Fast Food Review: Chargrilled Chicken Garden Salad from Chick-fil-A

We have reviewed two of the four salads at Chick-fil-A here at GrubGrade.  Our most recent salad review featured was the Chick-fil-A Chicken-n-Strips Salad.  One comment that came in was from a loyal GrubGrade reader, who is now an official GrubGrade writer, Bear Silber, asking if you could get the Chick-n-Strips salad in a grilled chicken variety. Well Bear, you can!  Introducing the Chick-fil-A Chargrilled Chicken Garden Salad.


This salad is your basic garden salad, containing the same fresh ingredients as the Chick-n-Strips Salad.  You have a blend of fresh Romaine and Iceburg lettuce, surrounded by crisp shredded red cabbage, shredded carrots,  fresh broccoli florets, juicy vine-ripened grape tomatoes and a blend of shredded Monterey Jack and Cheddar Cheeses.  The salad is topped with strips of  chargrilled chicken breast.  The chicken breast slices are tender and very fresh.

Chargrilled Chicken Garden SaladThe salad comes with individual packets of butter garlic croutons and honey roasted sunflower kernels.  You have 8 salad dressings to choose from.

  • Choices of salad dressing: Buttermilk Ranch, Blue Cheese, Caesar, Fat-Free Honey Mustard, Reduced Fat Berry Balsamic Vinaigrette, Light Italian, Thousand Island and Spicy dressing.

Once again, I chose the Fat-Free Honey Mustard dressing (60 calories, 0 fat grams, 11 grams of sugar in a 1.23oz packet).  It’s a creamy and light dressing that doesn’t overwhelm your taste buds and take over the salad.  It’s a great complement.


This is the healthiest salad from Chick-fil-A, with only 170 calories and 6 grams of fat (the crouton’s and sunflower kernels will add 150 calories and 9 grams of fat), as compared the the Chargrilled & Fruit Salad with 220 calories and 6 grams of fat, and the Chick-n-Strips Salad with 450 calories and 22 grams of fat.  I’ve become very familiar with the higher quality salads at Chick-fil-A as of late and I’m happy to say I have not been disappointed yet.  Chick-fil-A salads have just never let me down taste-wise and if you want the healthiest salad option, this salad is the one to try.


Pros: Healthiest Salad on the Chick-fil-A menu. Fresh and tasty ingredients. Big, filling salad.

Cons: May be a little pricey for some at nearly $6.

Taste: 8.00/10
Value: 7.50/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 4.75/10
Price: $5.55

Overall GrubGrade: 8.00/10

More Info:
Nutrition Facts:
Calories – 170
Total Fat – 6 grams
Saturated Fat – 3.5 grams
Carbs – 10 grams
Cholesterol – 50 milligrams
Sodium – 860 milligrams
Sugars – 5 grams
Dietary Fiber – 4 grams
Protein – 22 grams

7 comments on “Fast Food Review: Chargrilled Chicken Garden Salad from Chick-fil-A

  1. Dude, that rocks! I could honestly eat this every day….but yeah you’re right it is a little pricey. Do you think it’d be filling enough for a hungry guy at lunch? Maybe two? 😛

    I’m a Chick-Fil-A fanboy now and I’ve never been there. I was looking at out GrubGrade chart and CFA owns the Top Ten.

  2. Adam says:

    Broccoli is without a doubt one of the more underrated salad components. On a side not; the best things about All-You-Can-Eat college meal plans has got to be the salad bars. Love those things!

  3. Heather says:

    @ Bear- I’m just a little girl, but it fills me up. You could always get some nuggets on the side to grub on…

  4. Ryan says:

    It’s filling for me and I probably outweigh you by 35lbs…although you are tough to figure out Bear. You dominated the Belly Buster and I probably would fail miserably at that. I think the $5.55 price tag is a fair price though for this salad…I’ve had it a few times before but it’s been a while.

  5. this is my favorite thing to get a Chick! I get this every time Randy and I go to Chick! We normally go durning lunch so this is always perfect (with a side of pickles, yes I know I’m weird).

    @ Heather this fills me up very well! I can barely finish it.

  6. This looks good and you can’t beat the nutrition facts. $6.00 is pretty close to comparable fast food salads, maybe a $1 more, but it looks like the quality justifies it. However, you could probably make it at home for $3.00 or less.

  7. Les says:

    Just recently discovered this salad. Great tastes in the
    chicken meat, vegetables, and cheese. Very filling but low on
    calories. It’s a good size salad which might be more appropriate
    for dinner than lunch. As such, it would be a good value.