How Many Calories in Chicken

Chicken may be cooked in different ways; you may cook it plain or with different spices. The calorie content of chicken depends on the way it is cooked. The calorie content of each body part of the chicken also differs from the other for instance chicken breast, thighs, legs, drumstick; each of these contain different number of calories.

One oz of cooked chicken breast without skin contains around 46-47 calories, an average sized chicken breast without skin contains 142 calories, three and a half oz of chicken breasts without skin contain 165 calories, 4 oz of chicken breasts without skin contain 188 calories, 1 cup of chopped chicken breast without skin contains 231 calories and one pound of chicken breast without skin contains approximately 752 calories. Cooking chicken breast with skin gives higher number of calories. Each ounce of chicken breast with skin contains 55-56 calories, 4 oz of chicken breast with skin contains 224 calories and 6 oz of chicken breast with skin offers 336 calories. Adding different spices to it increases the calorie content further.

Chicken Calories

Consuming chicken leg piece gives more calories; one ounce of cooked chicken leg meat without skin contains 53 to 57 calories and three and a half ounce of leg meat without skin contains 200 calories. Each average sized chicken leg piece meat without skin which includes the thigh and drumstick contains 181 calories and one cup of chopped chicken leg meat without skin has 267 calories. An average sized chicken thigh without skin contains 109 calories and an average sized drumstick without skin includes around 76 calories. Consuming chicken leg meat with skin gives higher calorie content. There are 265 calories in 4 oz of chicken leg meat with skin; this also includes the thigh and the drumstick part. An average sized chicken drumstick with skin contains 112 calories and an average sized chicken thigh with skin has 153 calories.