Fast food chicken sandwiches

| August 10, 2012

The staff here at Overdrive researched the most popular fast food chicken sandwiches, and these three made the cut for people keeping track of calories, fat, cholesterol and carbohydrates.

Chick-fil-A Original Chicken Sandwich

Chick-fil-A’s pioneer chicken sandwich wins for folks counting fat and carb intake, and it’s the highest in protein.

Calories: 430
Fat: 17g
Saturated fat: 3.5g
Cholesterol: 60mg
Protein: 30g
Carbohydrates: 38g
Fiber: 3g
Sugar: 6g
Sodium: 1410mg

McDonald’s McChicken

The McChicken wins in its calorie count, and it also has the least amount of sodium.

Calories: 360
Fat: 18g
Saturated fat: 3g
Cholesterol: 36mg
Protein: 14g
Carbohydrates: 40g
Fiber: 2g
Sugar: 5g
Sodium: 830mg

Carl’s Jr. Spicy Chicken Sandwich

This is the best choice for healthy heart enthusiasts.

Calories: 460
Fat: 26g
Saturated fat: 5g
Cholesterol: 35mg
Protein: 14g
Carbohydrates: 47g
Fiber: 4g
Sugar: 3g
Sodium: 1370mg

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet, the recommended daily nutritional intakes are: Fat – 65 g; Saturated Fat – 20 g; Cholesterol – 300 mg; Sodium – 2400 mg; Potassium – 3500 mg; Carbohydrates – 300 g; Fiber – 25 g; Protein – 50 g.

Consult a nutritionist or doctor for more information on your personal recommended daily nutritional intake.

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