KFC grilled chicken is “healthier” because the serving size is smaller

KFC grilled chicken is "healthier," because the serving size is smaller.

We should be suspicious about KFC’s new grilled chicken being all healthy. McDonalds grilled chicken has MORE cholesterol than their crispy chicken. So much for thinking grilled is healthier.

I took this same skeptism to KFC’s grilled chicken. Much to my surprise, my first glance at the nutrition revealed that grilled is indeed healthier than crispy in all categories: Calories, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, and carbs were all lower. Actually first I had to do some reoganizing on the KFC nutrition chart (pdf), because they didn’t put all the thighs together to make it easy to compare.

Upon closer inspection, you’ll see that the grilled chicken serving size is almost HALF of the crispy chicken. Well, no duh, when you half the size of the thing, of course you’ll get less cholesterol. Goodness. Can you imagine if they served a regular size of grilled chicken? It would be a cholesterol bomb!

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unlikelymoose
12 years ago

Now I’m hungry for some original recipe friend chicken. That’s good stuff. And a biscuit. oh those biscuits. I could eat 23 of those biscuits. I meant to type “12”, but my fingers typed “23” instead. My fingers want 23 biscuits.

The truth
The truth
12 years ago

You are an idiot, the chicken is the same size, The reason a extra cripsy thigh weighs more is that it is double breaded. same reason an Original thigh is also much smaller in size.

LP
LP
12 years ago

All of it is sh%t, and will eventually kill you. Stay away from KFC if you want to live cancer free.

gr
gr
12 years ago

Forget grilled or fried. Look at the real danger. It still syas Kentucky! Have you seen Kentucky? If not, you are fortunate. Hasn’t this been the fourth time KFC put out their painted, oops, “grilled” chicken line?

SL
SL
12 years ago

Late to the game: Seriously, “The Truth”? Have you actually eaten this new grilled chicken? Or even bothered to compare them side by side visually by, say, taking off the skin? Gone a step further and actually weighed the two pieces without the skin? If you actually had, you’d see that the actual physical size of the piece of chicken, minus all skin and breading, is not even close to the same size. The grilled pieces are TINY compared to the the other forms. It is NOT the same chicken being used. If, by chance, you have done these things, either you’re in denial or you work for KFC.

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