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McDonald's Chicken Selects Return to Menu Nationwide

Chicken Selects were pulled from the menu in February 2013

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    Watch out, Chicken McNuggets. Soon there will be a new breaded chicken dish in the house.

    Oak Brook-based McDonald's announced Wednesday that Chicken Selects will return to menus nationwide next month.

    "The Chicken Selects will make a national return in early March and be sold as an order with three pieces. We look forward to bringing back this customer favorite made with chicken tenderloin," Terri Hickey, a McDonald's spokesperson, said.

    McDonald's describes Chicken Selects as "crispy strips of all white chicken breast, premium dipping sauces...this is luxury lunching."

    The menu item will only be available nationally for a limited time, but markets will have the option to keep them on the menu if they want, Hickey said.

    Chicken Selects were first introduced in 1998 and were pulled from the menu in February 2013.

    The menu item previously came with a variety of dipping sauces to choose from, including chipotle barbeque, creamy ranch, hot habanero, honey mustard, hot mustard, spicy buffalo, sweet chili, sweet 'n sour, honey and tangy barbeque.

    The fast food company's announcement comes just two months after company officials said they were planning on trimming their menus. This decision was prompted by a decline in U.S. sales that many attribute to McDonald's unhealthy image and an increasingly health conscious society.