Since Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy created the Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich, we’ve been cooking our hand-breaded chicken exclusively in fully refined, heat-processed peanut oil.
The purity of the oil improves the flavor of the chicken, and we feel good serving our buyers chicken cooked in oil that contains no trans fat or cholesterol and contains a balance of “good fats” (mono and polyunsaturated).
If you are concerned about allergic reactions to peanuts, it could be beneficial to be aware that our peanut oil is bleached, refined and deodorized.
This means that the proteins contained within the oil are taken from the oil during processing. As per the FDA, Highly refined oils, like high-quality peanut oil and soybeans, are not considered significant food allergens.
However, nobody knows your dietary requirements better than you. Because of the hand-crafted characteristics of the food we serve items, the variations in our ingredients from our suppliers and the sharing of kitchens and cooking areas, we cannot ensure that our food is not contaminated with any allergens.
Food items that contain eggs, wheat, soy, milk and wheat are all created at our facilities.
Does chick-fil-a use peanut oil on grilled chicken?
No, Chick-fil-A does not use peanut oil on grilled chicken.
Chick-fil-A grills their chicken separately from their fried chicken, and the company uses a distinct oil to grill the chicken. That means their chicken grilled is safe for those with allergies to peanuts.
It is nevertheless important to remember that Chick-fil-A’s kitchens aren’t peanut-free. They also prepare foods containing peanuts, such as their chicken sandwich with peanut butter and milkshakes. There is always a risk of cross-contamination.
If you suffer from a severe allergy to peanuts, it’s advised to stay safe and steer clear of eating chicken grilled at Chick-fil-A. If you’re suffering from an allergy that is less severe or sensitive to peanuts, you can enjoy their chicken grilled, provided you stay away from all other foods that contain peanuts.