Peeling the Poultry

Most of the fat in poultry is in the skin. A fried chicken breast with skin has 217 calories; without the skin, it has only 160. Half a roasted duck (with skin) has a whopping 1,287 calories; without skin, it's only 444. Even if you have a fried chicken breast every night for a week (which you would never, ever do), you can save 399 calories by taking the skin off before cooking the bird. Share seven skinless half-ducks with a friend, and you each save 2,950 calories a week by removing the skin. Wow. That's practically a pound right there.

_Chapter 29: Ten Easy Ways to Cut Calories 357

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