Good choice, bad choice: fried chicken sandwiches

Updated Jun 27, 2014
Chik-fil-A — It’s hard to resist the thought of that fried chicken patty nestled between two warm buns and embellished with a pickle, and the availability of the sandwich at almost every fast food chain makes it even more difficult when living on the road.

The staff here at Truckers News researched the most popular fast food chicken sandwiches, and these three made the cut for folks 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