Chicken has 857 calories per pound or 189 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat and protein.
51% 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. 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.
Chicken contains 0.3943536 grams of trans fat and485 mg of cholesterol.
- Total fat: 49.5 g
- Cholesterol: 485 mg
- Trans fat: 0.4 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: