Chick-fil-A’s New Grilled Recipe Made this Foodie a Believer

Disclosure: I was invited to a special tasting at a local Chick-Fil-A. I was provided with products to taste to facilitate my review. I received no other compensation. All opinions are my own.

Chick-fil-A® is introducing a new lineup of grilled chicken entrees that will give the chain one of the most nutritious and expansive grilled menus across the quick-service industry. On April 14, the Atlanta-based restaurant chain officially rolled out three new entrees that I had the privilege of trying: the Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich, and Grilled Nuggets – in an ongoing effort to provide more flavorful and “craveable” grilled options for its nutrition-minded customers.

To be perfectly honest, I have never been a fan of grilled chicken from anywhere–it’s just always so dry and tasteless. I also never tried Chick-Fil-A’s previous grilled recipe. So, when I went to this tasting, I was not expecting to walk away an actual FAN of grilled chicken! Well, Chick-Fil-A’s version, anyway.

The thing that surprised me the most was how MOIST and flavorful the chicken was. It was really good–delicious, in fact.

Chick-Fil-A’s new grilled recipe was 10+ years in the making, and in order to get the authentic “outdoor grill” taste, they even designed their own proprietary grill. Their unique technique creates a tender, juicy filet with just the right amount of smoky flavor.

Check out the new grilled items below. I tried to capture the moisture and flavorings in each picture I took, so that you can see just how yummy these new grilled flavors really are.

Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken Sandwich: The Grilled Chicken Sandwich is a boneless, 100 percent pure breast meat chicken, marinated with a special blend of seasonings, and grilled for a tender and juicy backyard-grilled taste. It is served on a new toasted, multigrain bun with green leaf lettuce and tomato, and served with a side of Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce. It is priced starting at $4.29 with just 320 calories and 5 grams of fat, making it one of the most nutritious grilled entrees in the quick-service industry.

I could seriously not stop eating. It was SO moist and delicious… and the bun! I loved the bun. It really added “oomph” to the whole sandwich.

Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken Sandwich #chickfila #grilled #chickensandwich

You can see the herbs and spices in the meat.

Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken Sandwich #chickfila #grilled #chickensandwich

I took the top of the bun off here, so you can see just how moist and delicious the Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken Sandwich really is!

Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich: Building on the improvements of the Grilled Chicken Sandwich, the Club adds a kick of flavor with Colby-Jack Cheese and Applewood smoked bacon. It is priced starting at $5.49 and has 440 calories and 14 grams of fat.

I did not get a picture of this one because I could not taste it. Unfortunately, bacon and I are no longer friends. *insert sad face* However, I brought one home for my husband to taste, and he said it was moist, and very tasty. He was also a fan of the new bun.

Chick-fil-A Grilled Nuggets: Chick-fil-A Grilled Nuggets, which were first introduced in 2012 as a Kid’s Meal entree, have been reinvented and offer the new grilled flavor in bite-sized pieces of pure boneless breast of chicken that are great as a meal or a snack. Customers can order Grilled Nuggets in 8-count (140 calories, 3 fat grams) or 12-count (200 calories, 4.5 fat grams) with their choice of dipping sauce. Grilled Nuggets are made without gluten-containing ingredients and are free of trans fats, with prices starting at $3.79 and $5.59, respectively.

Again, I was shocked at how moist and yummy these little guys were. I was also able to provide a sample to my 10 year old, and she said that they were tasty too. She was surprised that they were not dry.

My daughter was also very excited to find out that the fruit cup now has blueberries!! Yum!

Chick-fil-A Grilled Nuggets #chickfila #grilled #nuggets

Look at how juicy they are!

The new grilled flavors are also available in Chick-Fil-A’s delicious salads, and their scrumptious Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap. This wrap is my new favorite menu item. It is SO good. Don’t even get me started on the Avocado Lime Ranch dressing. You have to try this wrap–and the Avocado Lime Ranch dressing is good on anything. I use it for nugget dip, mayo for the sandwiches, and on the grilled chicken sandwich too. I LOVE the stuff!

Ahem, sorry, I was having a moment. Let’s move on… Check these out…

Chick-fil-A Grilled Market Salad #chickfila #grilled #salad

The Grilled Market Salad

And my favorite of the new grilled delights…

Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap #chickfila #grilled #wrap #avocado #lime #dressing

Don’t forget the Avocado Lime Dressing!!!

“Chick-fil-A is more committed than ever to providing our customers with a ‘menu of choice’ that not only tastes great, but is great for them,” Farmer added. “Whether our customers are counting carbs, fat or calories, or eating food made without gluten-containing ingredients, we offer a number of menu options to suit their dietary needs and preferences. To keep them informed, we make our nutritional information easily accessible for all guests, including an online meal calculator, calorie counts posted on our menu boards, nutrition panels and pamphlets in our dining rooms, and order-specific nutrition information printed on receipts by request.”

Oh, and one more thing that is VERY good news for me: On Feb. 11, Chick-fil-A announced that it will serve chicken raised without antibiotics in all its restaurants nationwide within five years. The move marked the first time a quick service restaurant has committed to a 100 percent “raised without antibiotics” standard for poultry. YAY!

For more information on Chick-fil-A’s latest grilled menu additions, visit GrilledLove.com

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Comments

  1. says

    I so love the taste of Chick-fil-a’s regular chicken so I normally wouldn’t think to try this. BUT, it looks soo good I think I’m going to have to!

  2. April Farley says

    I have not been to Chick Fil A in a good long while. I am going to have to make a special trip to check these grilled options out. I wonder if they are available in our area yet. You know I can recall way back when Chick-Fil-A was only in the food court @ the Mall. They have come a long way since then!

  3. Sarah L says

    They just opened a new store near me. Haven’t been in yet. Used to have to go quite a ways to get to one.

  4. Raina DelRio says

    We love Chick-Fil-A. So glad they have more grilled options, as I am not a big fan of breading.

  5. Sarah L says

    I know that grilled chicken is better for me than their regular sandwich, but I don’t have it often enough to worry about it.

  6. sandy weinstein says

    love chik filet grilled however, if you look at the calories and fat, very high for something that is grilled. my mother loved to eat here and the fries were so good, but i would not let her have very many b/c of her health.

  7. Kelly Faber says

    I never knew they had chicken nuggets!! They looks so fresh and tasty!! Actually, all the meals look delicious!! I haven’t been to Chick Fil As in awhile, but I will have to eat lunch there soon :)

  8. Linda Manns Linneman says

    I really like Chic-fil-A’s. They have the best chicken for fast food. I also like that it is a Christian run company. Thank you for sharing

  9. carol clark says

    i think its a good thing having chickens with no antibioctics is a very good think glad to know this thanks

  10. Shelly Johnson says

    Seeing as there is a chic-fil-a in my business complex, we eat there a lot. I LOVE the grilled chicken. The wraps are my favorite, especially with the avocado lime ranch dressing (OMG sooo good) but I love the grilled chicken sandwich as well!

  11. sandy weinstein says

    i love chik filet, i love the salads, my mother loved to eat here, she loved the fries but i would not let her eat many b/c of her health problems….but the salads are sooo good and filing

  12. Tami F. says

    These new items all look delish, I love Chick-fil-A and miss it. I was very upset a few years ago when the malls where the restaurants were here in OR decided to boot them out, because they refused to be open on Sunday. Politically correct nonsense!

  13. ellen beck says

    We dont have a Chick Fil A here but I have had it when we have went out of town and it is really good . I like the look of this chicken it looks healthier than many fast food places

  14. M.Clark says

    I have never eaten any food from Chick-fil-A but everything looks and sounds so delicious, I can’t wait to try everything. The item that I am most interested in trying is the Chick-fil-A Grilled Nuggets, it’s great to see chicken nuggets that are actually recognizable as chicken. Thank you for saving this review.

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