McDonald’s Spicy Chicken McNuggets Return To Menus Just days after announcing some big changes to make their burgers “more flavorful than ever,” McDonald’s is making headlines again with the return of the fan favorite, Spicy Chicken McNuggets. Starting today (Tuesday), the spicy nuggets will only be available at participating locations for a limited time. The McNuggets are breaded in a sizzling tempura coating made with cayenne and chili peppers. They made a hugely popular debut in September 2020 as the first new U.S. McNugget flavor in nearly 40 years. They returned for a limited time in 2021 and 2022 as well. Do you think the Spicy Nuggets should be a permanent menu item? What is your favorite nugget dipping sauce?