Chick-fil-A Nuggets
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Chick-fil-A is the number one chicken chain in the United States, so it’s no surprise their nuggets are one of the best in the fast food industry, bar none.

They’re in a league of their own, no other fast-food chicken nuggets can compare with these meaty chunks of breaded chicken. But if you’re looking for a healthier option, try the chain’s Grilled Chicken Nuggets.

Chick-fil-A brines its nuggets in pickle juice and herbs every day. Then they dip them in egg and milk to get the breading to stick. The freshness of the ingredients and preparation makes them stand out and taste so damn good.

Did I mention Chick-fil-A’s nuggets are also the healthiest in the fast-food game? Well, they are. So there’s that.

Even if you order the 30-count option, you probably won’t exceed your daily calorie limit. 30 chicken nuggets from Chick-fil-A contain 970 calories, and most adults need an average of 2,000 calories a day.

However, the 2,000 calories a day recommendation may not apply to some people. Each individual’s calorie needs vary based on activity level and body weight, so don’t forget that when making food choices.

As mentioned above, Chick-fil-A also offers Grilled Nuggets which are a lighter option ideal for those trying to lose weight and gain lean muscle mass.

How Many Calories in Chick-fil-A Nuggets?

Bite-sized pieces of tender chicken breast meat, seasoned to perfection, hand-breaded and pressure cooked in refined peanut oil.

Originally introduced as a six-count menu option in 1982, Chick-fil-A Nuggets are now available in several different sizes.

You can see the full nutritional breakdown for all the available options below:

4-Count Nuggets Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 130
  • Calories From Fat: 54
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 40mg
  • Sodium: 490mg
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 14g

6-Count Nuggets Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 190
  • Calories From Fat: 81
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg
  • Sodium: 730mg
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 21g

8-Count Nuggets Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 260
  • Calories From Fat: 108
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg
  • Sodium: 980mg
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 28g

12-Count Nuggets Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 390
  • Calories From Fat: 162
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 115mg
  • Sodium: 1460mg
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 41g

30-Count Nuggets Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 970
  • Calories From Fat: 414
  • Fat: 46g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 285mg
  • Sodium: 3660mg
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 103g


This item contains the following allergens:

  • Wheat
  • Dairy
  • Egg


  1. Chick Fil A does not brine the fried chicken on pickle juice. Only the grilled chicken is brined in a pickle juice and special salt and pepper based mix.


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