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Calories & Nutrition In Chicken Drumsticks

Raw chicken drumstick

Chicken drumstick is one of the most favourite part of chicken that is love people very much. Different types of fried chicken are made from drumsticks like broasted chicke, KFC Chicken, buttermilk fried chicken etc. But do you know the nutrition value and calories of chicken drumsticks?

Well, today I am sharing calories and nutrition value of chicken drumstick.

What is chicken drumstick?

Chicken legs have two parts – thigh and drumstick. The lower portion of chicken leg is called drumstick. I think it is the most valuable part of chicken.

Calories and nutrition Info of skinless chicken drumsticks

The average weight of a chicken drumsticks is approximately 45 grams. Skinless chicken always contains less fat and calories than chicken with skin. A skinless chicken drumstick contain-

  • Calories: 80
  • Protein: 13 grams
  • Carbs: 0 grams
  • Fat: 2.6 grams

Per 100 grams (3.5 ounce) skinless chicken drumstick contains 180 calories, 29 grams of protein and 6 grams of fat. It also contains vitamin A, B, D and K and different types of mineral like iron, calcium, sodium etc.

Nutrition value and calories with skin

Chicken skin is the another good source of fat and calories. One medium size chicken drumstick with skin contains 95 calories, 13 grams protein, 0 carbs and 3 grams of fat. It also contains 1 gram saturated fat.

  • Calories: 95
  • Protein: 13 grams
  • Carbs: 0 grams
  • Fat: 3 grams
  • Saturated fat: 1 gram

100 grams of drumstick with skin contains 205 calories, 27 grams of protein, 7 grams of fat. For the case of drumsticks, 68-70% calories come from protein and 32-30% calories come from fat.

Chicken meat has low calories compared to other meat. Calories can be increase when you cook it with more oil or add batter, sauce, and butter. Deep fried chicken always contains more calories and fat than shallow fried chicken.

Summary: The average calories per 100 grams of drumstick is about 200 Cal and contains 25 grams of protein and 6.5 grams of fat.

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