Fast Food Review: Chicken Nuggets from Wendy’s

You usually can’t go wrong with fast food chicken nuggets…(unless maybe you’re Burger King Crown-Shaped Tenders).  Nuggets are one of the better food items for grubbing on the go.  Sometimes it’s best not to take it slow and savor the flavor of a deep fried morsel of breaded chicken that may have been sitting for a few hours under a heat lamp :) .  I can recall many times when I’ve been short on time, cash and needed a quick snack.  The Chicken Nuggets over at Wendy’s have filled the void in my stomach many times before, but they aren’t a favorite of mine.  They do a decent job and it’s time for a review.

Wendy's Chicken NuggetsIt’s been a few months since I took these nugget pics and it looks like there have been some changes over at Wendy’s.  The inconsistency of the prices at Wendy’s is pretty frustrating…from store to store you never know what you’re going to get. I’m used to getting a 5-piece for 99 cents but that’s changed now ($1.39 for 5).  Going to the Wendy’s menu on their website only shows a 10-piece nugget option, served with your choice of two dipping sauces (Barbeque, Honey Mustard, Sweet and Sour or Honey).  The nuggets are all white meat chicken and have a light crunch to the breading.  It’s a softer, less dense morsel of chicken than what I’d prefer but the taste is more chicken than it is the breading. I never experience any dried out nuggets either which I find somewhat refreshing.  BK and McD’s suffer a little from dryness…especially BK.  What I find a little shocking is that a 10-piece order of nuggets really isn’t really filling for a full sized dude…(I’m around 190 lbs) but they pack an absurd 32 grams of fat!  Seriously not worth it folks.  I’d go for a 12-pack of Chick-fil-A Nuggets for a better taste and a mere 17 grams of fat.  CFA nuggets are more filling too with 12 nuggets having 42 protein grams vs 10 Wendy’s nuggets with 23 protein grams.

Wendy's Chicken NuggetsWhile the Wendy’s nuggets are far superior to Burger King, they are still just kinda average.  They get the job done but they wouldn’t be my first choice.  Maybe if there was a 99 cent value menu that Wendy’s could stick to, I’d have better things to say.

Chicken Nuggets from Wendy's

Pros: Doesn't suffer from dried out nuggets like most other fast food places. Tastes more like chicken than breading. Grubbing on the go.

Cons: Not very filling. Inconsistent prices. Fat grams.

Taste: 6.25/10
Value: 7.75/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 9.25/10
Price: $1.39 for 5

Overall GrubGrade: 6.50/10

More Info: Wendys.com
Nutrition Facts:
10 count
Calories - 470
Fat - 32 grams
Saturated Fat - 7 grams
Cholesterol - 65 milligrams
Sodium - 960 grams
Carbs - 21 grams
Sugars - 0 grams
Dietary Fiber - 0 grams
Protein - 23 grams

16 comments on “Fast Food Review: Chicken Nuggets from Wendy’s

  1. Adam Bomb says:

    Wendy’s nuggets are just “OK”. I’ve eaten them a few times also, usually to “dispose” of any that my kids didn’t eat! The breading on these nuggets has a really distinct flavor, I think. I don’t know what it is, but it’s very different.

  2. Never had these before but they look good, though looks can be deceiving.

  3. Raiders757 says:

    I haven’t had nuggets from Wendy’s in years. I remember when they first came out with these. They were really good. Somewhere along the way they went from really good to average at best.

  4. Marvo says:

    Your review makes me want to eat Chicken McNuggets…because I’m too lazy to drive to Wendy’s.

    I don’t think I’ve ever had Wendy’s nuggets before, even when they were 99 cents.

  5. maxchain says:

    Oh, ouch. I didn’t even know about the price hike! It’s not too hard to do better for the price and fat content these days.

  6. Yum Yucky says:

    Wendy’s Nuggets are the diggity. My kids demand them with frequency. I should make them pay with their own cash?

  7. I can’t believe there are people who have never had Wendy’s nuggest!? Man, they are the only chicken nuggest I’ll eat from a fast food joint.

  8. jesi says:

    i usually get a 5pc of nuggets on the side of my burger [with ranch, do they not have ranch at your wendys?]… usually they’re a good addition, EXCEPT: last time i got one nugget that was so unbelieveably hard that i COULD NOT BITE THROUGH IT with my razor sharp chompers. couldnt break it in half with both hands. it made a clunking noise against the plate. WTF. awful. the rest were fine though :) this was at the wendys in osseo MN.

  9. jesi says:

    ps– i definately wouldve complained [and tried to get more free nuggets :)] if id been in store but it was drive thru. i only ever get bad food via drive thru!! nothing worse than sitting down to a movie with your fast food and having that “oh SHIT” moment.

  10. SkippyMom says:

    Never had these – but they do look good [for a Chicken Nugget] but I don’t like any of the sauces offered – I prefer the hot mustard from McD’s if/when I get nuggets.

  11. Adam Bomb says:

    $1.39 for 5 is BS, by the way! .99 was a good price, but a 40 cent increase? Daaaamn.

  12. Tracy says:

    I haven’t had one since my kids have gotten older but I remember as far as nuggets go they were the only ones my kids would eat (which isn’t saying much they weren’t great nuggets). I love CFA nuggets but like all their chicken the sodium is too high and I really shouldn’t eat them.

  13. cress says:

    These suck. They remind me of eating nuggets that I used to get in my high school lunchline(many centuries ago). Edible, but with boring flavor. Chick-Fil-A and McDonalds have the best nuggets.

  14. Marianne says:

    These are $1.19 in my area (Atlanta).

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  16. DidyouKNowThis says:

    Did you know that the company that makes Wendy’s chicken nuggets also makes the nuggets for Burger King?