Fast Food Review: Chicken Salad Sandwich from Chick-fil-A
A chicken salad sandwich is grub not often found at a fast food place. Luckily, I’ve yet to encounter a bad one. Well, to be honest, I’ve only come across two. The amazing, but hard to find, Arby’s Pecan Chicken Salad Market Fresh Sandwich and the offering found at Chick-fil-A. I like most everything at CFA and the Chicken Salad Sandwich makes the grade too. While not as filling and delicious as the Arby’s version, the Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad Sandwich is a worthy buy.
Chick-fil-A describes their version of the Chicken Salad Sandwich like this:
Freshly made at each store, this tasty sandwich is made with the freshest ingredients, which include chunks of our Chick-fil-A chicken breast, chopped eggs, celery, sweet pickle relish and mayonnaise served chilled with lettuce on toasted Wheatberry bread.
It’s refreshing to get away from the standard chicken sandwich and the Chicken Salad Sandwich is a solid replacement. A sandwich that looks and tastes as advertised, “freshly made”. I never knew this particular CFA version of the sandwich contained chopped eggs until I read the description a short while ago. I’ve had it a good number of times but never noticed eggs, so maybe you won’t notice it either. What is noticeable is everything that makes this a classic tasting chicken salad concoction. The chicken breast could be chunkier but it gets the job done in the taste department. A nice crisp crunch of chopped celery and tangy sweet pickle relish are the standouts. The taste is primarily dominated by the pickle relish and mayo…just the stuff you might be looking for in a creamy batch of chicken salad. While the Wheatberry bread is toasted, it’s not dried out and crusty/crunchy/flaky toasty. It might as well just not be toasted but provides for a more stable set of bread. This sandwich isn’t overly big and filling, so the $3.79 price tag might come off as pricey to some. Personally I’d say it’s worth the price since a good fast food chicken salad sandwich is hard to come by.
Chicken Salad sandwiches are pretty simple to whip up at home and I’m sure a lot of you out there have your own special way of making it. The Chicken Salad Sandwich from Chick-fil-A doesn’t add anything extra special like the Arby’s version (chopped apples, grapes, pecans). What you’re getting with the CFA version is a bit more traditional and plain, but it works. Like I said before, it’s a nice change from the usual chicken sandwiches and might be worth your cash if you get a craving.
Pros: Tasty and traditional. Fresh. Nice packaging.
Cons: Not as filling as I'd like for $3.79. One of the higher calorie/fat items on the CFA menu.
Grubbing on-the-go: 6.25/10
Overall GrubGrade: 7.75/10
More Info: Chick-fil-A.com
Calories - 500
Total Fat - 20 grams
Saturated Fat - 3.5 grams
Cholesterol - 80 milligrams
Sodium - 1240 milligrams
Carbs - 52 grams
Sugars - 12 grams
Dietary Fiber - 4 grams
Protein - 29 grams