Chicken salad can be prepared using different methods. You may add different ingredients such as eggs, vegetables, cheese, etc to make the chicken salad more tasteful. The calorie content in chicken salad varies based on the ingredients added to it and also its method of preparation.
One cup of typically prepared chicken salad contains 417 calories out of which 284 calories come from fat. The total fat content in an equal serving of similarly prepared chicken salad is 31.5 grams out of which 5.66 grams is saturated fat content, 14.94 grams is polyunsaturated fat content and 8.63 grams is monounsaturated fat. It also contents potassium and sodium content which is 319 mg and 288 mg respectively. The total protein content in an equal serving of chicken salad is 29.48 grams and total carbohydrates content is 2.55 grams. Consuming chicken salad also impacts your cholesterol level. One cup of chicken salad contains 100 mg cholesterol. It also has calcium, iron and traces of vitamin C.
Homemade chicken salad is comparatively low in calories. Half a cup of homemade chicken salad contains 172 calories. An equal serving of chicken salad has 7 grams of carbohydrates, 22 grams proteins and 6 grams of fat content. Consuming one fourth cup of similarly prepared chicken salad provides 86 calories; it contains 4 grams of carbohydrates, 11 grams of proteins and 3 grams of fat content. Three fourth cup of chicken salad prepared this way has around 259 calories, 10 grams carbohydrates, 32 grams proteins and 9 grams fat. One cup of homemade chicken salad contains around 345 calories out of which 14 grams is carbohydrates, 43 grams is proteins and 12 grams is the total fat content.
There are various ingredients that one may add to the chicken salad to enhance its taste. Many people prefer consuming chicken salad with egg. One cup serving of this chicken salad preparation contains 384 calories.