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Chili's Salad & Dressing
Calories & Nutrition Facts
Best Menu Selections

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Calories Soaring High in Salads, Even Without the Dressing

If you're on a weight loss plan and you're thinking salad while visiting Chili's restaurant - you'll need to be very picky when it comes to making the healthiest selections so that you do not exceed your daily set energy totals.

Entrees Labeled 'Salad' Can Be Deceptive Via Caloric Values

Just because an entree is labeled 'salad' doesn't mean that it's wholesome, free of fat, low in calories - or for that matter, healthy.

Chili's Salads, Over 1000 For Many Selections

Many of the salad selections at Chili's contain over 1000 kcals and when enjoyed with dressing that increases the flavor - they contain upwards to 70 total fat grams.

That's a lot of fat to be consuming at one sitting, far exceeding the current dietary guidelines for both males and females.

The following data chart illustrates the amount necessary for good health; oil equals fats in the diet such as that obtained from natural foods (nuts, seeds) and cooking oils:

Recommended Oil in the Diet

Better Choices for Dieters Include the Dinner House & Grilled Proteins Salads

Some of your better choices include the Dinner House Salad for 140 kcals, 1/2 an order of the Grilled Beef Fajita Salad, the Grilled Caribbean for 440 kcals or 1/2 an order of the Lettuce wraps for about 265 kcals.

If you're planning on ordering side items or entrees to accompany your meal plate, we suggest that you stick with the Dinner Salad and opt for the lower calorie dressings listed below the Salad Nutrition Data chart.

Calories, Nutrition in Chili's Salad Menu, Dressings

Menu Selection

Calories

Fat
g

Saturated Fat
g

Carbs
g

Protein g

Dietary Fiber
g

Sodium
mg

SALAD DRESSINGS - 2 ounces

Asian Sesame Ginger Dressing

260

26

4

6

0

0

480

Avocado Ranch Dressing

150

15

2

3

3

1

240

Awesome Blossom Sauce

350

36

5

5

0

0

410

Balsamic Ranch Dressing

270

27

4

4

3

0

515

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

270

27

4

4

3

0

515

Balsamic Vinaigrette  Dressing, Low Fat

50

0

0

9

0

0

530

BBQ Sauce

80

0

0

18

0

1

750

Bourbon BBQ Sauce

125

0

0

30

0

0

660

Caesar Dressing

350

37

6

3

2

0

530

Chipolte Ranch Dressing

170

18

3

2

3

0

280

Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

340

33

5

7

0

0

300

Creamy Cilantro  Dressing

300

32

5

2

1

0

450

Cumin Lime Vinaigrette Dressing

340

38

5

6

0

0

180

Dijon BBQ Sauce

145

0

0

35

0

0

700

Honey Lime  Dressing

270

22

3

17

1

0

340

Honey Mustard Dressing

260

28

4

2

1

0

510

Honey Mustard Dressing - Fat Free

90

1

0

14

0

1

650

Margarita Dressing

330

36

5

8

0

0

360

Peanut Dipping Sauce for Lettuce Wraps

190

13

2

15

4

1

430

Ranch Dressing

240

25

4

3

4

0

370

Ranch Dressing, Low Fat

110

6

1

12

1

0

480

Salsa Picante Sauce

40

0

0

4

2

1

530

Sesame Dipping Sauce for Lettuce Wraps

70

0

0

11

2

1

1030

Thousand Island Dressing

270

26

4

9

1

0

600

Wasabi-Ranch Dressing

180

18

3

3

3

0

360

Menu Selection

Calories

Fat
g

Saturated Fat
g

Carbs
g

Protein g

Dietary Fiber
g

Sodium
mg

SALADS - Salad only; no dressing unless noted.

Boneless Buffalo Chicken Salad

870

55

13

50

44

7

2320

Buffalo Chicken Salad with Attitude

910

64

13

50

44

10

3780

Chicken Caesar Salad with Dressing

1010

76

13

39

38

7

1910

Chicken Chopped Salad

750

53

10

38

37

7

1490

Crispy Chicken Salad

810

47

7

59

39

8

1650

Dinner House Salad

140

7

3

12

6

2

190

Dinner Caesar Salad with Dressing

520

43

8

27

6

5

1060

Grilled Beef Fajita Salad

480

29

8

33

22

10

1700

Grilled Caribbean Salad

440

10

2

51

33

6

1410

Lettuce Wraps with Dipping Sauces

580

35

5

55

14

8

2330

Mandalay Chicken Salad

670

30

4

61

42

10

850

Mesquite Chicken Salad with Dressing

1050

69

20

56

58

11

3110

Mesquite Chicken Salad without Dressing

810

44

16

53

53

11

2600

Mexican Cobb Salad

770

52

8

45

36

13

1450

Quesadilla Explosion Salad with Ranch Drizzle

980

48

22

81

58

11

2410

Shrimp Caesar Salad with Dressing

980

77

13

39

30

6

1900

Southwest Chicken Caesar Crunch, with Dressing

920

63

12

38

37

6

2000

Southwest Shrimp Caesar Crunch, with Dressing

870

63

12

39

24

6

1990

Southwestern Cobb Salad

650

32

10

49

43

8

2090

 

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