Fast Food Review: Chicken Biscuit from Chick-fil-A
Chicken for breakfast? I guess it’s a Southern thing and I never realized how well it worked until I started with my addiction with Chick-fil-A and their breakfast Chick-n-Minis. I love those little chicken sandwiches nestled together in the traditional white and red Chick-fil-A boxes. A couple of 4-packs and an OJ starts my Saturday mornings off right. I usually pass on the Chicken Biscuit sandwich which seems to be the major player on the CFA breakfast menu. I am guilty of having it a few times by this point and it’s overdue for a GrubGrade review.Chick-fil-A descibes the Chicken Biscuit like this:
A breakfast portion of our famous boneless breast of chicken, seasoned to perfection, hand-breaded, pressure-cooked in peanut oil and served on a freshly baked buttermilk biscuit.
I’m a big fan of Chick-fil-A grub and it’s not common for me to gripe about what I order. My CFA reviews are normally filled with high praise and recommendations. With the breakfast Chicken Biscuit, my verdict all comes down to the biscuit. I guess I just like my biscuits a tad bit different from what is found across a lot of fast food breakfast menus. Overly crusty, greasy and salty is how I find these biscuits and to me, it makes for a breakfast sandwich in need of some help. It’s not really fair to compare CFA with a sit-down joint but you know what biscuits I love? Bob Evans and Cracker Barrel. If I could snag on of their biscuits and join it with a CFA chicken patty, we would have a match made in heaven 🙂 . The biscuits at those places have that light, fresh and fluffy inside and don’t suffer from the dry, crumbly, greasy, salty shell I find almost everywhere else. Let’s get back to reality and talk about the real winner here which is, as always, the Chick-fil-A chicken breast. You may not get a passing grade with me on the biscuit but of course CFA does the chicken just right. Like the description says, it’s hand-breaded, seasoned to perfection and cooked in peanut oil…mmm, so tasty. Chicken that’s good enough to eat at breakfast time. It’s a simple combination of chicken and biscuit…you are getting what you ask for in two simple words. It’s priced at $2.05 so it’s not a wallet buster…but it’s not very filling either. I think it’s priced right.
With the popularity of Chick-fil-A growing and growing, imitators have of course sprung up to help even the score some. As most everyone knows, McDonald’s has gone the copycat route with their Southern-Style Chicken Sandwich for lunch/dinner and the breakfast Southern-Style Chicken Biscuit ($1.99) to rival the review you’re reading (the McD’s biscuit is worse by the way). Chick-fil-A still wins of course but I’m not sold on this breakfast sandwich, or any breakfast sandwich for that matter, that has biscuits that are in need of a little help. It’s weird that I’ve still ordered this item more than once…maybe hoping for a biscuit change, or just holding on to the fact that the stand-out is always in the end, the chicken. Still a passable attempt and definitely try it if you aren’t a biscuit snob like yours truly. Something more my style would be the Chick-n-Mini’s.
Pros: Only $2.05. Tasty CFA chicken.
Cons: I'm not a big fan of the greasy, crusty biscuit.
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.25/10
Overall GrubGrade: 6.00/10
More Info: ChickfilA.com
Calories - 450
Fat - 20 grams
Saturated Fat - 8 grams
Cholesterol - 30 milligrams
Sodium - 1310 milligrams
Carbs - 48 grams
Sugars - 5 grams
Dietary Fiber - 3 grams
Protein - 19 grams