Chicken vs Turkey: Make Healthy Choices

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

Turkey meat vs Chicken: Nutrition Comparison

per 100gChickenTurkey
Calories114 161
Fat1.65 g7.43 g
Protein23.2 g21.96 g
Water74.86 g70.68 g
Calcium12 mg11 mg
Iron0.73 mg0.75 mg
Magnessium27 mg25 mg
Phosphorus2.4 mg0.3 mg
Potassium239 mg223 mg
Sodium68 mg105 mg
Zink2.4 mg0.3 mg
Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine)0.068 mg0.038 mg
Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin)0.092 mg0.139 mg
Vitaminium B3 (Niacin)10.604 mg8.968 mg
Vitaminium B60.54 mg0.711 mg
Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid)0.004 mg0.007 mg
Vitaminium E0.22 mg0.07 mg

Less Calories in Chicken

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

Chicken has 114 kcal per 100g and turkey meat 161 kcal per 100g so it is pretty easy to calculate that the difference is about 41%.

In chicken and in turkey meat most calories came from protein.

See tables below to compare chicken with turkey meat in details.

Chicken And Turkey meat Nutrition Difference

  • Calories:
    turkey meat - 41% more than chicken
  • Fat:
    turkey meat - 350% more than chicken
  • Protein:
    chicken - 6% more than turkey meat
  • Water:
    chicken - 6% more than turkey meat

More protein in chicken

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

There is 21.96g per 100g of turkey meat and 23.2g per 100g of chicken so using simple math we can see that difference is about 6%.

Less fat in chicken

In chicken is less fats than in turkey meat.

The tables above show us that there is 7.43g/100g of fats in turkey meat and 1.65g/100g in chicken. In this case difference is about 350%.


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

Calories source

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


  • Calories161
  • Fat7.43 g
  • Protein21.96 g
  • Water70.68 g
Turkey calories per:
| ounce | single piece

Calories source

  • 0% CARBS
  • 57% PROTEIN
  • 43% FAT

Vitamins: turkey meat vs chicken

  • Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine):
    chicken - 79% more than turkey meat
  • Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin):
    turkey meat - 51% more than chicken
  • Vitaminium B3 (Niacin):
    chicken - 18% more than turkey meat
  • Vitaminium B6:
    turkey meat - 32% more than chicken
  • Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid):
    turkey meat - 75% more than chicken
  • Vitaminium E:
    chicken - 214% more than turkey meat

Minerals: chicken vs turkey meat

  • Calcium:
    chicken - 9% more than turkey meat
  • Iron:
    turkey meat - 3% more than chicken
  • Magnessium:
    chicken - 8% more than turkey meat
  • Phosphorus:
    chicken - 700% more than turkey meat
  • Potassium:
    chicken - 7% more than turkey meat
  • Sodium:
    turkey meat - 54% more than chicken
  • Zink:
    chicken - 700% more than turkey meat
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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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