I’ve heard all kinds of things about McDonald’s chicken patties and chicken Nuggets. If you don’t haven’t seen it yet here’s a lovely picture of chicken nuggets before they’re patties. Yeah not very appetizing. Here’s what’s in the McChicken Patty.
Chicken, water, salt, sodium phosphates. Battered and breaded with: bleached wheat flour, water, wheat flour, food starch-modified, salt, spices, wheat gluten, paprika, dextrose, yeast, garlic powder, partially hydrogenated soybean oil and cottonseed oil with mono -and diglycerides, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, ammonium bicarbonate, monocalcium phosphate), natural flavor (plant source) with extractives of paprika. Prepared in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to preserve freshness). Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent.
I guess the questions now are are you ok with this ingredient list? and what the hell is Dimethylpolysiloxane?
Dimethylpolysiloxane the “antifoaming agent” is a form of silicone used also used in cosmetics and Silly Putty. In shampoos it’s used to make hair silky and shiny. McChicken Patties need an “antifoaming agent” to keep the deep-frying oil from foaming.
Oh and dextrose is sugar. Yeah, there’s sugar all over McDonald’s menu from the Sausage Patty to the Shredded Cheddar/Jack Cheese. So it’s even in the salty foods. I guess there’s no need for desert then right?
Don’t believe me? The ingredient list is information straight from McDonald’s and you can download the pdf list for yourself at nutrition.mcdonalds.com