Chicken drumstick is the lower joint of the leg of a chicken and is a popular and tasty chicken part. There are many recipes and dishes which are made by using chicken drumstick and one of them is boiled chicken drumstick. This dish can be found at several restaurants and can be prepared at home as well by following a very simple recipe. But before having boiled chicken drumstick, one must be aware of the number of calories that are present in it. Infact each different variant of the dish may have different number of calories.
If you are opting to eat boiled chicken drumstick without its skin, then 1 serving of this weighing 95 grams would be containing a total of 181 calories. Out of this amount, 8 grams of the calories come from the total fat content, 3 grams comes from monounsaturated fats, 26 grams comes from the protein content and 89 mg comes from the amount of cholesterol that this dish contains.
There is also 86 mg of sodium present in boiled chicken drumstick without skin. The presence of high quantity of cholesterol and sodium makes this a slightly unhealthy version of the dish. But presence of iron and protein neutralize the negative effects.
In a plain cooked slightly large sized chicken leg with the skin there are about 265 calories. This form of the chicken leg contains a lot of sodium but to balance this negative point, there is also a high amount of protein which is present. In terms of nutrition, this dish cannot be considered very nutritious and must be avoided by all those people who are in the middle of the process of losing weight as it contains a lot of calories.