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

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Fitness coach reveals how to make a high-protein McChicken burger with budget purchases from Aldi — and it’s only 362 calories

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










A fitness coach has created a “low-calorie” version of a McDonald’s McChicken burger with inexpensive grocery purchases.

Brisbane-based Bec Hardgrave made the ‘fakeaway’ burger at home using store-bought ingredients such as a brioche bun, crumbled chicken fillets, light mayonnaise and fresh lettuce.

Her version has 362 calories, while the fast food chain’s hamburger has 451 calories.

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A fitness coach has created a 'low-calorie' version of a McDonald's McChicken burger using cheap supermarket purchases

A fitness coach has created a ‘low-calorie’ version of a McDonald’s McChicken burger using cheap supermarket purchases

Brisbane's Bec Hardgrave made the 'fakeaway' burger at home using store-bought ingredients such as a brioche bun, crumbled chicken breast, light mayonnaise and fresh lettuce

Brisbane’s Bec Hardgrave made the ‘fakeaway’ burger at home using store-bought ingredients such as a brioche bun, crumbled chicken breast, light mayonnaise and fresh lettuce

What do you 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

Grated lettuce iceberg

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

“This is so good guys. The low-calorie, high-protein, macro-friendly McChicken,” she said in her… TikTok video.

‘Get those brioche buns from Aldi and the Coles buns, add lettuce and light mayo — and you’re done.

“It’s 362 calories over 20 grams of protein. It’s so delicious, I love it.”

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

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

Then she topped the bottom bun with the chicken tenders, topped with lettuce. She squeezed light mayonnaise onto the top bun and placed it on top of the lettuce.

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

Aldi brioche sandwich

Coles Frozen Chicken Breast Tenders: $3.80

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

Many of her followers said they couldn’t wait to recreate their “favorite” burger at home.

“Looks much better than McDonald’s,” one wrote.

‘Astonishing! I’ll make it tomorrow,” said another, one adding, “Found my supper for next week.”

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