You know there’s something seriously wrong when the Muppets are mad at you.

Ever since its president Dan Cathy announced that he and his company were anti-gay marriage, Chick-fil-A has been in a lot of hot water with a lot of people, most recently Jim Henson Co., a long-time advertising partner of the fast food chain, and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. This has sparked a debate over whether a public official is right in trying to ban a Chick-fil-A outlet in his city because of its owner’s beliefs. However, plenty of private citizens are making a similarly motivated move to boycott the restaurant.

Regardless of your feelings towards Chick-fil-A, their food can actually be relatively healthy (for a fast food chain) and easy to replicate at home. If you want that Chick-fil-A taste without getting involved in the political hoopla surrounding it, try these simple DIY versions:

Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich = grilled boneless chicken breast + lettuce, tomato, dill pickle chips + whole wheat bun

Chargrilled Chicken Cool Wrap = grilled sliced chicken breast + lettuce, tomato, shredded red cabbage & carrots + shredded Monterey Jack & Cheddar + multigrain flatbread

Chargrilled & Fruit Salad = Romaine & Iceberg lettuce (make it spinach or kale for a healthier option) + grilled sliced chicken breast + shredded red cabbage & carrots + shredded Monterey Jack & Cheddar + strawberries, red grapes, red & green apples, & mandarin oranges

Southwest Chargrilled Salad = Romaine & Iceberg lettuce + grilled spicy sliced chicken breast (try seasoning with cayenne pepper) + shredded red cabbage & carrots + shredded Monterey Jack & Cheddar + grape tomatoes + roasted corn & black bean relish

To recreate the classic Chicken Sandwich, follow this recipe from Hilah Cooking: Chick-fil-A Copycat.

How do you feel about Chick-fil-A’s food? Political views aside, do you think it’s a healthy fast food choice? 

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