offering breakfast all day at many locations I’m glad to see this alternative being offered. Now those who do not eat beef or pork can induldge.

  101. tracey

    Ohhh I had no idea about this! I love McDonald’s breakfast so I will have to try this one out.

  102. knotj5144

    Wow, this sounds delish! I don’t get to McDonalds enough mostly because the closest one is pretty far away. The hubs and I do love to try new food, so maybe we’ll try this when we visit one!

  103. Seattle Travel Blogger

    It is good to know McDonald’s has this new item.
    I like the protein content and the lower calories.

  104. Marcie W.

    McDonald’s breakfast is such a timeless classic and brings back so many memories. I love that they are keeping up with the trends and altering their menu.

  105. Bri DePauw (@ATGlittered)

    Interesting! I haven’t even heard of this, I love McDonald’s breaky!

  106. casavilorainteriors

    I haven’t been to McDonald’s in many years. I keep seeing commercials about new additions to their menu

  107. Claudia krusch

    Yummm! Can’t wait to try it! It looks sooo good!

  108. Tiffany @ Daily Leisure

    I’ve never had an egg McMuffin, but I’ve been wanting one lately. I think that I will try it if it has chicken sausage!

  109. wemake7

    I didn’t realize that they had chicken sausage, I don’t think they have it here yet but they just may. Sounds yummy.

  110. Amy Jones

    It looks super good and yummy I have to try it!

  111. Shanéy Vijendranath

    Its not out in my country yet but it looks good. Wouldn’t mind trying it when my husband isn’t around.

  112. Jonathan W Key

    Wow this looks delicious! Love the giveaway and coupons too!

  113. Shannon Peterson

    I think it’s great that they’re adding in new options on the menu!

  114. CourtneyLynne

    Honestly I haven’t even heard of this!!! I do love Mc Donald’s breakfast though so I will have to give this a try!

  115. Christopher Fawcett

    We live in Amesbury, and are trying it right now at the Epping, NH location, and it is really good. The McDonald’s website nor the workers knew the nutritional value, so If you are saying it’s only 80 cal then this is what I’ll be eating from now on.

  116. pat

    The pattie itself is 80 calories compared to the 170 cals in the regular pork pattie.

  117. Kevin

    tried one today and ya it was as tasty as the pork sausage but holy crap it cost $3.95..way over priced

  118. Christopher Fawcett

    Kevin, you need to download the McDonald’s app on your phone. I get buy one get one free coupons all the time.

  119. karen

    i have to eat a lot of protein but cannot have carbs, so i get this in the morning, eat the chicken sausage and toss the bread. hint: you can get the sausage biscuit for $1.19 and ask them to substitute the chicken sausage, then just throw away the biscuit or muffin.

  120. carol w

    Looks so good. Sausage egg and cheese mcmuffin is my favorite. thanks

  121. Peachy A.

    I hope we have it here as well. This is a great addition to their breakfast menu.

  122. Maureen

    80 calories for the patty not the sandwich. The entire sandwich is 360 cal. (Just to clarify). ☺️

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