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Chicken Legs How much is too much?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 09, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Hey Just wondering if this is too much, I've been eating Chicken Legs for lunch lately, with skin bone and fat, I Munch on the ends of the bone and consume part of what looks like the spine as well. Normally there is none left but the cartilage and the middles of the bones. The chicken leg packs weigh around 650-700g most times. They are grain fed and have tons of fat on them. I love eating them both for lunch. But I do not get accurate results in the protein and fat ratio as they vary very greatly. What would be the true nutrition of a chicken leg (both legs) that weigh 500-800g? I don't want to consume too little protein not get protein poisoning.

P.S. 500-800g per pack of 2 legs nutrient data would be very appreciated. Thanks Plus does that include the bones as well? Thanks!

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on September 09, 2012
at 02:35 PM

Exactly what I was thinking. Good thing they've got Tuna in Olive oil here, I don't care much for the flavor of tuna in water. I like the oily flavor and don't bother draining the can. Beef I like, as well as lamb, will be on the lookout for beef liver as I love that with my scrambled eggs for breakfast. I hate fish as I can never cook them right, with the exception of Tuna in olive oil and sardines in olive oil.

Cccb899526fb5908f64176e0a74ed2d9

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on September 09, 2012
at 12:44 PM

Switching meats up from time to time probably helps with a diverse nutrient profile anyway. Hit the beef for a few days, then switch to fish, then to chicken, etc.

7278560e76901ded4081022b54c6e165

on September 09, 2012
at 12:24 PM

I usually feel good eating some brands but the last one I ate I was shocked to find broken and unusually high in fatty parts with little meat, but it sure weighed a hefty 700g didn't feel too well after that one. Then again it was the first time trying chicken coated in curry No I just cook the chicken legs coated with spices Perhaps if this habit continues I need to limit oneself to no more than 600g and resist eating the bones (except the spinal part!) Maybe more red meats and less chicken. I don't know how to tell if IM hungry or if I'm healthy. I just eat no less than 2150 Cal a day.

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B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

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on September 23, 2012
at 10:19 PM

If you are chicken, any positive integer strictly greater than two is too many legs.

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on September 23, 2012
at 08:16 PM

If you throw up - that is too much. If you don't, you are fine.

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Cccb899526fb5908f64176e0a74ed2d9

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on September 09, 2012
at 10:37 AM

Nutrition Information for 1 lb (454g) of chicken leg, meat and skin, roasted:

  • 835.36 kcal
  • 40.81 g fat - 8.42 g polyunsaturated (4.87 g o6)
  • 109.1 g protein
  • 0.0 g carb

Assuming you're not frying the chicken in butter or oil, I'd say that's a hefty but reasonable lunch. The polyunsaturated fat level is a tad high, but easily fits into the nutritional context of a day's eating.

Do you feel well after eating it? Are your health markers looking good? Are you in control of your weight? If you can say yes to those three, then don't worry about it.

Cccb899526fb5908f64176e0a74ed2d9

(2801)

on September 09, 2012
at 12:44 PM

Switching meats up from time to time probably helps with a diverse nutrient profile anyway. Hit the beef for a few days, then switch to fish, then to chicken, etc.

7278560e76901ded4081022b54c6e165

on September 09, 2012
at 12:24 PM

I usually feel good eating some brands but the last one I ate I was shocked to find broken and unusually high in fatty parts with little meat, but it sure weighed a hefty 700g didn't feel too well after that one. Then again it was the first time trying chicken coated in curry No I just cook the chicken legs coated with spices Perhaps if this habit continues I need to limit oneself to no more than 600g and resist eating the bones (except the spinal part!) Maybe more red meats and less chicken. I don't know how to tell if IM hungry or if I'm healthy. I just eat no less than 2150 Cal a day.

7278560e76901ded4081022b54c6e165

on September 09, 2012
at 02:35 PM

Exactly what I was thinking. Good thing they've got Tuna in Olive oil here, I don't care much for the flavor of tuna in water. I like the oily flavor and don't bother draining the can. Beef I like, as well as lamb, will be on the lookout for beef liver as I love that with my scrambled eggs for breakfast. I hate fish as I can never cook them right, with the exception of Tuna in olive oil and sardines in olive oil.

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