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NUTRITIONAL information

Is chicken a healthy meat?

Delicious and nutritious, cooked chicken meat helps support, build and maintain a healthy body*. Chicken is an excellent source of protein and source of key vitamins and minerals


*As part of a varied healthy diet.

How is chicken good for you?


Supports muscle growth and development

Helps build strong bones


Helps keep the immune system strong


Is a serious brain food



Is a fatigue fighter

How many calories are in chicken meat?


100g of chicken breast flesh, baked or roasted with no added fat contains 637 kilojoules, which is 152 calories.

How much protein does chicken have?

Check out how your favourite stir-fried meat compares with chicken breast in terms of fat and protein.


How much protein does chicken have?

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Assumptions and Notes

There are limitations associated with food composition databases. Nutrient data may represent an average of the nutrient content of a particular sample of foods and ingredients, determined at a particular time. The nutrient composition of foods and ingredients can vary substantially between batches and brands because of a number of factors, including changes in season, changes in formulation, processing practices and ingredient sources. While most of the data contained in the FSANZ Food Composition Database are generated from analysed values, some of the data are borrowed from overseas food composition tables; supplied by the food industry; taken from food labels; imputed from similar foods; or calculated using a recipe approach.

The ACMF RDI% data was updated in August 2019 to coincide with the newly released NHMRC nutrient reference material for dietary intakes. (NHMRC reference material below)

For the nutritional information underpinning nutrition statements, please see our data sources below.

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CHICKEN meat nutrient checker

How does chicken stack up with other proteins? Compare the nutrients of your favourite cuts of chicken, beef and veal, lamb and pork, and the percentage of nutrients it contains against the recommended daily intake (RDI) for your physical gender and age.

This feature allows for easy and convenient comparison of the nutritional composition of a range of cuts of chicken, beef, lamb and pork. At any one time, up to three different meat cuts can be specified by selection through the drop-down menus.

All results are based on a 100 gram sample of the selected meat cut.

Data Source

The data used for the comparisons is extracted from FSANZ Food Composition Database which can be accessed in full at and NHRMC Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand Including Recommended Dietary Intakes which can be accessed at or the executive summary at