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I was recently given the opportunity to have a tasting party at Chick-fil-A for the release of their new Grilled Chicken menu items. I was able to invite several of my friends and their kids over spring break for a fun little gathering.
When we arrived we were greeted with “The Cow” who delighted and entertained the kids the whole time we were there. The tables were set up with cow themed hats, stuffed cows plush and balloons, they went all out for us!
While we were waiting for the food to come out, some of the kiddos broke out into the chant “Eat More Chicken” while some of the parents were egging him on to show off his cool dancin’ moves! The whole restaurant was loving this!
The first menu items to come out were the smoothies. Little secret, even though it is not on the menu, you can ask for them to add carrots or spinach to the smoothies…the kids will never know there are veggies in it! The best is “Curly Sue” who just couldn’t get enough…
The new smoothies that we tried are only available for a limited time:
- Strawberry Orange Smoothie- made with real strawberries, oranges, and bananas. This one was by far the one that everyone enjoyed the most. It was not sweet like I was expecting it to be.
- Pineapple Mango Smoothie – made with real pineapple, mango, lime, apples, and grapes. This one had a strong mango flavor.
- Berry Acai Smoothie – made with blueberries, acai, raspberry, strawberry and blood orange.
The two new Frappe’s included Triple Chocolate and Salted Carmel in which only two of the ladies tried after lunch. The main ingredients in the frappes are coffee, milk, and sugar.
Some of the ladies decided to show the cow their appreciation by sharing their smoothies and a few kisses.
After the drinks, we received a behind the scenes tour of the kitchen, but only for those 12 and up. While we were not allowed to take pictures, we got to see how the magic was made, from how they prep the catering orders, to how they store and prep the chicken, to how they bread and cook the chicken.
The friends I invited come to this Chick-fil-A location all the time for play-dates and lunch so most of the staff were familiar with this group. The kids love the Chick-fil-A nuggets so they were kind of hesitant when we told them they had to have grilled chicken instead. They all agreed to try it and once they did they all said that even though they liked the grilled nuggets, they prefer the breaded nuggets.
And now for the New Grill Chicken Selections:
Each of us was able to order one of the new grilled selections. It turned out that we all ordered at least one of the new products. Overall the consensus was two thumbs up! You could not only taste the difference in the new grilled chicken but it was really juicy. Each grilled chicken breast is freshly marinated with a blend of sea salt, lemon, garlic and savory herbs, and cooked on a state-of-the-art, proprietary grill developed by Chick-fil-A. The technique creates a tender, juicy filet with just the right amount of smoky flavor. Chick-fil-A invested seven years of testing and more than $50 million to reinvent its grilled chicken recipe!
A boneless breast of chicken, marinated with a special blend of seasonings and grilled for a tender and juicy backyard-grilled taste, served on a toasted multigrain bun with Colby-Jack cheese, smoked applewood bacon, Green Leaf lettuce, and tomato. Served with Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce.
Sliced grilled chicken breast, nestled in a fresh mix of Green Leaf lettuce with shredded red cabbage and carrots and a blend of shredded Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses, tightly rolled in a flaxseed flour flat bread. Made fresh daily. Served with Avocado Lime Ranch dressing (or choice of dressing).
Chick-fil-A Grilled Market Salad
Grilled and sliced chicken breast served on a fresh bed of chopped Romaine lettuce and baby greens, topped with shredded red cabbage and carrots, crumbled blue cheese and a mix of red and green apples, strawberries and blueberries. Made fresh daily. Served with Harvest Nut Granola, Roasted Nut Blend and Zesty Apple Cider Vinaigrette (or choice of dressing).
Chick-fil-A Grilled Nuggets Kids Meal
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