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The Top Swap at Chick-fil-A

Discover the surprising swap you need to make at the famous chicken chain.
Chick fil a fried chicken sandwich waffle fries

Chick-fil-A ranks among the best of the country's major fast-food establishments, thanks to a line of low-calorie chicken sandwiches and an impressive roster of healthy sides like yogurt parfaits and various salads.

But the menu does seem to be inching ever upward in the calorie and sodium departments.

Eat This

Chick fil a fried chicken sandwich

Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich

Calories 440

Fat 16 G

Saturated Fat 3.5 G

Sodium 1,400 MG

Not That!

Chick fil a southwest cobb salad with fried chicken

Cobb Salad with Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing

Calories 740

Fat 54 G

Saturated Fat 12 G

Sodium 1,890 MG

You'll rarely find anything deep-fried marked an Eat This!, but Chick-fil-A's classic sandwich is a surprisingly modest indulgence. You can go even lighter by ordering it grilled, but if you hanker for fried chicken, there are much worse ways you could get your fix. The Cobb is a prime example of how fast-food chains turn salads into junk food. High-fat toppings like fried chicken and shredded cheese make this salad one of the most caloric entrées on the menu.