Chik-Fil-A is one of the industry-leading fast food restaurants in the United States of America.
For over 70 years, it has been a favorite to go for all kinds of different food and has been home to their legendary Original Chicken Sandwich.
If you’re looking for a fast food restaurant that specializes in chicken, then Chik-Fil-A is a great option.
So you might know well enough that Chik-Fil-A has an incredible dinner menu – but what about breakfast?
If you show up in the early hours of the morning, are you going to be able to find something good to eat?
Thankfully, Chik-Fil-A has an extensive breakfast menu, but even so, it can be difficult to know what to choose.
If you find yourself struggling to decide, then don’t panic! You’ve come to the right place.
In this article, we’re going to be breaking down the 13 best Chik-Fil-A breakfast menu items that you can order on your next visit.
We’ve made sure to include a lot of variety, depending on what you’re looking for, even including beverages.
We’ve also made sure to include a short Frequently Asked Questions section to answer any questions you may have left over at the end.
The 13 Best Breakfast Menu Items At Chik-Fil-A
Biscuits & Muffins
One of the main strengths of the Chik-Fil-A breakfast menu is the sheer variety of different muffins and biscuit/meat combos that you can find.
In this first section, we’re going to take a look at each of these and tell you which are the best for you to try.
To start off we’re going to go with a Chick-Fil-A classic! This chicken biscuit is a great way to start your day with something chunky and packed with flavor.
It comes with a breakfast-suitable portion of boneless chicken breast, hand-breaded and perfectly seasoned.
It’s then pressure-cooked in a pool of 100% peanut oil to create crispy outer skin and juicy insides.
This chicken breast is then served between two delicious buttermilk biscuits.
We chose this item first to give an impression of the best Chick-Fil-A has to offer.
If you have a real hankering for chicken early in the morning and want their take on a southern classic, then this is going to be a great pick for you.
The contrast between the juicy, crispy chicken and the crumbly biscuit is a perfect mix and you’ll be coming back for more.
Alright, so if our first breakfast menu item sounded good, maybe you’re looking for a little twist on this classic formula.
This version of the chicken/biscuit combo will give you a small spicy kick to start your morning.
It’s all the same as before, only the breading has been infused with a spicy blend of peppers.
It tastes something like a classic, southern fried chicken breast, and goes really well with the biscuit.
It’s not overly spicy, so don’t worry too much if you have a low tolerance for spicy food, but it’s enough to notice and will start your morning off with a bang!
Perhaps you’re looking for something to share or just something that you can pick at one by one.
In this case, you might want to opt for the Chick-n-Minis item.
This consists of bite-sized, Chick-Fil-A nuggets that have been pressure-cooked in much the same way as the chicken breasts we mentioned above, but they’re a lot smaller and easier to eat.
They each come in mini yeast rolls that have been glazed with honey butter spread for a subtle hint of sweetness.
The base choice here comes with 4 mini sandwiches, but you can go up to 10 if you’re looking to share with others, or if you just have a big appetite and want more bang for your buck.
We’d recommend these if you’re looking for a classic Chick-Fil-A item, but don’t want to tackle an entire chicken breast so early.
In many ways, this is Chick-Fil-A’s answer to the beloved Mcdonald’s menu item Egg McMuffin, but the two aren’t all that similar.
The Egg White Grill is a more straightforward breakfast item. It’s a good alternative if you’re looking for chicken but don’t want to eat the batter.
It comes with a segment of grilled chicken that’s been glazed with a hint of citrus, and then it’s placed inside a multigrain English muffin that’s been suitably toasted.
It also comes with fried egg whites and a generous amount of American cheese.
So then, this is a great menu item if you’re looking for something fast and easy that gives you some of the most classic breakfast ingredients you could want.
It’s delicious, and only 290 calories, which is on the lower end of what Chick-Fil-A offer on their menu.
So next up we have a progression from their initial Chicken Biscuit recipe.
If the first item on our list wasn’t quite enough to fill you up, then this is going to be a good choice for you.
It comes with the same crumbly biscuit and boneless chicken breast (pressure cooked and finely seasoned), but it adds two distinct ingredients that really take it to the next level.
The two foldings of egg and cheese between the chicken and biscuit give you a lot more to feast on and you’ll likely find yourself satisfied once you’re done.
This item is a lot heavier than the previous at 530 calories, so this is only an item you should pick if you want a heft breakfast.
Okay, so you like the sound of a breakfast biscuit, but you don’t have the stomach to tackle chicken so early in the morning.
In this case, Chik-Fil-A has a great option for you. This breakfast biscuit swaps out the chicken for a few strips of smoked applewood bacon.
You’ll still get the folded egg and American cheese mentioned in our last item, but it’s all around a lot less heavy and easy to eat in the morning.
The bacon in particular is gorgeous and you can really taste the sweet, smoky flavor.
Not a fan of chicken or bacon? If this sounds like you then sausage might be the right choice!
This item from Chick-Fil-A swaps out bacon or chicken for a gorgeous patty of grilled sausage.
Again, it’s a much heavier menu item at 610 calories, but it’s one of the meatiest items you can pick and is sure to fill you up and get you started for a long day.
Also, sausage, egg, and cheese just go so well together, and the biscuit around them only compliments their flavors.
Back to muffin territory now, and the first is what might be the best mi of chicken and English muffins you’ll be able to find in the country.
Chick-fil-A are masters of chicken, and the recipe of their pressure-cooked, battered chicken goes so well with the cheese, folded egg, and English muffin.
If you took a look at the chicken and biscuit combo but thought it might be much too heavy for you, then this is going to be a great alternative.
The multigrain English muffin gives you a lot more nutrients and it’s much easier to stomach.
This would be one of our top picks if you’re heading to Chick-fil-A for breakfast (see also ‘The 13 Healthiest Options On The Chick-Fil-A Menu‘)!
Specialty Breakfast Items
Alright, so that just about does it for our picks on muffins and biscuits. Now let’s take a look at some of the specialty items that Chik-Fil-A offers.
These are both great picks if you’re looking for something a little different for breakfast.
Hash browns and scrambled eggs might be national favorites for breakfast – but how do Chick-Fil-A put their own twist on this classic menu item?
Chicken, of course! This menu item comes with a blend of crispy hash browns and perfectly scrambled eggs.
The chicken here is a series of sliced Chick-Fil-A nuggets that are placed over the bed of eggs and hash browns.
You might be thinking that this is a little too much as a topping, but they give you just enough chicken so as not to be overwhelmed.
The real highlight of this dish is the blend of Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese that they add on top, which melts as the dish comes out and gives an incredible mix of cheesy flavor.
It also comes with jalapeño salsa on the side for you to add as you please.
One final note here – you can choose to have it come with grilled filet or sausage if the sliced nuggets aren’t to your liking.
If you’ve never seen the Chick-Fil-A menu before, you probably won’t be expecting to find a burrito here. But there is one!
The hash brown scramble burrito gives you the option to taste the best their breakfast menu has to offer, all wrapped up in a tasty burrito.
Inside are sliced Chick-Fil-A nuggets, a series of hash browns, scrambled egg, and their signature blend of cheese.
The flour tortillas are warmed before everything is placed inside and like the dish before, it’s served with jalapeño salsa for you to dip.
You do also get some options for what you want inside, including the ability to swap out the nuggets for sausage, filet, or chicken strips.
We would personally recommend the chicken strips, as they’re a bit heavier but fit much better in a burrito than the nuggets do. Still, the options are yours to decide!
Yogurts & Fruit
We know that the heavier, meat-based items we’ve listed above aren’t for everyone, and that’s why we’ve chosen to add a small section to take you through some of the other options on the Chick-Fil-A menu.
Yogurt is a chosen breakfast option for a lot of people, because of its healthy qualities and creamy, delicious flavors.
Chick-fil-A does it justice here with their greek yogurt parfait.
This cult of yogurt is made from organic vanilla beans and is topped with a series of fresh berries (blueberries and raspberries).
The most fun part of this item is the choice you get between toppings.
Pick either granola (for a healthier option,) or cookie crumbs if you’re looking for something sweet.
This is a great small menu item for those who don’t want to eat something heavy n the morning and just want something to tide them over until lunch.
12. Fruit Cup
This is the ultimate menu item if you’re looking for a healthy option. Let’s say you’re on a diet and you’ve gone to Chick-fil-A with friends.
Almost everything you see is high in calories and you want something smaller and simple.
Well, they offer you this fruit cup as a way for you to have something tasty and easy.
As far as fruit cups go it has quite a lot of variety. This item is a mix of red and green apples, mandarin oranges, fresh strawberries, and blueberries.
One thing you’ll know for certain is that it has been prepared fresh for you and it is served chilled.
You can pick from either small or large cups, and both come in at under 60 calories.
Something Simple (If Everything Else Feels Like Too Much)
This last option is for somebody who wants carbs, but nothing else.
In this case, you can choose either plain buttered biscuits or plain muffins, which both give you an opportunity to eat something simple but still fill your stomach for the day ahead.
This is a great choice if you want something very easy to eat. They’re also vegetarian-friendly and some of the cheapest items on the menu.
So there you have it, those were the 13 best breakfast menu items that you can get at any Chik-Fil-A location.
As you can see, there’s a lot of variety and you’re sure to find something that suits your individual tastes.
Chick-Fil-A is a great fast food restaurant and is particularly talented at its chicken menu items.
We would recommend trying one of these first if you’re open to anything, but not sure what to have.
We hope that this article has given you some ideas for your first or next visit to Chik-Fil-A, and that you’re now a lot more confident about what their breakfast menu has to offer.
If you still have some questions, keep reading for our short FAQ section.
Frequently Asked Questions
When Does Chick-Fil-A Stop Serving Breakfast?
This can depend on the location you’re visiting, but generally, Chick-Fil-A will serve breakfast from 6:30 am to 10:30 am every day.
They will then swap to their all-day menu after this time and it’s very unlikely you’ll be able to get breakfast items.
So if you want to catch the breakfast menu, make sure you show up between these hours!
It’s also worth noting that Chick-Fil-A is usually closed on Sundays, this is to give their employees a well-earned break.
Can You Get Fries At Chick-fil-A In The Morning?
It’s important to know that their waffle fries can also be ordered in the morning.
This menu item is touted as pairing well with any menu item on the Chick-Fil-A menu – with the exception, of course, of some of the sweeter items.
Waffle fries are a must-try for anyone visiting Chick-Fil-A for the first time.