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Encyclopedia > Chicken McNuggets
Chicken McNuggets
McDonald's Chicken McNuggets in older packaging
Serving size 6 pieces (96g)
Calories 250
Calories from fat 130
Total fat 15g (22% of US Dietary Reference Intake)
Saturated fat 3g (16%)
Cholesterol 35mg (12%)
Sodium 670mg (28%)
Total carbohydrate 15g (5%)
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 15g (45%)
Vitamin A (2%)
Vitamin C (2%)
Calcium (2%)
Iron (4%)
Source McDonald's
Notes May vary outside US market.
Dietary Reference Intake based on 2000 calorie diet.

Chicken McNuggets (introduced in June 1980[citation needed]) are a fast food product offered by the restaurant chain McDonald's. They popularized the chicken nugget, which had been invented in the 1950s, and are one of the most popular trademarked items on the McDonald's menu. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 705 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1000 × 850 pixel, file size: 113 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Chicken McNuggets ... The Dietary Reference Intake is a system of nutrition recommendations from the Institute of Medicine of the USA National Academy (IOM). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... Chicken nuggets A chicken nugget is either whole or composed from a paste of finely minced chicken or chicken skin, which is then coated in batter or breadcrumbs before being cooked. ... “(TM)” redirects here. ...


McNuggets, as they are commonly known, are small pieces of formed chicken that have been battered and deep fried. They are sold in packages of 4, 6, 10, 20 and 50 (4, 6, 9 and 20 in the United Kingdom). In Australia, they are also available in 3 packs in Happy Meals and Heart Foundation approved Tick healthy meals. They come with a choice of various flavors of dipping sauce. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Batter is a thick or thin liquid mixture, usually based on flour, water or milk, and egg. ... Deep frying is cooking food by submerging the whole food item in hot oil or fat, originating in Africa. ... Happy Meal logo, English Happy Meal logo, Japanese. ... NHF logo The National Heart Foundation of Australia (NHF) or Heart Foundation [1] is a non-profit organization with the stated mission to improve the cardiac health of Australians. It was formed in 1959 by a group of cardiac physicians. ... A dipping sauce or dip is a common condiment for many types of food. ...

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Product description

The Chicken McNugget is a small piece of minced chicken breast and mechanically separated meat held together with phosphate salts and some chicken skin. The pieces are coated with batter, lightly fried to set the batter, individually quick frozen, packaged, and sent to stores. At the McDonald's stores, the McNuggets are deep-fried and sold. According to McDonald's, Chicken McNuggets are made entirely of "white meat" as opposed to dark meat.[1] Mechanically separated meat (MSM), also known as mechanically recovered meat (MRM) is a paste-like and batter-like meat product produced by forcing beef, pork or chicken bones, with attached edible meat, under high pressure through a sieve or similar device to separate the bone from the edible meat tissue. ... A phosphate, in inorganic chemistry, is a salt of phosphoric acid. ... White meat refers to any lighter-colored meat, often contrasted with red meat. ... Ducks amongst other poultry The Poultry-dealer, after Cesare Vecellio Poultry is the category of domesticated birds kept for meat, eggs, and feathers. ...


Dipping sauce options

Sauces vary by market. The United States market offers Barbecue sauce, Sweet n Sour, Honey, and Hot Mustard specifically for the McNuggets. Spicy Buffalo Sauce, Creamy Ranch, Tangy Honey Mustard and Southwestern Chipotle barbecue sauce are offered for the Chicken Selects but available upon request. These sauces are not free for customers who do not order McNuggets. You get one sauce with a 4 or 6 piece, two with a 10 pieces, and 4 with a 20 piece. Any more than that is 30 cents a sauce. But people get around those by asking for the sauce at the second drivethru window, or after they have paid if eating in the restaurant. [2] Other markets offer some additional sauces as per market demographics. These sauces are not always in addition, but are sometimes substitutions for other sauces on the menu.[3] Sauces such as the American Chipotle BBQ sauce do not translate to other countries, and as such the sauce is the same but renamed smokey bbq. At one point in the mid 80's-very early 90's teriyaki was also offered. Other sauces available in different countries include crazy curry, tomato basil, sweet chili, [4], garlic, and jalapeño[5] The St. ... Sweet and sour sauce is a popular sauce used in Chinese cuisine. ... For other uses, see Honey (disambiguation). ... Look up Mustard in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about a type of land use and method of raising livestock. ... Mustard being spread on bread. ... The term southwest, when used by itself, can refer to: Southwest, the ordinal direction halfway between south and west, the opposite of northeast The Southwest United States Southwest Airlines The Southwest Biosphere Reserve in Australia; see List of Biosphere Reserves in Australia Southwest England, principally the counties of Dorset, Somerset... This article is about the chile pepper. ... Chicken Selects are McDonalds menu item. ... Chicken teriyaki. ... This article is about the dish. ... For other uses, see Tomato (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Basil (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Chili. ... Binomial name L. Allium sativum L., commonly known as garlic, is a species in the onion family Alliaceae. ... Binomial name The jalapeño is a medium to large size chili pepper which is prized for the warm, burning sensation when eaten. ...


History

In November 2003, McDonald's switched to using all white meat for McNuggets instead of the traditional combination of white and dark meat. This was heavily promoted as an effort to improve the item's flavor. McDonald's state that they use mechanically separated breast meat in the production of their McNuggets. A small amount of chicken skin is recovered with the breast meat. Mechanically separated meat (MSM), also known as mechanically recovered meat (MRM) is a paste-like and batter-like meat product produced by forcing beef, pork or chicken bones, with attached edible meat, under high pressure through a sieve or similar device to separate the bone from the edible meat tissue. ...


At the same time that they stopped using dark meat, McDonald's announced that they were using less salt in the preparation of McNuggets. This was recognized as an attempt to make their products healthier. However, the sodium levels listed in McDonald's nutrition facts have actually increased: from 530 mg for 6 pieces between 2000–2002, to 670 mg for 2003–2005. The milligram (symbol mg) is an SI unit of mass. ...


Chicken McNuggets vary from different countries. For example, in European countries a crumby breading is used, whereas in the North America the previously mentioned batter is used.


Advertising

McNuggets Shanghai were a sales gimmick used by the McDonald's Corporation in 1986. They were accompanied by a pair of chopsticks, a fortune cookie and a choice of sweet and sour, teriyaki, or hot mustard sauce. McNuggets Shanghai were discontinued after only a few months, most likely because of nothing really was different between them and normal McNuggets. They are no longer available, although in the Summer of 1998 the McNuggets were packaged in Chinese food take-out boxes again to go along with their promotion of the Disney animated movie Mulan. A gimmick is a unique or quirky special feature that makes something stand out from its contemporaries. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... For other uses, see Chopsticks (disambiguation). ... Fortune Cookies redirects here. ... Sweet and sour sauce is a popular sauce used in Chinese cuisine. ... Chicken teriyaki. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... This article is about the film Mulan. For the legendary person, see Hua Mulan. ...


In 1988 "Fiesta" McNuggets were marketed, these were like McNuggets Shanghai in that nothing was different except for the packaging and a foreign/exotic gimmick, in this case Fiesta McNuggets came with a collectible "fiesta" coin. These also did not last long and were discontinued soon after.


In the McDonaldland series of advertisements, Chicken McNuggets were anthropomorphised as the McNugget Buddies, rounded nuggets with faces and voices who usually came in groups corresponding to the amounts available on a McDonald's menu, appearing in a McNugget box, lined up like eggs in a carton. From left to right: Hamburglar, Ronald McDonald, Grimace, and Birdie the Early Bird (as they appeared in a series of commercials for McDonalds). ... 7th millennium BC anthropomorphized rocks, with slits for eyes, found in modern-day Israel. ... From left to right: Hamburglar, Ronald McDonald, Grimace, and Birdie the Early Bird (as they appeared in a series of commercials for McDonalds). ... Chicken egg (left) and quail eggs (right), the types of egg commonly used as food An egg is a body consisting of an ovum surrounded by layers of membranes and an outer casing of some type, which acts to nourish and protect a developing embryo. ... An egg carton is a container, usually made from low grade cardboard, designed for carrying and transporting eggs. ...


As of July, 2007, a McNuggets rap has been used by McDonalds. The video contains two young men, one of them beatboxing while the other does a freestyle rap about McNuggets. The young men in the video are Fernando Sosa (beatboxing) and Thomas Middleditch. The video was directed by Matt Malinsky. All three are improv actors in Chicago (Wrigley Field can be seen in the background). As of 3/1 2008 the commercial had not aired in Chicago, but run in a number of cities in the northeast This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Freestyle rap is an improvisational form of rapping, performed with few or no previously composed lyrics, which is said to reflect a direct mapping of the mental state and performing situation of the artist. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... For the former ballpark in Los Angeles, see Wrigley Field (Los Angeles). ...


Controversy

In 1984, James Oliver Huberty killed 21 people and wounded 19 others at a McDonald's in San Ysidro, California, in what became known as the San Ysidro McDonald's massacre. Three years later, in 1987, his widow, Etna filed a USD$5 million lawsuit against McDonald's, claiming that the massacre was triggered by her husband's consumption of excessive amounts of Chicken McNuggets. She alleged that monosodium glutamate from the food interacted with the lead and cadmium that had built up in Huberty's body after 14 years as a welder. The claim was dismissed.[citation needed] James Oliver Huberty was the perpetrator of the July 18, 1984 McDonalds massacre in San Ysidro, California, USA. Huberty was veteran of the Vietnam War and worked for 14 years as a welder in Massillon, Ohio. ... View of U.S.-Mexico barrier (and Tijuana, Baja California beyond it) from San Ysidro, California. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Not to be confused with the Sydney River McDonalds Murders. ... USD redirects here. ... -1... General Name, Symbol, Number lead, Pb, 82 Chemical series Post-transition metals or poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 6, p Appearance bluish gray Standard atomic weight 207. ... General Name, Symbol, Number cadmium, Cd, 48 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 12, 5, d Appearance silvery gray metallic Standard atomic weight 112. ... This article is about welding as a trade. ...


The 2004 documentary Super Size Me alleged that McNuggets were, at one point in time, made from sick and/or old chickens unable to lay eggs, and that they included chemicals such as tertiary butylhydroquinone (a phenolic antioxidant), polydimethylsiloxane (an anti-foaming agent), and other ingredients not used by a typical home cook. As of 2007, these two ingredients are still listed as possible ingredients of the vegetable oil that is used to fry McNuggets. Eventually it was senior engineer Ivan Martinez that decided to make the nuggets with all white meat.[1] Super Size Me is an Academy Award-nominated 2004 documentary film, directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock, an American independent filmmaker. ... tert-Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ, tertiary butylhydroquinone) is an aromatic organic compound which is a type of phenol. ... Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) is the most widely used silicon-based organic polymer, and is particularly known for its unusual rheological (or flow) properties. ... An antifoaming agent is a food ingredient intended to curb effusion or effervescence in preparation or serving. ...


See also

Similar products sold by other QSR vendors: Chicken nuggets A chicken nugget is either whole or composed from a paste of finely minced chicken or chicken skin, which is then coated in batter or breadcrumbs before being cooked. ... A meat slurry, or emulsified meat, is a liquefied meat product that contains less fats, pigments and myoglobin than unprocessed dark meats. ... The coin problem (also referred to as Frobenius coin problem or Frobenius problem) is a mathematics problem associated with the German mathematician Ferdinand Georg Frobenius and often introduced in the context of making exact change given the availability of coins of specific denominations. ...

Burger King (NYSE: BKC), often abbreviated to BK, is a global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. ... BK Chicken Tenders are a fried chicken product sold by the international fast-food restaurant chain Burger King. ...

Notes

  1. ^ McDonald's USA - McNuggets
  2. ^ Mcdonald's United States corporate website
  3. ^ Mcdonald's United States corporate website
  4. ^ McDonald's UK Corporate Website, Fries and Dips
  5. ^ McDonald's South Africa

References

  • McDonald's South Africa, "Nuggets" retrieved from http://www.mcdonalds.co.za/background.html on 09-02-2007.
  • McDonald's United States corporate website, Get the Nutrition Facts for a McDonald's Menu Item retrieved from http://app.mcdonalds.com/bagamcmeal?process=menuitems on 9-02-2007.
  • McDonald's UK Corporate Website, "Fries and Dips" retrieved from http://www.mcdonalds.co.uk/ on 09-02-2007.

External links

  • Ingredients list at McDonald's.com
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Chicken McNuggets - What's in the food? - McDonald's UK (1846 words)
All the chicken used is traceable right back to the farms on which the birds were raised and the highest standards are assured with rigorous quality checks and inspections.
No. McDonald's Chicken McNuggets are made from 100 percent chicken breast meat from poultry that are reared on farms that are required to meet McDonald's Agricultural Assurance standards.
The Chicken McNuggets were previously made from whole cuts of light meat, dark meat, and skin, in the natural proportions of a whole chicken.
Chicken McNuggets - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (560 words)
Chicken McNuggets, a type of chicken nugget, are one of the most popular trademarked items on the McDonald's menu.
McNuggets, as they are commonly known, are small pieces of formed chicken meat that have been battered and deep-fried.
The McNugget is a small piece of finely minced chicken meat held together with phosphate salts.
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