The number of calories in cooked chicken breast

chicken breast calories

Chicken breast is a useful food for the human body because it contains many important nutrients, and there are various ways to cook it. You can boil, fry, or roast it, and we can prepare it and add salads and appetizers to its side or prepare it alongside rice.  Chicken breasts provide a dozen vitamins and minerals, making it an essential daily food. Chicken breast is rich in phosphorus, which is one of the most present and fundamental minerals of the organism because it is part of the composition of the membranes of our cells. Zinc essential for immune reactions, selenium, antioxidants, iron, oxygenation, and nervous system.

Today we are going to talk about the number of cooked chicken breast calories, keep reading to find it out.

1. Cooked chicken breast calories

All meat and poultry, including chicken, do not contain carbohydrates. Chicken, in particular, contains a small amount of fat compared to meat, which makes it low in calories, and in each part of it has a different number of calories than the other. The calories in the chicken thighs differ from the number of calories in the wings, as well as the number of calories in chicken breasts.

3 ounces of chicken breasts without the skin and bones contain 90 calories. While in the case of skin, the number of calories increases by 25-30% because there is a high content of fat in the skin, and the way of cooking and preparing may affect the number of calories in chicken breasts, as using frying or adding fat when cooking increases calories.

When calculating the cooked chicken breast calories without skin and bones, we find that in the chicken breast that weighs 172 grams contains 284 calories, 53.4 grams of protein, 6.2 grams of fat, which means that 80% of calories in chicken breasts source is protein, 20% of the remaining calories are from fat.

In the event that skin is not removed, 196 g of cooked chicken breast contains 386 calories, 58.4 g protein, 15.2 g fat, i.e., 50% of calories are from protein, and 50% are from fat. Eating chicken breasts with the skin increases approximately 100 calories.

1- Each 100 grams of chicken breast contain 100 calories, in addition to 23 grams of protein, and the percentage of fat in it is 1 gram.

2- For each 85 grams of chicken breast with the skin contains 220 calories.

3- Each 100 grams of grilled chicken breast contain 165 calories

4- 100 grams of boiled chicken breast contains 150 calories.

5- Fried chicken breast 220 calories.

6- Grilled chicken breast 165 calories.

7- Boiled chicken breast, 150 calories.

Related: Delicious and healthy chicken recipes for diet

2. Benefits of chicken breast

Chicken breasts are very beneficial to the human body, so they are considered one of the basic foods for bodybuilders, as they:

  • Contribute to building muscle.
  • Strengthen bones and reduce the risk of arthritis because chicken breasts contain phosphorous, some calcium, and selenium.
  • Relieve stress, as they contain two nutrients that relieve stress, which are the Tryptophan and Vitamin B5.
  • Promote fertility in men because they contain testosterone.
  • Contribute to weight control, because chicken breasts are low in fat.

3. Tasting Tips

it is not good to keep chicken breasts more than 3 days in the refrigerator. It would be better if you store them in the coldest place of the fridge (4 ° C). If you freeze the chicken breasts, you can keep them for a maximum of 6 months and must consume them within 48 hours after defrosting.

Originally published on Live Positively.