Here are the protein figures for chicken listed by the different parts and their relevant preparation. Unlike the vegetables I discussed in the previous post, chicken has a very high biological quantity and as a result is a very good source for protein. The protein in chicken contains all the essential amino acids necessary and is perfect for building lean muscle mass which is the type of muscle tissue that burns calories.
Remember that processed chicken based products found in supermarkets will have a much lower protein content than the ones listed below, even when compared with identical weight.
The figures below are based on potion sizes of 100g (3.5oz).
|Chicken Breast (Skinless) – Boiled||45g||7.5g|
|- Roasted with Little Oil||36g||10g|
|- Deep fried||34g||15g|
|Chicken Leg (Skinless) – Boiled||28g||6g|
|- Roasted with Oil||23g||7.5g|
|- Deep Fried||22g||12g|
|Chicken Wing – Boiled||22g||8.5|
|- Roasted with Little Oil||19.5g||11g|
|- Deep Fried||17g||17g|
|Breast with Breadcrumbs – Fried||25g||19g|
|Fried in Batter||21g||18g|