It used to be that chicken was considered to be lean meat once you removed the skin. But, not any more.
In an effort to produce more chickens in less time, new hybrids have been developed. Instead of taking 120 days to develop, these new chickens are ready for market after only 40 days. Unfortunately, these new birds put on their weight with a higher fat content than the older breeds. And this of course means that the meat is no longer as lean as it once was. So, for those of you on a diet, there might be more calories in that breast than you believe there to be.