Chicken is typically a more affordable option than other types of meat

Pashu Sandesh, 28th Dec 2020

Dr V. Rajendra Prasad

For years, consumers have turned to chicken as their go-to protein based on its accessibility and versatility. Chicken also provides more high-quality protein per 100 grams than many other commonly eaten sources of plant-based protein. Taste and nutrition aside, chicken production is more sustainable than ever before.

No matter which category you might fit into, know that chicken is a nutritious, delicious, sustainable and an affordable whole food source of protein that flexes with your eating pattern. In fact, it already has been for centuries.

With all this in mind, it is clear that that dietary Chicken can complement any eating plan. A 100 gms boneless, skinless chicken breast that is roasted contains about 31 grams of protein. A  100 gms chicken thigh (meat and skin), roasted has about 23 grams of protein per serving.

Protein is a component of every cell in the human body and is necessary for proper growth and development, especially during childhood, adolescence, and pregnancy. Protein helps your body build and repair cells and body tissue. Protein is important for many body processes, such as blood clotting, fluid balance, immune response, vision, and production of hormones and enzymes.

When compared with many plant-based proteins, the protein from chicken is of a higher-quality, meaning it has enough of each of the nine essential amino acids – the building blocks of protein – that are needed in the human diet.