A Definitive Ranking of Every Chick-fil-A Entree
We're not ashamed to admit that we're a little Chick-fil-A-obsessed.
While we think most of their entrees are worth trying at least once, some definitely deserve to be prioritized over the others. Keep reading for our definitive ranking of every entree on the menu.
10. Grilled Cool Wrap
The Grilled Cool Wrap is one of the healthier options on Chick-fil-A's menu, which might be why it's also the least satisfying. It's essentially a lettuce and cabbage salad with some chicken and cheese thrown in before being wrapped up in a big tortilla. That's fine if you're really into lettuce, but a bit bland and dry if you're not. And while drowning the wrap in delicious Avacado Lime Ranch makes it twice as nice to eat, it also doubles the calories. Unless you're on a big health kick, this isn't one we'd readily recommend.
9. Grilled Nuggets
Chick-fil-A's Grilled Nuggets are a big step up from the Grilled Cool Wrap. They're tender and juicy, and with a light lemon and herb marinade, they taste great on their own or dipped in one of Chick-fil-A's delicious sauces. The only reason they rank so low is that they're pale in comparison to the classic fried nuggets, and whenever we order them grilled, we kind of wish we'd opted for the fried instead.
8. Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Chick-fil-A's grilled chicken is better than most, and it's especially good when it's nestled between two multigrain buns with lettuce and tomato. Paired with Chick-fil-A's signature Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce, it's full of savory flavor, leaving you with the feeling that you've just eaten something super healthy.
We can't explain it, but out of all of Chick-fil-A's fried offerings, their Chick-n-Strips do the least for us. Despite there being more chicken to chow on, we think the flavor and texture simply don't stack up. Their strips are actually made from a different part of the chicken breast than their nuggets, and they have less breading and a different marination process. All in all, we think that results in chicken that's not as crispy or delicious—but that's just comparatively. We still find them delectable.
6. Grilled Chicken Club
Take everything that's good about Chick-fil-A's Grilled Chicken Sandwich and add a slice of Colby-Jack cheese and a couple of strips of crispy bacon to make it even better. Sometimes, when something tastes too "healthy," it doesn't do much to satisfy our cravings, and cheese and bacon are the perfect indulgent additions.
5. Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich
The Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich is the chain's signature item, and for good reason. The star of the sandwich is a big breaded-and-fried chicken breast, which is good enough to stand alone, but is even better with the addition of a toasted bun and pickles. It's salty and satisfying, and feels super customizable thanks to Chick-fil-A's variety of scrumptious sauces. It's essentially a blank slate—and the fact that its creators kept building upon it is the only reason it's this low on the list.
4. Chick-fil-A Nuggets
Chicken nuggets are the dream meal of picky eaters everywhere, but even a total food snob can get behind Chick-fil-A Nuggets. The bite-sized nuggets are tender and deliciously seasoned with salt and spices to make them totally snackable with or without a dipping sauce (though we always opt to dip). They're perfectly crispy, and despite their small size, they're filling enough for even the most ravenous of eaters.
3. Chick-fil-A Deluxe Sandwich
Like we mentioned before, the Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich is a nice blank slate that's improved by more flavors, and this is proof. All it adds is a slice of American cheese, lettuce and tomato, but they give the sandwich a fuller, heartier flavor that's worth trying at least once.
2. Spicy Chicken Sandwich
The Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich tastes incredible, but it's even better when you amp up the spice. Take everything that's good about that sandwich, but season it with a fiery pepper blend to amp it way up. After all, more flavor is almost always a good thing.
1. Spicy Deluxe Sandwich
If you noticed the pattern in this ranking, you probably saw this result coming. Chick-fil-A's sandwiches only get better when you add more fresh and tasty ingredients, and since this sandwich has spicy seasoning and Pepper Jack cheese, lettuce and tomato, it brings out the very best in the flavor of the chicken. It's probably the most decadent sandwich on the menu, but it's also the very best.
To find out how to customize the ultimate Chick-fil-A order, click HERE for our ranking of their sauces.