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Fitness coach Bec Hardgrave reveals how to make a McChicken using budget buys from Aldi

Fitness coach reveals how to make a high protein McChicken burger using budget buys from Aldi – and it’s only 362 calories

  • A fitness coach has created her own version of a McDonald’s McChicken burger 
  • Bec Hardgrave, from Brisbane, made the ‘fakeaway’ low-calorie burger at home 
  • Her version contains 362 calories while fast food chain’s burger has 451 calories


A fitness coach has created a ‘low-calorie’ version of a McDonald’s McChicken burger using budget buys from the supermarket. 

Bec Hardgrave, from Brisbane, made the ‘fakeaway’ burger at home using store-bought ingredients like a brioche bun, crumbed chicken tenders, light mayonnaise and fresh lettuce.

Her version contains 362 calories while the fast food chain’s burger has 451 calories. 

A fitness coach has created a 'low-calorie' version of a McDonald's McChicken burger using budget buys from the supermarkets

A fitness coach has created a ‘low-calorie’ version of a McDonald’s McChicken burger using budget buys from the supermarkets

Bec Hardgrave, from Brisbane, made the 'fakeaway' burger at home using store-bought ingredients like a brioche bun, crumbed chicken tenders, light mayonnaise and fresh lettuce

Bec Hardgrave, from Brisbane, made the ‘fakeaway’ burger at home using store-bought ingredients like a brioche bun, crumbed chicken tenders, light mayonnaise and fresh lettuce

What you’ll need to make a McChicken

1 Aldi brioche bun: $2.49 for a pack of four ($0.62 each)

Coles Frozen Chicken Breast Tenders: $3.80 for 400g ($0.95 per 100g)

Praise Traditional 99% Fat Free Mayo: $3.70

Shredded lettuce iceberg

What sets them apart even further is the 25-year-old’s homemade creation is a healthier option because it’s high in protein and it’s macro friendly. 

‘This is so good guys. The low calorie, high protein, macro friendly McChicken,’ she said in her TikTok video.

‘Grab those brioche buns from Aldi and the Coles crumbed chicken tenders, add lettuce and light mayo – and there you go.

‘It’s 362 calories over 20 grams of protein, it’s so delicious, I’m loving it.’

The secret to the McDonald’s-inspired creation is Aldi’s brioche buns, which taste ‘literally like McDonald’s’.

To make the burger, she simply baked two crumbed chicken tenders and toasted the buns in a pan over a stove.

Next, she layered the bottom bun with the chicken tenders, topped with lettuce. She squeezed light mayonnaise on the top bun and then placed over the lettuce.

She said her burger contains 21.4 grams of protein, 12.5 grams of fat and 40.1 grams of carbs. 

Aldi brioche bun

Coles Frozen Chicken Breast Tenders: $3.80

The 25-year-old used brioche buns from Aldi (left) and crumbed chicken tenders from Coles

Many of her followers said they couldn’t wait to recreate their ‘favourite’ burger at home.

‘Looks much better than McDonald’s,’ one wrote.

‘Amazing! Going to make it tomorrow,’ another said, while one added: ‘Found my dinner for next week.’ 



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