The Nutritional Value of Chicken

(Both raw and cooked figures are based on a portion size of 3-1/2 oz.)

Values for cooked (roasted) product
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) product
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: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/)

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