ChickenHindi Name: चिकन

Chicken is the most common poultry in the world, with America accounting for the maximum global per capita meat consumption. Good especially as it is lean white meat. Chicken is rich in proteins, potassium, calcium and contains no carbohydrates.


Free Range Chicken: This is a term used for the way chickens are raised. In this method, chicken is left to roam freely for food. To ensure that your chicken is free range look at the pastured indication on the pack(may not be easy to find in India).

Organic Chicken: This term is used for chickend that are fed only certified organic feed that cannot contain animal by products, genetically engineered seeds and are free from drugs.Even this kind of chicken is give outdoor access.

Conventionally Raised Chicken - This term is used for chickens that are raised indoors in sheds and are grain fed.This type of chicken is often avoided as they are exposed to pesticides and drugs. Also it is believed that they have higher chances of carrying diseases.

Grass Fed Chicken: Grass fed chickens are those birds which are fed a pasture diet than a grain based diet. They contain a lesser percentage of saturated fat and have a higher vitamin A content. They also contain the good fatty acids in a higher percentage.

Nutritional Value

1.Chicken is very rich in proteins and so helps build muscles and maintain a healthy body weight.
2.It is rich in tryptophan, known to relieve stress.
3.High protein content also helps to strengthen the bones and eating chicken is specially very helpful when you are aging.
4.Chicken does contain cholesterol, but is also rich in Vitamin B3, also known as niacin that helps lower cholesterol(if consumed without butter or oil).
5.Having boiled chicken could help improve immunity, specifically against cold.
6.Chicken contains 44.7% daily value of Selenium and hence reduces the rick of developing arthritis later in life.
7.Chicken has lots of amino acids that help children grow taller and stronger.
8.Presence of Vitamin B6 ensures healthy metabolism.

Did you know?

There are more chickens on earth than there are humans.
Alektorophobia is the fear of chickens.

Recipes using Chicken

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