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Chicken meat nutrition, glycemic index, calories, and serving size

Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams

Chicken meat Glycemic index (GI)

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Like most other meat, chicken, while rich in protein and fats, contains no notable amount of carbohydrates. Because of this, the glycemic index of chicken is considered to be 0.

According to The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, both, roast chicken without skin and cooked chicken with skin, fried in olive oil, have glycemic indices equal to 0 (1).

However, processed chicken convenience meals have a higher carbohydrate level. Chicken nuggets, frozen and reheated in the microwave, have a low glycemic index of 46±4. The glycemic index of chicken McNuggets, consumed with sweet Thai chilli sauce, is a little higher, falling in the range of 55±6 (2).

Consumption of chicken with a high glycemic index meal, such as white rice, has been found to lower the glycemic and insulinemic responses (3).

Chicken powder has also been demonstrated to have potential to significantly decrease the glycemic index of a meal (4).

Overall, non-processed chicken has a glycemic index of 0 and can reduce the glycemic response of a meal, when consumed with high glycemic index foods.

Sources

  1. https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/93/5/984/4597984
  2. https://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/diacare/suppl/2008/09/18/dc08-1239.DC1/TableA1_1.pdf
  3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24817596/
  4. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320137744
Article author photo Victoria Mazmanyan
Profession: Yerevan State Medical University
Last updated: March 09, 2021

Important nutritional characteristics for Chicken meat

Chicken meat
0 (low)
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs)
1 cup, chopped or diced (140 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral.
14.6 (acidic )
Calories
239
92% Protein
85% Vitamin B3
84% Cholesterol
75% Polyunsaturated fat
75% Fats
Explanation: The given food contains more Protein than 92% of foods. Note that this food itself is richer in Protein than it is in any other nutrient. Similarly, it is relatively rich in Vitamin B3, Cholesterol, Polyunsaturated fat, and Fats.

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Macronutrients chart

28% 14% 60%
Protein:
Daily Value: 55%
27.3 g of 50 g
55%
Fats:
Daily Value: 21%
13.6 g of 65 g
21%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 0%
0 g of 300 g
0%
Water:
Daily Value: 3%
59.45 g of 2,000 g
3%
Other:
-0.35 g

NEW NUTRITION FACTS LABEL

Nutrition Facts
___servings per container
Serving Size ______________
Amount Per 100g
Calories 239
% Daily Value*
22%
Total Fat 14g
18%
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat g
29%
Cholesterol 88mg
4%
Sodium 82mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 27g
Vitamin D 2mcg 0%

Calcium 15mg 2%

Iron 1mg 13%

Potassium 223mg 7%

*
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
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Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
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No Trans Fats
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Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
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Low in Saturated Fats
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Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
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Low in Sodium
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Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
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Low in Sugars
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While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.
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Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Choline 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22% 3% 131% 36%
Calcium: 15 mg of 1,000 mg 2%
Iron: 1.26 mg of 8 mg 16%
Magnesium: 23 mg of 420 mg 5%
Phosphorus: 182 mg of 700 mg 26%
Potassium: 223 mg of 3,400 mg 7%
Sodium: 82 mg of 2,300 mg 4%
Zinc: 1.94 mg of 11 mg 18%
Copper: 0.066 mg of 1 mg 7%
Manganese: 0.02 mg of 2 mg 1%
Selenium: 23.9 µg of 55 µg 43%
Choline: 65.9 mg of 550 mg 12%

Mineral chart - relative view

Selenium
23.9 µg
TOP 40%
Zinc
1.94 mg
TOP 40%
Phosphorus
182 mg
TOP 44%
Magnesium
23 mg
TOP 50%
Sodium
82 mg
TOP 52%
Iron
1.26 mg
TOP 53%
Potassium
223 mg
TOP 54%
Choline
65.9 mg
TOP 60%
Calcium
15 mg
TOP 63%
Copper
0.066 mg
TOP 72%
Manganese
0.02 mg
TOP 77%

Vitamin coverage chart

Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 6%
Vitamin A: 161 IU of 5,000 IU 3%
Vitamin E : 0.27 mg of 15 mg 2%
Vitamin D: 0 µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 0 mg of 90 mg 0%
Vitamin B1: 0.063 mg of 1 mg 5%
Vitamin B2: 0.168 mg of 1 mg 13%
Vitamin B3: 8.487 mg of 16 mg 53%
Vitamin B5: 1.03 mg of 5 mg 21%
Vitamin B6: 0.4 mg of 1 mg 31%
Folate: 5 µg of 400 µg 1%
Vitamin B12: 0.3 µg of 2 µg 13%
Vitamin K: 2.4 µg of 120 µg 2%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin B3
8.487 mg
TOP 15%
Vitamin B6
0.4 mg
TOP 32%
Vitamin B5
1.03 mg
TOP 35%
Vitamin A
161 IU
TOP 37%
Vitamin B2
0.168 mg
TOP 54%
Vitamin B12
0.3 µg
TOP 55%
Vitamin K
2.4 µg
TOP 63%
Vitamin B1
0.063 mg
TOP 65%
Vitamin E
0.27 mg
TOP 69%
Folate
5 µg
TOP 79%
Vitamin D
0 µg
TOP 100%
Vitamin C
0 mg
TOP 100%

Protein quality breakdown

Tryptophan Threonine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Valine Histidine 327% 323% 292% 219% 318% 208% 182% 219% 344%
Tryptophan: 305 mg of 280 mg 109%
Threonine: 1128 mg of 1,050 mg 107%
Isoleucine: 1362 mg of 1,400 mg 97%
Leucine: 1986 mg of 2,730 mg 73%
Lysine: 2223 mg of 2,100 mg 106%
Methionine: 726 mg of 1,050 mg 69%
Phenylalanine: 1061 mg of 1,750 mg 61%
Valine: 1325 mg of 1,820 mg 73%
Histidine: 802 mg of 700 mg 115%

Fat type information

3.79% 5.34% 2.97%
Saturated Fat: 3.79 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.34 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.97 g

All nutrients for Chicken meat per 100g

Nutrient DV% In TOP % of foods Value Comparison
Protein 65% 8% 27.3g 9.7 times more than Broccoli
Fats 21% 25% 13.6g 2.4 times less than Cheese
Carbs 0% 100% 0g N/A
Calories 12% 40% 239kcal 5.1 times more than Orange
Sugar 0% 100% 0g N/A
Fiber 0% 100% 0g N/A
Calcium 2% 63% 15mg 8.3 times less than Milk
Iron 16% 53% 1.26mg 2.1 times less than Beef
Magnesium 5% 50% 23mg 6.1 times less than Almond
Phosphorus 26% 44% 182mg Equal to Chicken meat
Potassium 7% 54% 223mg 1.5 times more than Cucumber
Sodium 4% 52% 82mg 6 times less than White Bread
Zinc 18% 40% 1.94mg 3.3 times less than Beef
Copper 7% 72% 0.07mg 2.2 times less than Shiitake
Vitamin E 2% 69% 0.27mg 5.4 times less than Kiwifruit
Vitamin D 0% 100% 0µg N/A
Vitamin C 0% 100% 0mg N/A
Vitamin B1 5% 65% 0.06mg 4.2 times less than Pea
Vitamin B2 13% 54% 0.17mg 1.3 times more than Avocado
Vitamin B3 53% 15% 8.49mg 1.1 times less than Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 21% 35% 1.03mg 1.1 times less than Sunflower seed
Vitamin B6 31% 32% 0.4mg 3.4 times more than Oat
Folate 1% 79% 5µg 12.2 times less than Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 13% 55% 0.3µg 2.3 times less than Pork
Vitamin K 2% 63% 2.4µg 42.3 times less than Broccoli
Tryptophan 0% 49% 0.31mg Equal to Chicken meat
Threonine 0% 51% 1.13mg 1.6 times more than Beef
Isoleucine 0% 46% 1.36mg 1.5 times more than Salmon
Leucine 0% 54% 1.99mg 1.2 times less than Tuna
Lysine 0% 52% 2.22mg 4.9 times more than Tofu
Methionine 0% 49% 0.73mg 7.6 times more than Quinoa
Phenylalanine 0% 52% 1.06mg 1.6 times more than Egg
Valine 0% 51% 1.33mg 1.5 times less than Soybean
Histidine 0% 54% 0.8mg 1.1 times more than Turkey meat
Cholesterol 29% 16% 88mg 4.2 times less than Egg
Saturated Fat 19% 31% 3.79g 1.6 times less than Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 0% 30% 5.34g 1.8 times less than Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat 0% 25% 2.97g 15.9 times less than Walnut

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/nutrients

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.
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