Chicken Nuggets: Healthiest and Unhealthiest Fast Food Nuggets

Which chain’s chicken nuggets are healthiest?
Chicken Nuggets

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Each McDonald's Chicken McNugget contains 3 grams of fat and nearly 50 calories. 

When it comes to fast food, chicken nuggets sometimes seem like the red-headed stepchild. There’s not much you can do to spice them up or upsell them, so you don’t see them advertised too often, and when we do hear about them it’s usually in an unsettling article about how they’re made. But plenty of chains still sell them, and not all fast food nuggets are created equal. Here are the healthiest and unhealthiest fast food chicken nuggets, from a calorie standpoint.

#6 Chick-Fil-A (4-Piece)
Calories: 135
Fat: 7 grams
Sodium: 530 milligrams
Cholesterol: 35 milligrams

#5 Popeyes (4-Piece)
Calories: 150
Fat: 9 grams
Sodium: 230 milligrams
Cholesterol: 25 milligrams

#4 Wendy’s (4-piece)
Calories: 180
Fat: 12 grams
Sodium: 350 milligrams
Cholesterol: 30 milligrams

#3 Burger King (4-Piece)
Calories: 190
Fat: 11 grams
Sodium: 360 milligrams
Cholesterol: 20 milligrams

#2 McDonald’s (4-piece)
Calories: 190
Fat: 12 grams
Sodium: 360 milligrams
Cholesterol: 25 milligrams


#1 Jack in the Box (per 4 nuggets)
Calories: 192
Fat: 14 grams
Sodium: 480 milligrams
Cholesterol: 20 milligrams