Calories in Chicken

How many calories in chicken?  Each of the different cuts of chicken vary in their calorie count. Additionally, the amount of calories will also depend on how the chicken is cooked. When cooking portions of chicken, consider removing the skin prior to cooking. Additionally, free range and organic chickens will generally have less fat.




The recommended ways for low calorie cooking are stewing chicken, chicken from the rotisserie, and roasting chicken. Refrain from frying chicken where possible.

The leanest part of the chicken is chicken breast which is why chicken breast calories are the lowest; not surprisingly the calories in fried chicken are the highest. Also, the dark meat is higher in calories but it is a good source of iron.

Enjoy losing weight with our Chicken diet recipes below

Calories in Chicken
Calories in Wings

Calories in Chicken Leg

Calories in Drumstick

Calories in Thigh


Calories in Chicken Breast

Cooking MethodServing SizeMeat OnlyMeat and Skin
Fried

Fried with Batter
3.5 oz, 100 gr187 kcal

208 kcal
224 kcal

260 kcal
Roasted3.5 oz, 100 gr165 kcal197 kcal
Rotisserie3.5 oz, 100 gr148 kcal184 kcal
Stewed3.5 oz, 100 gr151 kcal184 kcal




Calories in Chicken Wings

Cooking MethodServing SizeMeat OnlyMeat and Skin
Fried

Fried with Batter
3.5 oz, 100 gr211 kcal

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-

324 kcal
Roasted3.5 oz, 100 gr203 kcal290 kcal
Rotisserie3.5 oz, 100 gr197 kcal266 kcal
Stewed3.5 oz, 100 gr181 kcal249 kcal


Calories in Chicken Legs

Cooking MethodServing SizeMeat OnlyMeat and Skin
Fried3.5 oz, 100 gr

1 leg, bone removed
208 kcal

196 kcal
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Fried with Batter3.5 oz, 100 gr

1 leg, bone removed
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-
273 kcal

431 kcal
Roasted3.5 oz, 100 gr

1 leg, bone removed
191 kcal

181 kcal
232 kcal

264 kcal
Stewed3.5 oz, 100 gr

1 leg, bone removed
185 kcal

187 kcal
220 kcal

275 kcal


Calories in Chicken Drumsticks

Cooking MethodServing SizeMeat OnlyMeat and Skin
Fried3.5 oz, 100 gr

1 drumstick, bone removed
195 kcal

82 kcal
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-
Fried with Batter3.5 oz, 100 gr

1 drumstick, bone removed
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-
268 kcal

193 kcal
Roasted3.5 oz, 100 gr

1 drumstick, bone removed
172 kcal

76 kcal
216 kcal

112 kcal
Rotisserie3.5 oz, 100 gr176 kcal215 kcal
Stewed3.5 oz, 100 gr

1 drumstick, bone removed
169 kcal

78 kcal
204 kcal

116 kcal


Calories in Chicken Thighs

Cooking MethodServing SizeMeat OnlyMeat and Skin
Fried3.5 oz, 100 gr

1 thigh, bone removed
218 kcal

113 kcal
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-
Fried with Batter3.5 oz, 100 gr

1 thigh, bone removed
-

-
277 kcal

238 kcal
Roasted3.5 oz, 100 gr

1 thigh, bone removed
209 kcal

109 kcal
247 kcal

153 kcal
Rotisserie3.5 oz, 100 gr196 kcal233 kcal
Stewed3.5 oz, 100 gr

1 thigh, bone removed
195 kcal

107 kcal
232 kcal

158 kcal

Author: Lana Soko





Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes

Baked Chicken Breast

Baked Chicken Breast Recipe with Feta Cheese
This yummy oven baked chicken recipe makes a perfect lunch as well as dinner and is also good for a special occasion. The recipe is low in carbs, low GI and high in protein, calcium, niacin and selenium. It is diabetes appropriate and gluten free.


Chicken Caesar Salad

Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe
This easy chicken salad recipe takes only 30 min to prepare. It contains just 242 calories without dressing and 317 kcal with the ceasar dressing. The recipe is low in carbs, just 3g of net carbs for low carb high protein diet followers. Also, it is low GI, high in potassium, calcium, vitamin A, B-6 and C.


Garlic and Herb Roasted Chicken

Roasted Chicken with Herbs, Garlic and Lemon
This roast chicken is very easy to cook, full of flavor and very juicy. This recipe serves 4 people and will be enough for a family dinner and chicken leftovers can be used for other chicken recipes. The recipe is suitable for a low GI, low fat high protein and low carb high protein diet.


Rosemary Roast Chicken

Rosemary Roast Chicken
A chicken roasted with rosemary and garlic, is very juicy and big enough for the whole family. The recipe is high in protein, niacin, selenium, phosphorus and vitamin B-6. It is suitable for a low GI, diabetic, low carb high protein diet.


Baked Chicken Thighs

Basil and Lemon Baked Chicken Thighs
This simply delicious recipe can be cooked in just under 1 hour for your Sunday roast or weekday dinner. Ingredients: chicken thighs, lemon juice, garlic, basil and white wine. One serving provides 350 kcal and 3g of net carbs.


Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Chicken and Vegetable Soup Recipe
This colorful soup is not only easy to make with chicken leftovers, but it is also a good source of niacin, vitamin A and C. You can also learn how to cook this soup with raw chicken. The recipe is suitable for a diabetic, low calorie, low carb high protein, low GI, low fat diet.


Chicken Fajitas

Low Carb Chicken Fajitas
You must try our low calorie delicious chicken fajitas with just 258 calories per serving. The recipe is low in calories, glycemic index, carbs, and saturated fat. It provides a good source of niacin, phosphorus, selenium, vitamins A,C and B-6.


Chicken Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Chicken and Cauliflower Soup Recipe
It is easy to make this soup with chicken leftovers from your roast dinner - it takes only 20 min. The recipe is high in vitamin C and niacin, low in calories, carbs, cholesterol, fat, glycemic index and sodium.


Thai Red Chicken Curry

Thai Red Chicken Curry

This quick and easy Thai red curry only needs 30 min from start to finish. There are 373 calories in 1 serving. It is low in carbs, calories, cholesterol, glycemic index, good source of niacin, phosphorus, selenium, vitamin A, B6, C and is dairy free and diabetes appropriate.



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