Salt Content in Fast Food Chicken Strips

You'd think fat would be the problem with chicken strips. Not so. But some have a full day's worth of salt.

Dietary Guidelines for Sodium Intake

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.

Hardee's Chicken Strips

Hardee's

The Facts:

3 pieces per order
260 calories
2.5g sat fat
770mg sodium

McDonald's Chicken Strips

McDonald's

The Facts:

3 pieces per order
400 calories
3.5g sat fat
1,010mg sodium

Arby's Chicken Strips

Arby's

The Facts:

3 pieces per order
360 calories
2.5g sat fat
1,160mg sodium

Chick-Fil-A Chicken Strips

Chick-Fil-A

The Facts:

3 pieces per order
360 calories
3.5g sat fat
1,230mg sodium

KFC Chicken Strips

KFC

The Facts:

3 pieces per order
340 calories
4g sat fat
1,280mg sodium

Church's Chicken Strips

Church's

The Facts:

3 pieces per order
360 calories
6g sat fat
1,320mg sodium

Zaxby's Chicken Strips

Zaxby's

The Facts:

5 pieces per order
440 calories
4g sat fat
1,390mg sodium

Popeyes Chicken Strips

Popeyes

The Facts:

3 pieces per order
375 calories
7g sat fat
1,620mg sodium

Cooking Light Chicken Strips

Cooking Light

The Facts:

3 pieces per serving
366 calories
1.5g sat fat
369mg sodium

View Recipe: Pan-Fried Chicken Fingers with Spicy Dipping Sauce

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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