I was given another opportunity to have a VIP tasting party at Chick-fil-a again this year. I was able to do the salad tasting party last year. This time we got to sample their new grilled chicken entree items. I invited a few of my friends and family to join me to try these yummy new menu items at the Stonecrest Chick-fil-a in Charlotte, NC. It was so much fun and the employees were so friendly and accommodating. I can’t say enough good things about this Chick-fil-a location.
Chick-fil-a is rolling out three new entree items: grilled chicken sandwich, grilled chicken club, and grilled chicken nuggets. The chicken is marinated in sea salt, lemon garlic, and savory herbs. It is very delicious and has a slight smokey flavor to it. It was a big hit with my group. We got to try the new chicken several ways.
We first sampled the new grilled chicken nuggets. They were very savory and only have 140 calories and 3 grams of fat compared to the regular nuggets that have 270 calories and 13 grams of fat. You really don’t need any sauce with the new grilled nuggets because they already have so much flavor. Everyone in my group liked these.
Chick-fil-a also puts the grilled chicken on their wraps and salads that are already on the menu. We were able to try the wrap with the new grilled chicken and it added so much more flavor. I already liked the normal wrap but this was so much better with the grilled chicken. They also have new salad dressings for the wraps and salads: an apple cider vinegar dressing and an avocado lime dressing. I am not a fan of avocado but I decided to try the avocado lime dressing with my wrap. It gave it a nice tangy flavor. Me and my fiance liked the dressing but my picky mom was not a fan :).
Then we got to the main event with the new grilled chicken sandwiches. I tried the grilled chicken club.It comes on a multi-grain bun with lettuce, tomatoes, colby-jack cheese, and bacon. It was sooo good! The chicken was so flavorful and the cheese and bacon just put it over the top. It does come with Honey Roasted BBQ sauce you can put on it. I tried it with and without the sauce. The sauce really adds a punch of tangy flavor. We all really liked it on the sandwiches. I loved the bun, it was so fluffy and a lot better then the whole wheat bun they used to have. The club has the same amount of calories as the regular chicken sandwich but it has less fat and sodium.
Chick-fil-a is also revamping their fresh fruit cups. They took out the grapes and added blueberries. We got to try the new cups too but I much prefer grapes over blueberries. The fruit is still good and fresh but I am just not a blueberry fan. At the end of the party we also got to try some dessert. We tried the cookie sundae. It is so yummy! It ruined our healthy lunch but that’s OK. Sometimes you have to treat yourself, right?!
Chick-fil-a has invested more then 50 million dollars and 7 years to perfect their new grilled chicken recipe. They even cook the chicken on a new grill that took 11 years to develop. I think they really nailed it with this recipe. They have given their customers a great healthy option that is delicious as well. I will be adding the new grilled chicken club to my weekly Chick-fil-a order. You can check them out for yourself at your local Chick-fil-a or at www.chick-fil-a.com or grilledlove.chick-fil-a.com.
Aria says Eat More Chicken! She loved her cow. I want to thank our host, Mike, for doing such a great job and making us feel so welcome. I also want to thank Mom It Forward and Katie, the PR rep, for setting this all up. If you have tried the new grilled chicken at Chick-fil-a let us know what you thought. Would you recommend it?
Disclosure: We received a free meal for review purposes only. No other compensation was received.