How much protein is in a chicken breast?

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  1. jfall

    jfall Active Member

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    1oz boneless, skinless cooked. I keep getting varying answers everywhere I look.

    I entered 5oz boneless skinless chicken breast in fitday and it's showing about 43g protein but I've read on other sites that 5oz of chicken breast is in the 20g range
     
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    Purdue Perfect Portions claim 29g, and those are 5oz. Everything I have bought in the store is from the 25-29 g range. Eat up.
     
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    Is that cooked or uncooked? I'm not sure how much the weight changes. I'm talking 5oz after cooking. The chicken breasts I buy from my local grocery store do not have nutritional values on the packaging.

    Not that I really care, I just want to be sure that I'm hitting my protein intake mark. ~29g of protein compared to ~45g reported on another site is quite a discrepancy.
     
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    Most uncooked is about 19% meat protein IIRC.

    A regular chicken breast from costco is about 20g protein.
     
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    so fitday saying a 5oz boneless skinless chicken breast cooked is 43g protein is BS?
     
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    I'd say so, most of the nutritional charts I see on the back of chicken says ~7 oz = 50g of protein
     
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    back of my pack says 4oz = 25g (sanderson farms)
     
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    I guess I'll just assume it is around 30g protein for 5oz
     
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    Anabolic Pop-Tarts New Member

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    Didn't this chicken you have come in some sort of packaging that would, by law, say how much protein was in an average serving? Or was it roaming around the block when you capped it with your Red Ryder.
     
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    Mostly all meat in the grocery stores here is usually packaged by the butcher at the grocery and none of it has any nutrient info on the packaging. I suppose if you ask the butcher they may have a sheet or something.
     
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    http://www.calorieking.com/foods/ca...JnBvcz0xJnBhcj0ma2V5PWNoaWNrZW4gYnJlYXN0.html

    Or from the RDA nutrition database: (http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/) which a lot of food calculators are based on:

    chicken, broilers or fryers, breast, meat and skin, cooked, stewed

    Refuse: 18% (Bone)
    NDB No: 05061 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

    Nutrient Units Value per
    100 grams Number
    of Data
    PointsStd.
    Error Proximates Water
    g​
    66.21​
    16​
    0.406​
    Energy
    kcal​
    184​
    0​

    Energy
    kJ​
    770​
    0​

    Protein
    g​
    27.39​
    16​
    0.277​
    Total lipid (fat)
    g​
    7.42​
    16​
    0.222​
    Ash
    g​
    0.84​
    16​
    0.036​
    Carbohydrate, by difference
    g​
    0.00​
    0​

    Fiber, total dietary
    g​
    0.0​
    0​

    Sugars, total
    g​
    0.00​
    0​

     
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    Oh damn, Canada. Sorry. In the US everything has to be labelled.

    It does vary somewhat. Is it fresh or frozen. Frozen sometimes has water added.

    Per 4oz serving, it's about 23-27g protein. About 110-130 calories. 1-3g fat or so.
     
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    Yeah usually Canada is pretty good for nutritional info except in this case. I think it has something to do with the fact that its actually coming from a butcher. If you get meat from a butcher in the US I doubt it has to be legally labeled with nutritional info (although I could be wrong).
     
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    Don't believe so. Fresh meat isn't labeled at any of the places I buy it.

    Basically, 1 oz chicken breast= 5g protein.
     
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    4-5 oz = 20-30grams of protien
     
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