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It’s a cold, cold winter, amigos. If you’re feeling the bite of the chill, why not drop into Mad Mex, because we’re bringing our Spicy Chicken back, and that’ll be sure to warm you right down to your toes.

The last time we had our Spicy Chicken on the menu was 2019. Since then, it has been one of the most popular requested items to bring back, so we’re thrilled to be making it happen again.

Inspired by the Yucatan region in Mexico (that’s down the southern part of the country), the first thing you’ll notice about the Spicy Chicken is the deep red colour of it. When you see that, your mouth is going to immediately water, because it promises such a punch of flavour.

That colour is iconic to the achiote spice, which is popular in the Yucatan region, and has been the core inspiration for our own Spicy Chicken flavour profile. As our founder, Clovis Young, said, we’re enormously proud of how authentic and true we’ve been able to craft this dish.

“Our secret sauce is staying true to our authentic Mexican roots. We’ve named this Spicy Yucatan Chicken because it has a vibrant, bright red colour inspired by the achiote, and will take our customers’ mouths to Mexico,” Clovis said.

What you’re going to really love about our Spicy Chicken is that it has been perfectly balanced for just about every taste bud. The spices and heat do dance across the tongue and will warm the soul of anyone that likes bold flavours. At the same time, it’s not so spicy or intense that you must be the kind of person that sees a Carolina Reaper pepper as a fun challenge to enjoy.

Grab a buddy and come in to experience it for yourself! The Spicy Chicken is a strictly limited run item, and will be available from July 11 to October 2.

Why we’re taking you to Yucatan with our Spicy Chicken

As you know, bringing people to Mexico with our authentic and wholesome flavours is core to the Mad Mex experience. So, why are we taking you to Yucatan with our Spicy Chicken? Well, it’s quite simple. If you ever find yourself in Mexico you must take the opportunity to visit, because Yucatan is amazing.

The Yucatan region is a captivating destination that offers a wealth of attractions and natural beauty. Its greatest allure lies in its rich history and ancient Mayan ruins, such as the awe-inspiring Chichen Itza and Tulum. You’ve certainly seen those in photos even if you don’t know the names. They are true wonders of the world.

Yucatan also boasts stunning white sand beaches along the turquoise Caribbean Sea, inviting visitors to relax and enjoy the tranquil paradise. The cenotes, natural sinkholes unique to the area, provide exhilarating swimming and diving experiences. Yucatan’s cuisine – the very thing that has inspired our Spicy Chicken! – is a delicious and unique fusion of Mayan and Spanish flavours, offering tantalising dishes like cochinita pibil and fresh ceviche.

Finally, the people will welcome you as one of their own. The warm hospitality of the local people adds to the Yucatan charm, and you’ll get a slice of that when you visit our Mad Mex restaurants, too. We love serving our amigos the best Mexican food Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and regional Australia has to offer, and we can’t wait for you to come in and experience our Spicy Chicken for yourself!