ground chicken vs extra lean ground beef

I want to make a low fat chili recipe, and I thought I would use ground chicken, because it was lower in fat. After looking at the labels, they have the same amount of fat, 10g per 100g. So, I would rather use the ground beef than chicken. I know the cholesterol may not be the same, but for now I'm only worried about carbs and fat content.

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  • wdnisbet
    wdnisbet Posts: 518 Member
    When you compare typical ground chicken or turkey to lean ground beef they are very similar, because most of the ground poultry includes both light and dark meat. If you can find, or grind your own, white meat only that would cut the fat some more.
  • judyvalentine512
    judyvalentine512 Posts: 927 Member
    I was lucky to find ground chicken period. Not all the stores have it. I'll stick to the extra lean beef. I don't eat it enough to really worry about it. I mainly use it in spaghetti sauce or other recipes. I've added more fish into my food plan, and of course chicken, or just veggies.
  • Sweets1954
    Sweets1954 Posts: 506 Member
    I haven't found ground chicken but I can find ground pork and ground turkey most of the time. I like to mix one or both with ground beef to make meatloaf. I have found that the ground turkey is very dry and not very flavorful by itself. It needs a lot added to it to make it tasty.
  • shinycrazy
    shinycrazy Posts: 1,081 Member
    have you thought of maybe including some veggie crumbles (morning star etc)? That would cut fat. You'll have to watch the sodium though if that's something you pay attention too. It can be high in veggie proteins.
    https://morningstarfarms.com/products/details/morningstar-farms-meal-starters-grillers-recipe-crumbles-product.html
  • judyvalentine512
    judyvalentine512 Posts: 927 Member
    shinycrazy wrote: »
    have you thought of maybe including some veggie crumbles (morning star etc)? That would cut fat. You'll have to watch the sodium though if that's something you pay attention too. It can be high in veggie proteins.
    https://morningstarfarms.com/products/details/morningstar-farms-meal-starters-grillers-recipe-crumbles-product.html

    Yes, I was going to get that instead, but, honestly, it was more expensive than the real thing. I've used it before for spaghetti sauce, and it was quite good. It can really get expensive trying to eat healthy.
  • Nikion901
    Nikion901 Posts: 2,467 Member
    I'd stick with beef for my chili ... have made it with veggie crumbles, chicken, turkey, mixtures of meat and really, there is nothing to compare taste and texture as beef ... and I don't go extra lean either. Instead, I use 85/15% ... like from a chuck roast, and pan brown then strain the meat, making crumbles out of it. Then into the chili pot it goes!.
  • judyvalentine512
    judyvalentine512 Posts: 927 Member
    Yes I'll be sticking to my ground beef. I buy extra lean because I have issues if I eat too much fat.
  • diabeticdiva130
    diabeticdiva130 Posts: 12 Member
    Ground turkey for white chili lean ground beef for regular chili
  • MargaretLunan
    MargaretLunan Posts: 5,299 Member
    chicken is better for you and cheaper but not the same taste . i would beef