Chicken leg

Chicken meat quite deservedly occupies a leading place in the world culinary tradition.

Thanks to its distinctive taste qualities, as well as its vitamin-mineral composition, doctors and nutritionists recommend its use not only in dietary and curative-prophylactic nutrition, but also in the daily menu.

Humans began using chicken as food around 3200 BC when the wild bank hen was domesticated.

Chicken meat has not lost its culinary importance to this day and is constantly sought after by consumers from all corners of the world in equal measure.

In most cases, without much effort, one can find several dozen chicken dishes in the national culinary tradition of most countries around the world.

It should be noted that during the thousand-year use of chicken meat for culinary purposes, a huge number of recipes have accumulated for the preparation of all kinds of culinary products, in which both the whole chicken and its parts, such as wings, fillets, are used , his thighs, and also his thighs and chest.

Chicken meat is usually boiled, baked or fried. A juicy fillet is produced from the breast of the chicken, which is also used in many dishes, but due to its reduced fat content, it belongs to a group of diet foods.

In today’s fast-paced world, chicken wings and drumsticks are most popular among housewives.

Nutritional value of 100 grams of chicken leg

• Proteins – 18.8 grams;
• Fats – 13.9 grams;
• Carbohydrates – 0 grams;
• Energy value – 200.3 kilocalories;

A chicken leg is nothing more than the lower part of the bird’s leg without the thigh. It is distinguished by extreme simplicity of preparation, and is also available to almost every Bulgarian, as its price varies from BGN 2.50 to BGN 3.50 per kilogram in the retail network.

Special attention should be paid to the chemical composition of the chicken leg, as well as its caloric content. Both in the whole chicken and in the leg, the energy value is relatively low.

The average calorie content of a chicken leg is 200.3 kilocalories, which are contained in 100 grams of it.

Its composition contains a significant amount of animal proteins, which in turn are enriched with amino acids indispensable for the human body.

In addition, the composition of the chicken leg contains a significant amount of fat, which accumulates under the skin of the bird.


The health benefits of regular consumption of chicken legs are mainly due to their chemical composition.

However, it should be noted that this food can be useful for the human body only in case of its moderate consumption in reasonable quantities.

Health experts do not recommend giving preference and frequent presence on the table of smoked chicken leg. In Bulgaria, however, chicken legs are more often used mainly for the preparation of various dishes and soups, and their consumption in smoked form is rather limited.


The results of recent scientific studies show that smoked and fried chicken legs can harm the body.

During the smoking process, the composition of all foods, including chicken, undergoes significant changes that can affect human health and well-being.

As it became known, smoked food products contain carcinogenic compounds that cause irreparable damage to the body.

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