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Chili's Breakdown

Chili's Breakdown

Chili's is one of those chain restaurants that I'm sure we've all been to at least once. This bar and grill has just about everything from wings to soup, from fajitas to steak. With such a diverse menu, it's nice to see there are some healthier options to choose from like salmon, grilled chicken, and salads. I'll have to warn you, though, that a good portion of their food contains a high amount of calories, fat, and sodium. That's not to say you should never set foot into a Chili's — you just don't want to make a daily habit of it. It's nice to be able to enjoy this kind of food every once in a while, but I'd definitely bring some friends, or place half your meal in a doggie bag so you don't end up consuming thousands of calories in one sitting.

To see the Chili's breakdown,

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This is the nutritional content of one order of each menu item.

Granola Calories Total Fat (g) Carbs (g) Sodium (mg)

Fiber (g) Protein (g)
Big Mouth Bites 850 75 29 1930 2 20
Nine Boneless Buffalo Wings w/ Bleu Cheese Dressing 1170 85 50 4130 4 51
Classic Nachos w/ Fajita Chicken and Pico de Gallo and Sour Cream 1630 112 55 3280 12 99
Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip w/ Tostada Chips 905 36 74 3100 21 30
Texas Cheese Fries w/ Jalapeño-Ranch Dressing 2070 160 73 3730 8 85
Cup of Baked Potato Soup 220 16 12 630 1 8
Cup of Chicken Enchilada Soup 220 14 11 650 2 13
Cup of Chili 180 8 15 720 3 12
Cup of New England Clam Chowder Soup 470 33 27 970 3 17
Cup of Southwestern Vegetable Soup 110 5 13 620 2 5
Caesar Salad w/ Grilled Chicken & Caesar Dressing 1010 76 39 1910 7 38
Southwestern Cobb Salad 970 60 56 2590 7 53
Boneless Buffalo Chicken Salad 910 58 44 4050 5 45
Mashed Potatoes (loaded) 500 32 37 970 6 15
Sautéed Mushrooms, Onions & Bell Peppers 120 10 6 360 2 3
Steamed Seasonal Veggies 80 6 8 190 3 3
Classic Sirloin 540 42 1 820 0 36
Grilled Salmon w/ Garlic & Herbs 390 25 0 300 0 40
Margarita Grilled Chicken 320 13 13 1170 1 36
Spicy Garlic & Lime Grilled Shrimp 260 13 6 1000 0 24
Guiltless Black Bean Burger 650 12 96 1940 26 38
Guiltless Chicken Platter 580 9 85 2780 5 39
Guiltless Chicken Sandwich 490 8 63 2720 11 39
Guiltless Salmon 480 14 31 1080 10 54
Mushroom Swiss Burger 1100 71 60 1590 4 53
Chicken Tacos 1200 41 137 4470 12 57
Chicken Fajitas 330 11 23 2080 3 40
Smoked Turkey Sandwich 930 57 65 2920 4 43
Chicken Fajita Pita 350 13 36 1410 4 29

This is just an sample of some of the restaurant's menu items. To see the entire list, go to Chilis.com.

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soapbox soapbox 7 years
Oh My. I only eat there twice a year, but still. I always order the plainest thing on the menu and hold the sauce, cheese, ect.
soapbox soapbox 7 years
Oh My. I only eat there twice a year, but still. I always order the plainest thing on the menu and hold the sauce, cheese, ect.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
it's so funny when you hear that menus are going lighter and all that but when you take a look at what's in them...you see that it's so far from the case and that you're not eating healthy at all. :) i love that you guys posted this since it's a really important piece of choosing to eat out. know what you're eating!
lemamike lemamike 7 years
Definitely high and gross. But remember, a lot of times you don't consume the entire meal. Servings are big so eating half or a third can make a big difference if it isn't a terribly fatty meal. Plus dressings and sauces make a huge difference. Little dressing, or no ranch on a sandwich can definitely decrease the calorie and fat count. I love chillis so i go in moderation and try to cut calories and fat where i can.
LVC LVC 7 years
Wow! They DID remove the awesom blossom! I used to go there in college with my BF ... A LOT! I think it must have put about 15 lbs on me at one point. Thank goodness I stopped going and rarely eat out at all anymore. It is so much more healty and pleasing to cook your own food. AND you know what is in it.
LVC LVC 7 years
Wow! They DID remove the awesom blossom!I used to go there in college with my BF ... A LOT! I think it must have put about 15 lbs on me at one point. Thank goodness I stopped going and rarely eat out at all anymore. It is so much more healty and pleasing to cook your own food. AND you know what is in it.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 7 years
CHain restaurants are NASTY. I would rather eat a frozen pizza for 3 dollars then this shit, and THAT says something.
Smilesp Smilesp 7 years
I don't understand why people eat at chain restaurants. The food is mediocre at best and nothing is freah, that's why everything is packed with sodium. I'd rather just eat at home.
codewhiz codewhiz 7 years
Chili's cares about health in that they have their Create A Pepper program to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
rach1007 rach1007 7 years
I worked at chili's for two years, so nothing here is a surprise. I was also on weight watchers while I worked there, so I learned how to modify almost everything to make it manageable. I'm not sure of the actual calories, but I do know that the bun they use on burgers is ten points (almost have of a daily allowance on weight watchers) it's really easy to get things without the bun, mayo, etc. but I also learned that, as FitSugar said, there's no reason to cut it out completely. Despite the insane calories and fat, sometimes a girl just needs a burger and a margarita!
cahill cahill 7 years
Chili's is also one of the few restaurants that has a gluten free menu. It's great for cousins of mine that have celiac disease. They're able to eat out with everyone else but not get sick.
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 7 years
Yuck, I can't stand so called healthy meals are still quite damaging to a normal diet. I'm by no means dieting, but I would never order anything from these chain restaurants. I'm too much of a foodie/gourmet I have to say :]
amylp amylp 7 years
I'm glad it looks like they have at least gotten the Awesome Blossom off the menu. I worked at a Chili's while in college and management told us it came in at nearly 3,000 calories and over 200 grams of fat - no joke! People would regularly come in and eat the whole thing without sharing too. Disgusting!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
the guiltless food makes me feel very guilty. 650 freaking cals for a black bean burger??? yeesh. i can't wait until the resturants have to put the calorie intake on their menus. it'd make resisting food so much easier.
uptown_girl uptown_girl 7 years
Using a Hungry Girl suggestion, I often order the guiltless grill black bean burger WITHOUT the bun! I have never really liked buns anyway. Then I just eat the burger with a fork. I usually get that, or the salmon, because I LOOOOVE salmon. Oh, and I sometimes indulge in the margarita! I must admit!
Stupidasscat Stupidasscat 7 years
Great I cant wait till the chain restaurants have to put this info on the menu it will make it ALOT easier to eat out since I use Weight Watchers
shepptacular shepptacular 7 years
This values are so scary to see! You can get your entire caloric intake for the day and then some in just one meal. I would rather save my calories for something a little more gourmet. It's a good thing to inform people but it also depresses me when I do eat out at places like this = \
mtiger mtiger 7 years
I am always completely shocked at how many calories are in some of the foods that I used to eat before I decided to become healthy! I mean, 1300 calories in one meal? Crazy!
KrisSugar KrisSugar 7 years
I always order sides when I go. And it's SOOO good! Some steamed seasonal veggies, mashed potatoes (not as healthy) and maybe some corn on the cob. I feel happy that at least they are veggies, if not soaked in gallons of butter. :)
SublimeChica SublimeChica 7 years
I love how "guiltless" translates to "you're lucky it's under 1000 calories".
SublimeChica SublimeChica 7 years
I love how "guiltless" translates to "you're lucky it's under 1000 calories".
mtiger mtiger 7 years
It looks like I'll be eating the enchilada soup from now on. There does seem to be a lot of sodium. What is the RDA of sodium?
katyharper katyharper 7 years
Fit - that would make sense. I bet it's that way with all the guiltless grill stuff too. The sides aren't included in that total calorie count. Poo.
Fitness Fitness 7 years
Katyharper — Good question. The Chili's website says that the serving size for the chicken fajitas is one skillet. I assume that 330 calories doesn't include the tortillas, just the cooked chicken and veggies you fill them with.
AshleySunshine AshleySunshine 7 years
Gabiushka - I'm in the same boat the people from work always pick Chili's. I just get the chicken enchilada soup and salad and it's less than 500 calories (plus or minus depending on the dressing).
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