Made with 100% chicken breast meat

Are you a Chicken McNuggets® or a Chicken Legend® fan? Do you prefer Chicken Selects® or a Crispy Chicken Wrap? We only use chicken breast meat across our entire chicken range.

Simply delicious

The chicken in our McNuggets® is 100% chicken breast – chopped into small pieces in order to make it easier to shape and eat. In our restaurants, each Chicken McNugget® is cooked by our teams until perfectly crisp and then served nice and hot. Just the way a Chicken McNugget® should be eaten.

From farm to restaurant

We are deeply committed to the health and welfare of all animals in our supply chain. That’s why we’re proud to only work with approved suppliers who adhere to our high standards, as well as those required by UK and EU legislation.

Working with our suppliers

Together with our suppliers, we work hard to focus on continuous improvement and have led the industry with positive moves on chicken welfare. We are proud to have daylight provision and enrichment for all birds in our supply chain, for all chicken served in our UK and Irish restaurants. This means providing pecking objects and perches to encourage the birds to express their natural behaviours.

While we are proud of the work we’ve done so far, we recognise that there is more that we can do. We’re committed to sourcing chicken with improved welfare outcomes. For us in the UK and Ireland, this means taking a joined up approach, including the environmental, ethical and economic sustainability of our supply chain. We strongly believe in this approach, which provides a direct assessment of the quality of life chickens experience throughout their lives. Our approach is underpinned by innovation and research. For example, we are working with Queen’s University, Belfast on research with leading animal welfare experts. It is this approach that we believe will truly drive continuous improvement. Find out more about our global chicken sustainability commitments here.


Don’t take our word for it…

Watch the full video to go behind the scenes at the factory and see how we only use 100% chicken breast meat across our entire chicken range!

Improving the sustainability of our chicken

We’ve been on a journey to enhance our chicken sourcing requirements – from launching our chicken welfare commitments to supporting the development of alternative protein feeds as part of our journey to become deforestation free. But we know there’s more to do and we’re committed to improving the resiliency and the sustainability of our chicken supply chain.

McDonald’s approach to chicken welfare is focused on welfare outcomes. Welfare outcomes are objective measures which provide a direct assessment of the welfare chickens experience throughout their lives.

As part of our commitment to eliminate deforestation from our global supply chains, soy volumes used to feed chickens in our supply chain are traced back to low-deforestation priority regions or comply with the certification requirements of either ProTerra or Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) certification standards. Alternatively RTRS Credits are purchased in lieu of physical supply of soy products. Find out more about conserving forests here.


Four pigs with RSPCA logo.

Find out all about our RSPCA Quality Assured pork

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Improving our Happy Meal®

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