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NickC
08-12-2003, 12:36 PM
I'm checking out a site for cal. & prot. of 1 skinless boneless chicken breast (baked); it's telling me over 300 cal. and 50 g/prot! This can't be right! 1 can of tuna gives me 140 cals, and 30 g/prot.

I'm eating from a bag of skinless bonless chicken breasts right now, which seem pretty small in size, I'd say just smaller than an average portion. I also pick up chicken legs with bones (cheaper than breast) or whole chickens (these I bake, then fry the meat in soy sauce for better taste). Whatever's cheaper/on sale at the time I grab.

Any help on determining how much I'm eating in respect to cal. an protein intake?

Thanks!: :help:

SquareHead
08-12-2003, 12:54 PM
http://www.diet-data.com/poultry_products/chicken/broilers_or_fryers/breast/meat_only/

bradley
08-12-2003, 02:02 PM
Originally posted by NickC
I'm checking out a site for cal. & prot. of 1 skinless boneless chicken breast (baked); it's telling me over 300 cal. and 50 g/prot! This can't be right! 1 can of tuna gives me 140 cals, and 30 g/prot.

If that is for whole chicken breast then that sounds about right. How many ounces is the chicken breast you are eating (raw weight)?

The Tyson chicken breasts that I buy are ~140 calories per 4.7 ounce piece with 26g of protein.

This site is a good resource as well.
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/cgi-bin/nut_search.pl

NickC
08-13-2003, 05:52 PM
Thanks for the links!

I don't know how heavy the chicken is, I'm guessing about 4 ounces. So one chicken breast should give me about enough protein for one meal (I usually eat it with WW bread, nuts, or something else with some protein) . That was my main concern. I try to eat at least 25-30 g/protein per meal. (bodyweight 151 lbs)

Thanks again!