Anyone who has dieted knows that chicken breast is a staple of the daily food program. They also know that chicken breast becomes boring and eventually nauseating after meal-upon-meal of the often dry, chewy meat. It is difficult to cook it just right and rarely enjoyable to eat when it is cold, out of your 6-pack bag.
Ground chicken, on the other hand, is a much more pleasant experience. It is softer and retains it’s moister. The taste and flavor are similar to a chicken nugget without the breading.
There are two ways to obtain ground chicken. The first is to purchase it in the store. Read the package because the amount of fat will vary. 95% lean or better is ideal. A 4oz serving is 150 calories and includes 5 gm fat, 24 gm protein, and 0 grams of carbs. This is nearly the same as chicken breast
The second technique is to grind it yourself in a blender. This will allow you to pull any visible fat from the meat and achieve a slightly leaner final product. You will need a good blender like a Ninja for this.
Ground chicken is also a fantastic option for gaining lean mass. While it is very difficult to eat larger servings of chicken breast, once ground, eating 8 – 12 oz is very easy.
Nutritional Facts 4 oz. Chick Breast
- Calories 184
- Fat 4.5 gm
- Saturated Fat 1.5 gm
- Carbohydrates 0 gm
- Protein 24 gm