Chicken, one of the most primary food items, is served in various ways. The chart in this article describes and compares calories in baked chicken breast with those in the fried preparation.
Baked chicken breasts are very easy to prepare, and you can make them in a variety of ways. As you all know, chicken dishes are rich in protein and lean chicken pieces, especially baked ones comprise the healthiest food for children as well as adults. Still, it has been noticed that most people are unaware of the calories and nutrients in chicken.
Baked vs. Fried Chicken Breast
The following table shows calories in baked, and fried chicken breast, with or without bone/skin.
|Chicken Breast Types||Serving Size||Calories (Kcal)|
|Plain baked||4 oz.||150|
|Roasted, skinless||3 oz.||120|
|Boneless, skinless||4 oz.||110|
|Roasted, meat only||1 cup chopped (140 g.)||231|
|Baked, split, skin removed (Wegman’s)||3 oz. (84 g.)||120|
|Traditional, baked (by Country Buffet)||1 breast (149 g.)||280|
|Wegman’s baked chicken breast (split)||3 oz. (84 g.)||180|
|Ec chicken breast (by KFC)||1 serving (162 g.)||440|
|Baked, boneless, skinless||5 oz.||230|
Baked Chicken Breast Nutrition Facts
1 serving of 45 g. of Classic Baked Chicken Breast contains:
|Calories from fat||2.0|
|Calories from protein||35.5|
|Calories from carbohydrates||6.6|
|Total carbohydrates||1.7 g.|
|Saturated fat||0.1 g.|
|Monounsaturated fat||0.1 g.|
|Total fat||0.2 g.|
|Vitamin C||0.1 mg.|
|Dietary Fiber||0.0 g.|
|Omega 6 fatty acids||36.5 mg.|
|Dietary Fiber||0.0 g.|
Health Benefits of Chicken Breast
Homemade baked chicken breast with simple but healthy ingredients like olive oil, pepper, low fat butter, onion, garlic, etc. can prove to be very delicious and healthy. You can consume it as a snack or you can add it to your lunch/dinner menu. It is obviously a good source of protein which is necessary to maintain your overall health and energy levels. It also provides some of the important B vitamins like niacin (B3), B6, and vitamin B12. The vitamins and minerals received from chicken breast help prevent various serious health conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, anemia, etc. The nutrients help repair damaged blood vessels and help to regain strength after prolonged weakness. They also help reduce symptoms like tingling in legs and hands to certain extent. Fat in chicken is less saturated than that in beef. If the skin is not removed from the chicken breast, then you eat approximately double amount of saturated fats. Consumption of healthy chicken helps lower the risk of osteoporosis in elderly people. Vitamins and minerals from chicken help maintain the bone structure, bone and teeth health, etc. Chicken provides selenium which plays an important role in strengthening the immune system and improving the metabolic processes. Those who regularly consume healthy chicken pieces can enjoy good cardiovascular health.