Chicken leg calories and nutrition analyse

Chicken leg: calories, protein, carbs and fat exact data

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How many calories in chicken leg?

100g of chicken legs have about 120 calories (kcal).

For example, medium size chicken leg (170 g) have about 204 calories.

It is about 9% of daily calories intake for adult person with medium weight and medium activity (for calculation we assumed 2400 kcal daily intake).

To visualize how much it actualy is, take in mind that calories amount from medium size chicken leg (170 g) is similar to calories amount from ie.:

  • 3.5 apples
  • 2.5 glasses of Coca Cola
  • 2 slices of cheese
  • 1.5 slices of bread
  • 1.5 glasses of milk
  • 10.5 cubes of sugar

For burning such amount of calories you need to bike at least 29 minutes, swim for about 24 minutes or run for 21 minutes.

Calories in chicken leg came from protein in 67%, from carbs in 0% and from fat in 33%.

See also: Vitamins and health benefits of chicken leg.

Chicken leg - calories and nutrition per 100g

Calories 120 kcal
Protein 19.16 gram
Fat 4.22 gram

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How many calories in 1, 2, 3 or 5 chicken legs?

As I wrote before medium size chicken leg (170 g) have 204 calories. It is easy to count that two chicken legs have about 408 calories and three chicken legs have about 612 calories. In table below you can also see calories amount for four and five chicken legs.

  • Medium size chicken leg (170g)204 kcal
  • Two chicken legs408 kcal
  • Three chicken legs612 kcal
  • Four chicken legs816 kcal
  • Five chicken legs1020 kcal

How much protein in chicken legs?

Chicken legs have 19.16 g protein per 100g.
When you multiplay this value with weight of medium size chicken leg (170 g) you can see that you will get about 32.6 g of protein.

How much carbs in chicken legs?

0 g of carbs - chicken legs have no carbohydrates.

How much fat in chicken legs?

Chicken legs have 4.22 g fat per 100g.
So it is easy to count that medium size chicken leg (170 g) has about 7.2 g of fat.

Does chicken leg cause weight gain? How it affects your diet?

Small number of calories in chicken leg puts this product in the middle of low-calories meat. If you are on diet and you are looking for low-calorific meat, chicken leg seems to be a pretty good choice.

This is not many but you can easily find less calorific products. Less calories we can find in such meat as frog legs, turkey breast or rabbit.

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medium size chicken leg (170 g) has:

204kcal For burning these calories you have to:
Bike 29 min. Bike
Horse ride 38 min. Horse ride
Play tennis 20 min. Tennis
Run 21 min. Run
Swim 24 min. Swim
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All information about nutrition on this website was created with help of information from the official United States Department of Agriculture database.

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