5 Unhealthiest Chick-Fil-A Menu Items to Avoid

People love Chick-Fil-A food. According to the annual American Customer Satisfaction Index, the Atlanta-based eatery is America’s favorite fast-food restaurant. And why not? The food is good, the service is typically top-notch, and the restaurant is known for its cleanliness. Yet, there are many menu items available that can ruin your diet. Let’s take a look below at the five unhealthiest Chick-Fil-A menu items to absolutely avoid. 

Not a lot of people turn to fast-food chicken as a healthy alternative. Yet its core menu, which revolves around its flagship fried chicken sandwich, is decidedly unhealthy. When faced with the option to order, here are five meals you will definitely want to avoid.

Cobb Salad with Chicken Nuggets

Do you think you’re eating healthy by choosing a salad? Think again! The Chick-Fil-A Cobb Salad with chicken nuggets and avocado lime ranch dressing is 860 calories, 61 grams of fat, and 33 carbs. Whew! You might need to eat that salad on a cheat day instead.

Hash Brown Scramble Burrito

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but only eat this when you want to start your morning feeling sluggish and tired. At 680 calories and 38 grams of fat, this breakfast burrito has enough sodium (1,680 milligrams) for TWO meals—a hard pass.

Spicy Deluxe Chicken Sandwich

What makes this spicy sandwich so unhealthy? We’re not quite sure, but this zesty sandwich at 540 calories contains over three-quarters of your daily recommended intake of sodium.

Waffle Potato Fries

Let’s admit it — these Chick-Fil-A fries are delicious. Yet they also contain 360 calories and 18 grams of fat. You might as well just order another chicken sandwich. A spicy deluxe chicken sandwich with waffle potato fries contains over 1,100 calories, and we haven’t even included a soft drink yet.

Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade

You may find this surprising, but this beverage contains more sugar (55 grams) than you’ll ever need. If you want something sweet and tasty, try an Icedream cone (170 calories), or better yet, order a fruit cup.


Did any of these Chick-Fil-A menu items surprise you? Was there something I missed?

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