Read through our tables below of KFC nutrition info to get the facts behind your favorite entrée, side, dessert or beverage. There are a lot of hidden fats, trans fat and salt in this menu, but there’s a good chance you knew that already. After all, you don’t eat at KFC because it is healthy, which is just as well, because it is most definitely not.
Still, as we always say: everything in moderation. Providing you keep those calories, that fat and that salt to a minimum, then there is nothing wrong with an occasional meal here. The reason we create these tables, such as the KFC nutrition table below, is not so that we can scare you, but so we can inform you and help you get more from this top chain and others like it.
Here at Secret Menus we compile the nutrition information behind every single item on the menu (and in some cases even separate ingredients) so that you can count up exactly how many calories, carbs, sugars or proteins are in your favorite meal. Just scroll down and check the nutrition on your go-to entrée or anything else. And if you keep reading beyond this KFC nutrition page you will also learn about healthy options, vegetarian options and much more.
Kentucky Fried Chicken Nutrition
|Calories||Fat (g)||Sodium (mg)||Carbs (g)||Sugar (g)||Protein (g)|
|Original Recipe® Chicken- Whole Wing||140||8||450||5||0||11|
|Original Recipe® Chicken- Breast||320||14||1130||13||0||36|
|Original Recipe® Chicken-Breast without skin or breading||130||2||520||0||0||29|
|Original Recipe® Chicken- Drumstick||120||7||380||3||0||11|
|Original Recipe® Chicken- Thigh||290||21||850||8||0||18|
|Extra Crispy ™ Boneless Piece (White Meat)||280||16||550||12||0||22|
|Extra Crispy ™ Boneless Piece (Dark Meat)||350||23||610||15||0||21|
|Extra Crispy ™ Chicken- Whole Wing||210||15||490||8||0||12|
|Extra Crispy ™ Chicken- Breast||490||29||1140||20||0||35|
|Extra Crispy ™ Chicken- Drumstick||160||10||390||5||0||13|
|Extra Crispy ™ Chicken- Thigh||370||26||760||15||0||18|
|Spicy Crispy Chicken- Whole Wing||160||12||410||6||0||9|
|Spicy Crispy Chicken- Breast||520||34||1220||23||0||29|
|Spicy Crispy Chicken- Drumstick||150||10||410||5||0||11|
|Spicy Crispy Chicken- Thigh||350||27||810||11||0||15|
|Kentucky Grilled Chicken®- Whole Wing||80||4.5||250||1||0||10|
|Kentucky Grilled Chicken®- Breast||220||7||730||0||0||40|
|Kentucky Grilled Chicken®- Drumstick||90||4||290||0||0||13|
|Kentucky Grilled Chicken®- Thigh||170||10||530||0||0||19|
|Extra Crispy ™ Tenders (3)||380||20||940||17||0||33|
|Extra Crispy ™ Tenders (2)||250||13||630||11||0||22|
|Extra Crispy ™ Tenders (1) - Kids||130||7||310||6||0||11|
|Bites & Hot Shots|
|Hot Shot Bites ™ (6)||290||17||1150||13||1||22|
|Hot Shot Bites ™ (10)||480||28||1920||22||1||37|
|Original Recipe® Bites (4) - Kids||130||6||440||5||0||15|
|Original Recipe® Bites (6)||200||9||660||7||0||22|
|Original Recipe® Bites (10)||330||15||1100||12||0||37|
|Hot Wings ™ (1)||70||4||160||3||0||4|
|HBBQ Hot Wings ™ (1)||80||4||270||8||2||4|
|Fiery Buffalo Hot Wings ™ (1)||70||4||290||5||0||4|
|Chicken Littles® without Sauce||210||8||510||23||4||14|
|Crispy Twister® without Sauce||490||19||1130||51||3||28|
|Honey BBQ Sandwich||320||3.5||770||47||21||24|
|Colonel's Original Sandwich||450||20||1110||41||7||25|
|Pot Pie, Bowls, Value Boxes & Go Cup|
|Chicken Pot Pie||790||45||1970||66||7||29|
|KFC Famous Bowls®-Mashed Potato with Gravy||650||26||2040||73||3||32|
|Original Recipe® Bites Snack Box||420||21||1240||39||0||19|
|Extra Crispy ™ Boneless Piece (White Meat) Go Cup||570||31||1360||47||0||26|
|Extra Crispy ™ Boneless Piece (Dark Meat) Go Cup||640||38||1420||50||0||25|
|Extra Crispy ™ Tenders Go Cup||540||28||1440||46||0||26|
|Original Recipe® Bites Go Cup||420||21||1250||40||0||19|
|Chicken Littles® Go Cup||600||33||1400||58||4||18|
|Hot Wings ™ Go Cup||490||27||1290||45||0||15|
|HBBQ Hot Wings ™ Go Cup||540||28||1610||58||6||15|
|Fiery Buffalo Hot Wings ™ Go Cup||510||28||1680||50||0||15|
|Hot Wings ™ Value Box||490||27||1290||45||0||15|
|Calories||Fat (g)||Sodium (mg)||Carbs (g)||Sugar (g)||Protein (g)|
|Fiery Buffalo Hot Wings ™ Value Box||510||28||1670||50||0||15|
|HBBQ Hot Wings ™ Value Box||540||28||1600||57||6||15|
|Grilled Drumstick Value Box||380||19||1090||34||0||17|
|OR Drumstick Value Box||400||22||1110||37||0||15|
|EC Drumstick Value Box||450||25||1190||39||0||16|
|Grilled Thigh Value Box||460||25||1330||34||0||23|
|OR Thigh Value Box||540||32||1540||42||0||20|
|EC Thigh Value Box||660||41||1560||49||0||22|
|Salads and More|
|Crispy Chicken Caesar Salad without Dressing & Croutons||330||17||810||16||3||29|
|Caesar Side Salad without Dressing & Croutons||40||2||90||2||1||3|
|Crispy Chicken BLT Salad without Dressing||350||18||990||18||5||30|
|House Side Salad without Dressing||15||0||10||3||2||1|
|Heinz Buttermilk Ranch Dressing (1)||160||17||220||1||1||0|
|Hidden Valley® The Original Ranch® Fat Free Dressing (1)||35||0||410||8||2||1|
|Marzetti Light Italian Dressing (1)||15||0.5||510||2||1||0|
|KFC® Creamy Parmesan Caesar Dressing (1)||260||26||540||4||2||2|
|Parmesan Garlic Croutons Pouch (1)||70||3||160||8||0||1|
|Mashed Potatoes with Gravy||120||4||530||19||0||2|
|Mashed Potatoes without Gravy||90||3||320||15||0||2|
|Gravy (with Bites)||50||2.5||410||7||0||1|
|Macaroni and Cheese||170||6||830||22||2||5|
|Corn on the Cob (3" )||70||0.5||0||16||3||2|
|BBQ Baked Beans||210||1.5||780||41||18||8|
|Sweet Kernel Corn||100||0.5||0||21||3||3|
|KFC® Cornbread Muffin||210||9||240||28||11||3|
|GoGo squeeZ™ Applesauce||60||0||0||15||12||0|
|Country Fried Steak without Peppered White Gravy||360||24||750||22||0||13|
|Country Fried Steak with Peppered White Gravy||390||26||910||26||0||13|
|Honey Sauce Packet||30||0||0||8||5||0|
|Colonel's Buttery Spread||30||3.5||30||0||0||0|
|Bacon Ranch Dipping Sauce Cup||140||15||220||1||1||0|
|Creamy Buffalo Dipping Sauce Cup||70||7||510||2||0||0|
|Orange Ginger Dipping Sauce Cup||50||0||220||11||10||0|
|Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce Cup||45||0||95||12||10||0|
|Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce Cup||120||10||110||6||5||0|
|Creamy Ranch Dipping Sauce Cup||140||15||230||1||1||0|
|HBBQ Dipping Sauce Cup||40||0||310||9||8||0|
|Apple Turnover (1)||230||10||140||32||12||2|
|Café Valley Bakery® Chocolate Chip Cake (6 slices per cake)||300||15||260||39||27||4|
|Café Valley Bakery® Lemon Cake (8 slices per cake)||210||11||190||28||19||2|
|Café Valley Bakery® Mini Chocolate Chip Cake||300||12||190||49||35||3|
|Café Valley Bakery® Mini Lemon Cake||300||13||230||43||31||3|
|Reese's® Peanut Butter Pie Slice||310||19||200||31||22||5|
|Oreo® Cookies and Crème Pie Slice||290||16||210||34||23||3|
|Sweet Life® Oatmeal Raisin Cookie||150||6||105||22||13||2|
|Sweet Life® Chocolate Chip Cookie||160||8||90||22||15||2|
|Sweet Life® Sugar Cookie||160||7||120||21||10||2|
|Sweet Life® Double Fudge Cookie||160||8||105||21||14||2|
Now we have gotten some basic KFC calories and KFC nutrition info out of the way, it’s time to answer some of your most commonly asked questions about this chain. You can find these below, after which you can learn more about nutritional values at KFC.
Is KFC Real Chicken?
Yes. Obviously. They don’t breed their own 10 legged chickens as many seem to believe. In fact, they don’t breed their own chickens at all. They buy their chickens in like all fast food restaurants do. The reason it is cheap is not because it’s fake (although surely super chicken would actually be more expensive) but because chicken is cheap.
We hear this question a lot. In fact, the most common questions we get about KFC nutrition are all variants of “Is KFC Chicken Real?“, including “Does KFC Use Real Chicken?”. We’re not quite sure how these myths start, but they are as bizarre as they sound and completely untrue.
How to Make KFC Chicken?
This is a secret recipe, so it’s something that we don’t know and something that few other people know. There are many who believe they have replicated the recipe and state that it merely contains a few basic dried herbs and spices. But even if that was the case, it’s not KFC chicken that people are so obsessed with recreating at home. It’s KFC gravy.
And before you ask, “How can I make KFC gravy at home?” we don’t know that either.
What is KFC Chicken Made Out of?
Chicken! Honest, it’s true. Now, please ask something else…
How Many Calories in KFC Chicken?
As you can see from our KFC Nutrition Info table above, it all varies on the type. But typically you can expect to consume around 160 to 320 calories in a piece of KFC chicken depending on whether you order the breast, drumstick or thigh.
Fast food chains like this often have a selection of desserts, but very rarely are they worth the effort. On McDonalds, the only dessert people care about is the McFlurry, and you get just as much disappointment across other chains.
However, KFC desserts are much better and there is a wide selection of these available. There are cookies, cakes and frozen treats. In other words, they have a great selection that makes for a perfect end to a fast food feast. In many ways it’s like proper southern food, because after a heavy dose of delicious savory food, you get to enjoy a selection of super-sweet and hearty desserts.
You can see a full selection of these on the KFC Nutrition Info table above, where they are listed alongside all of the calories and sugar that they contain.
KFC Coleslaw Recipe
We get asked so many questions about how to make KFC gravy and how to make KFC coleslaw. We can’t really replicate the first one, but we can help you to get pretty close to replicating the second one. So, with no further ado, here is a quick KFC Coleslaw recipe. Just bear in mind that this is super-fattening, as you can see on our KFC Nutrition Info table above. You can try and convince yourself that because it has vegetables it is healthy, but you’ll only be lying to yourself (still, whatever helps you get through).
Our KFC Coleslaw Recipe consist of all of the following ingredients which you just need to bring together in a bowl. This will make a sizable batch which will keep in the fridge for up to a week:
- Eight cups cabbage, diced
- Two tablespoons onions, minced
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup mayo
- Two tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- Four tablespoons carrot, diced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
- Pinch of teaspoon pepper
If you liked this recipe then be sure to check out the many other recipes that we have on this page. You can find some of our top recipes on the Cinnabon Secret Menu page and on our National Donut Day page. Staying on the theme of fried chicken, you should also check with our Popeyes Menu Prices page. Popeyes and KFC are the two biggest fried chicken chains in the country and ones that are always battling for that number one spot.
KFC has it, but many customers prefer Popeyes and it is growing at a great rate, so who knows where the industry could be in a few years.
More from KFC
That’s pretty much all from our KFC Nutrition and KFC Calories page. There is much more to this chain and to our resources though. So, whether you want to take a look at the secret menu, menu prices or more, visit the graphics below. This is one of the biggest restaurant chains in the United States, which makes it one of the biggest chains on this site as a result.
All of these pages are updated on a regular basis and as with the information you can find on this page, it’s all accurate and official. So, take a look and see if you can learn something new about your favorite fried chicken chain today.