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DIETITIANBECKY
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1/20/13 7:04 P

As others have mentioned 8 ounces is not the same as using a one cup measuring cup which is designed for a liquid measure (volume).

The closest measurement conversion I can provide is this:
1/2 cup cooked, diced chicken = about 3 ounces of cooked chicken (using a scale)



MUSCATDBQ
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1/20/13 5:11 P

I'd say if you want it, eat it. I feel that chicken is one if the better protein options.

Just make sure you don't fall into the same trap I did...8 oz chicken is by weight, not volume. So 1 cup of chicken isn't the same as 8 oz chicken (even though 1 cup IS 8 fluid ounces). :-)



MANDIETERRIER1
Posts: 13,646
1/20/13 5:00 P

I eat chicken and dumplings all the time.

Since it is home made, you can put all the ingredients in the recipe tracker and get the real calorie count.



DRAGONCHILDE
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1/20/13 4:39 P

It's not about "good" or "bad" - chicken is in general a very good source of healthy protein, boiled or not. Anything is fine in moderation. Chicken provides essential nutrients like protein to your body, and is one of many available choices.

Just make sure that you include all the ingredients, and you're fine. Chicken and dumplings are one of my favorites, and I make them regularly, and as you can see... I'm losing weight just fine. ;) Add more veggies for more nutritional "oomph".

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 1/20/2013 (16:39)


NICHOLS1991
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1/20/13 4:30 P

I have a question I really want to eat this chicken and dumplings for my dinner before I go to work (it's home made) but I was trying to find reliable calorie information. I finally did here on sparkpeople (since I'm choosing to trust the information in the calorie counter here.)

So I know that in 8 oz of Boiled chicken it is around 250 calories (it was boiled in plain water)... Is that accurate? I'm not actually going to eat a full cup of chicken but I put it in my calorie counter just so that I knew I wouldn't go over.

The one biscuit has 140 calories and the broth (it's water with like 2 tablespoons full of powder mixed in) has like 10 calories.

I was going to eat 2 cups of broth (it's yummy) fish out one biscuit and then eat about a half of a cup of chicken.

Is this a healthy? I know it has too much sodium (probably) but other than that? It certainly smells good :3



 
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