Fried chicken breast

Updated Apr 22, 2013

ChickenFried chicken is one of the most popular foods in America. When done right, you have a crispy, juicy, hot piece of meat with a hint of saltiness and plain old deliciousness. If you’re staying away from the dark meats, fried chicken breast is the way to go to satiate that fried chicken hankering. Let’s see how the different fast food chicken chains hold up against each other.

Popeye’s Mild Chicken Breast

Calories: 440
Fat: 27 g
Cholesterol: 110 mg
Sodium: 1330 mg
Carbs: 16 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 35 g

Church’s Original Breast

Calories: 200
Fat: 11 g
Cholesterol: 80 mg
Sodium: 440 mg
Carbs: 3 g
Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 22 g

Bojangles’ Chicken Breast

Calories: 440
Fat: 26 g
Cholesterol: 125 mg
Sodium: 1230 mg
Carbs: 12 g
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 40 g

KFC Original Recipe Chicken Breast

Calories: 360
Fat: 21 g
Cholesterol: 110 mg
Sodium: 1080 mg
Carbs: 11 g
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 34 g

You can also order the KFC chicken breast with no skin or breading, which will lower the calories and total fat by a significant amount. If you want less chicken and don’t mind dark meat, the leg is often your healthiest option. Be aware that most fast food restaurants sell their chicken with sides of some kind. Be careful when choosing sides and avoid overly sugary or fatty choices.

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.