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Calories in Chicken - Ground

318 calories

About 170 grams.

Calories in 170 grams of Chicken - Ground
Nutrition Facts

About 170 grams.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 167
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 182mg 61%
Sodium 128mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 39g

* 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 Bad Fat Source
There is 318 calories in 170 grams of Chicken - Ground. With 182 calories per 100 grams, this food would be considered a Medium calorie density food.

Chicken - Ground is Very Low in carbohydrates, High in proteins and High 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

50.5% Proteins
0.0% Carbohydrates
49.5% 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.

When it comes to versatility ground chicken can be used in everything you can think of, from chicken burgers to spicy chorizo, even breakfast eggs!

Benefits of ground chicken

  • Has less fat

  • Is a good source of protein

  • Has essential nutrients and vitamins

For weight loss

Ground chicken is a healthy and tasty alternative to the more common ground beef or pork. It has less fat, calories per serving size, so it's a good option for people trying to lose weight.

Downsides of ground chicken

Ground chicken from supermarkets is likely to be infected with salmonella so better to prepare your ground chicken at home.

Sloppy Joe Recipe with ground chicken

  •  olive oil - half Tbsp

  • 1 big sliced onion

  • 1 diced green bell pepper

  • tomato sauce- 11/2 cups

  • 1 pound lean ground chicken

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce

  •  chilli powder-½ Tbsp

  • ten to twelve shakes Tabasco or another type of spicy sauce

  • salt and black pepper according to taste

  • 4 split and toasted whole-wheat or sesame rolls


  • In a large skillet over , heat the oil in medium heat

  • Cook for approximately 2 minutes, 

  • Add the ground chicken to the skillet and cook until the meat turns a light brown 

  • Season with salt and pepper after adding the tomato sauce, tomato paste, sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, chilli powder, and hot sauce.

  • Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 10 minutes, or until the liquid has decreased and the sauce has completely coated the meat.

  • Distribute the mixture evenly among the rolls.

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