Get ready to drool. And get ready to WIN free Chick-fil-A!
If you’re anything like me, your week isn’t complete until you’ve visited Chick-fil-A at least once. There’s just something about it that other fast food restaurants just can’t come close to. (And if you’re living in a city that doesn’t have a CFA, I feel really, really bad for you.) My splurge meal there is usually a #1 (Chick-fil-A sandwich and waffle fries) with a sweet tea (they have the BEST sweet tea.) And again, if you’re anything like me, you always really crave it on a Sunday. When they’re closed. *Sigh.*
However, this year I have been trying to make better decisions when it comes to food and my health, so these days I typically order a Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap with a side of fruit and a diet lemonade. It’s always been good, but never came close to the #1 … until now.
I was recently invited to a blogger tasting event at a local Chick-fil-A to try their new grilled chicken menu, and was completely blown away. First of all, because I was handed a full-size portion of all of their new entrees.
Holy cow. Second of all, because everything was DELICIOUS! I mean, cravable-can’t-wait-to-have-it-again delicious.
I know, I know. When you want Chick-fil-A you want that delicious, perfectly-fried, juicy chicken sandwich on that buttered bun and those perfectly-salted waffle fries that you can never seem to have enough of. But healthier menu options were CFA’s #1 request from their customers, and they figured they’d better give the customers what they want. So after a $50 million investment, 11 years creating the perfect grill, 1,200 recipes, and 7 years to perfect the recipe, they finally created the perfect grilled chicken that will make us all very happy.
Let me tell you – I have had their grilled chicken meals on several occasions before they released this new recipe. They were fine, but nothing to really write home about. But now … This new recipe is the bomb dot com! It is seriously perfect. AND they are all under 400 calories.
Just look how delicious this Grilled Chicken Sandwich looks.
Their new multi-grain bun is even delicious!
(Grilled Chicken Sandwich: 320 calories, 5g fat, 30g protein)
So what could be better than a juicy, flavorful sandwich dripping with melted cheese, you ask? How about their new and improved grilled chicken nuggets? The yummy chicken without the carbs of the bread, plus you can dip them in your favorite CFA sauce!
They’re tasty enough that you don’t really need to, but I’m a dipper … so dip away.
(Grilled Chicken Nuggets: 140 calories, 3g fat, 23g protein)
Another great option for a dipper (like me) is their improved Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap.
Just wait ’til you try it with their new Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing! Mmmm.
(Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap w/o dressing: 340 calories, 13g fat, 36g protein)
And if you’re really trying to get ready for summer, opt for a fruit cup instead of a side of fries. They’ve switched up the fruit a bit, replacing the grapes with blueberries to include some antioxidants.
Finally, if you’re more of a salad person, then the Grilled Market Salad is the way to go.
It’s loaded with the delicious grilled chicken, fresh fruit and blue cheese. I recommend dressing it with the Zesty Apple Cider Vinaigrette, but you can’t go wrong with any of their dressings. (Grilled Market Salad: 200 calories, 5g fat, 23g protein)
Doesn’t everything just look delicious? It it. Trust me. I can’t thank the folks at Chick-fil-A enough for inviting me to try all of these new menu items! And for the Peach Milkshake (oops!) …
… and for the fun swag bag!
… AND for the gift cards for my readers!
So, who wants to win one free grilled chicken sandwich for the next three months? I have four gift cards to give away! To enter, just comment below letting me know which new menu item you’re most excited to try, or your favorite that you’ve tried so far. I will randomly select four winners on Wednesday, May 21 at 3 p.m. EST. For an additional entry, Tweet what you’re excited to try! Be sure to include @BlakeleyA and @ChickFilA in your tweet for it to count. (Sample Tweet: I just entered to win three free grilled chicken
@ChickfilA sandwiches! Head over to @BlakeleyA‘s blog for your chance to win. http://wp.me/p22UdQ-Wi)
(I’m also giving away two more gift cards on Instagram. Follow me @BlakeleyA for more info!)
Good luck, and happy eating!
UPDATE: The winners are …. Mary Jacobowitz, Sandra Meaders, Kristina Klausser and Barbara Nixon! Thanks to all who entered!
Disclaimer: Chick-fil-A provided me with free food and the gift cards in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions are my own. Facts mentioned above from Chick-fil-A’s press release.