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This Healthy Secret Chick-fil-A Menu Item is a Must Try

Thanks to a line of low-calorie chicken sandwiches, grilled nuggets and healthy sides like fruit and salads, Chick-fil-A is one of the best fast-food establishments in the nation for those trying to lose weight.

It's one major fault: The menu is quite small, which means those who frequent the restaurant are apt to get sick of the selection pretty quickly. If you're looking for a way to beat chicken boredom, listen up! The Eat This, Not That! team discovered a sandwich on the secret menu that's sure to spice up your next trip to the poultry-centric fast-food joint—literally.

It's called The Spicy Char, and it's made with a char-grilled, unbreaded chicken breast that's been sprinkled with hot and spicy seasonings (which can help boost metabolism). The fillet is served between a bun of your choice and comes with toasted dill pickle chips. It's quite similar to the chain's Spicy Chicken Sandwich (490 calories, 21 grams of fat), but lower in calories and fat because it's not breaded or pressure-cooked in oil. Trust us, this pick is as waistline-friendly as it is delicious. Give it a try next time you find yourself at Chick-fil-A, and round out your meal with water and a fruit or side salad.

Looking for more healthy Chick-fil-A menu items? Be sure to check out these nutritionist-approved healthy meals.

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Dana Leigh Smith
Dana has written for Women's Health, Prevention, Reader's Digest, and countless other publications. Read more about Dana Leigh