McDonald’s spicy chicken McNuggets made their big debut in 2020, when they were first released as a limited edition menu item. At the time, they were served with a side of Mighty Hot Sauce, a hot and slightly sweet dipping sauce. Both the nuggets and the sauce were a hit, selling out nationwide in a matter of weeks. Since then, the spicy version of McDonald’s top-selling chicken McNuggets has been brought back for month-long intervals in February 2021, April 2022, and once again in April 2023.
While the Mighty Hot Sauce has yet to make its reemergence, when the spicy McNuggets were brought back in 2022, they were served with a sweet and spicy Szechuan sauce –- another long-forgotten menu item that was re-released after a shout-out on Cartoon Network’s “Rick and Morty” got McDonald’s fans fired up about it again. Although some fans are bummed that McDonald’s has yet to reintroduce the beloved Mighty Hot Sauce to accompany the spicy McNuggets, we have a feeling these nuggets will bring the heat, sauce or no sauce.