By LAINE DOSS
Chick-fil-A offers its customers a comforting cup or bowl of chicken noodle soup year round, and you can also get a tortilla chicken soup during the fall and winter months. The soup comes with saltine crackers on the side and costs $2.65 for a cup and $5.29 for a bowl.
According to its website, Chick-fil-A uses boneless, skinless chicken breast meat and grilled chicken with chicken broth in its soup. In addition to egg noodles, the soup contains onions, carrots, and celery in a mirepoix base, along with many spices and condiments.
A bowl of their warm chicken noodle soup is the ultimate comfort food, but it’s certainly not the healthiest. Per the FDA, adults should limit their daily sodium intake to 2,300mg, but a cup of this soup contains a whopping 1,130mg of sodium, while a bowl has almost 2,000mg.
The Chick-fil-A chicken noodle soup has been around since 1982, but it was only in 2017 that they replaced the flat egg noodles with curly noodles, called mafaldine or reginette. The actual taste of the soup, however, remains unchanged, according to Chick-fil-A.
If you’re craving a homemade version of Chick-fil-A’s chicken noodle soup or chicken tortilla soup, there are plenty of “copycat” versions online. Choose from the Sunday Supper Movement or blogger Sarah Halstead, and follow their easy and quick recipes for Chick-fil-A soup at home.