per 100 grams
Carbohydrates 0 g
Proteins 30.5 g
Fats 3.2 g
Water 66.1 g
Sugar 0 ug
Fiber 0 ug
Trans Fats 0 ug
Ash 1.3 grams

Chicken Breast

151 Calories per 100g

When most people think of chicken, they conjure up the image of a juicy chicken breast, covered in golden-brown breading. The chicken breast is undeniably one of the most popular cuts of chicken, enjoyed by families across the globe. Whether grilled, baked, or fried, this sweet, tender cut brings a unique flavor and texture to a meal.

For those unfamiliar with the chicken breast, it can be confusing trying to figure out exactly what a it is, and why it is so popular. To put it simply, the chicken breast is a cut of meat that comes from the pectoral muscle of the chicken. It's located on the breast near the neck and rib cage, which is why it can often appear as two parts. The breast is usually sold as a single piece, weighing about 8 oz per pound.

For cooking, the chicken breast is a versatile cut of meat that can be prepared in many different ways. Because of its relatively mild flavor, it can easily absorb the flavors of a marinade or rub. It can be barbequed, pan-fried, baked, grilled, or even steamed. Thanks to its succulent texture, the chicken breast is great for everything from sandwiches to salads and stir-fries.

Nutritionally-speaking, the chicken breast is surprisingly high in protein content. A 3 oz serving contains about 26 grams of protein, making it an excellent source of lean protein. It's also naturally low in fat and carbohydrates, with just 2.5 grams of fat and 0 grams of carbohydrates per 3 oz serving. On top of that, chicken breasts are rich in vitamins and minerals like B vitamins, phosphorus, and selenium.

When shopping for chicken breasts, look for labels that say "all-natural" or "organic". Chicken breasts labeled as such are usually minimally processed, contain no added hormones or antibiotics, and don't contain any preservatives. Additionally, organic chicken usually contains more omega-3 fatty acids than conventional chicken, making it a healthier option.

Now that you know a little more about the chicken breast, we've put together some tips and tricks for preparing it. For a traditional fried chicken breast, make sure to use an oil with a high smoke-point such as canola or vegetable oil. For a healthier option, try lightly coating the chicken breast in olive or coconut oil and adding some garlic, salt, and pepper. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes.

For a tender and juicy finished product, marinating the chicken breast overnight before cooking can make all the difference. A simple marinade of olive oil, garlic, herbs, and lemon juice don't only offer great flavor – they also help keep the chicken breast moist while it cooks.

Grilling or barbequing the chicken breast is another great way to add flavor. The key to grilling a tender and juicy chicken breast is to make sure it's not overcooked. Rub the chicken breasts with olive oil and season with your choice of spice mixture before grilling. This can help you achieve that delicious, charred flavor on the outside, while locking in moisture and flavor on the inside. Cook the chicken breasts over medium to medium-high heat for about 4 to 6 minutes per side, or until a meat thermometer reads 165°F.

Finally, for a delicious chicken sandwich, try pan-searing the chicken breasts in a pan over medium to high heat for about 5 minutes per side. Pan-searing the chicken breast will help form a nice crust on the outside, while keeping the inside juicy. Just before serving, add some slices of cheese and let them melt over the chicken. This will help to bring a rich, melt-in-your-mouth flavor to the sandwich.

The bottom line is that with a little bit of knowledge and some practice, you can create delicious chicken breast dishes that will have your family begging for more. Whether you oven-bake, pan-fry, or grill, the possibilities are virtually endless. So go ahead and give it a try – you won’t be disappointed!