Chicken meat nutrition, glycemic index, calories, net carbs & more
Chicken meat Glycemic index (GI)
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 chili 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 the 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.
Important nutritional characteristics for Chicken meat
Mineral coverage chart
Mineral chart - relative view
Vitamin coverage chart
Vitamin chart - relative view
Protein quality breakdown
Fat type information
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|
|Calories||12%||40%||239kcal||5.1 times more than Orange|
|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 A||3%||37%||161IU||103.8 times less than Carrot|
|Vitamin E||2%||69%||0.27mg||5.4 times less than Kiwifruit|
|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||N/A||30%||5.34g||1.8 times less than Avocado|
|Polyunsaturated fat||N/A||25%||2.97g||15.9 times less than Walnut|
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Chicken meat nutrition infographic
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.