Nutrition Facts and How Much protein in Chicken?

Protein is a very important source in any kind of diet. Whatever may be your goal is to do losing weight, muscle building or general health fitness it is incomplete without adding protein sources in it.



How Much Protein in Chicken?

 If you're trying to add some protein content sources in your diet then chicken comes in the topmost list of the high-rich source of protein. Usually, chicken low in saturated fat as particularly compared to cuts of fatty red meat and almost fulfill the daily requirement of protein needs as depending on dietary preferences.

Chicken is most popular in fitness freak peoples as a protein source because it is a great high rich source of protein with a low amount of fat in it as compared to other sources of protein.

According to The national council of chicken, each American ate up to 90-pound of chicken in a year. As compare to consumption in 1970 it is 125% higher nowadays and prominent increasing day by day as Protein source.

Consumers have to know what proportion of protein in each part of the chicken additionally as abundant as what proportion is just too much as a result of there's such a factor as an excessive amount of Protein.

First, you have to know that several parts/Cuts of chicken have a different amount of protein you eat.

This article explores what proportion of protein in several parts of the chicken, together with breasts, Drumsticks, thigh, and wings.


How Much Protein in Chicken Breast

It is the most popular cut of the chicken and used as a lean protein source in a diet by the fitness freak, bodybuilders, etc. 

We tend to use the USDA food central data For calculating the exact amount of protein per serving. 


How Much Protein in Chicken
Chicken Breast

A cup ( 140 Grams) of chopped or diced cooked skinless chicken breast contains 43.4 grams of protein in it and per 100 grams of serving gives you 30.9 grams of protein.

It also has 231 calories (967 KJ) in 140 grams of chopped or diced cooked skinless chicken breast and per 100 grams of serving gives you 163 calories.

Chicken breast is particularly well-liked among bodybuilders and those people whose goal is to lose weight. Its high-rich source of protein and low-calorie contents mean you'll eat additional chicken without concerning intense too several calories.

Chicken Breast is certainly the most effective way to have a protein-pack meal in a chicken.



How Much Protein in Chicken Thigh

chicken thigh is the second most popular part/cut of the chicken. After chicken breast, it is another part of the chicken which provides you such a good amount of protein and cheaper as compared to chicken breast.

4 Ounces of roasted or cooked chicken thigh contains 29.2 Gram of protein in it and per 100 Grams of serving gives you 25.9 grams of protein. (1)

It also has 234 calories (980 KJ) in 4 ounces of roasted or cooked skinless chicken thigh and per 100 grams of serving gives you 209 calories. (1)


How Much Protein in Chicken Drumstick

There are two parts of the chicken leg first is the thigh and the other one is a drumstick. The lower part of the chicken leg is drumstick which is also known as a calf.

4 Ounces of roasted or cooked chicken Drumstick contains 31.6  Grams of protein in it and per 100 Grams of serving gives you 28.3 grams of protein. (2)

It also has 193 calories (808 KJ) in 4 ounces of roasted or cooked chicken drumstick and per 100 grams of serving gives you 172 calories. (2)


How Much Protein in Chicken Wings

Chicken Wings has three parts the drumette, the wingette, and the wingtips. This is mostly used in the side dishes in a bar or restaurant as snacks or starter.

4 Ounces of boneless and skin removed roasted or cooked chicken Wings contain 34  grams of protein in it and per 100 Grams of serving gives you 30.5 grams of protein. (3)

It also has 227.2 calories (952 KJ) in 4 ounces of roasted or cooked chicken Wings and per 100 grams of serving gives you 203 Calories. (3)


Nutrition Facts Of Chicken

The Figures of both cooked and Uncooked are based on serving sizes of 3-1/2 oz.  



Values for cooked (roasted) Chicken
Nutrient
Skinless, boneless breast
Skin-on, bone-in breast
Drumstick, skinless
Drumstick, skin-on
Thigh, skinless
Thigh, skin-on
Wing, skin-on
Wing, without skin
Whole Chicken, meat only
Whole Chicken, meat, and skin
Calories
165
197
175
216
209
229
290
203
167
239
Protein (grams)
31
30
28
27
26
25
27
30
25
24
Total fat (grams)
3.6
7.8
5.7
11.2
10.9
15.5
19.5
8.1
6.6
13.4
Saturated fat (grams)
1
2.2
1.5
3
3
4.3
5.4
2.3
1.8
3.7
Monounsaturated fat (grams)
1.2
3
1.9
4.2
4.1
6.1
7.6
2.6
2.5
5.4
Polyunsaturated fat (grams)
0.7
1.7
1.4
2.5
2.5
3.4
4.1
1.8
1.5
2.9
Cholesterol (milligrams)
85
84
93
91
95
93
84
85
75
76
Sodium (milligrams)
74
71
95
90
88
84
82
92
75
73
Iron (milligrams)
1
1
1.3
1.3
1.3
1.3
1.3
1.2
1.2
1.3

      

















Values for Raw ( Uncooked) Chicken
Nutrient
Skinless, boneless breast
Skin-on, bone-in breast
Drumstick, skinless
Drumstick, skin-on
Thigh, skinless
Thigh, skin-on
Wing, skin-on
Wing, without skin
Whole Chicken, meat only
Whole Chicken, meat and skin
Calories
114
172
119
161
119
211
222
126
119
215
Protein (grams)
21.2
20.8
20.6
19.3
19.7
17.3
18.3
22
21.4
18.7
Total fat (grams)
2.6
9.3
3.4
8.7
3.9
15.3
16
3.5
3.1
15.1
Saturated fat (grams)
0.6
2.7
0.9
2.4
1
4.3
4.5
0.9
0.8
4.3
Monounsaturated fat (grams)
0.8
3.8
1.1
3.4
1.2
6.3
6.4
0.8
0.9
6.2
Polyunsaturated fat (grams)
0.4
2
0.8
1.9
1
3.3
3.4
0.8
0.8
3.2
Cholesterol (milligrams)
64
64
77
81
83
84
77
57
70
75
Sodium (milligrams)
116
63
88
83
86
76
73
81
77
75
Iron (milligrams)
0.4
0.7
1
1
1
1
0.9
0.9
0.9
0.9

      




















Source: The national council of chicken for reference (https://www.nationalchickencouncil.org/chicken-the-preferred-protein-for-your-health-and-budget/the-nutritional-value-of-chicken/)

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