Jan 9, 2014

News: El Pollo Loco - Under 500 Calories Menu

El Pollo Loco starts the new year with the new 5 Under 500 Calories Menu.

Like the name suggests there are five entrees on the menu and they each clock in at less than 500 calories.

The entrees are:

The Avocado Burrito consists of sliced avocado, black beans, pico de gallo, sour cream, cabbage, chopped boneless chicken breast, poblano salsa, and lettuce blend wrapped up in a whole wheat flour tortilla.

Nutritional Info - El Pollo Loco Avocado Burrito (14.4 oz)
Calories - 490 (from Fat - 160)
Fat - 18g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 1310mg
Carbs - 54g (Sugar - 4g)
Protein - 33g

The Avocado Salad features sliced avocado, lettuce blend, cotija cheese, pico de gallo, black beans, chopped flame-grilled chicken breast, and broccoli with a low-fat citrus vinaigrette on the side.

Nutritional Info - El Pollo Loco Avocado Salad with citrus vinaigrette (15.4 oz)
Calories - 440 (from Fat - 160)
Fat - 19g (Saturated Fat - 3.5g)
Sodium - 1510mg
Carbs - 43g (Sugar - 23g)
Protein - 31g

The Black Bean Bowl is made with black beans, chopped chicken breast, sliced avocado, fresh broccoli, pico de gallo, and cotijia cheese.

Nutritional Info - El Pollo Loco Black Bean Bowl (15.4 oz)
Calories - 380 (from Fat - 90)
Fat - 11g (Saturated Fat - 2g)
Sodium - 790mg
Carbs - 39g (Sugar - 4g)
Protein - 36g

The Mango Taco Plate features a soft taco and avocado side salad. The taco is made with chopped chicken breast, pico de gallo, mango salsa, cabbage, and chopped cilantro. The side salad is made with lettuce blend, avocado slices, and cotija cheese.

Nutritional Info - El Pollo Loco Mango Taco Plate (11.1 oz)
Calories - 310 (from Fat - 100)
Fat - 11g (Saturated Fat - 2g)
Sodium - 800mg
Carbs - 32g (Sugar - 7g)
Protein - 24g

The Mango Grilled Tostada comes with hand-sliced avocado, seasoned black beans, lettuce blend, chopped pieces of the chain's signature flame-grilled chicken breast, mango salsa, and cotija cheese inside of a grilled whole wheat tortilla.

Nutritional Info - El Pollo Loco Mango Grilled Tostada (14.9 oz)
Calories - 470 (from Fat - 130)
Fat - 15g (Saturated Fat - 4g)
Sodium - 1050mg
Carbs - 57g (Sugar - 7g)
Protein - 34g

The new menu items are available at participating El Pollo Loco restaurants for $5.99 each (may vary).