McDonald’s Spicy BBQ Glazed Tenders

Spicy BBQ Glazed Tenders are now on the menu at McDonald’s along with the new Spicy BBQ Chicken Sandwich, which we covered previously. The new spicy tenders, which contain 580 calories per 4-piece serving, are made with all white meat chicken and are covered in the chain’s new smoky barbecue sauce, just like the chicken breast fillet that comes on the new spicy sandwich.

The spicy tenders also come in 6-piece and 10-piece orders, which have 870 and 1450 calories, respectively. I would avoid the 6-piece and the 10-piece spicy tenders at all costs. Not only do they contain an unhealthful amount of fat and carbs, but their sodium content is higher than the total recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams. As you may already know, high sodium intake can lead to hypertension, kidney failure, and risk of heart disease and stroke.

But it’s not all bad at least: they have a good amount of protein and no trans fats, however keep them to a minimum. We’re always preaching portion control, and in this case, it’s no different.

Spicy BBQ Glazed Tenders Nutritional Information

Each tender has 145 calories, of which 60 calories are from fat. That means that 42 percent of the calories in each chicken tender come from fat, 30 percent from carbs, and 28 percent from protein.

You can see the full nutritional breakdown of the Spicy BBQ Glazed Tenders in the table below:

Nutrition Facts
Calories From Fat240
Total Fat27g
Saturated Fat4.5g
Trans Fat0g

Want to burn off the 4-piece order? Run for 45 minutes straight at a 10-minute mile pace or play basketball for about an hour.


The Spicy BBQ Glazed Chicken Tenders contain the following allergens:

  • Wheat
  • Milk
  • Soy


Buttermilk Chicken Tenders

Wheat Flour, Water, Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Strips, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Leavening (Consists of Baking Soda, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate), Spices, Sugar Potato Starch, Rice Starch, Rice Flour, Corn Starch, Garlic Powder, Xanthan Gum, Yellow Corn Flour, Onion Powder, Buttermilk, Citric Acid, Natural Flavor, and Maltodextrin.

Spicy BBQ Sauce

Corn Syrup, Water, Tomato Paste, Distilled Vinegar, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Soy Sauce, and Corn Starch. And has less than 2% of: Jalapeno Peppers, Salt, Natural Flavor, Spices, Garlic, Chipotle Peppers, Molasses, Garlic Powder, Paprika, Natural Smoke Flavor, Soybean Oil, Lime Juice Concentrate, Preservatives (Such as Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate), Xanthan Gum, Onion, Bell Peppers, Onion Powder, Torula Yeast, Acetic Acid, Yeast Extract, Carrot Powder, Pepper Pulp, Celery Seeds, Sesame Oil, Tamarind, and Extractives of Turmeric (Color).


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