you can still eat chicken if you have gout, but you’ll need to choose certain preparation methods and limit how much you eat. Chicken, like all other types of poultry, meat, fish and shellfish, is a source of purines. Purines are broken down into uric acid in your body. If you eat too many purine-rich foods, excess uric acid can build up in your joints causing an increase in the frequency and severity of your gout symptoms. Your doctor or a dietitian can help you plan a balanced diet designed to help manage gout.
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center reports that gout patients can have up 6 ounces of protein-rich, moderately high-purine foods like chicken each day. Limit yourself to 2- or 3-ounce servings at a given meal. Drink 8 ounces of water before and after meals containing chicken, especially if you have gout along with a history of kidney stones. If your gout symptoms have recently worsened, eliminate chicken from your diet until you feel bette