3-Piece Original Recipe Chicken Dinner, KFC
My feathers have been officially ruffled! I love the Colonelâ€™s Original Recipe chicken. The three-piece dinner (thigh, wing and leg) with biscuit and sides of cole slaw and mashed potatoes and gravy is my meal of choice. I know itâ€™s bad, but itâ€™s a tradition that goes back to my carefree days of yore... those days when I first started lining my arteries with heart-threatening fatty deposits.
My feathers arenâ€™t ruffled by the fact this meal â€" when washed down with a large Pepsi â€" packs a stomach-churning 1,400 calories and 66 grams of fat. No, I am somewhat ticked because the KFC cooks gave in to pressure from the food police and began frying their chicken in new trans fat-free oil.
Recent KFC ads tout â€śsame great taste, zero trans fatsâ€ť but in my functionally challenged heart, I just know it canâ€™t be the same experience. I guess itâ€™s a good news, bad news scenario for us finger-lickinâ€™ lovers of KFC. Or is it there much good news here? Check out the nutrition numbers from the www.kfc.website, then make your own decision on that point!
For starters, my 3-piece dinner weighs in at a belt-straining 21 ounces (thatâ€™s one pound, five ounces of chicken and fixinâ€™s) â€" give or take an ounce or two. This dive-in-and-get-your-fingers-greasy dinner packs 1,400 calories, 66 grams of fat, 15g of saturated fat, 230mg of cholesterol, 3,110 mg of sodium, 155g carbs, 5g fiber and 50g protein. These numbers donâ€™t include the butter for my biscuit!
Chew on This: Trans fat-free is a good thing, but in this case itâ€™s akin to putting perfume on a chicken.