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.Chicken Biscuit from Chick-fil-AChick-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.

Chicken BiscuitWith 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.

CFA Chicken Biscuit

Pros: Only $2.05. Tasty CFA chicken.

Cons: I'm not a big fan of the greasy, crusty biscuit.

Taste: 6.25/10
Value: 7.50/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.25/10
Price: $2.05

Overall GrubGrade: 6.00/10

More Info:
Nutrition Facts:
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

11 comments on “Fast Food Review: Chicken Biscuit from Chick-fil-A

  1. nuttyturnip says:

    If you want good chicken biscuits, try Bojangles. It’s more of a southern chain, but they’re my favorite.

  2. sweetspot says:

    Doesn’t look like something I would try. Looks dry and boring. It did get me crave chick-n-minis (plus I had a coupong to get them for free) so I picked up some. They are amazing!

  3. Adam says:

    You know, I can’t understand the whole chicken and biscuits things for breakfast. I think I’ll stick to Chick-fil-A for lunch 🙂

  4. Alvin says:

    This review is blasphemy. CFA’s biscuits are awesome, and their chicken biscuits are heaven.

  5. wibia says:

    I had one and I like it. Took a minute to get used to eating chx for breakfast, but I thought it was pretty tasty. Better than Bojangles and McD

  6. Jon says:

    The biscuits are the good part. I always get chicken biscuits there for breakfast, but they’re not that great. 6 is too harsh though. You better not give McDonald’s chicken biscuit over a 4.

  7. Amber says:

    The biscuits when I get them are often soft and buttery. Mmmm…

    I had one just the other day, and it was heavenly.

    McD’s version is CRAP, BTW. The chicken is disgusting–dry with an awful taste of some manufactured seasoning–and the biscuit is definitely too crunchy.

  8. Jennifer says:

    I always ASK FOR NO BUTTER on the biscuit. That makes it a lot less greasy. But I’d take their buttered biscuit over McD’s precooked frozen crusty biscuit anyday. I go to chick because the biscuit it so much more homemade tasting than any other fast food around where I live.

  9. Melissa says:

    Came across this blog b/c I just had a McD’s Chicken Biscuit for breakfast this morning and feel like I just committed a sin!!! I’m addicted to CFA chicken biscuits, but I decided to try McD’s because it was cheaper. NOT WORTH IT! I agree about the CFA biscuit, but I feel like they used to be different…closer in quality to Bob Evans biscuits. I could be wrong, but I’ve been eating them for years except for a short stint in college in the Midwest where I had to drive 25 mins to get one. Somewhere in that time I think they changed. Cost of the recession maybe? Whatever, they’re wonderful, and there is not a better fast food chicken biscuit out there as far as I know…Bojangles does not cut it.

    • Ryan says:

      Thanks for visiting Melissa…

      You just gave me a great idea… a CFA Chicken Biscuit using a Bob Evans biscuit. Genius.

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