‘Proteins are bodybuilding foods’ that provide us with energy when needed, help bulk up on the muscle, lose fat and eventually help us stay healthy. The amount of protein to be consumed daily depends greatly on the age and weight of an individual.
The daily intake of protein should be at least 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight.
Going by 2,000 calorie diet, men and women need around 56 and 46 grams of protein per day in their meals and poultry is a good way of meeting this dietary requirement. A 100-gram portion of cooked chicken contains approximately 25 grams of protein (as per United States Department of Agriculture).
Chicken Breast: 54 Grams of Protein
Chicken breast is one of the most popular protein source of chicken.
A Without skin, cooked chicken breast (172 grams) contains 54 grams of protein. This is equal to 31 grams of protein per 100 grams.
A chicken breast also has 165 calories per 100 grams. 20% comes from fat, while 80% of the calories come from protein.
Chicken breast is especially popular among bodybuilders and those who want to lose weight. Its High protein and Low calorie contents mean you can eat more chicken without worrying about consuming too many calories.
Chicken thigh is another popular protein of meat that is slightly cheaper than chicken breast.
One without skin, cooked chicken thigh (52 grams) contains 13.5 grams of protein. This is equal to 26 grams of protein per 100 grams.
Chicken thighs also have 209 calories per 100 grams. 47% comes from fat, while 53% of the calories come from protein.
The chicken leg has two parts- the thigh and the drumstick. The drumstick is the lower part of the chicken leg.
One chicken drumstick without skin or bones (44 grams) contains 12.4 grams of protein. This is equal to 28.3 grams of protein per 100 grams.
Chicken drumsticks also have 172 calories per 100 grams. 30% comes from fat, while 70% of the calories come from protein.
Chicken wings consist of three parts; they are often consumed as snacks or bar food.
One chicken wing without skin or bones (21 grams) has 6.4 grams of protein. This is equal to 30.5 grams of protein per 100 grams.
Chicken wings also have 203 calories per 100 grams. 36% come from fat while, 64% of the calories come from protein.