View Full Version : How much protein in a whole chicken

05-27-2004, 08:14 AM
^ just as title says.


PS. i tried google results aren't good.

05-27-2004, 08:27 AM
One cup of roasted chicken info. Skin is thrown away.
233 Calories per cup.

Total Fat 9.28g 14%
Saturated Fat 2.53g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.11g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 105mg
Sodium 105mg
Potassium 320.6mg
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Protein 35.01g 70%

Hope that helps

05-27-2004, 08:38 AM
Huh ... im confused, my chicken dont come in cups my freind.

its just a whole chicken 2 side breasts 2 legs, 2 wings, just estimate.

05-27-2004, 08:43 AM
depends 100% on the weight
raw or cooked
skin or no skin
added oil or not, etc...

chicken breasts are 1lb = 440 calories, 100g protein, 2-3g of fat(roughly)
I used to cook 6-7lb chickens every week and they would provide me between 3-4 pounds of meat (once oil/skin/gizzards etc are removed)

The nutritional information should be right on the chicken wrapper!
I always liked the perdue ones that had that little heat gauge thinger that would pop outta them! otherwise I had a tendency to overcook my bird!

05-27-2004, 08:59 AM
Chickens dont come in cups?

I only gave cup measurements cos thats what fitday measures most everything in. Pull all the meat off the chicken and see how many cups it fills. Then you will know what you have. You will only ever need to do this once and then you will know forever for that chicken type/brand.

Hard to estimate a chicken breast size...they vary from 2lb chickens to 10 lb chickens. Noone wants to get into a "whos breasts are the biggest" competition. Thats just not cricket.


05-27-2004, 08:59 AM
I buy it from the butcher it doesn't come with a nutrional info.

I grill/roast mine with no skin/without oil, only salt.

Can you show me a picture of a 1 lb breast to see how big it is compared to mine.

05-27-2004, 09:09 AM
I'm not sure if chicken breasts get to be 1lb (for a single breast)...
turkey breasts do, but chickens tend to be much smaller.

3-4 breasts usually = 1lb

you could always go to the supermarket and look at the nutritional info on one of the chickens there. Shouldn't be to far off.

I just went to the Perdue website
this is the nutritional info they have on whole chicken:
they have a serving size of 3oz
white meat:
10g fat
3g saturated
21g protein

dark meat:
210 calories
16g fat
5g sat fat
17g protein

05-27-2004, 09:45 AM
1 large chicken breast is usually around 180 grams (0.396lb)

05-27-2004, 10:00 AM
Just measured the weight of the chicken its in the region of 1 1/2-2 lb (frozen).

05-27-2004, 06:14 PM
what would facts be for a 12oz. chicken breast, no skin, no sauce/seasonings, boneless, raw (yield after cooking)

05-27-2004, 07:34 PM
I just buy the 3 lb bags of breasts from Kroger. I don't like messing around with having to cook the damned thing forever.

John Williams
05-28-2004, 01:46 PM
2 lb. roasted chicken (whole, skinless):

K/cal - 1514
Protein - 227 g
Carbs - 0 g
Fat - 60 g (16.4s, 22.7m, 13.7p) (11.2 omega-6; 0.5 omega-3)

(from the USDA food nutrient database)

05-29-2004, 06:50 AM
breasts are good :)

05-29-2004, 12:27 PM