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Day 28 – Working My Way thru the Menu: #11 Hearty Breast of Chicken Soup & Salad Combo Meal

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Day 28.

The above picture encapsulates what Day 28 of Every Day with Chick-fil-A has been all about: rain.

Rain, rain, go away, come again….never. Oh wait, I’m sorry, rain. I didn’t mean that. We do love you rain. You nourish the ground the nourishes the grass that grows the food that feeds the chickens that feed me. So stick around rain. Have free reign. You got it, I know you did.

I’ll try to keep it brief tonight, though brevity has never been one of my strong suits. It’s just been one of those dismal, dreary days that rarely happen in sunny Florida, but the weather’s been a little off lately. Showers in the morning instead of the afternoon, all day midwestern-esque gray days – just weird. Today was quintessential Illinois sky grayness, with rain intermittently throughout. I couldn’t even go for a run and settled for the elliptical instead.

Liza’s mom was over earlier and I have to give some major love to her, as she really helped us clean out our closet. We’re in nesting mode, after all, and we’ve got to get this place ready for Baby T-Rex! Note the amount of junk hidden away in our fairly tiny closet – not good.

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The nice thing about a dreary day is it was perfect for my first stab at a #11 Hearty Breast of Chicken Soup and Side Salad Combo meal with just a water to wash it down. Liza has had it in the past and she said I’d like it. And of course I did!

Megan took my order over the intercom in the drive-thru, and I learned that she finally found herself on the blog. It’s tough getting used to all the fame that comes with constant media attention, the paparazzi, the glam, the glitz, and celebrity that comes with being the featured stars of a blog that probably 10 people read. But hey, she is up to the challenge. Let’s hope that David is (pictured below), as I think this is his first taste of blog glory – we’ll see how he responds.

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Also a word about Chick-fil-A’s drive-thrus. everydaywithchickfila4
Maybe other restaurants do the same and I haven’t noticed, but I really appreciate the shelter from the rain I found under this conveniently placed canopy during ordering. There’s nothing worse than a soaked arm and arm rest when you’re ordering under duress, so I appreciated this feature that I have just now noticed. I guess I should’ve gone easy on the rain earlier since clearly she doesn’t interrupt my forays to Chick-fil-A enough for me to even realize this shelter from the storm existed!

Well, so much for brevity.

Onto the meal, which according to the Chick-fil-A website, my Hearty Breast of Chicken Soup is: Chunks of chicken breast, chopped carrots and celery with egg noodles in a hearty broth. Served with Saltine crackers. (At many Chick-fil-A Mall Restaurants served only as a seasonal item.)

Total Cost: $8.16 (for soup and salad, pricey? Probably)

Nutritional Content of the Soup, Salad, and water:
570 Calories
13g Fat
6g Saturated Fat
0g Trans Fat
100mg Cholesterol
1990mg Sodium
87g Carbohydrates
8g Fiber
29g Sugar
27g Protein

Thought the cost would’ve been more than I wanted to pay (of course for me it’s free!), on the bright side, the calories are pretty low, all things considered, and you’re still getting a good amount of protein. The only issue I see is the sodium. Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA for those in the know) is 2400, give or take, so it doesn’t leave much for the rest of the day. But I have to say, that soup was tasty! My first try, and I will definitely get it again, even at full price. Granted, in Florida in summer, you won’t see me do it often, but I’m thinking it will make for a hearty meal (and it does have some girth to it) to warm me up come December.

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Final Every Day Rating: 8 out of 10. I’m giving it an 8 because I was really looking forward to my new found friend, the Charred Tomato Crispy Red Bell Peppers, but alas, they were nowhere to be found when I got home and opened up my food. Serious frown face. The good news is, the soup was still piping hot after a 20 minute ride home, and proper temperature is kind of a big deal for me, so kuddos there, Chick-fil-A.