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The chicken drumstick is one of the most delicious yet healthy and common snacks used all over the world. It is made in many ways depending upon your own taste and preference.

Different parts of the chicken have different nutrition content and calories which depends upon how the poultry is prepared and which part of the chicken you eat. Chicken drumsticks are part of the leg that is connected to the thigh.

Drumsticks contain fats that mean, they are not a lean source of protein. Chicken breasts, on the other hand, are a lean source of protein and come with a lot more flavor.

Chicken Drumstick Calories and Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Information

Chicken drumstick without skin

NutrientServing size 1 medium – 44 grams
Calories77
Protein12.5 grams
Carbohydrates0
Fats2.5 grams
Saturated Fats1 gram
Monounsaturated Fat1 gram
Polyunsaturated Fat1 gram
Sodium205 mg
Cholesterol48 mg

Chicken drumstick can be eaten in many ways. Eating it in a healthy way by using less oil will be a better option. Most people make it as a roasted chicken which requires little or no oil and makes it more nutritious. It is a good source of protein with less amount of fat and 0 carbs. People following the keto diet can easily add it to their diet.

Chicken drumstick with skin

NutrientServing size 1 medium – 44 grams
Calories93
Protein12 grams
Carbohydrates0
Fats5 grams
Saturated Fats1 gram
Monounsaturated Fat2 gram
Polyunsaturated Fat1 gram
Sodium241 mg
Cholesterol59 mg

The fat intake in chicken drumstick with skin doubles from that of chicken breast without skin. The protein and carbs intake remains the same. Chicken breast with skin can be added once a week without any problem and it will not be stored as fat. Adding it as a post-workout meal or a snack will be a good option.

How to store raw chicken?

Raw chicken can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. There are few things to keep in mind before storing raw chicken. Some of them are:

  1. Wash the chicken before storing it.
  2. Put it in an airtight container.
  3. Keep the temperature of the refrigerator as low as possible.
  4. Before eating it, you can keep the chicken at room temperature for an hour so that it will be easy to cook.

Conclusion

  1. Chicken drumsticks are part of the leg that is connected to the thigh.
  2. Chicken breasts, on the other hand, are a lean source of protein and come with a lot more flavour.
  3. The fat intake in chicken drumstick with skin doubles from that of chicken breast without skin.
  4. Adding chicken drumstick as a post-workout meal or a snack will be a good option.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are chicken drumsticks healthy?

Chicken drumsticks provide protein and phosphorus which is essential for good health. It makes healthy additions to your diet by providing minerals and vitamins your cells require to function.

How many drumsticks should I eat?

An average drumstick weighs about 4-5 ounces, with roughly 1 1/2 ounces of meat (without skin or bone). Try not to exceed two drumsticks per person or more for big eaters. One drumstick should be enough for children under 7.

How long does it take for drumsticks to cook in the oven?

About 40-45 minutes after preheating the oven to 425 degrees.