Chicken Express started in 1988 in Texas as a fast food restaurant. In two years, the company began to franchise. According to the company's website, there are now more than 100 locations in multiple states. The chain features multiple types of food, but focuses its menu on multiple types of chicken. Most of their chicken is fried.
Chicken Express considers one serving of all of its chicken meals to be a 100g serving. The Chicken Breast, the most basic type of chicken available, has 230 calories per serving. This one serving has 12g of fat, but has 22g of protein. The rest of the chain's chicken products are fried and are significantly higher in fat. A 100g serving of fried chicken wings has 270 calories and has 17g of fat. The same size serving of fried chicken thighs have 290 calories and 22g of fat. These have less protein than the chicken breast, with 20g and 17g, respectively.
Chicken Express also has fried chicken legs. One serving has 220 calories and 13g of fat. Fried chicken tenders have 280 calories per serving, and have 15g of fat. This is 23 percent of the USDA's daily recommended allowance for fat. Chicken Express also has some less popular types of chicken, including chicken liver and chicken gizzard. One serving of liver has 400 calories, while one serving of gizzard has 360 calories. There are 25g of fat in chicken liver, and 22g of fat in every serving of chicken gizzards.
Chicken Express only has one type of fish--catfish-- to offer at all of its restaurants. One serving is considered to be 113g. This serving has 100 calories and 3.5g of fat. This is 5 percent of your daily recommended amount of fat. Of the total fat content, there is 1g of saturated fat. One serving also contains 18 percent of your daily recommended amount of cholesterol. There are 17g of protein in every serving of catfish.
Chicken Express also offers various types of small sides to go with your meal. One serving of biscuits is considered 55g. There are 178 calories per serving, along with 8g of fat. This is over 10 percent of your daily recommended value of fat. The fast food chain also offers coleslaw dressing to go with various sides and meals. Two tablespoons of coleslaw dressing has 10g of fat. This is 16 percent of your daily value of fat. It also contains 8g of sugar.
The fast food chain also offers a few desserts, including vanilla soft serve, chocolate soft serve, fried apple pie, and fried cherry pie. The dessert with the highest amount of calories is fried cherry pie, with 230 calories per pie. The fried pies also have the highest amount of fat, with 9g per serving for each pie. The fried apple pie is high in sodium, with 170mg per serving. The soft serve ice creams are the worst for sugar, with 14g of sugar per half cup serving.