If you’re not used to chicken for breakfast, maybe you’ve never had your morning meal at Chick-fil-A. This famous fast-food chicken chain, whose Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich was a pioneer in the fast-food industry, offers several chicken breakfast items as well as the traditional eggs, bacon and sausage.
To make it easier to count calories, we’ve organized the Chick-fil-A Breakfast Menu by calories, from the little Fruit Cup to the big Breakfast Platters, and we’ve listed protein and carbohydrates below as well.
Chick-fil-A Breakfast Menu History
The breakfast story at Chick-fil-A began more than 30 years ago with the introduction of the Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit in 1986. The breakfast menu was revamped in 2004 to add several new items, and today breakfast lovers have all sorts of choices, especially if they like chicken.
What time does Chick-fil-A stop serving breakfast, you ask? Breakfast hours vary by location but Chick-fil-A breakfast time is usually between 6:30 and 10:30 a.m. Keep in mind that Chick-fil-A locations are all closed on Sundays.
Fruit Cup, 45 Calories
Chick-fil-A’s Fruit Cup may not seem like much of a breakfast, since it only has 45 calories, 12g carbs and no protein, but it’s a nice start, especially for those who aren’t breakfast people. Most of us can at least agree to a bit of fruit.
For something more substantial, pair this with a protein-rich menu item for a balanced meal. In fact, the Fruit Cup would provide balance to anything on the menu. It’s a colorful blend of chilled mandarin orange segments, strawberries, blueberries and chunks of red and green apples for a sweet and refreshing taste.
I’d also recommend picking this up for a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack.
Greek Yogurt Parfait With Cookie Crumbles, 210 Calories
First chicken for breakfast, and now cookies? At Chick-fil-A, you can cut calories without having to cut out the cookies, even for breakfast. The Greek Yogurt Parfait With Cookie Crumbles starts with vanilla Greek yogurt and adds fresh blueberries and sliced strawberries before being topped by chocolate cookie crumbs.
That mixture, and the 11g protein, just might curb your sweet tooth and help you avoid the mid-morning temptation at the vending machine.
Sunflower Multigrain Bagel, 220 Calories
Here’s another Chick-fil-A breakfast menu item for smaller appetites. The 220-calorie Sunflower Multigrain Bagel may or may not be your entire breakfast; it would pair nicely with either the fruit cup or parfait, but if you’re a toast-and-coffee person, this could be a nice change of pace.
The Sunflower Multigrain Bagel is served plain or with cream cheese. I prefer my toasted bagels topped with butter, but whatever you choose, you’ll want to include it in your calorie count. Chick-fil-A doesn’t seem to list its butter or cream cheese anywhere on its site, so I’d guess 50 calories or so.
You’ll get 6g protein from this bagel, but the carbs are up to 42g.
Greek Yogurt Parfait With Granola, 230 Calories
Granola is good for you, but it can be deceptively high in calories. Case in point, the Greek Yogurt Parfait With Granola, which at 230 calories has 20 more than the same breakfast menu item with cookie crumbles. It has more calories than cookies! That said, I’d much rather have granola in my yogurt than chocolate cookies.
Years ago a co-worker told me he stirs granola into peach yogurt, and I’ve been doing it ever since. I also like pecan bits in yogurt. As someone who isn’t very hungry in the morning, I would find the Greek Yogurt Parfait a refreshingly light breakfast offering that provides 12g protein.
Hash Browns, 270 Calories
Delicious and crunchy as these little nuggets are, Chick-fil-A’s Hash Browns are not packed with nutrition, but they’re also not too bad for you. The 270-calorie Hash Browns have only 2g protein and would be best as a happy little side, but maybe not with the Breakfast Platter. That would put you over 1,000 calories at the start of the day!
I’d be OK having these lovely morsels and the parfait with granola, as the protein from the yogurt would help jump-start the morning.
Chick-n-Minis, 3 Count, 300 Calories
So do you think three tiny sandwiches would make you feel you’re getting more to eat than if you just had one larger sandwich? The Chick-n-Minis trio places little Chick-fil-A Nuggets on mini yeast rolls with a honey butter spread.
This sounds to me like a nice savory start to the day, with 15g protein and 29g carbs. I’d totally eat these in the car on the way to anywhere.
Buttered Biscuit, 300 Calories
Like the Hash Browns, the Buttered Biscuit isn’t much of a meal on its own, although its 4g protein is twice that of the Hash Brown (on the other hand, it has 41g carbs to the Hash Browns’ 23g).
I take issue with the menu here, though; the calorie count does not include butter, but this buttermilk biscuit is not only pictured with butter, the name itself says it’s buttered. If you read up on the menu item, you’ll see the Buttered Biscuit can be served plain or lightly buttered. This boggles my mind. “I’ll have a Buttered Biscuit with butter, please.” Really?
Egg White Grill, 300 Calories
If you want to load up on protein for 300 calories, go for the Egg White Grill, one of the most healthy fast food items on the breakfast menu. You’ll get a grilled chicken fillet, fluffy grilled egg whites and American cheese on an English muffin, and you’ll pack in 25g protein. If you’re counting saturated fat, you’re only consuming 3g of it with this breakfast.
Not everyone is in love with the Egg White Grill, whose addition to the breakfast menu in July 2016 bumped the Spicy Chicken Biscuit off the national menu.
Chick-n-Minis, 4 Count, 360 Calories
If you like that trio of Chick-n-Minis, and you’ve got another 60 calories to spare, you can get a four-count pack for 360 calories. With four of those Chick-fil-A nuggets on mini yeast rolls with honey butter spread, you’ll move up to 19g protein and 39g carbs.
Think of all those times you wished for just one more of something. Here, you can have just one more!
Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit, 420 Calories
If you’re at Chick-fil-A and somehow don’t want chicken (but do want bacon), the Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit may be for you. At 420 calories and 15g protein with 41g carbs, this is a hearty handful with crisp bacon, a fluffy folded egg and a slice of cheese on a flaky buttermilk biscuit.
I guess it’s OK with the Chick-fil-A cows to not eat chicken as long as we don’t eat beef.
Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit, 450 Calories
The claim to fame for this storied chicken restaurant chain is the Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich. The morning version is the Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit, which for this chain is as big as the Egg McMuffin is on the McDonald’s breakfast menu.
A breakfast-sized version of Chick-fil-A’s famous boneless breast of chicken is seasoned, hand-breaded and pressure-cooked in refined peanut oil and served on a buttermilk biscuit. You’ll get 17g protein and 50g carbs.
The Chick-fil-A Spicy Chicken Biscuit, now off the national menu, is still available at select locations and has virtually the same nutrition numbers.
Breakfast Burrito With Chicken, 450 Calories
Chick-fil-A’s Breakfast Burrito With Chicken has among the best nutrition numbers on the breakfast menu. It’s a good all-around one-handed meal that’s easy to eat on a drive to work.
At 450 calories, you’ll get an impressive 30g protein with 34g carbs. The Breakfast Burrito is also one of the more complex menu offerings, featuring a scramble of eggs, onions and bell pepper with a blend of Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, wrapped up with chunks of chicken in a soft flour tortilla. It’s served with salsa for a spicy wake-up call.
Breakfast Burrito With Sausage, 460 Calories
Another good thing about the Breakfast Burrito is that it’s also available with sausage. The Breakfast Burrito With Sausage packs the same eggs, onions, bell pepper and cheese in a flour tortilla, with spicy salsa on the side. The only difference is savory nuggets of sausage instead of chicken.
The calories are just 10 more at 460, but you’ll take a hit in protein, which goes down to a still-decent 24g, and carbs are lower at 30g.
Chicken, Egg & Cheese Bagel, 480 Calories
I’m not much for bagels as sandwiches, especially when they’re stacked, because bagels can be so chewy, but since I’ve been toasting bagels instead of microwaving them, I’ve noticed the texture is so much lighter (and better!), so I’m willing to give the Chicken, Egg & Cheese Bagel a try.
I do like that these bagels are multigrain and have sunflower seeds. This “bagelwich” holds a breakfast-size portion of Chick-fil-A’s boneless breast of chicken with a folded egg and a slice of American cheese, and provides 27g protein and 51g carbs.
Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit, 600 Calories
Paying more attention to menus has taught me a lesson that makes me sad: Sausage, my favorite breakfast meat (yes, even more than bacon!), makes everything higher in calories. At 600 calories, the Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit is 180 calories more than the Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit.
On the other hand, it does provide 5g more protein at 20g, so that may be justification to go for the sausage version. Everything else being equal, both sandwiches have 41g carbs.
Breakfast Platter (Bacon), 770 Calories
And now we come to the big event, the Chick-fil-A Breakfast Platter. We begin with the bacon version, which is the lowest in calories at 770. Along with four strips of smoked Applewood bacon, you’ll dine on scrambled eggs and a fresh-baked buttermilk biscuit. White-pepper gravy with sausage will be served on the side.
All the numbers are big with this big breakfast dish, which delivers 35g protein and 59g carbs.
Breakfast Platter (Chicken), 860 Calories
Since Chick-fil-A is well-known for its signature chicken, I’m guessing the Breakfast Platter that features chicken is the most popular. This hearty breakfast plate provides scrambled eggs, a breakfast portion of the Chick-fil-A boneless chicken breast and a fresh buttermilk biscuit, along with white-pepper gravy with sausage.
This Breakfast Platter has 42g protein, the highest of any of Chick-fil-A’s breakfasts. It also has the highest level of carbs at 67g, so maybe the pride over protein will even out the cringing over carbs.
In select cities, you can get the spicy chicken version, whose nutrition numbers are about the same.
Breakfast Platter (Sausage), 940 Calories
Surprise, surprise: the sausage Breakfast Platter is tops on the list at 940 calories. The same fresh-baked biscuit and scrambled eggs accompany a grilled slice of pork sausage.
For me the coolest part of this breakfast is that it doubles up on the sausage, since you also have the white-pepper gravy with sausage, which for me is the greatest kind of gravy.
And while the calories and carbs (60g) are admittedly way up there, this Breakfast Platter has 38g protein.
Chick-fil-A Breakfast Menu: Good for Meat-Eaters, Lacking for Vegetarians
The Chick-fil-A breakfast menu offers a decent variety of choices and lots of chances to start the day out with good protein. If you’re a vegetarian, though, the variety goes out the window when you’re selecting your morning meal at Chick-fil-A.
Your best choice is probably the Egg White Grill, a healthy low-calorie choice for anyone, perhaps paired with the Fruit Cup. And really, at 45 calories, shouldn’t everything be paired with the Fruit Cup? It’s one of the best healthy fast food options.
For a beverage, you can go with a cup of Chick-fil-A Coffee, a glass of cold-brewed Chick-fil-A Iced Coffee, or an individual-sized bottle of Simply Orange Juice.
Chick-fil-A Free Breakfast Could Be in Your Area
Last, but not least, I’ll leave you with this tidbit that may or may not be of use to you, depending on where you live. Chick-fil-A free breakfast is a regular promotion available at participating locations that offer free breakfast items for a limited time.
Several locations in the Houston, Texas, area offered rotating menu items in January 2017, for example. Restaurants in the Toledo, Ohio, area gave away free breakfast items in both February and March 2017. Customers got free three-count Chick-n-Minis in February and free Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuits in March.
If you’re don’t live near a Chick-fil-A but you travel often, you can Google “Chick-fil-A free breakfast” or “free breakfast at Chick-fil-A” to see if you can get a freebie somewhere.
Of course, you’ll probably buy something to go with it; I’m guessing a free breakfast item anywhere is generally a win-win for the restaurant and the customer.
Highest Calorie Option: Spicy Deluxe Sandwich
It's shocking to me that the highest calorie menu item at Chick-fil-A is only 550 calories. That's quite different from some of the higher-calorie options you'll find at Burger King, Wendy's, McDonald's, and others.
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Chick-fil-A's Breakfast Burrito With Chicken has among the best nutrition numbers on the breakfast menu. It's a good all-around one-handed meal that's easy to eat on a drive to work. At 450 calories, you'll get an impressive 30g protein with 34g carbs.What is the healthiest chicken sandwich at Chick-fil-A? ›
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Why It's Healthy: At 320 calories and 6 grams of fat, the Grilled Chicken Sandwich is the healthiest sandwich available at Chick-fil-A. Not many fast food sandwiches come in at less than 400 calories, especially not ones as delicious as the Grilled Chicken Sandwich at Chick-fil-A.
There are 560 calories in 1 sandwich of Chick-fil-A Chicken Egg & Cheese Biscuit. * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.What should I get from Chick-fil-A to lose weight? ›
- Greek Yogurt Parfait.
- Egg White Grill.
- Hash Brown Scramble Bowl.
- Fruit Cup.
- Market Salad With a Grilled Chicken Filet.
- Lemon Kale Caesar Salad With Grilled Nuggets.
- Chick-Fil-A Cool Wrap.
- Grilled Nuggets.
Chick-fil-A Bacon Egg and Cheese Biscuit (1 each) contains 41.5g total carbs, 40.1g net carbs, 24.4g fat, 14.7g protein, and 447 calories.How many calories is a sausage egg and cheese biscuit? ›
There are 580 calories in 1 sandwich of McDonald's Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit. * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet.Can you get grilled chicken for breakfast at Chick-fil-A? ›
Since the recipe revamp of 2014, grilled chicken has been a staple of the Chick-fil-A menu, popular for lunch and dinner as nuggets, on salads and sandwiches – and even for breakfast.
Egg burrito, with cheese and potato (1 each - 6" long, 8" diameter tortilla folded) contains 30.9g total carbs, 28.4g net carbs, 18.4g fat, 13.2g protein, and 344 calories.How many calories in a sausage egg and cheese Burrito? ›
|For a Serving Size of 1 burrito (328.86g)|
|How many calories are in Sausage, Egg & Cheese Burrito? Amount of calories in Sausage, Egg & Cheese Burrito: Calories 799||Calories from Fat 468 (58.6%)|
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|For a Serving Size of 2 hashbrown|
|How many calories are in Hash Browns, 2 hash browns? Amount of calories in Hash Browns, 2 hash browns: Calories 170||Calories from Fat 117 (68.8%)|
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There are 119 calories in 1 serving (62.5 g) of Birds Eye Hash Brown.Is Grilled Chicken Healthier Chick-fil-A? ›
Hands down, the nutritionists agree that the Grilled Chicken Sandwich is the healthiest of the poultry lot, with salads, surprisingly, coming in second. "The grilled chicken sandwich comes with a fiber-rich multi-grain bun, lettuce, and tomato," says Jones.Is Chick-fil-A chicken good protein? ›
2) Grilled Chicken Nuggets – Made with 100 percent whole breast meat, Grilled Nuggets are a great source of quality protein (25 grams in an 8-count, in fact).Are Chick-fil-A waffle fries healthy? ›
Waffle fries can be a decent gluten-free option.
"Don't be afraid of the fries. These contain only 280 mg of sodium and can be a great option for those looking to maintain a gluten-free lifestyle," said Mancella. "The waffle fries contain only 2 grams of saturated fat and 0 grams of trans fat."
With its 25 grams of protein, Chick-fil-A's new Egg White Grill beats out the Egg McMuffin as the healthiest fast food breakfast. For the filling high-protein and lower-calorie rankings, this breakfast sandwich just can't be topped.What is the cheapest breakfast at Chick-fil-A? ›
|Chicken Breakfast Burrito||$2.45||$4.45|
|Chicken, Egg, & Cheese Bagel||$3.25||$5.25|
Chick-fil-A may be known for its original chicken sandwich, but it's not the most popular menu item at Chick-fil-A. The iconic sandwich was beaten out by a side of crunchy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside Waffle Potato Fries!
460 Cal.460 Cal.How many calories is a bacon egg and cheese biscuit? ›
There are 450 calories in 1 serving of McDonald's Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit (Regular).How many calories in a bacon egg and cheese Mcgriddle? ›
The Bacon, Egg, & Cheese McGriddles® is 430 calories. Pick up on your terms through the drive thru or with McDonald's curbside pickup when you Mobile Order & Pay! McDonald's App download and registration required.How many calories is a #1 Chick-fil-A meal? ›
1. Chick-fil-A. The popular choice: The classic Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich clocks in at 440 calories and 18 grams of fat. Add a medium order of waffle fries to make that a meal and you've consumed 840 calories and 39 grams of fat.What is the healthiest salad at Chick-fil-A? ›
The Market Salad is the healthiest salad option on the Chick-Fil-A menu. A bed of mixed greens is topped with crumbled blue cheese and a mix of red and green apples, strawberries, and blueberries.How many calories are in a chicken and cheese biscuit? ›
Qt Kitchens Chicken & Cheese Biscuit (1 sandwich) contains 43g total carbs, 42g net carbs, 27g fat, 17g protein, and 490 calories.How many calories in a Chick-fil-A chicken egg and cheese bagel? ›
There are 500 calories in 1 bagel of Chick-fil-A Chicken, Egg & Cheese Bagel.How healthy is a Chick-fil-A chicken biscuit? ›
At 300 calories and only 7 grams of fat, this is a seriously inoffensive choice when it comes to a fast-food breakfast. But let's be real—if you're waking up and getting to Chick-fil-A before 10 AM, it's because you want one thing and one thing only—chicken biscuits.How many calories are in 2 Scrambled Eggs with Cheese and sausage? ›
There are 367 calories in 2 large Egg Omelets or Scrambled Eggs with Sausage and Cheese. * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet.How many calories should I eat to lose weight? ›
For example, to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week — a rate that experts consider safe — your food consumption should provide 500 to 1,000 calories less than your total weight-maintenance calories. If you need 2,325 calories a day to maintain your current weight, reduce your daily calories to between 1,325 and 1,825.
Chicken can make for an excellent breakfast option for its high quantum of lean protein. Macrobiotic Nutritionist and Health Practitioner Shilpa Arora explains, "Chicken is packed with lean protein that helps you keep satiated for a longer time, because protein helps body burn fat more effectively.Is Chick-fil-A's grilled chicken processed? ›
However, regardless of the nutrient content of the food Chick-fil-A serves, it's important to remember that it's all highly processed. Even the restaurant's grilled chicken contains additives. Highly processed food, no matter the nutrient content, appears to be worse for your health than whole foods.How many calories are in a grilled chicken sandwich? ›
There are 305 calories in 1 serving of McDonald's Bacon & Egg McMuffin.How many calories in a bacon egg and cheese muffin? ›
Bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich on an English muffin (1 each) contains 26.4g total carbs, 24.4g net carbs, 11.7g fat, 14.2g protein, and 269 calories.How many calories does a bacon and egg muffin have? ›
There are 297 calories in 1 serving of McDonald's Bacon & Egg McMuffin.How many calories are in a bagel with 2 eggs and cheese? ›
|Serving Size||1 Sandwich / 7.2 oz (203g)|
There are 241 calories in 1 serving of 2 scrambled eggs/wheat toast .
|Calories 760||(3180 kJ)|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g||12%|
Egg, Cheese, And Sausage On Bun (1 Jack-in-the-Box sandwich) contains 27.4g total carbs, 26.3g net carbs, 41.8g fat, 33.4g protein, and 626 calories.How many calories are in 2 eggs and 1 sausage? ›
|How many calories are in 1 Egg & 2 Sausage? Amount of calories in 1 Egg & 2 Sausage: Calories 240||Calories from Fat 1737 (723.8%)|
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|How much fat is in 1 Egg & 2 Sausage? Amount of fat in 1 Egg & 2 Sausage: Total Fat 193g||-|
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Dry Fruit & Multigrain Millet Jaggery biscuits
In India, these are the most popular low-calorie biscuits. These are both healthful and weight loss-promoting. Due to the inclusion of nuts and cereal-like whole grains such as jowar, oats, maize, wheat, ragi, etc., it is rich in nutrients.
|For a Serving Size of 1 svg (202g)|
|How many calories are in Two Eggs with Sausage? Amount of calories in Two Eggs with Sausage: Calories 511||Calories from Fat 396 (77.5%)|
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|How much fat is in Two Eggs with Sausage? Amount of fat in Two Eggs with Sausage: Total Fat 44g||-|
There are 560 calories in 1 sandwich of Chick-fil-A Chicken Egg & Cheese Biscuit. * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.What Chick-fil-A item has the least amount of calories? ›
One order of naked nuggets has just 140 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 25 grams of protein and 440 milligrams of sodium. Chick-fil-A's dipping sauces add between 45-140 more calories to any meal. Add an order of Chick-fil-A's most popular menu item, for 360 calories and 18 grams of fat.Does Chick-fil-A make their own biscuits? ›
Chick-Fil-A makes their biscuits by hand. We all love warm biscuits, and Chick-Fil-A makes sure that everyone gets that warm biscuit when served. The dough is gently rolled and mixed to make sure it has the perfect combination of the ingredients. They also make sure to flour the cookie cutter and cut straight down.How many carbs in Chick-fil-A breakfast chicken biscuit? ›
Chick-fil-a Breakfast Chicken Biscuit (1 serving) contains 48g total carbs, 43g net carbs, 20g fat, 16g protein, and 440 calories.What snack is good for weight loss? ›
- Mixed nuts. ...
- Red bell pepper with guacamole. ...
- Greek yogurt and mixed berries. ...
- Apple slices with peanut butter. ...
- Cottage cheese and fruit. ...
- Celery sticks with cream cheese. ...
- Kale chips. ...
- Dark chocolate and almonds.
How many calories should I eat a day? Adult females need anywhere from 1,600 to 2,400 calories a day and adult males need anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 calories a day, according to the USDA's latest “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” report released in 2020.