Chick-fil-A May Have Found the RIGHT Way to Do Chicken Nuggets

grilled chicken nuggetsHey snackers, Chick-fil-A  has jumped on the healthy foods bandwagon. Hooray! They've just introduced their new grilled chicken nuggets, sure to make even kale eaters happy, right? With just 80 calories and 1 gram of fat in a 4-nugget serving they're definitely an improvement over their 130-calorie fried chicken nuggets, which weigh in with 6 grams of fat.

But hold on here, put back the celebratory kazoos. I have a few questions. Are these nuggets really the healthy alternative they're claiming to be? Is this truly a victory for healthy eaters trying to make better choices?


Let's start by giving them the benefit of the doubt. Okay, so in the picture I see un-breaded nuggets with grill marks. Good. They come in the kids' meal with your choice of milk and pureed fruit. Hmm, so far so good.

I'm also wondering what the nuggets are made of -- "parts" or parts? You know, is this heavily processed chicken meat taken from everywhere and whirled together into goo before being pressed into nugget shapes? OMG, no -- they're not pre-formed! Just breast meat. Weird! I mean, good.

But what else went into these nuggets to make them still palatable to fast food eaters at 80 calories? This is always the story you don't hear -- the "whole grain" breads that are filled with sugar, for example. What flavorings go into those nuggets to keep them from tasting too "healthy?" I don't know -- the press release says it's a "salt and pepper spice blend." Which doesn't sound like they injected them with evil artificial flavor juice, but I don't know for sure. Well, well, Chick-fil-A, this all looks better than I thought it would! But I'll let someone else sample them and see how they taste.

Have you tried the new Chick-fil-A grilled chicken nuggets?


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