Luckily, indulging in a hearty and filling breakfast doesn’t have to equal an hour in the kitchen every morning, as fast food joints have seriously upgraded their breakfast menus in the past few years. Chick-fil-A in particular has expanded and improved their breakfast menu, featuring everything from protein-rich yogurt with granola to chicken and egg burritos, and their signature chicken on a multigrain bagel.
Chick-fil-A has also taken into account the importance of offering plenty of healthy options, like their fruit cups and egg white grill. Where you used to only be given the choice between two or three sandwiches, you now have several options that are delicious, yet still keep things light. Next time you swing by during sunrise (or 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.), consider the 12 most popular items on the Chick-Fil-A breakfast menu.
Chick-fil-A’s chick-n-minis are essentially the breakfast sandwich version of their chicken nuggets (and who secretly doesn’t want chicken nuggets for breakfast?). These bites are perfect when you’re on the go, as you can simply pop them into your mouth without much hassle. Pair with a fruit cup side for a dose of vitamins.
The chicken, egg, and cheese bagel is a hearty option that will keep you feeling full for hours. Complete with Chick-fil-A’s signature chicken, warm egg, and melted cheese atop a multigrain bagel, it’s a great way to start your morning with a win.
If you’re watching your fat or cholesterol intake (or simply looking for a lighter and leaner option) reach for the egg white grill. This sandwich features grilled chicken instead of fried, and egg whites rather than a while egg, reducing the fat total. Drop the cheese for an even leaner option, and pair with a fruit cup.
4. Fruit Cup
The fruit cup is an excellent way to get your daily dose of antioxidants and vitamins alongside any breakfast item. You can order it standalone or as a side in place of hash browns to reduce the calories and fats in your meal.
Feigning a burrito breakfast? Chick-fil-A even has you covered there, stuffing a flour tortilla with their signature chicken bites and egg. Convenient and hearty, this one is another good one to eat on the go.
Sometimes nostalgia creeps in in the form of food cravings. Say, like when you get that old familiar taste for grandma’s biscuits. Chick-fil-A’s buttered biscuits satisfy the urge for homemade comfort food, to go.
7. Hash Browns
Hash browns are the iconic breakfast side: almost every meal seems incomplete without their crunchy, buttery goodness. Add them to a meal, or just eat them as a standalone.
If you’re feeling like eggs and sausage, but also need something convenient you can hold and eat, the sausage breakfast burrito has you covered. Eggs, sausage, and melted cheese are all wrapped in a flour tortilla for a satisfying, yet portable, breakfast classic.
Chick-fil-A’s chicken biscuit keeps breakfast simple, but definitely still flavorful. If you’re feigning chicken, but still want breakfast-style bread, order them stacked together in the form of this delight.
Healthy meets filling in Chick-fil-A’s Greek yogurt parfait. Protein-rich yogurt is layered with healthy Harvest granola and berries so you can feel light and energized throughout your day. Pair it with an extra fruit cup for an additional antioxidant blast.
Sometimes you just need the classic taste of bacon in the morning … but you might also be craving a sandwich and biscuits. If you don’t have time to sit down to a plated meal of all of the above, order Chick-fil-A’s bacon, egg, and cheese biscuits, and get it all wrapped into one.
This is another Chick-fil-A sandwich option that combines all the positives: protein in the form of a sausage patty, melted cheese for extra flavor, a nutrient-rich egg, and a filling biscuit. Order up this favorite and pair it with a fruit cup or hash browns for a well-rounded meal.
Chick-fil-A’s breakfast options focus not only on convenience, but also health and satisfaction. After all, gone are the days when we aren’t putting too much consideration into what foods are fueling our day, and in are the days we have quick options that keep our bodies running strong.
For more, check out Chick-fil-A’s full menu for other options.