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John McCain Chicken Queso Burger Recipe

This presidential candidate has a love for cheesy greasy foods, like enchiladas and pizza. So the chicken queso burger, created by Food Network in his name, sounds like something John McCain would have no hesitation eating.

The recipe looks incredible, sure to just pop with flavor, especially once the chicken has been grilled. The nutrition facts leave a little to be desired- with 742 calories, 30 grams of fat; that’s 16.5 Weight Watchers Points for you counters. For the low carb dieters, 51 grams of carbs (80 percent from the roll). Those numbers are pretty hard to swallow, and we’re certainly not pitching this as a healthy recipe as-is.

A chicken sandwich is certainly a smart, healthy meal, especially with the salsa, avocados and olive oil (with healthy MUFAs), and a fresh citrus marinade; but once you add the cheese and white bakery roll things take a turn for the worse. So, we’ve come up with a few suggestions for voting out some of the calories and fat.

1. Ditch the roll and save 220 calories, 35g fat, 41 carbs.

2. Trade the roll for a whole grain tortilla wrap and save 100 calories, 25g carbs; add 1.5g fat.

3. Remove the cheese and save 146 calories, 12g fat, and 1.3g carbs.

Get the John McCain Chicken Queso Burger recipe.

Craving a recipe for Democrats? Check out the Barack Obama Pizza Burger recipe.

October 13th, 2008

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