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Calories in Chicken - Baked - Breast

317 calories

Serving Size 1 breast (about 170 g)

Calories in 1 breast of Chicken - Baked - Breast
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 breast (about 170 g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 118
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 50g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Food analysis

Low Carb Keto High Protein
There is 317 calories in 170 grams of Chicken - Baked - Breast. With 179 calories per 100 grams, this food would be considered a Medium calorie density food.

Chicken - Baked - Breast is Very Low in carbohydrates, High in proteins and Medium in fats. You can look at the macronutrients graph below for a detailed ratio.

With 0 grams of "Net carbohydrates" per 100 grams, it is a good choice you are following a Keto or Ketosis diet.

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Macronutrients split

64.8% Proteins
0.0% Carbohydrates
35.2% Fats

Nutrients and how much we eat of it play an important role on our health and body composition. To learn more on theses, check our blog posts on Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats.

Why is chicken the most popular meat in the world?

It’s hard to believe that chicken is the most popular meat in the world, but it is. Chicken has been around for thousands of years and there are many reasons why people eat more chicken than any other type of meat.

The first reason is the price. Chicken is much cheaper than other types of meat because it can be raised by feeding corn instead of grains like beef cattle do, which requires a lot more space and time to grow. Though animal rights activists do not have a nice word to say about it, it is the most consumed meat across the globe.

Why are they the favorites?

The reason for its popularity is that chicken has a mild flavor and can be cooked in so many different ways. Its texture makes it easy to shred, chop or slice which allows you to cook all kinds of dishes and meals. It is also very versatile. You can fry, grill, boil or poach chicken to suit the taste and texture you are looking for.

People also eat more chicken because it is healthier than other meats. There was a report by the American Heart Association that stated eating low-fat poultry instead of red meat will reduce your cholesterol level.

The different ways of cooking chicken

If you ask a chef what his or her favorite meat is, they would most likely say chicken. This is because there are so many different ways to cook it and still have it turn out juicy and flavorful.

  • Roast Chicken - A surefire way for cooking moist and tender chicken every time is by roasting it with vegetables around the chicken.
  • Grilled Chicken - Grilled chicken takes on a whole new flavor when marinated in different ingredients for hours or even overnight. It is very easy to grill too. Just make sure the grate is clean and hot before you place your meat on it for cooking.
  • Fried Chicken - There are even ways to make fried chicken healthy. You can use an air fryer or bake it with less oil to reduce the fat content of this dish.

A great chicken breast recipe

You may eat whatever meat you want, but a baked chicken breast is rarely missed. So here is a mouth-watering recipe you can try:

Honey Garlic chicken breast


  • Chicken breast

  • Honey

  • garlic

  • Butter

  • soy sauce

  • Vinegar

  • Flour


  • Split the chicken breast in half, so that 2 breasts provide 4 pieces;

  • Flour the chicken (this gives it a little crust so the sauce sticks to it better!)

  • Sear the chicken in a skillet with butter, garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, and honey.

  • Simmer the sauce until it thickens. Turn the chicken to cover it in the delicious honey garlic sauce.

Wrapping up…

Chicken is the most popular meat in the world because it can be cooked in so many different ways, cheaper than other meats, and healthier than red meat. We hope you enjoyed this article and that it has helped with your knowledge about chicken!

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