Fast Food Food Review: Chicken Nuggets from Chick-fil-A
Tender, juicy and flavorful are three words that can be used to describe the chicken at Chick-fil-A. This definitely is the case when it comes to their nuggets. Just about every fast food stop has their own version of the chicken nugget, but in my opinion they all pale in comparison to the Chicken Nuggets at Chick-fil-A.
Order some nuggets from McDonald’s or Burger King and you’re likely to get dried out, extra breaded chicken. At Chick-fil-A, that isn’t the case. The nuggets are tender pieces of seasoned chicken breast. The chicken is pressure cooked in peanut oil and covered in a light breading that adds just the right amount of texture.
Chicken nuggets aren’t very customizable, but Chick-fil-A gives you a plethora of options when it comes dipping sauces. You have the run of the mill BBQ, Ranch and Honey Mustard sauces. They also offer Polynesian sauce (similar to sweet and sour), a spicy Buffalo Sauce and Chick-fil-A sauce (BBQ and mustardy concoction that is quite tasty). The nuggets come in servings to satisfy any hunger. If you are starving you can order a 8 or 12 pack, and if you are in need of a little snack you can order 4 or 6 nuggets. Hell, you can even order just 1 nugget to go along with your meal too (based on the info when ordering online, 34 cents for 1 nugget).
While these are my favorite nuggets around, they are not without fault. The first thing you notice is the spots of grease beginning to soak through the box. As I mentioned earlier, the nuggets are pressure-cooked in peanut oil and are somewhat greasy. It’s really a minor gripe when considering the great taste. These nuggets are reasonably priced. A standard 8-pack will set you back $2.69. Also it’s important to note that an 8-pack is only 260 calories. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, they’re even available at breakfast in mini chicken sandwich form. It’s no mystery that this is the way nuggets should be done. This is some of the best fast food chicken around and by far the leader in the pack as far as fast food nuggets are concerned.
Pros: Tender, tasty white meat chicken breast. Perfect amount of breading. Good number of dipping options. Reasonably priced and not too high in calories (about 33 calories per nugget).
Cons: Can be overly greasy.
Grubbing on-the-go: 8.75/10
Price: 8 pack $2.69, 12 pack $3.95
Overall GrubGrade: 9.50/10
More Info: ChickfilA.com
Chick-Fil-A Nuggets (12 Count)
Calories - 400
Total Fat - 17 grams
Saturated Fat - 3.5 grams
Cholesterol - 105 milligrams
Sodium - 1480 milligrams
Carbs - 18 grams
Sugars - 3 grams
Dietary Fiber - 1 grams
Protein - 42 grams