KFC Chicken Nuggets

KFC takes their bite-sized chicken game to a whole new level with the introduction of its new Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets.

Available in 8-, 12-, and 36-piece servings, Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets consist of all-white meat chicken bites hand-breaded in KFC’s Original Recipe – featuring 11 herbs and spices – and fried until crispy.

According to KFC’s nutritional guide, each Chicken Nugget has 34 calories, with over 40 percent of those calories coming from fat. More specifically, 43 percent of its calories are from fat, 40 percent from protein, and 17 percent from carbohydrates.

Weighing in at 17 grams apiece on average, here’s a closer look at the full nutritional breakdown of a fried chicken nugget from KFC:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size17 grams
Calories From Fat14.4
Total Fat1.6g
Saturated Fat0.2g
Trans Fat0g

Based on the previous information, we can easily determine the nutritional value of each one of the available serving options.

An 8-piece order of Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets has 272 calories, 115.2 calories from fat, 12.8 g of fat, 1.6 g of saturated fat, 0 g of trans fat, 104 mg of cholesterol, 1,104 mg of sodium, 11.2 g of carbohydrates, 0 g of fiber, 0 g of sugar, and 27.2 g of protein.

A 12-piece order of KFC Nuggets contains 408 calories, 172.8 calories from fat, 19.2 g of fat, 2.4 g of saturated fat, 0 g of trans fat, 156 mg of cholesterol, 1,656 mg of sodium, 16.8 g of carbohydrates, 0 g of fiber, 0 g of sugar, and 40.8 g of protein.

A 36-piece order of Chicken Nuggets clocks in at 1,224 calories, 518.4 calories from fat, 57.6 g of fat, 7.2 g of saturated fat, 0 g of trans fat, 468 mg of cholesterol, 4,968 mg of sodium, 0 g of fiber, 0 g of sugar, and 122.4 g of protein.


Each Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets contains the following five common food allergens:

  • Gluten
  • Wheat
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • MSG


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