The calorie content in a drumstick varies based on the way it is prepared. An average sized chicken drumstick contains 112 calories; these calories are with skin and an average sized chicken drumstick without skin has 76 calories. When the skin is removed from the drumstick the number of calories and fats reduce to a great extent. The calorie content also varies based on the manner in which it is cooked; it is different in boiled, broiled, steamed, fried and grilled drumsticks. The calorie content in a cooked drumstick also varies based on the kind and quantity of oil used in this vegetable and also based on the ingredients added to it.
One cup of cooked and diced chicken drumsticks contains 289 calories. Out of these 134 calories come from fat. The total number of fat in one cup of cooked and diced chicken drumstick contain 14.9 grams out of which 4.1 grams are saturated fat, 3.3 grams are polyunsaturated fat and 5.7 gram are monounsaturated fat. These drumsticks offer 121.8 mg Cholesterol, 556.3 mg of Sodium, 306.7 mg of Potassium, and 36.2 grams of Proteins. One drumstick which weighs around 46 grams contains 78 calories out of which 24 calories come from fat. The total fat content is 2.6 grams out of which 0.7 grams are saturated fat, 0.6 grams are polyunsaturated fat and 0.9 grams are monounsaturated fat. The cholesterol content is 40 mg, Sodium is 37 mg and protein content is 12.7 grams.
Chicken drumsticks have high protein content and also certain B Vitamins. Each drumstick offers more than 20% of the dietary reference intake of protein. Drumstick which is a good source of proteins, chicken drumsticks offer a great nutritional value and various heath benefits. It also has other micronutrients including Zinc, Iron and Niacin which help in combating various ailments and gives nutrition to the body.