I have a confession to make.
I’ve only eaten Chick-fil-A once. I know how beloved it is by many of you, so I sincerely apologize.
I barely count the experience, since it was ordered in an airport and while in a rush. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it, but I’m not a good judge of their food because of that one experience. Rest assured I’ll be sure to get myself back there and try it again… for research, that is.
To everyone that loves Chick-fil-A, here is a guide to help you make some choices for your next visit!
I squeezed as much as I could onto one graphic, but if I missed anything, note that Chick-fil-A does a great job of providing this info on their site. When you explore their menu, you can alter the options (like remove cheese) and the calories will reflect it, so it’s great to utilize!
By using their site and playing with the options, we can see what the nutrition is for a slice of cheese. One slice of American cheese adds 50 calories, 5g fat, 1g carb and 2g protein. Colby Jack and Pepper Jack cheese are slightly higher, adding an extra 20-30 calories on top of that.
If you’re looking to save some calories, going cheese-less can be a great place to start. If you order the grilled chicken bacon club without cheese, that brings the entire sandwich down to 380 calories! Not bad at all.
The sandwiches here do not include sauces, and are for a standard order. For example, a deluxe sandwich is typically served with cheese, so the macros reflect that. All of the pictures chosen are reflective of the macros!
The macros DO include butter on the bun, which only adds about 30 cals, but you can ask for a sandwich without butter to save some calories if you prefer.
Salads do not include dressing or chicken. The Chick-fil-A salads include lots of mix-ins, so that is where the calories are coming from. For example, the market salad has a bunch of fruit, blue cheese, and granola included,
And honestly, I just couldn’t fit a large fry onto this guide, but for those curious, they’re 460 calories, 24g fat, 56g carbs, and 6g protein.
And as I write this, we’re not too far removed from the infamous chicken sandwich battle going on. It seems like every single fast food establishment and restaurant is battling to be crowned the best chicken sandwich. Curious how Chick-fil-A stacks up against those? I’ve got you!
It’s actually the lowest calorie of all of them! How does it compare in taste? I’ll let you be the judge on that one.
All of this being said, if you’re looking to get some fast food but also want to keep your calories (and protein intake) in check, you could do much worse than Chick-fil-A!
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