Chicken vs Egg: All Nutritional Differences

Where is more calories, protein, carbs - what is more healthy?

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Chicken - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition
Egg - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition

Fact 1: There is Less Calories in Chicken

At first glance, you can see that in chicken is less calories than in egg.

Chicken has 114 kcal per 100g and egg 143 kcal per 100g so it is pretty easy to calculate that the difference is about 25%.

Additionally, it is also easy to notice that most of the calories in chicken cames from protein and in egg from fat.

See tables below to compare chicken with egg in details.

Fact 2: Chicken And Egg Nutrition Difference

Egg vs Chicken: Vitamins and Minerals Comparison

per 100gChickenEgg
Calories114 143
Fat1.65 g9.51 g
Protein23.2 g12.56 g
Water74.86 g76.15 g
Calcium12 mg56 mg
Iron0.73 mg1.75 mg
Magnessium27 mg12 mg
Phosphorus2.4 mg0.3 mg
Potassium239 mg138 mg
Sodium68 mg142 mg
Zink2.4 mg0.3 mg
Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine)0.068 mg0.04 mg
Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin)0.092 mg0.457 mg
Vitaminium B3 (Niacin)10.604 mg0.075 mg
Vitaminium B60.54 mg0.17 mg
Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid)0.004 mg0.047 mg
Vitaminium E0.22 mg1.05 mg

More protein in chicken

It is aslo easy to see see that in chicken is more protein than in egg.

There is 12.56g per 100g of egg and 23.2g per 100g of chicken so using simple math we can see that difference is about 85%.

Less fat in chicken

In chicken is less fats than in egg.

The tables above show us that there is 9.51g/100g of fats in egg and 1.65g/100g in chicken. In this case difference is about 476%.


  • Calories114
  • Fat1.65 g
  • Protein23.2 g
  • Water74.86 g
Chicken calories per:
100g | ounce | single piece | breast | thigh | leg | wing

Calories source

  • 0% CARBS.
  • 86% PROTEIN
  • 14% FAT


  • Calories143
  • Fat9.51 g
  • Protein12.56 g
  • Water76.15 g
Egg calories per:
100g | ounce | single piece

Calories source

  • 2% CARBS
  • 36% PROTEIN
  • 62% FAT

Vitamins: egg vs chicken

Minerals: chicken vs egg

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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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