What is the best way to order food from Chick-fil-A?
Chick-fil-A is a popular fast food chain that specializes in chicken sandwiches. When ordering food from Chick-fil-A, it is important to consider the various options available to order.
When you're craving chicken, there's no better way to satisfy your cravings than by visiting your local Chick-fil-A. While we love the poultry joint for its concise menu and low-calorie options, there are a few meals, treats, drinks, and dressings that you should definitely avoid. Find out what the best — and worst — choices are below to help you make better decisions on your next fast food run.
The Best Chick-Fil-A Menu Items
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Chick-fil-A demonstrates that fast food restaurants can provide options that are part of a healthy, balanced diet.
Chick-fil-A's Best Breakfast Items
Egg White Grill
300 calories, 7 grams of fat (3 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat), 970 milligrams of sodium, 31 grams of carbohydrates (N/A fiber, 1 gram of sugar), and 25 grams of protein
This chicken-based take on the traditional breakfast sandwich is a delicious way to start the day. The chicken provides necessary protein to get your body going for the day. Not only that, but it also includes egg whites sandwiched between two multigrain English muffins.
Hash Brown Scramble Bowl
460 calories, 28 grams of fat (9 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat), 1,200 milligrams of sodium, 21 grams of carbohydrates (4 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar), and 30 grams of protein
You don't have to decide which came first, the chicken or the egg, when you eat this scramble, which has chicken and eggs for a high-protein breakfast for any go-getter. Just don't ruin your diet by getting the burrito version (see our list of the worst Chick-fil-A menu items below).
Greek Yogurt Parfait
230 calories, 9 grams of fat (3.5 g SFA), 90 mg Sodium, 28 g Carbohydrates (2 g Fiber, 21 g Sugar), 12 g Protein
If you don't want a breakfast sandwich and need a quick breakfast, this Greek Yogurt Parfait is a good option (though we'd prefer to see more fiber relative to sugar). For a sweet start to your day, top protein-rich Greek yogurt with crunchy granola and fresh strawberries. Because this parfait contains 21 grams of sugar, you can reduce the sweetness by omitting the granola and replacing it with just the fruit.
The Best Mains at Chick-fil-A
Grilled Market Salad
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330 calories, 15 grams of fat (3.5 g SFA), 690 mg Sodium, 25 g Carbohydrates (6 g Fiber, 12 g Sugar), 27 g Protein
The Grilled Market Salad, which is loaded with fiber-rich Romaine lettuce, red cabbage, carrots, and grilled chicken, is one of the best meals on the Chick-fil-A menu. The blueberries, strawberries, and green apples add natural sweetness to the salad, while the blue cheese adds creaminess to the crunchy greens and roasted nuts. If you're watching your sodium intake, serve it with the light balsamic vinaigrette listed below.
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
310 calories, 6 grams of fat (2 grams of saturated fat), 820 milligrams of sodium, 36 grams of carbohydrates (3 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar), and 29 grams of protein
This sandwich contains 310 calories, 29 grams of muscle-building protein, and three grams of belly-flattening fiber on a warm multi-grain chicken bun. However, be wary of its high sodium content. If you choose this Chick-fil-A menu item, pair it with a tall glass of water.
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140 calories, 3.440 mg sodium, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 g carbs (0 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 25 g protein
These nuggets have 25 grams of protein for only 140 calories, and they are lower in saturated fat than traditional fried nuggets. Furthermore, because they lack refined carbs from the breading, they will keep you fuller for longer, allowing you to get through your day. Who said healthy couldn't be delicious?
Nuggets Kid's Meal
270 calories, 9 grams of fat (2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat), 750 milligrams of sodium, 26 grams of carbohydrates (3 grams of fiber, 17 grams of sugar), and 21 grams of protein
Even though the grilled nuggets are our favorite, the classic breaded nuggets aren't far behind. You can order them on their own or with the fruit salad and juice for your child. Although lower in sugar than soda, we recommend drinking a glass of water with your meal instead to reduce sugar intake.
The Best Sides at Chick-fil-A
160 calories, 11 grams of fat (3.5 g saturated fat), 180 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate (3 g fiber, 3 g sugar), and 6 g protein
To get a hearty dose of fiber-rich greens, pair your grilled chicken salad with the side salad. Romaine lettuce, crispy red bell peppers, and shredded carrots.
150 calories, 8 grams of fat (1 gram saturated fat), 170 milligrams of sodium, 17 grams of carbohydrates (3 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar), and 4 grams of protein
This heart-healthy superfood side salad combines broccolini, kale, dried cherries, and omega-3-rich walnuts. With 11 grams of sugar, this Chick-fil-A menu side is on the sweet side, so we recommend swapping the maple vinaigrette dressing for a healthier option, such as a balsamic vinaigrette.
50 calories, 0 grams of fat (0 grams of saturated fat), 0 milligrams of sodium, 12 grams of carbohydrates (2 grams of fiber, 9 grams of sugar), and 0 grams of protein
If you're looking for a post-meal treat, the chicken joint's fruit cup is a better option than one of their sugar- and fat-laden milkshakes. Each cup contains 50 calories of red and green apples, mandarin oranges, blueberries, and strawberries. The downside is that the mandarin oranges are laced with a syrup, which raises the sugar content significantly.
The Best Dressings at Chick-fil-A
Light Balsamic Vinaigrette
80 calories, 4 g fat (N/A saturated fat), 360 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate (N/A fiber, 16 g sugar).
Although this salad dressing is low in calories, it is high in sugar and sodium. This balsamic vinaigrette, like many low-fat or "light" salad dressings, makes up for lost fat with sugar. However, because it is one of the better options on the Chick-fil-A menu, use it sparingly on salads.
Chili Lime Vinaigrette
60 calories, 3 grams of fat (N/A saturated fat), 390 milligrams of sodium, 9 grams of carbohydrates (N/A g fiber, 7 grams of sugar), and N/A protein
For only 60 calories, the chili lime vinaigrette is the way to go if you want to add some zing to your salads. It adds a little heat and tang to your greens, thanks to the apple cider vinegar.
Light Italian Dressing
25 calories, 1.5 g fat (no saturated fat), 470 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrates (no fiber, 2 g sugar), N/A protein
The light Italian dressing has the fewest calories on the list, but it packs a hefty 470 mg of sodium to compensate. So, if you want to dress it with your greens, go light on the dressing. Even better, take the salad home and make your own with a healthy salad dressing.
The Best Desserts at Chick-fil-A
170 calories, 3.5 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat (0 g trans fat), 100 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrates (2 g fiber, 17 g sugar), 4 g protein
Whether it's warmer outside or you're craving a sweet ending to your meal, treat yourself to this low-cal, low-fat ice cream every now and then. If you want to avoid carbs, order your ice cream in a bowl rather than a cone!
500 calories, 21 grams of fat (13 grams of saturated fat), 370 milligrams of sodium, 67 grams of carbohydrates (1 gram fiber, 66 grams of sugar), and 11 grams of protein
As you'll see, all of Chick-fil-A's milkshakes are ridiculously high in sugar. That being said, if you must order one, go for the vanilla, which contains the fewest calories and sugar of the milkshakes.
The Best Drinks at Chick-fil-A
5 calories, 0 gram fat (0 gram saturated fat, 0 gram trans fat), 5 milligrams sodium, 0 gram carbs (0 gram fiber, 0 gram sugar), 0 gram protein
Coffee (not the iced, sweetened variety) is one of the best beverage options next to water among the chicken joint's milkshakes, sweetened teas, and fruit juices. So, on your way out, grab a cup of coffee to go with your Greek yogurt parfait. Just make sure to avoid adding sugar or artificial sweeteners.
Freshly-Brewed Iced Tea Sweetened
120 calories, 0 grams of fat, 10 milligrams of sodium, 31 grams of carbohydrates (0 grams of fiber, 31 grams of sugar), 0 grams of protein
If you need a pick-me-up in the middle of the day, try Chick-fil-A's freshly brewed sweetened iced tea instead of their milkshakes, iced coffees, lemonade, or sodas. Because it's still fairly high in sugar (despite being the lowest sugar option on the Chick-fil-A menu), consider cutting back on the sugar by ordering the unsweetened option or watering it down and splitting it with a friend.
The Worst Chick-Fil-A Menu Items
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Although nearly everything on the Chick-fil-A menu is delicious, not every item is good for your stomach. The following are some of the fattiest, saltiest, and sugariest options available at the chicken chain.
Chick-fil-A's Worst Breakfast Items
Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit
420 calories, 21 grams of fat (11 grams of saturated fat), 1,250 milligrams of sodium, 40 grams of carbohydrates (2 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar), and 16 grams of protein
Whether you pile the fatty toppings on a roll, a bagel, or, in this case, a biscuit, waking up to a BEC will more often than not derail your diet. If you want to improve your heart health, keep in mind that this breakfast contains half your daily saturated fat allowance as well as coming close to the AHA's recommended daily sodium limit of 1,500 milligrams.
Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit
600 calories, 40 grams of fat (17 grams of saturated fat), 1,510 milligrams of sodium, 41 grams of carbohydrates (3 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar), and 20 grams of protein
This breakfast no-no takes the top calorie-sandwich spot on the list. We're noticing a trend here: Avoid the biscuit sandwiches at this chicken restaurant.
Hash Brown Scramble Burrito
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680 calories, 38 grams of fat (12 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat), 1680 milligrams of sodium, 50 grams of carbohydrates (5 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar), 35 grams of protein
This breakfast contains enough sodium for two meals and is also high in calories and fat. This is the way to start your day feeling sluggish and tired, but otherwise, stay far, far away for the sake of your body.
450 calories, 21 grams of fat (8 grams of saturated fat), 1,310 milligrams of sodium, 50 grams of carbohydrates (4 grams of fiber, 5 grams of sugar), and 17 grams of protein
The Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit may be a poultry lover's favorite, but this lunch option should be avoided due to its high fat, carb, and sodium content.
The Worst Mains at Chick-fil-A
Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich
440 calories, 16 grams of fat (7 grams of saturated fat), 1,140 milligrams of sodium, 36 grams of carbohydrates (3 grams of fiber, 8 grams of sugar), and 38 grams of protein
This sandwich demonstrates that not every Chick-fil-A menu item featuring grilled chicken is actually healthier for you. Aside from the high protein content, this bacon-spiked sandwich contains a lot of sodium and artery-clogging saturated fat.
510 calories, 28 grams of fat (7 grams of saturated fat), 1,360 milligrams of sodium, 28 grams of carbohydrates (5 grams of fiber, 6 grams of sugar), and 40 grams of protein
This bowl of low-carb veggies is tainted with fatty fried chicken nuggets, crumbled bacon, and shredded cheese, despite appearing to be slimming. You're better off satisfying your cravings with a sandwich for 510 calories and nearly 1,400 milligrams of sodium.
Spicy Deluxe Sandwich
540 calories, 25 grams of fat (8 grams of saturated fat), 1,770 milligrams of sodium, 43 grams of carbohydrates (2 grams of fiber, 6 grams of sugar), and 34 grams of protein
When we go out to eat, we usually order something spicy because it contains metabolism-boosting capsaicin. However, Chick-fil-A's zesty sandwich contains more than three-quarters of your daily recommended sodium intake, as well as appetite-stimulating MSG.
Chick-n-Strips Kid's Meal
320 calories, 12 grams of fat (2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat), 640 milligrams of sodium, 34 grams of carbohydrates (3 grams of fiber, 18 grams of sugar), and 19 grams of protein
Remember our pick from the best list? If you order the poultry chain's kid's meal instead of these strips, you'll give your child two more grams of protein for 50 fewer calories and three fewer grams of fat. To us, it appears to be a no-brainer.
The Worst Side at Chick-fil-A
Waffle Potato Fries
360 calories, 18 grams of fat (2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat), 280 milligrams of sodium, 43 grams of carbohydrates (5 grams of fiber, 280 milligrams of sodium), and 5 grams of protein
We know Chick-fil-A's waffle fries are a popular menu item, but for this many calories, you might as well order something else. To keep your total calorie and fat count low, stick to some of the healthier sides.
The Worst Dressings at Chick-fil-A
Garlic & Herb Ranch Dressing
280 calories, 29 grams of fat (5 grams of saturated fat), 460 milligrams of sodium, 2 grams of carbohydrates (N/A grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar), and 1 gram of protein
The first and most abundant ingredient in this salad dressings list is inflammatory soybean oil, and if you keep scrolling down the list, you'll notice unnatural preservatives.
Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing
310 calories, 32 grams of fat (5 grams of saturated fat), 520 milligrams of sodium, 3 grams of carbohydrates (N/A grams of fiber, 2 grams of sugar), and 1 gram of protein
Although avocado and lime are both Eat This!-approved ingredients, their health benefits are nearly negated in this condiment, which contains more fat than Chick-fil-A's Grilled Chicken Club sandwich!
290 calories, 31 grams of fat (4.5 g saturated fat), 640 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrates (N/A g fiber, 1 g sugar), and 1 g protein
Why contaminate a slimming salad from Chick-fil-A with this sodium-laden dressing?
The Worst Desserts at Chick-fil-A
Chocolate Chunk Cookie
350 calories, 16 grams of fat (9 grams of saturated fat), 240 milligrams of sodium, 50 grams of carbohydrates (2 grams of fiber, 30 grams of sugar), and 4 grams of protein
The calorie count of this chunky chocolate cookie is equivalent to a small meal. If you must have something sweet with your lunch, split this cookie with a friend, order the nutrient-rich fruit cup instead, or make one of these desserts that actually help you lose weight.
Cookies & Cream Milkshake
590 calories, 25 grams of fat (14 grams of saturated fat), 440 milligrams of sodium, 81 grams of carbohydrates (1 gram fiber, 74 grams of sugar), and 12 grams of protein
Chick-fil-A's Oreo-inspired shake contains roughly three times the amount of sugar that the AHA recommends women consume each day!
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560 calories, 22 grams of fat (13 grams of saturated fat), 380 milligrams of sodium, 82 grams of carbohydrates (1 gram fiber, 79 grams of sugar), and 12 grams of protein
If you're craving cocoa, try this Dark Chocolate Banana Nut Smoothie recipe instead of Chick-fil-A's artificially flavored milkshake.
570 calories, 21 grams of fat (13 grams of saturated fat), 380 milligrams of sodium, 85 grams of carbohydrates (1 gram fiber, 77 grams of sugar), and 12 grams of protein
Real strawberries are listed as the third ingredient, after Icedream and a milkshake base, both of which contain a laundry list of Not That! additives.
The Worst Drinks at Chick-fil-A
320 calories, 6 grams of fat (3.5 g SFA), 140 mg Sodium, 64 g Carbohydrates (3 g Fiber, 51 g Sugar), 6 g Protein
You may be wondering how 320 calories and six grams of fat can be packed into a cup of lemonade. A quick glance at the ingredient list explains everything.: Chick-fil-A sneaks ice cream into its citrusy beverage, dramatically increasing the fat and sugar content.
220 calories, 0 gram fat, 10 milligram sodium, 58 gram carbohydrates (0 gram fiber, 55 gram sugar), 0 gram protein
This may appear to be a healthier alternative to its frosted sibling, but it contains even MORE sugar. If you're craving something sweet, try one of the best desserts. Better yet, have some fruit!
April is a native Brooklynite with a passion for all things health, wellness, and flavor. Read more about April
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What to order from Chick
It's difficult to go wrong with these nuggets, so if you haven't tried them yet, now is the time. .
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Egg & Cheese Muffin. .. .
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Fruit Cup. .. .
Cobb Salad. .. .
What is the most frequently ordered item at Chick?
Chick-fil-A is well-known for its original chicken sandwiches. chicken sandwich , but it's not the most popular item on the Chick-fil-A menu. A side of crunchy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside Waffle Potato Fries defeated the iconic sandwich!
Is it less expensive to order Chick?
If you want a sandwich, fries, and a drink, you must order them separately. These items are also significantly more expensive than ordering directly through the Chick-fil-A app. If you do the math, ordering a Chick-fil-A meal through DoorDash would cost you 171% more here in Georgia than ordering directly from the restaurant.
Is ordering on Chick
Chick-fil-A secretly raises food prices for delivery orders by 25 to 30%. . In other words, ordering a 30-count chicken nuggets for delivery costs approximately $5 to $6 more than ordering via the same mobile app for pickup or ordering in-store."