Chicken Breast with Rib Meat
The meat of the chicken, is also called "chicken." Chicken is a type of poultry. Because of its relatively low cost among meats, chicken is one of the most used meats in the world. Nearly all parts of the bird can be used for food, and the meat is cooked in many different ways around the world. Popular chicken dishes include fried chicken, chicken soup, marinated chicken wings, tandoori chicken, butter chicken, and chicken rice. Chicken is also a staple of fast food restaurants such as KFC (most products) and McDonald's (chicken burgers, chicken nuggets). Chicken breast without the skin has less fat content than sirloin steak, pot roast, hamburger (even 90 percent lean), beef tenderloin, pork chops, and ham.* Chicken is lower in saturated fats than even salmon, making it a sensible choice for lean eaters. We do need some fat in our diet. Fat plays a role in the development of shiny hair, healthy skin, cells, and tissue, our cushioned internal organs, and the layer of insulation under our skin that keeps us warm. Fats contain both saturated and unsaturated (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) fatty acids. Saturated fat raises blood cholesterol more than other forms of fat. Reducing saturated fat to less than 10 percent of calories will help you lower your blood cholesterol level. A person on a diet of 2,000 calories per day should consume fewer than 22 grams of saturated fat per day. A skinless chicken breast has 1 only gram of saturated fat, so it is an ideal choice for anyone limiting his or her intake of saturated fat. Unsaturated fats include monounsaturated and polyunsaturated kinds. Both kinds of unsaturated fats reduce blood cholesterol when they replace saturated fats in the diet, so they are called the â€œgoodâ€� fats. Polyunsaturated fat are found in from vegetable and fish oils and monounsaturated fats are found in olive, canola, or peanut oils. * Serving size 3 oz.