You'd think fat would be the problem with chicken strips. Not so. But some have a full day's worth of salt.
Text: Phillip Rhodes, Photo: Randy Mayor
March 23, 2011
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Dietary Guidelines for Sodium Intake
The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend 1,500mg of sodium daily for those at risk for blood-pressure-related diseases, and 2,300mg for everyone else. For a little perspective on how easy it is to hit those marks, look at how heavily the salt shaker is deployed with these eight fast-food chicken strips.
For each restaurant example, we chose the smallest-available serving. Differences in serving size account for some of the sodium variation.
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3 pieces per order 260 calories 2.5g sat fat 770mg sodium
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3 pieces per order 400 calories 3.5g sat fat 1,010mg sodium
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3 pieces per order 360 calories 2.5g sat fat 1,160mg sodium
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3 pieces per order 360 calories 3.5g sat fat 1,230mg sodium
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3 pieces per order 340 calories 4g sat fat 1,280mg sodium
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3 pieces per order 360 calories 6g sat fat 1,320mg sodium
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5 pieces per order 440 calories 4g sat fat 1,390mg sodium
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3 pieces per order 375 calories 7g sat fat 1,620mg sodium
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3 pieces per serving 366 calories 1.5g sat fat 369mg sodium
Note:The original recipe nutrition information was calculated to include a Spicy Dipping Sauce. Without the sauce, these Pan-Fried Chicken Fingers have 366 calories, 1.5g sat fat, 369mg sodium per serving (3 pieces).
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