Chili’s is a much-loved bar & grill that offers a laid-back dining experience and a big menu packed with delicious foods.
Perfect for families and friends, Chili’s offers everything from steaks and ribs to fajitas and tacos. Some of the great foods available include pasta dishes, seafood dishes, fried foods, salads, and sandwiches.
One of the biggest draws to Chili’s Grill & Bar is that there are plenty of low-carb options too, perfect for anybody looking to stick to their diet whilst still enjoying a great time out.
The bunless burger, deconstructed fajitas, and salads are just a few of the restaurant’s low-carb options.
Here’s the lowest-carb options available at Chili’s. We have put them in order, starting with the lowest carb options, and making our way to the highest.
We have based the order on nutritional information. Learn how to say each order when ordering and what to expect below!
The lowest carb option at Chili’s is the restaurant’s classic ribeye.
When ordering this ribeye at Chili’s you can expect to receive a beautifully thick juicy steak, smothered in garlic butter and finished off nicely with a variety of fresh herbs and spices.
The ribeye comes with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli, keeping carbs to a minimum.
Without its sides, the steak only has 630 calories and 0 g of carbs. It also contains 40 g of fat and 67 g of protein.
If you want to reduce the number of carbs, even more, consider removing the mashed potatoes and ask for extra broccoli instead.
What To Ask For: Ask for a classic ribeye without mashed potatoes and with extra broccoli. If you’re offered salad or soup, go for the Caesar or house salad without any croutons.
Buffalo Wings – Bone-In
The buffalo wings here can be found on Chili’s appetizer menu. The wings usually come breaded, but it is possible to order them grilled if you want to cut down on calories.
These tasty wings contain just 6 g of carbohydrates, 63 g of fat, 62 g of protein, and 830 calories.
To keep calories down, you could order the buffalo wings as your main meal along with a couple of healthy sides.
What To Ask For: To order this dish, you need to ask for buffalo wings (bone-in) and the low-carb sauce.
Sour cream and ranch are good options. You might even like to try fresh guacamole.
6 Oz Sirloin Steak And Grilled Avocado
Next, we have Chili’s 6 oz sirloin steak accompanied by grilled avocado. This tasty meal can be found in Chili’s “guiltless grill” menu where you will also find other healthier, low-calorie options.
You can have the 6 oz sirloin with a range of mild and spicy sauces, slices of avocado, roasted asparagus, and pico. Full of flavor, this is one treat that will make you love your diet.
The sirloin avocado meal contains 13 g of carbohydrates, 330 calories, 38 g of protein, and only 16 g of fat.
Having no sauce will reduce the number of carbs.
What To Ask For: Ask for the 6 oz sirloin with avocado slices and asparagus. Ask for no sauce if you want to eat fewer carbs.
It has to be said, Chili’s does a fantastic Caesar salad, which is great because Caesar salads are always a brilliant healthy option when eating at a restaurant. They are also perfect for low-carb diets.
The best thing about ordering a Caesar salad at Chili’s is that you can add steak, shrimp, or grilled chicken to it without increasing the number of carbs. However, you will want to remove the croutons.
Chili’s Caesar salad only has 330 calories, 14 g of carbs, 5 g of protein, and 27 g of fat.
What To Ask For: Ask for the Caesar salad and a choice of steak, shrimp, or chicken. Hold the croutons back.
Grilled Steak Fajitas
Every fajita at Chili’s is served with bell peppers, onions, black beans, Mexican rice, flour tortillas, and an amazing chipotle butter.
Alongside the fajitas, customers are given pico, salsa, shredded cheese, and sour cream.
The grilled steak fajitas without the toppings and tortillas are your best option if you need to cut down on carbs.
Becoming a low-carb dish, your fajitas will contain 21 g of carbohydrates, 42 g of fat, 55 g of protein, and 670 calories.
You can reduce the number of carbs by holding back on the tortillas, beans, and rice. Instead use sour cream, fajita vegetables, and cheese.
What To Ask For: Grilled steak fajitas with guacamole and no tortilla shells, beans, or rice. You might also want to ask for a ranch dressing.
Ordering a grilled chicken salad is a great low-carb option if you order it right.
The standard grilled chicken salad at Chili’s comes complete with corn, bean salsa, tomatoes, shredded cheese, a vinaigrette dressing, and of course grilled chicken.
In total, the salad has 440 calories, 37 g of protein, 23 g of fat, and 23 g of carbs.
Asking the restaurant to hold back on the bean salsa, the vinaigrette dressing, and corn will help reduce carbs.
Asking for vinegar and oil or a ranch dressing instead can reduce the number of carbs by over 10 grams.
What To Ask For: A chicken salad without bean salsa, vinaigrette, and corn. Order it with vinegar, oil, and a ranch dressing instead.
Bacon Avocado Chicken Sandwich
The delicious bacon avocado and grilled chicken sandwich comes filled with Swiss cheese, bacon, avocado, onions, lettuce, a pesto mayo, and tomatoes.
This sandwich is a much healthier alternative to Chili’s popular buffalo chicken sandwich.
Typically, this sandwich will contain 37 g of carbohydrates, 44 g of protein, 33 g of fat, and 620 calories.
By making changes to your order, you might be able to reduce the number of carbs by 2 grams.
You would need to hold off on the sauce and bun. Swap the fries out and have avocado instead.
What To Ask For: Ask for the bacon avocado chicken sandwich with no bun and mayo. Also, ask for grilled avocado instead of the fries.
Chili’s Just Bacon Burger
Chili’s has a special bacon burger they like to call “Just Bacon Burger”.
If you decide to order this burger, you can expect to receive a whopping half-pound patty with bacon, pickles, onions, garlic aioli, tomatoes, and lettuce.
This burger does contain 1030 calories and 43 g of carbs, but it is a good cheat meal that doesn’t completely destroy the hard work you’ve made dieting the rest of the time.
Reduce calories and carbohydrates by ordering the burger without the bun. Again avocado slices instead of fries will also reduce the number of carbs you eat.
What To Ask For: Ask for the bacon burger and no bun. Order avocado slices as opposed to fries.
The Oldtimer Cheeseburger
Also known as the boss burger, Chili’s oldtimer cheeseburger is a big hit with the chain’s customers.
Coming with a large half-pound patty, lettuce, tomatoes, mustard, onions, American cheese, and pickles, this is a proper cheat meal that still doesn’t completely ruin your diet.
With 42 g of carbs and 860 calories, you can enjoy the juicy burger without worrying too much about your diet. Like the just bacon burger, you can cut carbs by removing the bun and fries.
What To Ask For: The oldtimer cheeseburger minus the bun. Order avocado slices instead of the fries.
California Turkey Club
The final low-carb meal at Chili’s is Chili’s turkey club. The turkey club is a tasty meal that features bacon, roasted turkey, avocado, Swiss cheese, tomato, cilantro mayo, tomatoes, and lettuce.
You can cut down on carbs in this meal by holding back on the mayo and bun.
If you choose to keep both, the expected calories would be 960 and the number of carbs you eat will be 78 grams.
That is quite a lot of carbs for one meal if you’re on a low-carb diet, so cutting back on the sauce and the bun will help.
What To Ask For: A California turkey club minus the sauce and bun. Instead of the fries, you should again ask for some grilled avocado.
There you have it, Chili’s top 10 low-carb options. While Chili’s offers an extensive menu, there aren’t very many options that suit a low-carb diet unless you make some changes to the order.
In this article, we have shown you how to make your Chili’s meal more keto diet-friendly and told you exactly how to order each one.
Now you have knowledge of all of these options, you can enjoy your visit to Chili’s with friends and family with peace of mind that there will be a number of great options for you to enjoy.
Having said that, we would still recommend using Chili’s as your cheat meal.