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El Pollo Loco Breakdown


Who doesn't love El Pollo Loco? Something about flame-grilled Mexican chicken is just super yummy. The good news is that you can still do El Pollo Loco on a diet, you just have to make some healthy choices while you're there.

In this breakdown I've taken the guess work out of the menu to show you items you should probably eat/avoid.




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Here's what you may want to AVOID...
Item Calories Fat (g) Sat Fat (g) Sodium (mg) Carbs (g) Sugar (g)
Original Pollo Bowl 540 4 1 1590 85 1
Chicken Wing (1) 90 5 2 2090 0 0
Chicken Thigh (1) 220 15 5 310 0 0
Chicken Tostada Salad 840 40 11 1390 76 4
Caesar Pollo Salad 520 38 7 980 17 6
Classic Chicken Burrito 500 14 6 1230 63 1
Grilled Chicken Nachos 1090 55 21 3040 99 7
French Fries 440 21 4 910 57 0
Ranch Dressing (1pkt) 230 24 4 390 2 2

Too see what you should eat (and see my ideal meal) just read more

Here's what you may want to EAT...
Item Calories Fat (g) Sat Fat (g) Sodium (mg) Carbs (g) Sugar (g)
Chicken Breast, Skinless 180 4 1 560 0 0
Caesar Pollo Salad w/o Dressing 220 7 2 580 15 4
Fresh Veggies w/o Margarine) 35 0 0 35 8 3
Chicken Tortilla Soup w/o Tortilla Strips 140 6 2 1040 8 2
Taco al Carbon 150 5 2 290 17 <1
BRC Burrito 390 10 5 880 61 0
Garden Salad w/o Tortilla Strips 80 5 3 290 5 3
Light Italian Dressing (1pkt) 20 1 0 770 2 2

My ideal meal would be: Skinless chicken breast on top of the garden salad (no tortilla strips), with a side of fresh vegetables (no margarine) for only 295 calories. This leaves me room for a Churro (150 calories for one) to top it off with something sweet.

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