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Calories in Chicken and Turkey

Calories in Chicken and Turkey

Calories in Chicken and Turkey

What is Poultry?

Poultry means turkey or chicken (domestic fowl), but can also include domesticated duck, goose and guinea fowl.

Chicken Calories and Nutrients

Per 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of chicken meat

PoultryCaloriesProtein
(g)
Total Fat
(g)
Saturated Fat
(g)
Cholesterol
(mg)
Chicken (roasting, meat and skin, roasted)22323.9713.393.7476
Chicken (roasting, light meat, meat only, roasted)15327.134.071.0875
Chicken (broilers or fryers, breast, meat only, stewed)15128.983.030.8577

Turkey Calories

Per 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of Turkey meat

PoultryCaloriesProtein
(g)
Total Fat
(g)
Saturated Fat
(g)
Cholesterol
(mg)
Turkey (all classes, breast, meat and skin, roasted)20828.19.732.8482
Turkey (all classes, breast, meat only, roasted)17029.324.971.6476
Turkey (all classes, light meat, roasted)15729.93.221.0369
Turkey (all classes, dark meat, roasted)18728.577.222.4285

See a full range of Poultry Foods or more chicken variations, or more turkey foods.

Preference for chicken as protein source over beef, is a personal preference.

Research shows, that from a weight loss perspective, there is no different in outcomes between the two proteins.

  • Melanson, K., Gootman, J., Myrdal, A., Kline, G., Rippe, J. M. (2003). Weight loss and total lipid profile changes in overweight women consuming beef or chicken as the primary protein source. Nutrition, 19(5), 409-414. Link


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