Chick-fil-A Spicy Chicken Sandwich is a simple recipe that features a boneless breast of chicken that’s hand-breaded and seasoned with a fiery blend of peppers.
Pressure cooked in 100 percent peanut oil, the spicy chicken breast comes topped with dill pickle chips, and served on a lightly toasted buttered bun. But you also have the option to swap the buttered bun for a Gluten-free bun or a multigrain bun at an additional cost.
The chain’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich is 450 calories, which means that it is an under 500 calorie menu item. And that makes it a good option for those watching their weight. Almost guilt-free.
I say almost because true guilt-free foods contain 100 calories or fewer. But food with less than 100 calories is hard to come by, especially when you’re eating out at fast-food joints. So this is probably as good as it gets.
However, you can make it a little lighter by ordering it without butter. Skipping the butter will reduce the calorie count by 30 calories. So the sandwich will be 420 calories instead 450, which is even better than the original option in terms of healthiness.
Developed by Chick-fil-A chef and food scientist Angela Wadlington, the Spicy Chicken Sandwich results from multiple tests performed over time with the sole purpose of finding the “right flavor profile using a variety of herbs and spices, and the right format, and the right level of heat” to produce a menu item that has real mass appeal.
Fun fact: Chef Angela Wadlington also helped develop the chain’s insanely popular Cobb Salad.
Chick-fil-A Spicy Chicken Sandwich Calories and Nutrition Information
Of the 450 calories the Spicy Chicken Sandwich has, 38 percent are from fat, 36 percent are from carbs, and the rest, which is 26 percent, are from protein sources.
You can see the full nutritional breakdown of one Chick-fil-A Spicy Chicken Sandwich in the table below:
|Chick-fil-A Spicy Chicken Sandwich Nutrition|
|Calories From Fat||170|
A Spicy Chicken Sandwich contains the following allergens:
Ingredients and Allergen Info via: Chick-fil-A.com.