Boneless skinless chicken breast vs. Chicken McNuggets


Meat, fish, poultry have lots of protein; protein satisfies longer.
But, note (click on images above):

  • 120 cal, 26 g protein in 4 oz (precooked) boneless skinless chicken breast.
  • 280 cal, 14 g protein in 3.4 oz Chicken McNuggets

The plain chicken breast (seasoned with basil and garlic; a teaspoon of olive oil would add 35 cal) has MORE protein and FAR fewer calories and fat grams.

So, I recommend more protein, and less fat and sugar.  A diet that is has chicken, but then adds all the sugar/fat/salt is not beneficial.  Processed foods don’t get it!

(Having said that, even raw chicken has often been injected with salt water – read labels, especially if you have high blood pressure).

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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