Wondering if you can eat at Chick-fil-A on a gluten-free diet? The quick answer is: Yes! Check out this ultimate guide to find out more about Chick-fil-A gluten-free menu.

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If you’re craving a grilled chicken sandwich and fries, Chick fil a is a great option. They have plenty of gluten-free alternatives and naturally gluten-free menu items, including gluten free breads, ice cream, and fries.

It’s easy to see why Chick-fil-A is a favorite chain restaurant among those who eat gluten-free or have other food allergies!

Without further ado, let’s talk about the best Chick-fil-A gluten free options!

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Gluten-Free Chick-fil-A Bun

Though Chik-fil-A’s original bun is not gluten-free, you can opt for an alternative, gluten-free bun for your grilled chicken sandwiches or even a breakfast sandwich.

If you’re ordering on the app, select the grilled chicken club, and then deselect the multigrain brioche bun. Add the gluten-free bun instead. Then enjoy your gluten-free Chick-fil-A meal!

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Gluten-Free Chick-fil-A Sauces

Good news: MOST Chick-fil-A sauces are gluten-free! Yep, that includes the ever-popular Chick-fil-A sauce, the Polynesian sauce, and BBQ.

HOWEVER – The Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Sauce is NOT gluten-free. It contains wheat.

Here’s a full list of Chick-fil-A gluten-free sauces:

  • Chick-fil-A sauce
  • Polynesian sauce
  • Barbeque sauce
  • Garden herb ranch sauce
  • Honey mustard sauce
  • Zesty buffalo sauce
  • Honey roasted BBQ sauce
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Gluten-Free Salads at Chick-fil-A

Like the sauces, all of the salad dressings at Chick-fil-A are gluten-free. So you can choose from any of them to safely enjoy!

However, some of the salad toppings are not gluten-free, so it’s important to pay attention to the menu when customizing your salad order.

Here are a few tips for creating a Chick-fil-A gluten-free salad:

  • Any salad: Ask for grilled filet or grilled chicken nuggets instead of any breaded chicken options.
  • Cobb Salad: The crispy bell peppers on the Cobb Salad are not gluten-free. But since these are individually packaged, you can simply opt to leave them out.
  • Market Salad: The granola in the Grilled Market Salad is not gluten-free. But again, this topping is individually packaged, so you can just leave it off.
  • Southwest Salad: The seasoned tortilla strips and chili lime pepitas in the Southwest Salad are gluten-free. Enjoy!

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Gluten-Free Sides at Chick-fil-A

There are plenty of gluten-free sides you can order to round our your Chick-fil-A gluten-free meal.

Here’s a reference list of all Chick-fil-A gluten-free sides!

  • Waffle potato fries: Chick-fil-A waffle fries are fried in a dedicated French fry fryer. And since French fries are naturally gluten-free (when made with only potato, oil and salt), these are safe to eat!
  • Fruit cup: The fruit cup contains red and green apples, blueberries, orange segments, and strawberries. It is completely gluten-free!
  • Side salad: The salad and all dressing options are gluten-free. Just remember to skip the crispy bell peppers, which are not gluten-free.
  • Kale crunch salad: Everything in this salad (including toppings) is gluten-free!
  • Greek yogurt parfait: The berries and yogurt are gluten-free. The granola doesn’t have any gluten-containing ingredients. But since it isn’t made with gluten-free oats, there is a risk of cross-contamination. The cookie crumbs topping is not gluten-free, either.
  • Waffle potato chips: As with many brands of potato chips, these are gluten-free!
  • Buddy fruits apple sauce: This apple sauce is gluten-free and safe to eat if you have Celiac disease or gluten intolerance.

Keep in mind, there are certain sides at Chick-fil-A that are NOT gluten-free, including:

  • Chicken noodle soup
  • Chicken tortilla soup
  • Mac and cheese
gluten-free milkshakes at chick-fil-a

Gluten-Free Treats at Chick-fil-A

Got a sweet tooth? You can safely enjoy six different desserts at Chick-fil-A.

Here’s a roundup of all Chick-fil-A gluten-free treats:

  • Frosted lemonade
  • Frosted coffee
  • Chocolate milkshake
  • Strawberry milkshake
  • Vanilla milkshake
  • IceDream in a cup

There are also a few Chick-fil-A treats you’ll need to avoid if you’re on a gluten-free diet. The following desserts are NOT gluten-free:

  • Chocolate chunk cookie
  • Chocolate fudge brownie
  • Cookies & cream milkshake
  • IceDream in a cone

Chick-fil-A Gluten-Free Kids Meals

It’s fairly easy to custom-order Chick-fil-A gluten-free kids meal.

First, order the grilled nuggets instead of the breaded nuggets. Then choose from a variety of gluten-free sides, including fries, fruit cups, and apple sauce.

All drinks—including chocolate milk and apple juice—and all sauces are also gluten-free!

Chick-fil-A Gluten-Free Breakfast

Chick-fil-A has several gluten-free options on their breakfast menu.

  • Hash Brown Scramble Bowl: The Hash Brown Scramble Bowl is gluten-free if you choose the sausage or GRILLED filet, rather than the nuggets.
  • Breakfast Sandwiches: You can also get breakfast sandwiches on GF buns, such as the bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich or the sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich.
  • Hash browns: Like the fries, Chick-fil-A hash browns are naturally gluten-free!


Are the fries at Chick-fil-A gluten-free?

Yes, the fries at Chick-fil-A are naturally gluten-free. Because they’re fried in a separate fryer, there is no risk of cross-contamination with gluten-products. They are safe to eat on a gluten-free diet.

Does Chick-fil-A have gluten-free nuggets?

Yes, all Chick-fil-A grilled nuggets are gluten-free. (The breaded, fried chicken nuggets are not gluten-free.)

Is Chick-fil-A Sauce Gluten-Free?

Yes, all sauces at Chick-fil-A are gluten-free, including the Chick-fil-A sauce, Polynesian sauce, and barbeque sauce.

The Bottom Line

The Chick-fil-A gluten-free options are expansive, so you’ll have plenty of choices when ordering.

Choose a grilled chicken sandwich on a gluten-free bun and enjoy with a side of naturally gluten-free waffle fries—or a number of other sides and gluten-free sauces. Or you can order a gluten-free salad with your choice of any salad dressing.

Finish off your meal with their gluten-free Icedream in a cup, or another tasty Chick-fil-A gluten-free treat!

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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  1. I just went to Chik-Fil-A in Pasadena Ca, brand new facility. They indeed have gluten free buns in wrapper and let you set the grilled chicken etc into the bun. Was delicious. But a note inside said there was no guarantee that there was no gluten in the meal. “We are not a gluten free kitchen.” So I think the lawyers insisted on that disclaimer because I had no reaction. I also had the kale salad (delicious!) and the sauces you mentioned (chick-fil-a sauce and Polynesian), and their ranch dressing, no problem. So glad I read this article. I would not have even dreamed much less tried Chick-Fil-A sandwiches as so many fast foods so nothing for gluten free sensitivities.

  2. Looking to make this fun finding new recipes to try , new snacks to make and try and new meals all gluten free no contemination to make for my daughter with her new celiac disease diagnosis . She loves soups. Just went the farmers market for goat milk , local honey for her allergies , one blueberry high in antioxidants, another with clovers and honey combs , sweet snacks good for her liver . Found some big fresh local strawberries to mix into some home made frozen yogurt and home made ice cream. It will be challenging but we will make it fun to cook and try new gluten free and free if contamination things to find what she likes and doesn’t like. .

    1. Good luck navigating your daughter’s new diet. I definitely understand it feels like a lot in the beginning. I hope my website can help you! Hugs!

  3. My granddaughter is 5 and type 1 diabetic…she’s about to have a biopsy to diagnose celiac Disease. Recipes will be welcomed …

  4. I’ve been gluten free for a month now. I’m looking to try new recipes and make some gluten free snacks and treats.

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