Every Chick-Fil-A Breakfast Item, Ranked Worst To Best

Like many other fast food restaurants, Chick-fil-A has a breakfast menu that is seemingly getting better and better every year. If you want to start your day on the right foot, heading to Chick-fil-A for breakfast first thing in the morning is a great idea. You're sure to be able to find something that you'll thoroughly enjoy.

Chick-fil-A employees begin preparing for breakfast at around 5:00 a.m., and breakfast remains the focus until the final call at 10:30 a.m. The breakfast menu includes hearty options, light choices, healthy picks, and gluttonous goodies. Most items are fairly priced, and the quality of the ingredients is high across the board, with only a few exceptions.

In this ranking, we've listed breakfast items available at Chick-fil-A from the very worst to the very best. Use this list to skip over the forgettable menu items and head straight toward the cream of the crop.

16. Chick-fil-A Sausage, Egg & Cheese Muffin

Considering that McDonald's Sausage McMuffin with Egg is so amazingly scrumptious that it's literally the absolute best item on McDonald's breakfast menu, you would think that Chick-fil-A's Sausage, Egg & Cheese Muffin would be even better, right? That assumption couldn't be more wrong. Not only is Chick-fil-A's version not comparable to McDonald's classic breakfast sandwich, it's utterly gross. Everything about it is so substantially worse that you'll be stunned that Chick-fil-A sells such an abomination.

The disappointment begins with the muffin. Compared to McDonald's muffin, it's thinner, chalkier, and more apt to crumble to pieces in your fingers. The bad news doesn't stop there, as the sausage is simultaneously fattier while packing less of a flavorful punch, the egg is drier, and the even the American cheese is lacking the melty goodness you've come to expect from the Sausage McMuffin with Egg.

Perhaps worst of all, Chick-fil-A's Sausage, Egg & Cheese Muffin is usually more expensive than McDonald's counterpart. If you wake up in the morning with an urge for sausage, egg, and American cheese inside of a muffin, head to the golden arches and stay far, far away from Chick-fil-A.

15. Chick-fil-A Fruit Cup

Sure, the Fruit Cup from Chick-fil-A is a relatively healthy breakfast food — especially when you compare it to other fast food options. However, despite its healthful nature, you will be left completely unsatisfied if you select this item.

Firstly, the amount of fruit you receive in the cup is less than you're likely imagining. Theoretically, Chick-fil-A offers small, medium, and large Fruit Cups. However, some locations only have small and medium options. That said, even if you get your hands on a large Fruit Cup, it still doesn't come with enough fruit to make anything close to a complete meal.

Second of all, the fruit quality is only mediocre. While the apple slices and blueberries are tasty, the strawberries are watery, and the orange slices are so fibrous that you'll need a toothpick when you're finished. To make matters worse, Chick-fil-A seemingly always overloads each Fruit Cup with more orange slices than any of the other fruits.

Instead of buying this Chick-fil-A breakfast item, save money and avoid aggravation by purchasing your favorite fruits at your local grocery store and making your own fruit cups.

14. Chick-fil-A English Muffin

If you need a quick breakfast on the run, getting an English Muffin from Chick-fil-A might sound like a good idea. The muffins are multigrain, and the restaurant serves them freshly toasted. Unfortunately, the reality of the situation is that a Chick-fil-A English Muffin will leave you with a sizable amount of regret.

As previously mentioned, the muffin is chalky and crumbles to pieces even if you're careful when eating it. It's also smaller than most other types of English muffins. Even though it usually costs only about one dollar, it's still not worth that minimal price tag.

If you do decide to go with Chick-fil-A's English Muffin, the only thing you can do to salvage your poor decision is to coat the thing with a whole lot of butter. The butter will not only add some much-needed flavor, it will hopefully be able to mitigate the chalkiness and help stop the muffin from falling apart.

13. Chick-fil-A Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit

The Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit from Chick-fil-A is a step up from its Sausage, Egg & Cheese Muffin due to the fact that the biscuit is a notable improvement over the muffin. The biscuit is more substantial in size and doesn't prematurely crumble before you finish eating the sandwich. Additionally, the biscuit is able to absorb some of the juices from the sausage patty, which will lead to happier taste buds.

While an unmistakable improvement on the muffin, the Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit isn't anything to write home about. If you order it once, you likely won't order it again. The sausage is still too fatty, the egg is still too dry, and the American cheese isn't the gooey glob of goodness that you'd hope could save the day.

Considering that this biscuit sandwich from Chick-fil-A has 670 calories, there are simply much better breakfast meals you can eat that not only taste better but are undeniably healthier.

12. Chick-fil-A Egg White Grill

If you want a healthy breakfast from Chick-fil-A, it's difficult to do better than the Egg White Grill. This sandwich was made with your health in mind. It's similar to the Sausage, Egg & Cheese Muffin, but the sausage is replaced with a slab of grilled chicken, and the whole egg is replaced with egg whites. All told, it has only 290 calories, and you will find the price tag to be reasonable.

Why is the Egg White Grill not higher in this ranking? While this sandwich is healthy, it just doesn't have much taste. The grilled chicken is good, and it has some extra citrusy flavor to it — but that's about the extent of the excitement. The English muffin disappoints, and the egg whites don't add much to the equation.

If you want to jazz up the Egg White Grill, the first thing you should do is order it without the English muffin. Not only does it taste better without it, it drops the total number of calories to only 160. Next, dip what's left in one of Chick-fil-A's great sauces. While a lot of these sauces will do the job, the much-loved Polynesian sauce is a particularly good choice.

11. Chick-fil-A Bacon, Egg & Cheese Muffin

If you're going to order something off of Chick-fil-A's breakfast menu that includes a muffin, go with the Bacon, Egg & Cheese Muffin. Although there's nothing different about the English muffin, egg, or American cheese, the bacon makes a huge, huge difference. Chick-fil-A is primarily known for its chicken — and rightfully so — but the bacon deserves a lot of recognition too.

The amount of bacon included on the Bacon, Egg & Cheese Muffin does not disappoint. You get multiple strips of thick bacon, and each strip is bursting with flavor. While Chick-fil-A's sausage is too fatty, the bacon has the perfect amount of fat. The American cheese and eggs also help to bring out the savory goodness of this sandwich. Though the muffin holds this breakfast item back from being higher in this ranking, the bacon will allow you to be satisfied with your selection.

If you fall in love with Chick-fil-A's bacon, the Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich won't let you down if you visit for lunch or dinner.

10. Chick-fil-A Hash Browns

The only thing holding down Chick-fil-A's Hash Browns from climbing higher on this list is inconsistency. Sometimes you order these bad boys, and you will believe you've found some of the best breakfast food on the planet. When they're at their best, Chick-fil-A's Hash Browns are nuggets of majestic, flavor-filled potato bites that have been cooked to perfection in an ocean of canola oil.

Unfortunately, there's something else that can happen when you order the Hash Browns from Chick-fil-A. If your luck is bad, you'll receive soggy rings of chewy potatoes that will leave you spitting into your napkin. Sadly, there is no rhyme or reason to whether your luck will be good or bad when you visit Chick-fil-A and order the Hash Browns. While they are more often great than terrible, the possibility that you'll get a dud of an order keeps this breakfast item near the middle of the ranking.

9. Chick-fil-A Buttered Biscuit

Chick-fil-A's Buttered Biscuit won't let you down as long as you don't set your expectations too high. If you compare this biscuit to what you'd get at a fast food joint like McDonald's, you'll be happy. However, the Buttered Biscuit doesn't compare to the best of the best. For example, the legendary biscuits you can get at Church's Chicken that are coated with honey butter are much better than the biscuit you can get at Chick-fil-A.

That said, if you're in a hurry and you just want one biscuit for breakfast, the Buttered Biscuit is reasonably priced and will leave you with a smile on your face. Alternatively, ordering a Buttered Biscuit on the side along with other breakfast items from Chick-fil-A is a completely acceptable battle plan.

Tip: Even though butter is in the name, this biscuit tastes even better with more butter added to it. Coat the inside of the biscuit with extra butter, and you'll have a yummy breakfast at your fingertips.

8. Chick-fil-A Chick-n-Minis

There's a lot to love about the Chick-n-Minis from Chick-fil-A. An order of Chick-n-Minis typically comes with four miniature sandwiches. The star of the show is unquestionably the chicken nuggets resting inside of each sandwich. The nuggets are nestled within a delicious mini yeast roll. To top it off, Chick-fil-A then adds some honey butter to each sandwich to give it the right combination of sweet and savory.

While Chick-n-Minis are definitely worth trying at least once, there are a couple of things you should know. First of all, these things are small. Really small. If you're starving at breakfast time, it's unlikely that four of them will be enough to fill you up. Secondly, it's a must that you eat these sandwiches while they're still warm. When Chick-fil-A hands it to you, the yeast rolls are hot. If the rolls become too cold, the texture really suffers. With that in mind, don't hesitate to chow down right when you get your breakfast order — your taste buds will thank you.

7. Chick-fil-A Hash Brown Scramble Bowl

If you order the Hash Brown Scramble Bowl at Chick-fil-A, you will likely be pleasantly surprised. As you can guess from the name, the bowl contains a handful of hash browns and a serving of scrambled eggs. What may surprise you, however, are the slices of nuggets that rest on top of the other ingredients. The nugget slices successfully take this breakfast item to the next level of yumminess. Joining everything else for the ride is shredded Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses.

Chick-fil-A gives you jalapeño salsa on the side to add a bit of spice to the party. Sadly, the salsa isn't thick enough for you to use it as a dip. Even if you try to pour it over the bowl, it's too runny for it to stick on anything. Thus, you'd be wise to use your own salsa if you want to add some spiciness. Thankfully, there are many outstanding store-bought salsas that are up to the task.

6. Chick-fil-A Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit

A lot of Chick-fil-A's best breakfast ingredients combine forces in the Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit to form a really good breakfast sandwich. What will catch your attention right away is, unsurprisingly, the bacon. You can smell its glorious aroma from across the room, and you'll be thrilled when you find out that the bacon actually tastes better than it smells. The biscuit works exceedingly well with the bacon, as do the eggs and the slice of American cheese.

However, if you're looking to make this sandwich even better, consider upgrading from the American cheese. For a few cents more, Chick-fil-A allows you to upgrade to either pepper jack cheese or colby jack cheese. If you like spicy food, go with the pepper jack cheese because it provides a sturdy kick. If you don't enjoy spicy food for breakfast, the colby is still a very noticeable upgrade from the classic American cheese.

5. Chick-fil-A Sunflower Multigrain Bagel

Chick-fil-A probably isn't the first fast food eatery that enters your mind if you want a delectable bagel for breakfast, but its Sunflower Multigrain Bagel is fully capable of taking on the competition across the fast food landscape. You will be absolutely floored at how good this humble bagel tastes.

As the name suggests, the bagel is blessed with a hearty amount of sunflower seeds. Its heartiness is further enhanced by the presence of malted barley flour, wheat flour, wheat bran, oats, and cracked wheat. You'll also taste a hint of sweetness, which is a result of molasses being added to the bagel. Before Chick-fil-A serves it to you, the restaurant delicately toasts the bagel to make it hot and ready to eat.

You can order the Sunflower Multigrain Bagel plain or with a side of cream cheese. Chick-fil-A's cream cheese is delicious, so it's definitely worth the extra cost. Spread the cream cheese on the bagel, and you have a cheap, filling breakfast that you'll think about for the rest of the day.

4. Chick-fil-A Hash Brown Scramble Burrito

The Hash Brown Scramble Burrito is a lot like the aforementioned Hash Brown Scramble Bowl. Like the bowl, it features slices of nuggets, hash browns, scrambled eggs, shredded Monterey Jack cheese, and shredded cheddar cheese. The difference, of course, is that Chick-fil-A wraps everything inside of a flour tortilla.

While you wouldn't think the tortilla would be a momentous addition, it truly makes a gigantic difference. First of all, Chick-fil-A's flour tortilla is so delicious you'll think that the chain robbed a Mexican restaurant. Just as important as the taste is the fact that the tortilla is served hot, which melts the shredded Monterey Jack and the shredded cheddar. The gooey result makes everything better, especially when it comes to the fluffy scrambled eggs. Lastly, the tortilla can successfully hold the jalapeño salsa that Chick-fil-A provides, which means you won't have to use your own store-bought salsa like you do if you order the bowl instead of the burrito.

3. Chick-fil-A Greek Yogurt Parfait

If you want fruit for breakfast the next time you visit Chick-fil-A, skip the Fruit Cup and order the Greek Yogurt Parfait instead. While the Fruit Cup underwhelms, this parfait is superb. It comes with fresh berries and a healthy serving of organic Greek yogurt. The yogurt is vanilla bean-flavored, and the creaminess of it will take you to breakfast heaven.

You will need to make one important decision if you order the Greek Yogurt Parfait at Chick-fil-A. You can opt to top your parfait with a granola mix that comes with toasted oats, raisins, golden raisins, cranberries, walnuts, pecans, almonds, and other yummy ingredients that add a satisfying amount of crunch and sweetness. The other option is to order your parfait topped with cookie crumbs. You really can't go wrong either way. If your sweet tooth is calling your name, opting for the crumbs of Oreo cookies is a great way to start your day.

2. Chick-fil-A Chicken, Egg & Cheese Bagel

The only thing holding back the Chicken, Egg & Cheese Bagel from Chick-fil-A from the top spot is that it's so much of a good thing that it's borderline overwhelming. This amazing sandwich is served on the outstanding Sunflower Multigrain Bagel mentioned above. It also comes with egg and a slice of American cheese. The main attraction, though, is the addition of the delicious chicken breast that has made this fast food chain a national phenomenon. Chicken breast for breakfast? Don't worry, even though it may not be what you're accustomed to, it's a slam dunk.

You will need quite the appetite to finish the whole sandwich. The chicken and the bagel alone would fill you up to the brim. Add the egg and cheese, and you will be able to skip lunch. In fact, you can order two of these bad boys, and that's just about all the food you will require for an entire day.

1. Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit

When it comes to the best of the best breakfast items Chick-fil-A has to offer, nothing can beat the classic Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit. The secret of this breakfast sandwich revolves around its simplicity. Chick-fil-A takes one of its famous hand-breaded and expertly seasoned chicken breasts and puts it inside of a biscuit. That's it. You won't find the pickle that is found on the regular chicken sandwich. There's no honey butter or barbecue sauce added to the mix. It's just chicken on a biscuit — and you will love it.

Chick-fil-A gives you the option to add cheese or even bacon to this sandwich. While that may sound tempting, don't do it. This sandwich has already achieved perfection as it is — don't mess with the best.

Unlike the Chicken, Egg & Cheese Bagel, the Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit is the perfect size for a breakfast meal. You can gobble it up and continue on with your day without skipping a beat.