When you think about ordering a meal from Chick-fil-A, is salad the first thing that comes to mind? Probably not, but the fast food chain is hoping to change your mind about that. Chick-fil-A is working hard to provide healthy options for the on-the-go consumer, taking their cue from restaurants like Chipotle and Panera Bread. After years of testing, they believe they have landed on the perfect salad recipes to position themselves at the top of the fast food salad game.
Back in 2013, Chick-fil-A revamped its entire salad line to offer healthy choices as well as premium ingredients. Since then, the salads have been popular, especially during the summer months. Each salad comes with a designated dressing, however, guests can choose a different dressing according to their dietary or flavor needs.
Along with the choice of dressing, each salad also comes with a choice of chicken aside from the one noted on the menu. For instance, the Market Salad usually comes with cold grilled chicken, however, you can order it as nuggets, spicy grilled filet, or even with Chick-N-Strips.
4. The Spicy Southwest Salad
The zesty Chick-fil-A salad option is almost too beautiful to eat! A fresh bed of mixed greens is topped with spicy grilled boneless chicken breast, Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses, poblano chilies, red bell peppers, roasted corn kernels, and black beans. It's also served with crispy tortilla strips and the guest's choice of dressing. Choose from the saucy Creamy Salsa Dressing (which adds a little bit of dairy creaminess to cool down the salad) or go for the 60 calorie light option, Chili Lime Vinaigrette.
3. The Market Salad
The Market Salad is Chick-fil-A's go-to salad option. This superfood-rich salad will satisfy your taste buds and keep you full. The lean protein of chilled grilled chicken breast, antioxidant-rich blueberries, strawberries, and green apples sit on top of a fresh bed of mixed greens. It's also served with crunchy, harvest nut granola and a roasted nut blend.
Salad dressing options include Zesty Apple Cider Vinaigrette for a full-flavored option or the low-calorie Light Balsamic dressing with real balsamic vinegar sweetened with orange juice.
2. Kale Crunch Side Salad
For a healthy side salad to go with your entrée and waffle fries, the Kale Crunch Salad is the way to go. It's a blend of curly kale, green cabbage, roasted almonds, and your choice of dressing.
1. The Cobb Salad
The Cobb Salad is Chick-fil-A's best-selling salad, packed with crispy, sliced Chick-fil-A nuggets, Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese, corn kernels, bacon, grape tomatoes, and hard-boiled eggs. The salad dressing options include the most popular dressing on the menu - the Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing.
The only thing that could possibly make ranch better is adding creamy avocado to the mix! For a leaner option, go for the deliciously tangy flavor of the Fat-Free Honey Mustard dressing. Or better yet, turn it into a buffalo chicken salad by pouring on ranch dressing and buffalo sauce.
The post was published on May 4, 2018.