Does anyone understand why the difference? I'm really hoping this site is wrong, because it's a little disheartening to learn that a whole plain chicken breast runs close to 300 calories.
The size issue is aggravating, too, but less so than not actually knowing how many calories are in a given portion.
It probably depends on the amount of fat in the meal as well.
I see what you're saying, and for a while, I thought this was the explanation, but it doesn't really resolve the issue.
Sorry if I seem like I'm being a stickler here, but chicken breasts are one of my "safe" foods, and the discrepancy is too huge for me to just let it go.
Then, I can have fruit for a snack, or popcorn, before retiring if I get hungry. My calories are not all taken up with dinner.
The weight beforehand seems to include a lot of water, I think going by raw weight is REALLY misleading. As is using the serving size on the meat containers and dividing it by the number of chicken breasts‚?¶because if you compare it to cooked/roasted chicken breast you are WAYYYY under actual calories. Personally, I think this method of packaging is meant to enforce our thoughts that we are eating better while still getting us to buy the BIG package of chicken.
Most of our ideas of a serving size is way off...I mean think about it, aren‚??t more health conscience people going to buy their product if the numbers look good? If we see this big honking chicken breast for 140 calories aren‚??t we gonna be more impressed than seeing something like 280 on the same piece?
So just to clarify, when this site says one chicken breast it means both the left and right or just the left or right? Is the 142 calories on this site the left or right breast or one half of a left or right breast?
There is always a weight associated with something like that -- most chicken breast (halves) are not a standard 4-6 oz raw -- if this site said 1 breast, it also gave the weight down in the nutritional area.
chicken breast is singular -- "butchers" cut it right down the breast bone into 2 halves, which are more commonly referred to as breasts. If you actually get a whole breast, it generally includes the bone portion -- and is stated as such (think of turkey -- it's the same thing, only smaller)
Thanks! I was more interested in the one vs one half issue, but I get it now.
I would just go by the package. I always go by the package for anything unless CC matches it.
I count raw, skinless chicken breast as 110 calories per 100g. Works for me.
The difference is because you're looking at a CC's entry which already accounts for the cooking method you're using. Try to search for Chicken Breast Raw.