January 25, 2012

Chili's New Light Menu Options Review and $20 Gift Card Giveaway


I love going to Chili's my favorite is their Chicken Crispers so delicious!! However when your watching your calories Chili's or any place for that matter can be difficult to navigate, well NOT ANY MORE AT CHILI'S. They  have tons of LIGHTER CHOICES ON THEIR MENU NOW!!

Awesome reader and contributor Katrina Hicks has been having a very successful weight-loss journey  on Medi-Fast she was very interested since both our hubbies were out of town on work trips to brave going to a restaurant with 2 moms and 6 kids to try some of the new Chil's Light items.

First let me tell you about the items they offer:

Their new items are 750 calories and 25g fat or less featuring seven bold entrees these seven menu items complete the Lighter Choices menu – three of which are new – and satisfy the needs from health-conscious guests, while maintaining the bold, Southwestern flavors they’ve come to expect from Chili’s entrees. Chili’s listened to guest feedback about providing healthier options on the menus.

A cool feature is the Quick Response (QR) code linking to online nutritional information. With the use of your smartphone, you can scan the code located on the menu to access the calories, fat and saturated fat for each Lighter Choice item in an easy-to-read mobile friendly format.


Chili’s Lighter Choices entrees are (*denotes new menu item):
·         *Grilled Chicken Salad – grilled chicken with cheese, tomatoes, black beans, corn relish and honey-line vinaigrette served atop field greens (420 calories);
·         Lighter Choice Santa Fe Chicken Wrap – with corn, tortilla strips, avocado and tomatoes. Served with steamed broccoli, and a side of low-fat ranch (680 calories);
·         Lighter Choice Grilled Chicken Sandwich – with tomato, lettuce and non-fat honey mustard dressing on a wheat bun. Served with steamed broccoli (610 calories);
·         *Lighter Choice 6 ounce Classic Sirloin – 100 percent USDA Choice sirloin with carne asada rub and pico de gallo. Served with steamed broccoli (260 calories);
·         Margarita Grilled Chicken – classic Margarita-flavored grilled chicken with hints of line and citrus, served with rice, black beans, tortilla strips and house-made pico de gallo (550 calories);
·         *Sweet & Spicy Chicken – Habanero and sweet orange glaze brushed over grilled chicken with onions and peppers. Served with rice and steamed broccoli (670 calories);
·         Lighter Choice Grilled Salmon with Garlic & Herbs – served with rice and steamed broccoli (480 calories.)
 Katrina ordered the Sweet and Spicy chicken (minus the rice) and doubled her broccoli! She loved it, however she was surprised to see the sodium was 2,700 grams which is equivalent to one's daily allowance! You could always request them to go lighter on their seasoning and that is what makes the QR feature so cool you can find out all this info!!

I got the grilled chicken salad which included grilled chicken with cheese, tomatoes, black beans, corn relish and honey-line vinaigrette served atop field greens. It was a HUGE portion, I actually took half home and had the rest the next day for lunch! I really liked it and found it to be very filling!
So what would you choose?

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY
Giveaway ends Feb. 1st at Noon!
Leave a comment to this post telling us which Light entry you want to try and PLEASE LEAVE YOUR NAME OR INITIALS and you must fill out the form so that we can contact you if you win!
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Chili's did provide me with a gift card for my review and to giveaway but opinions expressed are 100% mine and Katrina's

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44 comments:

HoTDiaMoNDzzZ said...

I'd like to try the Lighter Choice Grilled Salmon with Garlic & Herbs. I'm a seafood kinda girl, and this sounds delish! :)

rhs

missy monzo said...

Sweet and Spicy Chicken sounds YUMMY!!!!!

Jessica White said...

I would love to try the margarita grilled chicken. Jessica White

Adrian N Banks said...

I would try the light grilled chicken salad!

Paula Gillespie said...

I would like to try the Santa Fe Chicken Wrap. Paula Gillespie

Shannon Marie said...

I love Chili's broccoli! I always order grilled chicken with broccoli and corn and ask them to hold all butter and seasoning to cut the added fat!

Shannon Marie said...

I love Chili's broccoli! I always order grilled chicken with broccoli and corn and ask them to hold all butter and seasoning to cut the added fat!

Ashlee Workman said...

Sweet and Spicy Chicken!
~Ashlee
mala.workman@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would live to try the sweet and spicy chicken! Jessica Bobo

Anonymous said...

Ooh, the Grilled Chicken Salad sounds delish! Love the Chili's!

Tracey T.

Jill Gibson said...

I'd love to try the sirloin!

Shirley N said...

Sadly, I won't be trying any of the new "Lighter Fare" entrees simply because I am vegetarian and none of those new items fit in that category. I do know Chili's has lots of vegetarian options though, and I'd love to win the gift card! :)

Jennifer said...

I would love to try the Lighter Choice Santa Fe Chicken Wrap! It sounds so yummy!


Jennifer L. Johnson

surveyingmama at gmail dot com

Cara Hinchman said...

I would like to try the Santa Fe wrap without the chicken, good veggie option!

JC said...

I'd like to try Margarita Grilled Chicken
Jessie C.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

Michelle Murphy said...

The grilled chicken salad looks great!
Michelle M

Jana said...

The grilled chicken salad sounds yummy! Would love to win! J L Green

KristinC said...

I'd try the steak or the sweet & spicy chicken, mmmmmmmm

bepie said...

The Grilled Chicken Salad sounds yummy and looks it too!! We love Chili's!!

Rebekah

AubreyLaine said...

i'd love to try the santa fe wrap

Katie G. said...

Grilled Salmon with Garlic and Herbs sounds yummy! KRG

LC² said...

This is exciting! My hubby loves Chili's and I am still trying to lose baby weight...I would eat the *Sweet & Spicy Chicken!! Thanks, Lindsey Coplin

Jennifer Westrich said...

Oh yum! The Grilled Chicken Salad you tried looks awesome! I want to try it! :)

Mami2jcn said...

Margarita grilled chicken!

Kristen Smith said...

I would have to try the salmon - sounds yummy!!!

Ollie said...

I would love to try the
LIGHTER CHOICE 6 OZ. CLASSIC SIRLOIN.

Ollie Moss
ollimo91@aol.com

jflasteele02 said...

I would probably try the Chicken sandwich or the sirloin. Thank you for doing a giveaway!
LA Steele

Liz McCombs said...

Classic Sirloin sounds good to me.

Shaun Johnson said...

I'd love to try the margarita grilled chicken it's one of my favorites. Now that it's available in a healthier way will make it my go to item. SJ

mneaves said...

I would love to try the sante fe chicken wrap! I love to try new things and this sounds like a homerun!!!!!!

mneaves said...

I would like to try the chicken salad. I have just started cutting back on my food portions. neavesmark@hotmail.com

Colleen Stewart said...

I would love to try the Sante Fe wrap. Anything with avacado sounds delish.

Anonymous said...

Would like to try the salmon - sounds yummy!
Brenda Faulkner

Ashley said...

I'd get the margarita grilled chicken.

Mommy2two said...

I would try the Margarita Grilled Chicken..I love mexican style food!

Heather H.

Alison said...

I would try the Lighter Choice 6 ounce Classic Sirloin. That sounds like a good portion size, and it is not something easy to make at home. A. Michaud

B Ackermann said...

Sweet & Spicy Chicken
BA

Ben J said...

I bet the Sweet & Spicy Chicken is great! Habenero and rice!

BJ

Sunsearay said...

I have to pick just One!!!!! Maybe the grilled chicken salad...not sure they all sound good..syt

Tramaine Brown said...

I would love to try the Lighter Choice Grilled Salmon with Garlic & Herbs or the LIGHTER CHOICE 6 OZ. CLASSIC SIRLOIN.

melodygreen said...

The margarita grilled chicken is already one of my favorites -- I'd love to try the salmon!

freap13 said...

I've been looking for a Memphis coupon blog, so glad to find this one!

Michael M. Grant said...

Gotta be the sweet and spicy chicken.
~michael G

Kim said...

I'd try the sweet and spicy chicken :)

Kimkellydesigns at yahoo dot com

 

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