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Almonds and Rose Chicken – Using chicken legs to get the maximum health benefit

Updated on December 2, 2015

Almonds and rose chicken

Almonds and rose chicken
Almonds and rose chicken | Source

Do you know how much Protein and Fat chicken legs contains?

Chicken legs contain a moderate number of calories -- each drumstick, with the skin removed, provides 106 calories, while a skinless chicken thigh contains 176 calories. Both cuts of chicken leg provide ample amounts of protein, a nutrient important for tissue repair and muscle growth. Each drumstick offers 17 grams of protein, and each thigh contains 28 grams. This contributes a significant amount toward your daily protein intake requirements of 46 grams for women and 56 grams for men. Chicken legs also contain some fat -- 3.7 grams per drumstick and 6.2 grams per thigh. This fat provides energy to fuel your lifestyle and aids in vitamin absorption.

Chicken breasts and thighs are no exceptions any form of animal meat is high in protein. This includes beef, poultry, fish and any derivative.. A 3-ounce serving of roasted chicken thigh contains 21 grams of protein. Roasted chicken breasts are slightly higher with 25 grams of protein for this same serving size. The recommended intake of protein is 46 grams a day for women and 56 grams a day for men. Protein is important for immune function, cell regrowth and muscle building. Fat content tends to be lower in chicken breasts than thighs. A 3-ounce serving of roasted chicken breast contains 7 grams of total fat and 2 grams of saturated fat. This is 10 percent and 9 percent of the recommended daily value, respectively. Chicken thighs on the other hand, have 13 grams of total fat and 3 1/2 grams of saturated per 3-ounce serving. This is 20 percent of the recommended daily intake of total fat and 18 percent of saturated. By removing the skin of both breasts and thighs, you can reduce the fat content.

How much Carbohydrates and cholesterol chicken legs contain?

Chicken breasts and thighs contain no carbohydrates. This makes both versions good additions to your meal plan if you are following a low-carb diet. Using sweet liquid, such as barbecue sauce, honey or maple syrup,to marinate the chicken, may increase the cabohydrates content but in this recepie marinating in curd with a little garlic and salt is recommended... Anything that is sweet will have carbbohydrates, unless it is a sugar-free topping.

Cholesterol is found in animal meats. Consuming high amounts of cholesterol and saturated fat increases the risk of plaque buildup, which causes heart disease. Chicken breasts and thighs both have moderate amounts of cholesterol. Three ounces of breast contains 70 milligrams, which is 24 percent of the recommended daily value. This same amount of chicken thigh contains 80 milligrams of cholesterol, which is 26 percent of the recommended daily intake. The Heart Association all over the world recommends limiting total daily cholesterol intake to 200 milligrams for people with coronary heart disease.

Sodium chloride

Salt | Source

Sodium & Iron

Sodium is an electrolyte mineral found naturally in many foods. Though we know that high intake of Sodium may cause water retention,which in turn elevates blood-pressure.Breasts and thighs have similar amounts. A 3-ounce serving of chicken thigh contains 70 milligrams of sodium,. The recommended daily value is 2,300 milligrams for healthy adults and 1,500 for people with high blood pressure. Sodium is necessary for fluid balance and muscle contractions.

Iron determines the Hemoglobin in the blood which transports or carries oxygen through all parts of the body. Iron which contained in red blood cells,( the more the iron the more is the red cell is,. is an important mineral that helps with the production of hemoglobin and myoglobin. Chicken breasts and thighs have similar amounts of iron. Three ounces of breast contains 4 percent of the recommended daily value, while 3 ounces of thigh contains 6 percent.

Chicken leg

Raw chicken legs
Raw chicken legs | Source

Nutritional facts in a nut shell

Serving Size 1 leg, bone removed (114 g)

Per Serving % Daily Value*

Calories 264

Calories from Fat 138

Total Fat 15.3g 24%

Saturated Fat 4.2g 21%

Polyunsaturated Fat 3.4g

Monounsaturated Fat 6g

Cholesterol 105mg 35%

Sodium 99mg 4%

Potassium 256.5mg 7%

Carbohydrates 0g 0%

Dietary Fiber 0g 0%

Sugars 0g

Protein 29.6g

Vitamin A 3% · Vitamin C 0%

Calcium 1% · Iron 8%


Almonds | Source

Blanched almonds

Blanched almonds
Blanched almonds


Almonds are a source of vitamin E, copper, magnesium, and high quality protein. Almondsalso contain high levels of healthy unsaturated fatty acids in addition to a lot of bioactive molecules (such as fiber, phytosterols, vitamins, other minerals, and antioxidants) which can help prevent cardiovascular heart diseases.Potential health benefits associated with consuming almonds include lowering cholestrol,and reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease.

Nutritional report: Almonds, raw 1 cup whole (143 grams):

Water - 6.31 grams

Energy - 828 kcal

Protein - 30.24 grams

Total lipid (fat) - 71.40 grams

Carbohydrate, by difference - 30.82 grams

Fiber, total dietary - 17.9 grams

Sugars, total - 6.01 grams

Cholesterol - 0 grams

Calcium, Ca - 385 mg

Iron, Fe - 5.31 mg

Magnesium, Mg - 386 mg

Phosphorus, P - 688 mg

Potassium, K - 1048 mg

Sodium, Na - 1 mg

Zinc, Zn - 4.46 mg

Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid - 0 mg

Thiamin - 0.293 mg

Riboflavin - 1.627 mg

Niacin - 5.174 mg

Vitamin B-6 - 0.196 mg

Folate, DFE - 63 µg

Vitamin B-12 - 0 µg

Vitamin A, RAE - 0 µg

Vitamin A, IU - 3 IU

Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) - 36.65 mg

Vitamin D - 0 IU

Vitamin K (phylloquinone) - 0 µg

Caffeine - 0 mg

Nautre's gift

Marvelous herb
Marvelous herb | Source

Rose Petals Uses & Benefits of Rose Petals

  • Rose petals are rejuvenating and prove to be a tonic.
  • They are used to treat internal asthma, high blood pressure, bronchitis, slow circulation, diarrhea, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), cough, fever and fluid retention, indigestion, insomnia, palpitation, stress and urinary tract infections.
  • Due to their strong and pleasant fragrance, rose petals are used for making essential oils and perfumes.
  • They are ingested as a tea to provide a comforting effect and diminish body temperatures during high fevers.
  • The tea also effectively cleanses toxins and heat from the body.
  • The infusion prepared from the rose petals is used to alleviate cold and flu symptoms.
  • The infusion is also effective in treating sore throats, runny nose and congested bronchial tracts.
  • The petals effectively combat infections in the digestive system and restore the normal and essential bacteria in the intestines.
  • They have a diuretic effect and hence, are beneficial in relieving excessive fluids from the urinary bladder.
  • Rose petals help to get rid of the waste and toxic substances in the body, through the kidneys.
  • They alleviate problems of insomnia, depression, fatigue and comfort tetchiness.


Rose | Source

In this recepie using rose petals along with the almonds,doubles the benefit and nutritional value of chicken.Eating a varied diet full of interesting foods is the best way to ensure that you get plenty of vitamins and minerals. Eating rose petals will transport you to ancient Rome, where roses were added to foods when a celebration of victory occurred. Cooking with rose petals and eating rose petals can make you feel good.


Spices | Source

Poppy and seeds

Poppy | Source


For marination

Chicken legs (fresh&whole): 4

Fresh curd: 2 cup

Garlic paste: 3 tbsp full

Salt: To taste

For soup(or Gravy)

Olive oil: 2+ 2 tbsp

Ginger ,garlic paste: 2tbsp

Popyyseeds,roasted and grind-ed wet: 1tbsp

Tomatoes,fine chopped: 2

Rose petals dried: 3 cups

Almonds,soaked overnight and peeled: ½ cup

(You can use either wet grind-ed or fine chopped)

Red chilies flakes: ¼ tsp


Spices and herbs

Spices | Source

Method of cooking

After thoroughly washing the chicken legs, pat them to dry and season it with mixture of salt,curd and garlic paste, generously on all side, and set aside for ½ hr for marination.

Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a pan on medium-high flame,add chicken legs and brown then on both side well and transfer to a plate,set aside.Pour the remaining olive oil in the pan,heat on medium-low flame,add ginger-garlic paste,poppy seeds paste add a ½ cup water and cook for some times. Add rose petals,stir well and simmer for a while before adding chopped tomatoes,salt, chilies flakes .Cook for few minutes till the tomatoes starts to release the its juice.Add marinated chicken legs and almond, cover the pan and let the pan simmer on low-medium flame ( at this point you can add little black pepper , though it is not necessary) .Cook for 30 45 minutes ,stirring in between and checking until the legs become tender.Serve hot with boiled rice or any type of bread.


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    • Funkarkhalid profile image

      Khalid Ahmed 2 years ago from Lucknow

      Please, do try and see whether it gives your food a distinct taste&flavor,but do not over cook or fry after adding the rose leaves.

      In many Mughlai dishes, rose petals are generously used, specially Lucknow Chefs prefer to add few in their recopies.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      honestly, i have never tried rose in food