Dairy Queen Chicken Strip Calories

In this article we’ll look at how many calories in Dairy Queen chicken strips. The Nutrition section of the Dairy Queen website can be a little tricky navigating their menu and nutrition tables. So we’ll make it easier for you.

We’ll look at:

  • Dairy Queen chicken strip calories (so calories per one strip)
  • Carbs in a Dairy Queen chicken strip
  • and how many calories in a Dairy Queen chicken strip basket (various sizes)







Why is the Dairy Queen nutrition menu hard to decipher?

One reason I find the Dairy Queen nutrition menu a little hard to decipher is because on the menu they list the calories in a Chicken Strip BASKET, but their chicken strip basket includes French Fries and toast.

So if you only saw the basket option on the nutrition menu, that would give you the number of calories in the chicken strips AND the included French Fries and toast.

If you want to know the calories of JUST the chicken strips, you have to dig a little deeper.

Which is what we’ve done, and I’ll show you below.





Dairy Queen Chicken Strip Calories

There are 430 calories in the Dairy Queen Chicken Strips 3 piece menu item according to the US Dairy Queen website. (Note, this is NOT the basket menu item.)

This equates to about 133 calories per each Dairy Queen chicken strip.


There will obviously be some variability depending on the size of the individual chicken strip, but this gives us a good starting point to calculate the calories in a DQ chicken strip.




Dairy Queen Chicken Strip CARBS

There are 41grams of Carbohydrates in the DQ 3-piece Chicken Strip menu item according to the US Dairy Queen website. (Note, this is NOT the “basket”.)

This equates to about 14 grams of Carbohydrates per DQ chicken strip.




Dairy Queen Chicken Strip BASKET calories

Currently (Feb.2022) Dairy Queen in the USA offers two sizes of Chicken Strip baskets. They have the 4-piece chicken strip basket and the 6-piece.

Both the 4-piece and the 6-piece baskets come with Texas toast and French Fries.


Dairy Queen 4 piece Chicken Strip Basket Calories

There are 1020 calories in a Dairy Queen 4 piece chicken strip basket according to the US Dairy Queen website.


Dairy Queen 4 piece Chicken Strip Basket CARBS

There are 111 grams of carbohydrates in the 4-piece DQ chicken strip basket according to the Dairy Queen US website.

At 4 calories per gram of carbohydrate, this means that 444 calories of the basket comes from carbohydrates. (111 grams of Carbs x 4 calories/gram Carb = 444 calories)




How many calories in a 6 piece chicken strip basket from Dairy Queen?

Dairy Queen 6 piece Chicken Strip Basket Calories

There are 1300 calories in the Dairy Queen 6 piece Chicken Strip basket (c/o DQ’s US website).




Dairy Queen 6 piece Chicken Strip Basket CARBS

There are 139 grams of carbohydrates in the 6 piece DQ chicken strip basket.

At 4 calories per gram of Carbohydrates, this amounts to 556 calories from Carbohydrates in this 6-pcs chicken strip basket.








Why do we look at Fast Food Calories on a website about healthy weight loss?

We aren’t endorsing any of these foods but we realize sometimes in life we may want to grab something quick…something fast. Perhaps you have a Dairy Queen nearby.

Well, looking at the calories in a menu item helps us determine whether that option is “worth it” to us. Do you want to blow your daily caloric intake, or daily carbs out the window for that particular fast food item?

You might.

But then again seeing the carbs and calories in these items may make you pause, and say “You know I can wait until home.”







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