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If you want to try out the new maple, chicken, and egg Starbucks breakfast sandwiches, you are straight out of luck. There’s a Starbucks chicken sandwich recall.

The Starbucks chicken breakfast sandwich debut halted when they abruptly took it off the shelves and issued a voluntary recall. Wait, what?

Social media was buzzing with reports of people feeling sick after eating it, and now Starbucks taking it away – but for how long? We have all the info on the Starbucks breakfast sandwich fiasco.


The new Starbucks breakfast sandwiches debuted with reports of bones, uncooked patties, and food poisoning.

Starbucks customers didn’t even have a chance to enjoy the chicken sandwich for an entire week before it started disappearing from the menu.

On June 21, the crispy chicken patty with maple butter between an oat biscuit debuted on the Starbucks breakfast sandwiches’ seasonal menu. But, by June 23, Starbucks customers had taken to TikTok and Twitter to report getting undercooked chicken and feeling sick after eating the sandwich.

A pregnant Twitter user posted a picture of her Starbucks chicken sandwich with a raw chicken patty, and TikTok users have reported frozen patties and bones in their sandwiches.

On the food poisoning report website IWasPoisoned.com, people have reported nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting after eating a Starbucks chicken sandwich.

In a statement to the New York Post, Starbucks confirmed the voluntary recall and said the Chicken, Maple & Egg sandwich “did not meet company standards.”


Employees got a memo about the Starbucks recall — telling them to to stop selling the chicken sandwiches.

Via TikTok

A Starbucks employee posted a TikTok showing a screenshot of an internal company memo sent out on June 27: “Effective immediately, a stop sell and discard (do not donate) has been placed on the Chicken, Maple Butter, and Egg Sandwich.”

You can still find the Starbucks breakfast sandwich on the website, but when you click ‘Add to Order,’ it appears as unavailable.

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No word if the Chicken, Maple Butter & Egg sandwich will come back after the Starbucks recall, but for now, make your own.

For now, you can make your Chicken, Maple Butter & Egg sandwich at home, and you won’t need to worry about getting sick (assuming you cook it properly).

You’ll need:

  • 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • ¼ cup of pure maple syrup
  • 1 stick of salted butter softened
  • Canola oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • Eggs (1 egg per sandwich)
  • All-purpose baking mix

Here’s how to make it:

  • Follow the directions on the all-purpose baking mix for biscuits
  • Dip the chicken thighs in a mixture of buttermilk and then in flour
  • Fry them in a skillet with canola oil until cooked through
  • Put cheese of choice on fried chicken thighs
  • Combine salted butter and maple syrup and stir until creamy
  • Add salt and pepper to eggs, then scramble
  • Spread maple butter on biscuits
  • Place eggs and the chicken patty with cheese between two biscuits and enjoy!


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