Do you love chicken and want to know a KFC nutrition fact or two?
Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants post all their nutrition facts on
the internet and so it’s not too hard to figure out how you can enjoy a
meal that is finger-lickin’ good and still remain in control of your
Let’s start with Colonel Sanders good old Original Recipe Fried
Chicken. One wing has 140 calories, with 90 from fat (64%). A breast
portion has 400, with 220 from fat (55%), a drumstick has 140 with 80
of them from fat (57%) , and a thigh has 250 calories with 160 (64%) of
them from fat.
A good rule of thumb if you are watching your weight is to never eat
any single item that has gets 30% or more of its calories from fat.
That’s not only good for your calorie count (because you get to eat
more food over all per calorie) but it’s also good for your heart. Your
cholesterol level will be much healthier if you limit your fat intake.
If you do indulge and end up eating something rich in fat, then you
should limit the fat in the rest of what you eat that day. So if your
overall calorie allowance for one day is 2,000, then a maximum of 666
calories should be from fat. That is why it is important not just to
count calories each day, but to be aware of the number of calories from
Let’s get back to the chicken. Here’s another KFC nutrition fact. A
portion of potato salad has 230 calories, with 56% of them coming from
fat. That’s not hard to understand since it contains potatoes and
dressing. If you think cole slaw will be better, well yes, but only
slightly. The cole slaw has 232 calories with 52% of them from fat.
A KFC pot pie has 770 calories, and again almost half of those are from
fat. So where is the KFC nutrition fact you are looking for? The one
with the fewest number of calories? I’m sorry to say you won’t find
many low fat items among any of the chicken types or salads in KFC. If
you really want to be good and go for the low calorie/low fat items you
must stay away from fried chicken of any kind.
Now that you know how many calories you are dealing with, here is one
last KFC nutrition fact: the chicken sandwich without sauce is
absolutely your best bet. It only has 270 calories if you skip the
sauce, and only a very healthy 45 of those are from fat. Even if you
cave and have the sauce, the grand total is only 350 calories.
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