Healthy KFC Menu Items

When it comes to your health you can never be too careful. And although KFC is an excellent fried chicken restaurant, public opinion generally agrees fast food is not synonymous with good health. However this is a misconception, there are many healthy options at KFC.

Chicken itself is a very lean and healthy meat that high in protein. Furthermore, complimenting your chicken meal with healthy sides such as corn on the cob or green beans can make for a very healthy meal.  Included below are the healthiest KFC menu options.

Grilled Chicken

A few years ago KFC introduced their grilled Chicken. This healthier option contains almost half the calories of their original fried chicken and over 3 times less fat.

Corn On The Cob

One of the healthier sides you can order at KFC is their corn on the cob. In looking over their sides menu they have mashed potatoes, coleslaw, and baked beans. All of which contain products heavy in fat such as butter, cream, and mayonnaise. Opting for a piece of corn over these higher calorie side dishes can dramatically decrease the calories in your meal.

Green Beans

Another healthy option is the restaurant’s green beans. These are steamed and prepared with no unhealthy fats or oils.  Furthermore you’ll find them to be a delightful side to go along with your meal. Green beans have been a staple of southern cuisine for well over a century, they are a healthy dish that goes well with chicken.


If you are trying to lower your caloric intake consider a “Snacker”. The name says it all, these are small snack sized chicken sandwiches. In addition to being smaller in size and caloric content these sandwiches are also inexpensive. The Snacker can be found on the value menu for $.99. If you want to take it a step further health wise consider ordering your Snacker without sauce. The sauce they use is typically mayonnaise based and is high in fat and calories.


Although it contains mayonnaise and sugar, KFC coleslaw is still a relatively healthy side dish. It is a combination of shredded cabbage, onion, and carrots tossed in the restaurant’s signature creamy sauce.

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