7 Facts you should know about Grilled vs. Fried Chicken:
1. Calorie intake :
Calories from fat decreases as while grilling chicken, least oil/butter is required but in frying, fat intake increases which can lead to excess consumption of fat and it will go out of macros.
2. Nutrient retention :
When chicken is grilled over fire or pan, it actually preserves more Riboflavin and Thiamine. Both these nutrients plays a vital role in keeping the meat healthier rather than in fried chicken it loses its nutrients.
3. Health Benefits :
While frying a low fat food its fat content increases because it absorbs oil, while grilling chicken on coal or fire it drips of excess fat. So eating oily food will increase the chance of high cholesterol, blood pressure and many others. Thus, grilled is better than fried chicken.
4. Impact on Digestive System :
It is hard to digest fried chicken as it absorbs more fat and fatty foods exert more pressure on digestive system to get it digested and it leads to disorder in digestive tract and conditions such as ulcers and gallstones.
5. Precautions while Grilling :
If you think grilled is the best option you are right, but then you have to check that how you are grilling your chicken. Interaction of protein with intense heat during grilling causes the formation of carcinogenic compounds called heterocyclic amine. Consumption of HCA leads to cancer of the colon. So, just make sure your chicken is not burnt
6. Flavours :
When chicken is grilled over coal or fire it gives a smoky taste to the meat which is not given by oil when fired.
7. Flexibility :
You can grill chicken on fire, Char Coal, or in a Pan by using 1-2 tsp. oil/butter according to your macros. You can even fry chicken if you have an AIR FRYER in which least oil is used.
Article Written By: Mohammed Shakir