Filet O Fish vs. Chicken

Nutrition comparison of Filet O Fish and Cooked Chicken


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

We compared the nutritional contents of filet o fish versus cooked chicken (100g each) below using 2019 USDA and NIH data[1].

You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Both filet o fish and chicken are high in calories - filet o fish has 282kcal of calories per 100 grams and chicken has 189kcal of calories.

dietary fiber

Filet o fish has more dietary fiber than chicken - filet o fish has 1.4g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and chicken does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Chicken has less sugar than filet o fish - filet o fish has 3.7g of sugar per 100 grams and chicken does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Both filet o fish and chicken are high in protein - filet o fish has 11.3g of protein per 100 grams and chicken has 23.3g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Filet o fish and chicken contain similar amounts of saturated fat - filet o fish has 2.8g of saturated fat per 100 grams and chicken has 3.1g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Filet o fish and chicken contain similar amounts of trans fat - filet o fish has 0.13g of trans fat per 100 grams and chicken has 0.09g of trans fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Filet o fish and chicken contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - filet o fish has 0.3mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and chicken does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Filet o fish and chicken contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - filet o fish has 1.2mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and chicken has 0.39mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Chicken has more riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and vitamin b6, however, filet o fish contains more folate and vitamin b12. Both filet o fish and chicken contain significant amounts of thiamin.

Filet O Fish Chicken
Thiamin 0.211 MG 0.121 MG
Riboflavin 0.13 MG 0.302 MG
Niacin 2.22 MG 7.107 MG
Pantothenic acid ~ 1.327 MG
Vitamin B6 ~ 0.538 MG
Folate 21 UG 2 UG
Vitamin B12 1.08 UG 0.51 UG

Minerals

calcium

Filet o fish is a excellent source of calcium and it has more calcium than chicken - filet o fish has 120mg of calcium per 100 grams and chicken has 8mg of calcium.

iron

Filet o fish has more iron than chicken - filet o fish has 1.6mg of iron per 100 grams and chicken has 0.93mg of iron.

potassium

Both filet o fish and chicken are high in potassium - filet o fish has 220mg of potassium per 100 grams and chicken has 677mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, Filet o fish has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) and epa than chicken per 100 grams, however, chicken contains more dpa than filet o fish per 100 grams. Both filet o fish and chicken contain significant amounts of DHA.

Filet O Fish Chicken
alpha linoleic acid 0.639 G 0.1 G
DHA 0.061 G 0.031 G
EPA 0.03 G 0.008 G
DPA 0.005 G 0.016 G
Total 0.735 G 0.155 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, filet o fish has more linoleic acid than chicken per 100 grams.

Filet O Fish Chicken
other omega 6 0.024 G 0.02 G
linoleic acid 5.187 G 1.818 G
Total 5.211 G 1.838 G

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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Filet O Fish (McDONALD'S, FILET-O-FISH) and Chicken (Chicken, ground, crumbles, cooked, pan-browned) .

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