Written by Heather, GrubGrade Contributor
The Chick-fil-A slogan is “EAT MOR CHIKIN” and that’s exactly what I did. Chick-fil-A is known for their “Classic” Chicken Sandwich and delicious breakfast Chick-n-Mini’s, but they do have healthier options that are pretty tasty too. Introducing the Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich from Chick-fil-A.
It seems that Chick-fil-A offers healthier choices than most fast food restaurants. The Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich is a good example of one of those offerings. With only 260 calories and 3 grams of fat, you can watch your caloric and fat intake while still enjoying a scrumptious sandwich. The sandwich consists of a grilled boneless chicken breast which is marinated in special seasonings and served on a toasted golden wheat bun. It is complimented by two dill pickle slices (which seem to be a standard at Chick-fil-A), a heap of fresh green leaf lettuce and sliced tomato. It is served with a packet of Honey Roasted BBQ sauce.
The packaging is a styrofoam carton that barely holds the sandwich. Upon opening it, the first thing you notice is the wheat bun. The fresh wheat bun is very lightly toasted and it held the sandwich together well. It had a nice heartier flavor that your ordinary buns don’t have. You also notice the over-abundance of lettuce. Although the lettuce was fresh and crisp, there was so much of it that I had to take half of it off. The two slices of tomato didn’t provide much flavor and didn’t seem quite as fresh. That could be chalked up to the fact that we aren’t really in prime tomato season. The two dill pickles chips are placed on the bottom bun underneath the chicken breast (as is the case with most CFA chicken sandwiches). The pickles are not overpowering, but add a nice touch of flavor to the sandwich. As for the chicken breast, it is very tasty and is a good size, actually hanging over the bun. There isn’t really any grease with this sandwich and it has a very clean, fresh taste to it. The chicken was very moist and could really be eaten without adding any kind of sauce. I’m not a big fan of Honey Roasted BBQ sauce so I chose to eat my sandwich with their special “Chick-fil-A” sauce (which is a Honey Mustard/BBQ sauce that is made for their Chick-n-Strips). Obviously, the sauce made the sandwich a little messier.
I’m not sure that this would be a good on-the-go sandwich as the condiments tend to slip off as you are eating it. Overall it is a healthy, filling sandwich. Too plain for some? Chick-fil-A also offers a “Chargrilled Chicken Club” that adds cheese and bacon to the mix.
- Pros: Good size chicken breast packed with flavor. Fresh tasty bun. Healthy choice.
- Cons: Chicken breast shaped so that it hangs over the bun. Bun isn’t as “toasty” as I had expected. An over-abundance of lettuce. A little pricey. Not a good selection for grubbing on the go.
Grubbing on the Go: 6.50/10
GrubGrade: 8.50/10 (Very Good)
(Overall GrubGrade is not an average)