Here’s how many calories a chicken breast has (plus nutrition facts)

by | May 5, 2022 | Last updated Jul 20, 2022

How many calories are in a chicken breast?

The typical chicken breast has 198 calories for a 120 gram serving.

How many carbs are in a chicken breast?

A common chicken breast contains zero grams of total carbs.

Additional chicken breast nutrition facts

A typical 120 gram chicken breast has:

  • Calories: 198
  • Fat: 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 102 mg
  • Sodium: 89 mg
  • Potassium: 307 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Sugars: 0 g
  • Protein: 37 g

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Is chicken breast healthy?

Noom has a classification system that groups foods according to their caloric density. This refers to a measure of how much energy (calories) can be found within a given weight or volume of a food.

Green foods have the lowest caloric density and/or the highest concentration of healthy nutrients.  Think: veggies and whole grains.

Yellow foods have a mid-level caloric density and/or a medium amount of healthy nutrients. Think: lean meats and starches.

Red foods have the highest caloric density, are the most calorie-dense and/or have the least healthy nutrients. Think: red meats and desserts.

Red doesn’t mean “bad” and green doesn’t mean “good” (though it does mean “better”). We only recommend balancing things out in terms of portions and frequency.

What color are chicken breasts?

Within the Noom Weight program, chicken breasts are considered a yellow food.

We recommend that you get most of your calories from yellow foods (45%) and then green (30%) and red (25%).

What are examples of other foods?

Green foods include: whole grain bread, skim milk, cucumbers, spinach, apples, tomatoes, non-fat yogurt, broccoli, brown rice, bananas, bell peppers, strawberries, tofu, non-fat cheese, unsweetened almond milk, oatmeal, quinoa, whole grain tortilla

Yellow foods include: grilled chicken, turkey breast, tuna, salmon, lean ground beef, eggs, avocado, low-fat cheese, black beans, chickpeas

Red foods include: oils, seeds, nuts, nut butters, desserts, red meats.