Chicken has 857 calories per pound or 189 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat and protein.
51 percent of calories in chicken are from fat and 49% of calories are from protein.
The majority, or 51% of the calories in ground chicken are from fat. Chicken has a moderate amount of total fat, with 49.5 grams or 77% of recommended daily values per pound. It also is cholestrol free. Most of the fat in chicken are healthier unsaturated fats but it also contains a high amount of saturated fat, about 80% of recommended daily values:
There is no significant amounts of
cholestrol in chicken.
- Total fat: 49.5 g
- Saturated fat: 14.1 g
- Monounsaturated fat: 22.1 g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 9.4 g
Chicken is a source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, containing a total of 0.45 grams for every pound. It contains significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid.
- alpha linoleic acid: 0.45 g
Also a good source of omega-6 fatty acids, every pound of chicken contains a total of 8.7 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in chicken comes from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid.
- linoleic acid: 8.24 g
- other omega 6: 0.48 g
The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in chicken is 19.4: 1.
Some other proteins with similar calories to chicken by weight: