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Celebrate 50 Years of Chick-fil-A and Giveaway

by Nicole on February 4, 2014


It’s no surprise that many southerners (and people from all over the country) like fried chicken.  But when Chick-fil-A created a mobile version in sandwich form, life got pretty good.

We are celebrating the 50 years of the original Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich! Considering how many of these delicious sandwiches have been enjoyed over the past five decades, it’s amazing to think about how it all began.

Starting with a request to create an airline-friendly sized entrée out of a boneless, skinless chicken breast, Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy experimented with cooking techniques as he set out to meet the need.

He thought back to his mother’s method of cooking chicken by covering the pan with a heavy top, creating something of a pressure cooker. He tried this method and found that the chicken cooked faster and remained moist and tender. He decided to put it on a buttered bun instead of on a plate all by itself. But it still wasn’t exactly right. For months, he experimented with different seasonings and breading for the chicken. Soon, he was up to more than 20 ingredients.

Each time Truett changed the formula, he tested it with his customers. He surprised them with the addition of two dill pickle slices, which they said added just the right touch. Finally, after four years of experimentation and testing, customers said: “We like it. Don’t change it again.”

He folded up the recipe and put it in his pocket. The boneless chicken sandwich was born.

Chick-fil-A is a very popular item in my house.  No other chicken sandwich can substitute for the simple taste of a Chick-fil-A with its buttered bun and 2 dill pickle slices.  We add mayonnaise to ours to finish out the sandwich; but that coupled with a cup of iced tea and dinner is served.  I don’t think my daughter could go a week without a Chick-fil-A sandwich!  If that’s the way you feel enter our giveaway.

Enter the Giveaway!

6 readers will win a gift card that will allow them to receive 1 free Chick-fil-A menu item for 3 months! Please enter the giveaway on the widget below.  Email and feed subscribers will need to click over to my actual site to enter.

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