The Nutrient Content of Selected Canadian Chicken Parts
100 g roasted, without bone
CHICKEN CUT KCAL PROTEIN (g/100) FAT (g/100) CARB (g/100)
Breast
Skinless 159 33 2.1 0.0
Skin On 190 26 8.7 0.0
Leg
Skinless 170 25 7.0 0.0
Skin On 243 21 17.1 0.0
Ground
Thigh 164 25 6.6 0.0
Thigh
Skinless 170 25 7.0 0.0
Skin On 251 20 18.1 0.0
Drumstick
Skinless 170 25 7.0 0.0
Skin On 215 22 13.5 0.0
Canadian Nutritent File 2007

Nutrient Cheat Sheet – what’s in chicken and how it benefits your health

Nutrient What it does Best cut to find it in
Protein Proteins are part of every cell in your body and are needed to build and repair muscle, tissues, skin, nails and hair.Also helps to fight infections by building antibodies. Breasts, thighs, drumsticks and wings,All cuts, including those with skin, are an excellent source of protein.A 100 g serving of chicken breast has 33 g.
Potassium Potassium is important for the health of your bones, kidneys, nerves and muscles. Skinless chicken breasts are high in potassium, containing 12% of the daily recommended value.
B-1 (Thiamine) Helps turn the food you eat into energy and helps your body use protein. Dark meat (thighs and drumsticks) are a source of thiamine, containing 10% of the daily recommended value.
B-2 (Riboflavin) Plays a major role in the production of energy by helping your body use fats, carbohydrates and proteins.Essential for normal growth, and for developing red blood cells and antibodies.Can help prevent may common conditions like migraine headaches, cataracts, acne, dermatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and eczema. Skinless legs (thighs and drumsticks) are a source of riboflavin, containing 10% of the daily recommended value.
B-6 (Pyridoxine) Helps your body use carbohydrates and protein.Involved in makeing antibodies and red blood cells. Helps with nerve function. Skinless breasts are a good source, containing 20% of the recommended daily value.
B-12 (Cobalamin) Helps your body use carbohydrates, fats and protein, helps maintain the nervous system and is needed to make blood cells.Meat and poultry are the only food sources of this vitamin. Dark meat (thighs, drumsticks and wings) are very high.Skinless thighs and drumsticks contain 60% of the daily recommended value.
Biotin Helps your body use carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and B vitamins. Helps make fatty acids. Dark meat (thighs, drumsticks and wings) are a source.Skinless thighs and drumsticks contain 15% of the daily recommended value.
Niacin Helps your body use carbohydrates, fats and protein. Helps maintain the digestive system and helps with blood circulation, nerve function and appetite regulation.Also helps to build and maintain healthy skin. All cuts of chicken are excellent sources.Skinless chicken breasts contain 100% of the daily recommended value.
Pantothenate Helps convert nutrients into energy.  Needed for nerve function and to help the body use vitamins Skinless chicken breasts are an excellent source, containing 30% of the recommended daily value.
Phosphorus Helps with nerve signaling, kidney function, muscle contractions, normal heartbeat, and builds strong bones and teeth. Skinless breasts, thighs and drumsticks are high in phosphorus.Skinless breasts contain 25% of the recommended daily value.
Magnesium Many of us are not getting enough magnesium. Needed for many important functions, including keeping your heart healthy by working with other minerals to control blood pressure. All chicken cuts are a source of magnesium.Skinless breasts contain 15% of the daily recommended value.
Iron Needed to build red blood cells and help carry oxygen from the lungs to every cell in your body.Also important for brain function. Dark meat, including thighs, drumsticks and wings, are a source of iron.Dark meat cuts contain 6% of the daily recommended value.
Zinc Strengthens our immune system, helps with wound healing and is needed for proper taste and smell. Essential for growth and development. Skinless drumsticks are an excellent source of zinc, containing 25% of the recommended daily value.

Courtesy of Chicken Farmers of Canada