Just imagine a Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich without the chicken. The Chick-fil-A Cauliflower Sandwich is a great-tasting bread-coated fillet without the chicken inside. I have a love-hate relationship with cauliflower. This new offering from Chick-fil-A will make me fall in love with cauliflower. Once again Chick-fil-A has proven that they think outside the box with something truly unique. Time will tell if customers will gravitate to The Chick-fil-A Cauliflower Sandwich.
Chick-fil-A is testing a one-of-a-kind sandwich entrée, and it has everyone doing a double take wondering if it’s the original Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich or its stunt double. The company announced today it will begin testing its first plant-forward entrée, the Chick-fil-A Cauliflower Sandwich, at restaurants in three markets. The sandwich is made with a tender filet cut from a whole, real cauliflower and embraces the plant-forward style that places vegetables at the center of the entrée. The preparation is similar to the original Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich – it is marinated, breaded with a signature seasoning, pressure-cooked, and served on a toasted buttery bun with two dill pickle chips.
“Cauliflower is the hero of our new sandwich, and it was inspired by our original Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich,” said Leslie Neslage, director of menu and packaging at Chick-fil-A. “Guests told us they wanted to add more vegetables into their diets, and they wanted a plant-forward entrée that tasted uniquely Chick-fil-A. Our new sandwich is made with the highest quality ingredients and whole vegetables, and we hope it offers customers another reason to dine at Chick-fil-A.”
The Chick-fil-A Cauliflower Sandwich was created, developed, and tested in-house by Chick-fil-A chefs who worked diligently for nearly four years to find the right ingredients and perfect the recipe for the new sandwich.
“We explored every corner of the plant-based space in search of the perfect centerpiece for our plant-forward entrée,” said Stuart Tracy, culinary developer of the Chick-fil-A Cauliflower Sandwich. “Time and time again, we kept returning to cauliflower as the base of our sandwich. After a significant amount of development, we knew we had a one-of-a-kind entrée; one that puts a delicious spin on what we’re known for – great tasting food with ingredients you can trust.”
How the Chick-fil-A Cauliflower Sandwich was created
Fun Fact: Cauliflower is actually a flower that has not fully developed yet. The leaves of cauliflower are edible but have a stronger taste than the florets. China is the world’s leading producer of cauliflower. Green cauliflower is produced when you cross cauliflower with broccoli.