How Many Calories in the New McDonald’s Chicken McWraps?

The new McDonald’s  Premium McWraps look like some low-cal winners at first glance. Chicken instead of beef – check. Wraps instead of buns – check. So far; so good.

The calorie counts aren’t horrible, either. The Chicken and Bacon (Crispy) tops them out with 600 calories while the Chicken and Sweet Chili (Grilled) covers the low end with 360 calories. Serving sizes range down from 11 ounces to nine ounces. Pretty big. Always keep in mind, however, that these nutritional breakdowns cover the McWraps alone. Do you want fries or a drink with that? Get ready to possibly double those calories.

Serving sizes range from 9.3 ounces to 11 ounces. That's a fistfull.

Serving sizes range from 9.3 ounces to 11 ounces. That’s a fist full.

Each of the McWraps comes in two choices, grilled chicken or fried chicken. They call fried chicken crispy chicken. A rose by any other name would still be a McRose. They cost $3.99 each.

The Nutritional Breakdown follows:

Chicken & Bacon (crispy)
Calories 600
Total fat 30 grams
Saturated fat 8 grams
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 1420 mg
Carbohydrates 54 grams
Fiber 3 grams
Sugar 7 grams
Protein 33 grams

Chicken & Bacon (grilled)
Calories 440
Total fat 16 grams
Saturated fat 8 grams
Cholesterol 90 mg
Sodium 1250 mg
Carbohydrates 40 grams
Fiber 3 grams
Sugar 5 grams
Protein 30 grams

Chicken & Ranch (crispy)
Calories 590
Total fat 29 grams
Saturated fat 8 grams
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 1300 mg
Carbohydrates 56 grams
Fiber 3 grams
Sugar 8 grams
Protein 26 grams

Chicken & Ranch (grilled)
Calories 430
Total fat 16 grams
Saturated fat 6 grams
Cholesterol 80 mg
Sodium 1130 mg
Carbohydrates 42 grams
Fiber 3 grams
Sugar 6 grams
Protein 30 grams

Chicken Sweet Chili (crispy)
Calories 520
Total fat 22 grams
Saturated fat 4.5 grams
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 1200 mg
Carbohydrates 58 grams
Fiber 3 grams
Sugar 12 grams
Protein 23 grams

Chicken Sweet Chili (grilled)
Calories 360
Total fat 9 grams
Saturated fat 2.5 grams
Cholesterol 65 mg
Sodium 1030 mg
Carbohydrates 44 grams
Fiber 2 grams
Sugar 10 grams
Protein 27 grams

On the positive side, these McWraps all provide a good slug of protein, ranging from 23 to 33 grams. The average adult needs around 60 grams in a day.

Clearly, the Chicken Sweet Chili Grilled is the low calorie winner coming in at 360 calories, just over half the calories of Chicken and Bacon Crispy. Also, the fat came out a lot less negative with only nine grams total vs 30 grams and 2.5 grams of saturated fat vs 8 for the Crispy version.

The crispy ones push the envelope on fat content with at least 22 grams and up to 30 grams. Crispy chicken, which is to say fried chicken, has lots more fat than grilled chicken.

All of them are high in Sodium (salt). We shouldn’t eat more than 2000 mg a day, but those of us over age 50 should consume less than 1500 mg. These McWraps really push that envelope with as much as 1420 mg on the Chicken and Bacon Crispy.

Finally, a McWrap is a good sized meal weighing in at nine to 11 ounces. Each one amounts to more than a half pound of food.

I haven’t tried eating one of these yet. Let me know what you think.

Tony

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2 responses to “How Many Calories in the New McDonald’s Chicken McWraps?

  1. Reducing calories of any meals in quite easy. Just eat less of it :-). Cheers!

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    • Thanks, I agree completely. That just makes it harder when you are eating at a fast food place and just paid good money for the meal. People want their money’s worth. Sadly, when they get bad calories, that just adds to the cost of the meal.

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