Chicken Leg vs. Chicken Broth

Nutrition comparison of Chicken Leg and Chicken Broth


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of chicken leg versus chicken broth (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in chicken leg and chicken broth:

  • Chicken broth has 45.5 times less cholesterol than chicken leg.
  • Chicken broth has signficantly less saturated fat than chicken leg.
  • Chicken leg has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6, folate and Vitamin B12.
  • Chicken leg is a great source of potassium.
  • Chicken leg is an excellent source of protein.
Detailed nutritional comparison of chicken leg and chicken broth is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Chicken Leg (Chicken, broilers or fryers, leg, meat and skin, raw) and Chicken Broth (Soup, chicken broth, ready-to-serve) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


Calories and Carbs

calories

Chicken leg is high in calories and chicken broth has 97% less calories than chicken leg - chicken leg has 214 calories per 100 grams and chicken broth has 6 calories.

Chicken Leg Chicken Broth
Protein 31% 41%
Carbohydrates ~ 28%
Fat 68% 31%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Both chicken leg and chicken broth are low in carbohydrates - chicken leg has 0.17g of total carbs per 100 grams and chicken broth has 0.44g of carbohydrates.

sugar

Chicken broth and chicken leg contain similar amounts of sugar - chicken broth has 0.43g of sugar per 100 grams and chicken leg does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Chicken leg is an excellent source of protein and it has 24 times more protein than chicken broth - chicken leg has 16.4g of protein per 100 grams and chicken broth has 0.64g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Chicken broth has signficantly less saturated fat than chicken leg - chicken leg has 4.4g of saturated fat per 100 grams and chicken broth has 0.01g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both chicken leg and chicken broth are low in trans fat - chicken leg has 0.06g of trans fat per 100 grams and chicken broth does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Chicken broth has 45.5 times less cholesterol than chicken leg - chicken leg has 93mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and chicken broth has 2mg of cholesterol.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Chicken leg and chicken broth contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - chicken leg has 0.2mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and chicken broth does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Chicken leg has more Vitamin A than chicken broth - chicken leg has 28ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and chicken broth does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin D

Chicken leg and chicken broth contain similar amounts of Vitamin D - chicken leg has 2iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and chicken broth does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Chicken leg and chicken broth contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - chicken leg has 0.22mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and chicken broth has 0.04mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Chicken leg and chicken broth contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - chicken leg has 2.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and chicken broth does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Chicken leg has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6, folate and Vitamin B12.

Chicken Leg Chicken Broth
Thiamin 0.073 MG 0.021 MG
Riboflavin 0.141 MG 0.059 MG
Niacin 4.733 MG 0.219 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.994 MG ~
Vitamin B6 0.318 MG ~
Folate 4 UG ~
Vitamin B12 0.56 UG 0.02 UG

Minerals

calcium

Chicken leg and chicken broth contain similar amounts of calcium - chicken leg has 9mg of calcium per 100 grams and chicken broth has 4mg of calcium.

iron

Chicken leg has 886% more iron than chicken broth - chicken leg has 0.69mg of iron per 100 grams and chicken broth has 0.07mg of iron.

potassium

Chicken leg is a great source of potassium and it has 10 times more potassium than chicken broth - chicken leg has 203mg of potassium per 100 grams and chicken broth has 18mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids,

Chicken Leg Chicken Broth
lutein + zeaxanthin 91 UG ~
beta-carotene ~ 1 UG

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, chicken leg has more linoleic acid than chicken broth per 100 grams.

Chicken Leg Chicken Broth
other omega 6 0.016 G ~
linoleic acid 2.987 G 0.008 G
Total 3.003 G 0.008 G



Customize your serving size


The comparison below is by weight, but sometimes 100g isn't that intuitive of a measurement for food. View a custom portion comparison (e.g. cups, oz, package).

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Note: The specific food items compared are: Chicken Leg (Chicken, broilers or fryers, leg, meat and skin, raw) and Chicken Broth (Soup, chicken broth, ready-to-serve) .

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FAQ

Does chicken leg or chicken broth contain more calories in 100 grams?
Chicken leg is high in calories and chicken broth has 100% less calories than chicken leg - chicken leg has 214 calories in 100g and chicken broth has 6 calories.

Is chicken leg or chicken broth better for protein?
Chicken leg is a fantastic source of protein and it has 24 times more protein than chicken broth - chicken leg has 16.4g of protein per 100 grams and chicken broth has 0.64g of protein.

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