Nutrition Facts About Pollo Tropical

Pollo Tropical, which means “Tropical Chicken” in Spanish, is a chain of Caribbean restaurants, most famous for grilled and marinated chicken dishes, served w/ side dishes such as black beans and rice. It sounds healthy, but are these meals good for you? Read on to find out all the Pollo Tropical nutrition facts.

Pollo Tropical Nutrition Facts Chart

Menu Item

Serving

Protein (g)

Carbs (g)

Fat (g)

Calories

Chicken

Boneless Chicken Breast

2 pieces (6 ounces)

52.2

0

3

240.5

Quarter Chicken White Meat

5.5 ounces

43.5

0

15.6

323.3

Quarter Chicken White Meat w/oSkin

4.3 ounces

36.5

0

6.3

203.8

Quarter Chicken Dark Meat

4.3 ounces

32.4

0

18.2

290.8

Quarter Chicken Dark Meat w/oSkin

3.3 ounces

25.3

0

9.4

190.7

TropiChops

Shrimp Creole TropiChop

13.5 ounces

26.5

75.3

10.4

506

Shrimp Creole TropiChop MAX

26.3 ounces

53.4

128.8

29.2

1,003

Chicken TropiChop w/ White Rice and Black Beans

17 ounces

30.8

94.8

10.1

564.1

Chicken TropiChop Max w/ White Rice and Black Beans

30.3 ounces

82.8

143.6

27.1

1,116.4

Chicken TropiChop w/ Yellow Rice and Vegetables

10 ounces

23.5

50.1

5

341

Chicken TropiChop Max w/ Yellow Rice and Vegetables

23.2 ounces

73.9

92.6

20.7

863.6

Pork TropiChop w/ White Rice and Black Beans

19.6 ounces

38

97.3

23.2

713.7

Pork TropiChop Max w/ White Rice and Black Beans

31.4 ounces

70.7

147.2

49.7

1,273

Pork TropiChop w/ Yellow Rice and Vegetables

12 ounces

35

90.4

21

479.5

Pork TropiChop Max w/ Yellow Rice and Vegetables

30.1 ounces

61.7

96

43.5

1,020

Ropa Vieja TropiChop (shredded beef)

18.4 ounces

27.4

97.8

17.5

618.5

Ropa Vieja TropiChop Max (shredded beef)

33.3 ounces

50.6

160.6

41

1,159.6

Grilled Chicken Deluxe TropiChop

13.4 ounces

36.8

51.7

5.7

409.3

Grilled Chicken Deluxe TropiChop Max

24.6 ounces

72.4

90.6

10.4

753.3

Vegetarian TropiChop

18.4 ounces

16.6

109

12.6

580.5

Vegetarian TropiChop Max

30.4 ounces

26.5

176.8

21.3

949.8

Sandwiches

Grilled Chicken Sandwich

14.8 ounces

65.2

84.2

24.5

826.8

Chicken Caesar Sandwich

13.2 ounces

70.2

71.3

34

880.8

Roast Pork Sandwich

11.4 ounces

52.6

82.8

25.6

772.6

Pork, Ribs, Steak and Shrimp

Roast Pork

6 ounces

48.3

0

22.5

391.6

1/2 rack Ribs

4 ounces

28.3

2.3

30.5

400.3

Quarter rack Ribs

2 ounces

14.3

1.2

15.2

200.2

Beef Skewers

1 ounces

7

1.2

5

77.1

Beef Skewers / Two Per Serving

3.7 ounces

26.3

4.2

18.5

289.5

Steak and Chicken (dark meat)

6.3 ounces

45.6

2.2

27.6

437.5

Shrimp Skewer (One Skewer)

107.7 ounces

24

0.1

1.3

1.5

Side Dishes

Yellow Rice w/ Vegetables

Combo

3.7

31.5

2.6

163.3

Yellow Rice w/ Vegetables

Small

5.7

47.2

3.7

244.7

Boiled Yuca

Combo

0

50.7

0

188.4

Boiled Yuca

Small

0

67.9

0

251.2

Corn

Combo

3

19.2

4

120.4

Corn

Small

5.7

37

7.7

7.7

Caesar Salad

Combo

2.6

3.8

11.2

129.7

Caesar Salad

Small

4

6.5

17.6

206.6

Chicken Caesar Salad

14.5 ounces

57.6

13.5

41.2

669.4

French Fries

Combo

4

40.1

15.2

311.3

French Fries

Small

4

40.1

15.2

311.3

Black Beans

Combo

6

18.2

2.4

90.5

Black Beans

Small

13.7

40.6

5.5

203.5

White Rice

Combo

3.3

39.4

3.5

203.5

White Rice

Small

5.5

65.8

5.7

399

Balsamic Tomato

Combo

1

6.7

0.7

87.8

Balsamic Tomato

Small

2

13.6

1.7

175.8

Balsamic Tomato (Black Beans/White Rice Combo side)

8.5 ounces

9.3

57.5

5.8

293.9

Balsamic Tomato (Black Beans/White Rice Value side)

12.9 ounces

13.7

89.7

8.8

457.7

Caribbean Chicken Soup

Small bowl

8.6

20.6

1.9

121.4

Caribbean Chicken Soup

Large bowl

16.5

40.5

3.5

236.7

Tropical Shrimp Soup

Small bowl

9.7

18.2

2.4

134.3

Tropical Shrimp Soup

Large bowl

20.3

37.6

5.3

279.5

Wraps

ChxCaesar (Tortilla)

3.7 ounces

7

53

7

309.8

ChxCaesar (Chx Breast)

4 ounces

34.6

0

2

160.3

ChxCaesar (Romaine)

2.5 ounces

0.6

1.5

0

9.8

ChxCaesar (Caesar)

2 ounces

3.7

1.8

34.2

321.5

ChxCaesar (Croutons)

0.5 ounces

0

8.2

3

70.8

ChxCaesar (Parmesan)

0.3 ounces

2.7

0

1.5

28.5

ChxClassic (Tortilla)

3.7 ounces

7

53

7

309.8

ChxClassic (Chx Breast)

4 ounces

34.6

0

2

160.3

ChxClassic (Romaine)

1.5 ounces

0.5

0.8

0

6

ChxClassic (Tomato)

2 ounces

0.7

2.4

0

11.8

ChxClassic (Red Onion)

0.3 ounces

0.1

0.7

0

2.6

ChxClassic (Peppadew Sauce)

1.7 ounces

0

11.8

17.5

203.6

Steak (Tortilla)

3.7 ounces

7

53

7

309.4

Steak (White Rice)

3.4 ounces

20.5

30.9

2.5

158

Steak (Steak)

2.9 ounces

20.2

3.3

14.3

220

Steak (Chimi)

2 ounces

0.6

6

20.8

215.4

Steak (Yuca)

0.7 ounces

0.3

8.6

3

62.2

Steak (Corn)

0.4 ounces

0.3

2.3

0.6

15.2

Steak (Tomato)

2 ounces

0.5

2.4

0

11.8

CurryChx (Tortilla)

3.7 ounces

7

53

7

309.8

CurryChx (CurryChx Blend)

5.4 ounces

30.3

6

31.4

429.4

CurryChx (Romaine)

1.6 ounces

0.3

0.8

0

6

CurryChx (Mango Dressing)

2 ounces

0

24.2

0

94.6

CurryChx (Carrots)

0.7 ounces

0.2

2.2

0

9.5

CurryChx (Almond)

0.3 ounces

1.8

1.5

4.2

53.1

CurryChx (Raisin)

0.3 ounces

0

6.5

0

27.6

Condiments

Salsa

1.8 ounces

0

1.6

0

8.4

Mojo Sauce

0.9 ounces

0.3

2.6

9.5

96.8

Guacamole Sauce

1.8 ounces

0

3.4

5.9

74.6

BBQ Sauce

1.8 ounces

0

19.8

0

82.7

Guava BBQ Sauce

1.8 ounces

0

21.4

0

82.7

Mustard Curry Sauce

1.8 ounces

0

0

29.7

264.7

Caesar Dressing

0.9 ounces

1.8

1

17

160.7

Extra Dressing

1.8 ounces

3.2

1.6

29.8

281.5

Desserts

Flan

4.4 ounces

9

59

13

390

Tres Leches (Caribbean Cream Cake)

5.5 ounces

9

76

9

410

Key Lime

3.8 ounces

8

25

9

210

Bananas Tropical

7.4 ounces

3.7

89.3

10.8

436.8

Yucatan Fries

6 ounces

1.4

69.2

24.2

497.3

What You Should Know About the 3 Basic Nutrients

The above Pollo Tropical nutrition facts might be of little relevance to me if you don’t know much about nutrition. The fact is that human bodies need 3 most basic nutrients on a daily basis to maintain proper functioning. These 3 basic nutrients enable the body to grow, produce energy for various activities and repair itself. These nutrients are, as listed in the above chart, carbohydrate, protein and fat.

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates can be either simple (sugars) or complex (starches and fibers), and should provide around 55-60% of your total calories. Carbohydrate-rich foods include pasta, cereals, breads, rice, fruit, and vegetables. In each gram of non-fiber carbohydrate, there are four calories. Fiber, however, does not contain many calories. Fiber can be either soluble or insoluble. Soluble fibers include brans (rice, barley or oat bran), brown rice, nuts, seeds, fruit, and legumes, and theyregulate blood glucose levels. Insoluble fiber, found in nuts, whole-grain cereals and breads, fruit skin, vegetables, and wheat and corn brans, protects against colon cancer, and can relieve digestive problems, such as diverticulitis and constipation. The Pollo Tropical nutrition facts chart does not differentiate simple and complex carbohydrates, but a rule of thumb is: most of the carbohydrates in all kinds of fast foods are simple carbohydrates, or in other words, sugar.

Proteins

Protein is needed to build and repair body tissues, synthesize hormones, maintain a healthy immune system, and for many other vital functions. Dietary protein is broken down in your gutinto amino acids, which are then absorbed into the bloodstream. There are four calories in every gram of protein, so excess protein can be used as a back-up source of energy if there are no carbohydrates or fats available. Protein-rich foods include poultry, meat, fish, cheese, milk, eggs, nuts, seeds, and pulses, such as peas, beans, and lentils. Chickens are an especially great source of animal proteins, because they contain very little fats, as you probably have found out from the above Pollo Tropical nutrition facts chart.

Fats

Dietary fat can be saturated or unsaturated. Saturated fat is higher in animal products, such as meat and dairy, whereas unsaturated fats are found in vegetable oils. Fat is very calorie-dense, w/ nine calories in each gram, and too much can lead to obesity. However, you need some to provide insulation for your body’s organs, to maintain healthy skin and hair, to protect you from the cold, and to enable the synthesis and absorption of essential vitamins and hormones. However, ensure no more than 30% of your daily calories are from fat, and no more than 10% are from saturated fats.

 
 
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