McDonald’s testing new Chicken McNugget recipe

McDonald’s testing new Chicken McNugget recipe
McDonald’s testing new Chicken McNugget recipe (McDonald's)

McDonald’s is testing a new “cleaner-label” version of the chain’s iconic Chicken McNuggets, according to a Crain’s Chicago Business report.

The brand hopes to offer the new Chicken McNuggets nationwide in time for the 2016 Summer Olympics, according to the report.

McDonald’s launched the test in approximately 140 restaurants in southwest Washington state and metropolitan Portland, Oregon back in early March.

The new, simpler recipe does away with artificial preservatives and includes ingredients that McDonald’s says “are more recognizable to consumers, such as lemon juice solids and rice starch.”

According to McDonald’s website, the current McNugget recipe contains 32 ingredients – including the frying oil.

Some of the restaurants testing the new Chicken McNuggets posted promotional material on social media touting the updated recipe.

No artificial preservatives, no problem.

Posted by McDonald's at 1520 Ne Grand on Monday, March 14, 2016

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