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Y_GHAZALY Posts: 140
2/26/11 5:10 A

Hey everyone :)

i found this website with an EXACT breakdown for all sorts of kinds of roast chicken (finally!!), skin & bones included & removed :) i hope u find it useful too :)

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2/9/11 6:43 P

Oh, I will eat the crispy parts of the skin but toss the stuff that doesn't crisp up (along with the fat).


One thing about judging nutrition by those rotissary chickens one sees in supermarkets: those are awfully overladen with salt and are in other manners not cooked the way I do them at home.


I still find the whole chicken to be diet friendly. Just exercise portion control and know that a good chicken stock is excellent for a number of future soups if stored (fat removed) frozen in the freezer. Plus, the dark meat is where the nutrients are.

Edited by: CEDARBARK1 at: 2/9/2011 (18:46)
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2/9/11 5:49 P

I buy the whole chicken and just remove all skin and any excess fat I see and toss it!

FOLGORE Posts: 474
2/9/11 5:29 P

Thanks again, Pookie! The site you linked to looks like it might be a good source for nutrition info not already in the SparkPeople nutrition tracker!

Now for the answer to my question:

Chicken, roasting, meat and skin, cooked, roasted: 1070 calories, 580 of which come from fat!

Arghhhh!!!!! I should've known that the skin would ruin what is otherwise a diet-friendly meat!

From now on, no more whole roast chickens! I will buy the packaged, skinless, boneless chicken breasts. With fat minimized, those are diet friendly.

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2/9/11 6:30 A

Thanks for the link!

Also, the nutritional value will be affected by size of the bird.

I also buy the whole chicken -- cost effective that way -- and turn the last bits into homemade stock. Yum!

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2/9/11 4:45 A

this may give you some ideas as well

ANARIE Posts: 13,184
2/8/11 6:14 P

The other user probably got it from WalMart/Sam's Club or a similar huge national US chain. In the US, if a company sells more than a certain amount of a processed food, they have to provide a nutrition label. My concern would be about whether your chicken was the same size. The ones we get range from 2 pounds at most supermarkets to almost 5 pounds at Sam's or Costco (warehouse club stores.) Guestimating the pieces might be more accurate. And if you look, you might find an entry for chicken skin alone, so for whichever piece didn't have an entry, you could add a little extra skin.

FOLGORE Posts: 474
2/8/11 5:59 P

Thanks for the suggestion! I tried doing that, but ran into some terminology problems. Unclear what they mean w/ breast -- whole breast or half? One other chicken part wasn't described w/ skin. I ended up taking the calorie count for a whole rotisserie chicken. It was inputed by another member, so I have to wonder where he/she got the info. Oh well....

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2/8/11 4:25 P

Well use the nutrition tracker and track two breasts with skin, two thighs, two drumsticks, two wings and add a little etc for the loose pickings meat from underneath and stuff.

Thats what I do when I get one.

FOLGORE Posts: 474
2/8/11 4:06 P

Hi. I want to find out how many calories there are in a whole roast chicken, including skin. I typically buy these from Tesco (I live in UK) and normally down it over two days. Thanks.

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