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Jun 3, 2015

New Hand-Carved Chicken Salads at El Pollo Loco with 50% More Chicken

El Pollo Loco is offering new Hand-Carved Chicken Salads with 50% more chicken in comparison to their normal salads for a limited time.

The new salads come topped with a flame-grilled, skin-on chicken breast that is sliced fresh off the grill rather than cubed. There are four new salads in total:

- Southwest Bacon - Hand-carved chicken breast, bacon, cheese, pico de gallo, crispy onion strings, corn, and barbecue ranch dressing on a bed of gourmet greens

Nutritional Info - Southwest Bacon Hand-Carved Salad w/ Dressing (12 oz.)
Calories - 840 (from Fat - 520)
Fat - 56g (Saturated Fat - 18g)
Sodium - 2200mg
Carbs - 27g (Sugar - 12g)
Protein - 51g


- Mango Avocado - Hand-carved chicken breast, sliced avocado, mango salsa, red peppers, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), and crumbled cotija cheese atop gourmet greens. Comes with a low-fat citrus vinaigrette.

Nutritional Info - Mango Avocado Hand-Carved Salad w/ Dressing (13.9 oz.)
Calories - 620 (from Fat - 300)
Fat - 33g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 1930mg
Carbs - 41g (Sugar - 26g)
Protein - 45g


- Mexican Caesar - Hand-carved chicken breast, sliced avocado, crumbled cotija cheese, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), and creamy cilantro dressing on top of a romaine blend.

Nutritional Info - Mexican Caesar Hand-Carved Salad w/ Dressing (11.4 oz.)
Calories - 860 (from Fat - 630)
Fat - 70g (Saturated Fat - 13g)
Sodium - 1390mg
Carbs - 14g (Sugar - 4g)
Protein - 48g


- Avocado Cafe - Hand-carved chicken breast, sliced avocado, grape tomatoes, roasted red peppers, olives, crumbled cotija cheese, crunchy tortilla strips, and creamy cilantro dressing over gourmet greens.

Nutritional Info - Avocado Cafe Hand-Carved Salad w/ Dressing (15.1 oz.)
Calories - 1030 (from Fat - 650)
Fat - 72g (Saturated Fat - 14g)
Sodium - 1680mg
Carbs - 50g (Sugar - 19g)
Protein - 49g


In addition to the four new salads, Hand-Carved Chicken is also making its way onto the latest rotation of the calorie-conscious 5 Under 500 Calories Menu. The sliced chicken breast comes without the skin on the following  three items:

- Hand-Carved Avocado Salad - Skinless, hand-carved chicken breast, sliced avocado, crumbled cotija cheese, sweet corn, pico de gallo, sour cream, and cilantro atop gourmet greens. It comes with low-fat citrus vinaigrette, which will raise the calories just over the 500-threshhold.

Nutritional Info - Hand-Carved Avocado Salad w/ Dressing (12 oz.)
Calories - 510 (from Fat - 220)
Fat - 24g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 1730mg
Carbs - 35g (Sugar - 21g)
Protein - 41g


- Hand-Carved Black Bean Bowl - Skinless, hand-carved chicken breast, black beans, broccoli, sliced avocado, crumbled cotija cheese, and pico de gallo.

Nutritional Info - Hand-Carved Black Bean Bowl (17.6 oz.)
Calories - 470 (from Fat - 110)
Fat - 13g (Saturated Fat - 2.5g)
Sodium - 1110mg
Carbs - 41g (Sugar - 5g)
Protein - 50g


- Hand-Carved Mango Grilled Tostada - A whole-wheat grilled tortilla shell filled with skinless, hand-carved chicken breast, mango salsa, black beans, lettuce, and crumbled cotija cheese. Comes with low-fat citrus vinaigrette, which will bring the calorie total higher than 500.

Nutritional Info - Hand-Carved Mango Grilled Tostada w/out Dressing (14.6 oz.)
Calories - 480 (from Fat - 90)
Fat - 10g (Saturated Fat - 3.5g)
Sodium - 1250mg
Carbs - 53g (Sugar - 7g)
Protein - 47g


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