Chick-Fil-A Calories
Best Fast Food Choices
for Dieters

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

What are the best choices at Chick-Fil-A for dieters based on caloric content?

Chick-Fil-A is a fantastic stop for dieters who seek to keep the caloric and dietary fat content of their meal plate minimal.

Classic & Classy: Energy Values vs Cholesterol & Dietary Fat Content

Let's start with their classic Chicken Sandwich which contains 430 calories and 17 total fat grams. The downsides are: 60 mgs of cholesterol, and 1,410 mgs of sodium (salt). Other positives about this sandwich include: only 4 grams of saturated fat, 3 dietary fiber grams and 30 protein grams.

Grilling for Fat Loss

The Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich is an excellent menu choice at 290 calories, 1 gram of saturated fat, 3 fiber grams and almost 30 protein grams. There are no Trans fat grams in either the Classic Chicken or Chargrilled Chicken Sandwiches.

The Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich is also accompanied with a healthy vegetable mix of lettuce and sliced tomato as is the Deluxe Chicken Sandwich which contains 490 calories and 22 fat grams.

Take note that when the burger starts climbing towards the 500 calorie mark that it's wise to look at other options; while that higher calorie burger can fit onto your meal plate, you may be able to enjoy more food for about the same number of calories. Like the Chargrilled Chicken Garden Salad for 180 calories and 6 total fat grams. Here is another delicious, low calorie menu selection: the Chargrilled & Fruit Salad for a tiny 220 calories and 6 total fat grams.

Soup-er Weight Loss

The Hearty Breast of Chicken Soup for 140 calories and 4 dietary fat grams is yet, another awesome choice for your weight loss plan. Rather than the burger that is nearing the 500 caloric mark, a serving of the chicken soup along with the lower calorie sandwiches - such as the Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich for just under 300 calories, make excellent choices.

Chicken Menu Choices

Let's take a look at Chick-Fil-A's Chick-n-Strips; they only contain 240 calories and 11 total fat grams. Take note that these are pitched as 'kiddy selections' but they are nice and generous. By searching the Value Menus as well as the Kid's Menus at restaurants, you can often find selections that are a bit smaller - but still generous and which can better-fit into your weight loss plan that their more generous peers.

In addition, there are no Trans fats in this menu selection; and that's yet another thing that we like about this restaurant. They work very hard to keep the Trans fats out of their products; Trans fats top the list of bad fats followed by his brother, Saturated.

There are also Chicken Nuggets found on the Kid's Menu for about 200 calories for 6 nuggets - which is a little over 30 calories per nugget. That's pretty good as far as Chicken Nuggets go. Most at fast food and fine dining restaurants contain 50 calories and more.

If you're in the mood for a delicious Chicken Sandwich, Chick-Fil-A certainly has a tasty one for about 500 calories and about 20 fat grams.

Healthier Beverage Choices

When it comes to beverages, you just can't top their 15 calorie Diet Lemonade with zero grams of fat. It's absolutely terrific - and there is no bothersome aftertaste. This data is based on the small size; the large contains two times the amount of caloric values for a 'whopping' 30 calories. If you want the lemonade with sugar, the caloric values increase to 170 for the small and 340 for the large size.

And if you're not in the mood for lemonade, then go for their orange juice or a cup of coffee.

And now it's time for dessert. The 'Icedream' cone is a great choice at 170 calories and 4 fat grams but don't reach for the cup of Icedream because values increase significantly. Here are the other desserts offered at Chick-Fil-A along with their nutrition values:

Menu Selection

Caloric Value

Total Fat Grams

Fudge Brownie



Icedream, 1 cup



Lemon Pie






Chocolate Milk Shake, Small



Large Size



Cookies & Cream Milk Shake, Small



Large Size



Strawberry Milk Shake, Small



Large Size



Vanilla Milk Shake, Small



Large Size




Chick-Fil-A: Good Menu Choices for Dieters Based on Caloric Values

The Classic Chicken Sandwich = 430 calories/17 grams fat

Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich = 290 calories/4 grams fat

Chargrilled Chicken Garden Salad = 180 calories/6 grams fat

Chargrilled & Fruit Salad = 220 calories/6 grams fat

Hearty Breast of Chicken Soup = 140/ 4 grams fat

2 Chicken Strips = 240 calories/11 grams fat

Small Diet Lemonade = 15 calories/0 grams fat

In Summary: Chick-Fil-A is an excellent restaurant choice for the dieter or for anyone who is searching for a healthier meal. There are a lot of great low calorie choices on their extensive menu.

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