Michigan chicken, or broilers, are a lean and healthy source of protein grown by farmers throughout the state. Today, Michigan farmers raise approximately 6 million broilers.

Michigan chicken facts:

  • Michigan currently produces approximately 6 million broilers (chickens bred and raised for meat production).
  • Nearly all of Michigan’s chicken farms produce broilers for processing at Miller Poultry.
  • Miller Poultry branded products can be found at many local grocery stores in Michigan. Visit the website for retailer locations at www.millerpoultry.com.

Nutrition:

  • Three ounces of chicken has about 25 grams of high-quality protein
  • Chicken is a budget-friendly source of protein, costing an average of only $1.25 per pound based on national averages
  • Chicken without the skin is naturally low in fat, with only 3 grams per three ounce cooked portion
  • Chicken is a good source of iron
  • Chicken is low in sodium

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