Number of calories in chicken

How many calories in chicken thigh; skin on

Understanding the number of calories in different types of food is important to assist in responsible weight loss.

Chicken whole Chicken thigh Chicken drumstick Chicken thigh Chicken leg Chicken leg

Select type of cooked chicken

Use slider to select weight of food

Chicken trivia

Dark meat contains 2.64 times more saturated fat than white meat, per gram of protein. One commentator wrote that dark meat contains more vitamins, while a New York Times columnist has stated the two meats are nearly identical in nutritional value, especially when compared with typical red meat. Dark meat is converted into Type II or fast-twitch muscle in the human body. For ground-based birds like chicken and turkeys, dark meats occur in the legs, which are used to support the weight of the animals while they move.

Calories in of

Based on per 100g


Stuff to read

Portion control is important for weight loss

Portions control advice

Reference: Australian Chicken Meat Federation Chicken recipes Jointing a chicken How to spatchcock a chicken How to butterfly a chicken breast Roast chicken cooking calculator Safe meat cooking temperatures Safe meat cooking temperatures Portions per person Your BMI plotted on a graph against national averages