Is This Chick-fil-A's Secret Ingredient?

June 5, 2019

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It's no secret that Chick-fil-A is America's most popular fast food restaurant. However it is a secret as to the secret recipe for its delicious chicken.  Many speculate its unique deliciousness is due in part to the use of salty, sour pickle brine (as every sandwich is adorned with a couple). But a quick look at the ingredients list on the store's website doesn't support that claim as vinegar, which is a basic ingredient of pickle brine, is missing. However there is one thing ingredient common in all Chick-fil-A chicken and its coating; monosodium glutamate. Monosodium glutamate, or MSG, is a flavor enhancer commonly added to Chinese food, canned vegetables, soups and processed meats. Sold under brand names such as “Accent,” it simply makes food taste better! Although there has been some controversy over MSG with the FDA receiving anecdotal reports of adverse reactions to foods containing MSG, including headaches, flushing, rapid heartbeats and weakness.  However the government has classified MSG as a food ingredient that's "generally recognized as safe." So instead of waiting in a long line for perhaps having a craving on a Sunday, try adding a little MSG to your chicken recipe to see if it stands up to the fast food giant's version (Here's a recipe).

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