My family loves a good salad and the trouble with that is we almost always have to sit down in a restaurant to get a premium salad. When you have two teenagers, a picky 7 year old and a busy 1 year old we call, "The Blur" it's difficult to actually enjoy a meal in a restaurant and not pay a pretty penny. I want it fast with high quality ingredients at a price I can afford and not feel guilty about the cost and calories! I'm kidding, I worry more about cost than calories! We don't have dietary restrictions and aren't extreme about eating healthy but when we want to eat fruits and veggies, it's good to know that Chick-fil-A
has a new menu that meets all of our needs!
I go into detail below but I wanted to put it out there that you can order any of the salads with grilled chicken or Chick-fil-A Nuggets. Each salad has completely different flavor profiles. We didn't sample the enhanced Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap but I was intrigued by the new all-natural high-fiber flax bread. Chick-fil-A doesn't have a secret menu but they do have gluten-free options! YAY!
We had Peach Milkshake for dessert and it was perfection. Real chunks of peaches! Only in season till September - get you some!
Blogger friends excited about their Chick-fil-A Backstage Tour passes: Lala of Delightful Ideas, Melanie of LA Explorer, Ann of Ann About Town, Minhchau & Victor of Formal Normal and Ruby of Growing Up Blackxican
Chick-fil-A Buena Park Operator Steve giving us the history about the company
Let's talk some facts: Chick-fil-A added calorie counts to all their menu boards. How transparent is that? You don't have to go hunting for a pamphlet, it is right there clear as day next to the price.
The Asian Salad is my favorite and I'm not typically an asian salad fan. My dislikes on asian salads are the crappy wontons, pungent dressing and excess of cabbage. Chick-fil-A does it right, they don't do any of that - their asian salad has Chick-fil-A nuggets (pressure-cooked, sliced and served hot) on a fresh bed of chopped romaine lettuce and baby greens, topped with shredded red and green cabbage, carrots and mandarin orange segments. Served with Honey Thai Almonds, Chinese Garlic & Ginger Wontons and Honey Sesame dressing. 330 calories and 13 grams of fat without dressing! It is so filling, tasty and yummy!
Grilled Market Salad is just as tasty and filling. The combo of flavors really lights up your mouth. It is refreshing. The ingredients are grilled and sliced chicken breast served on a fresh bed of chopped romaine lettuce and baby greens, topped with shredded red cabbage and carrots, crumbled blue cheese and a mix of red and green apples, strawberries and blueberries. Served with Harvest Nut Granola, Roasted Nut Blend and Zesty Apple Cider Vinaigrette. This cool salad clocks in at 180 calories, 4 grams of fat without dressing! Go wild!
Cobb Salad, I can remember the first time I tasted you - you were an instant fave. I had never had anything like you before until I had a Chick-fil-A Cobb Salad! This salad gave the asian salad a run and the reason is the Charred Tomato Crispy Red Bell Peppers. Chick-fil-A should sell those as chips they are so good and so unique. We are talking cooking show competition type stuff here. The salad is Chick-fil-A Nuggets (pressure-cooked, sliced and served hot) on a fresh bed of chopped romaine lettuce and baby greens, topped with shredded red cabbage and carrots, roasted corn kernels (another fave!), a blend of shredded Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, crumbled bacon, diced eggs and grape tomatoes. Served with Charred Tomato Crispy Red Bell Peppers and Avocado Lime Ranch dressing (this was a HUGE blogger fave!). The Cobb Salad without dressing is only 430 calories and contains 39 grams of protein.
I really am so proud of my city - I love that my local Chick-fil-A does so much for the community. Take a look at their board!
This cowbell is not in every restaurant - this is special to the Buena Park restaurant - I love ringing it when we leave!
We didn't have a clear winner on a favorite salad - you are just going to have to try it yourself!
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