How Many Calories In Chicken Wings?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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How many calories in chicken wings?  There are about 43 calories in one chicken wing. And the nutrition facts of one chicken wing is:

  • Calories- 43
  • Protein- 6.4 grams
  • Carbs- 0 grams
  • Fat- 1.7 grams

3.5 oz of chicken wings provides 203 calories, 30.5 grams of protein and 8.1 grams of fat.  

When it comes to a chicken drumstick there are about 149 calories in one drumstick. 

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The Nutrition Facts of one drumstick are the following:

Calories: 149

Protein: 23.3 grams

Carbs: 0 grams

Fat: 5.5 grams

One 3.5 oz chicken drumstick has 149 calories, 65 grams of protein and 35% fat.

The Other cuts of chicken calories are:

  • Chicken Tenderloin: 89 calories per 3.5 oz
  • Dark Meat: 178 calories per 3.5 oz
  • Light Meat: 153 calories per 3.5 oz
  • Back: 239 calories per 3.5 oz

How many calories are in one boneless chicken breast?

Calories: 386

Protein: 58.4 grams

Fat: 15.2 grams

In a chicken breast with skin, 61% of the calories comes from protein and 39% comes from fat. Eating the skin of a chicken breast adds an additional 81 calories. If you add the skin to chicken wing it comes out to 86 calories as opposed to 43 calories without the skin.

If your goal is to lose weight or consume less fat than it is advisable to eat the chicken wing, chicken thigh or chicken breast without the skin.

The Bottom Line is a chicken wing has about 43 calories without the skin. And with the skin it is about 86 calories. If you are trying to lose weight it is best to eat chicken wings or chicken breasts without the skin because it has less calories and less fat.

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