Calories in Chili's Food

by Amanda Hermes

Chili's hamburgers are among the highest-calorie items on the menu.

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Chili’s might be one of the most popular restaurants in America, but it probably isn’t one of the healthiest. Most of the meals on Chili’s menu contain over 500 calories, but there are some low-calorie options.


Chili’s highest-calorie appetizer is the Texas Cheese Fries with Chili and Jalapeno Ranch dressing at 2,060 calories and the appetizer with the fewest calories is Fried Cheese with Marinara Sauce, which has 730 calories. Appetizers that weigh in at around 1,000 calories are the Bottomless Tostada Chips with Salsa, Crispy Onion String & Jalapeno Stack, Classic Beef Nachos and Boneless Buffalo Wings with Bleu Cheese.


Your lowest calorie salad option at Chili’s is the Caribbean Salad with chicken or shrimp, which has 610 calories. A Chicken Caesar Salad contains 710 calories, but the Quesadilla Explosion Salad carries almost twice that many. A Boneless Buffalo Chicken Salad contains 1,010 calories, and the Grilled BBQ Chicken Salad has 970.


When ordering a sandwich at Chili’s, the Santa Fe Chicken Wrap with Veggies is your healthiest choice, with 580 calories. The CG Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Veggies carries 610 calories. Avoid the BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, which has 1,560 calories and the Buffalo Chicken Ranch Sandwich that contains 1,430 calories. The Smoked Turkey Sandwich and Grilled Chicken Sandwich both have about 1,200 calories.


Chili’s Jalapeno Smokehouse Burger and Southern Smokehouse Burger both have over 2,100 calories. The traditional Oldtimer contains 1,270 calories and the Mushroom Swiss Burger has 1,470. The Avocado Burger on a wheat bun, Classic Bacon Burger and Peppercorn Burger with Bleu Cheese each has about 1,500 calories.

Grilled Entrees

Chili’s CG Classic Sirloin entree only contains 370 calories, and the CG Salmon has 520. Monterey Grilled Chicken has 600 calories. A Flame-Grilled Ribeye includes 1,420 calories, while the Classic Sirloin has 1,010. Cajun Pasta with chicken or shrimp contains about 1,300 calories. Both varieties of quesadilla have about 1,600 calories.


Chili’s Original Ribs weigh in at 1,610 calories and the Shiner Bock BBQ Ribs top the list at 1,750 calories. A half rack of Memphis Dry Rub or Original Ribs contains 860 calories.


  • "The Calorie King Calorie Fat & Carbohydrate Counter;" Allan Borushek; 2010.

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About the Author

Amanda Hermes has been a freelance writer since 2009. She writes about children's health, green living and healthy eating for various websites. She has also been published on EdutainingKids.com, Parents Tips Blog and Weekly Woof Blog and she has worked as a ghostwriter for parenting articles. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of North Texas.