View Full Version : boneless chicken thighs

02-05-2007, 05:46 PM
I was just wondering... I know boneless skinless chicken thighs contain more fat than a chicken breast but how bad is it. Is the fat content comparable with that of a lean piece of beef for example? should i be concerned with the fat content or is it negligable? my mom likes them and buys them and they taste better than the much dryer chicken breasts (due to fat content).

thanks guys

02-05-2007, 05:48 PM
Whenever I'm cooking up a chicken breast I just cut all the visible fat off of it while it's grilling. I imagine you could do the same for a thigh.

02-05-2007, 05:49 PM
I don't know about the nutritional info, but all I eat is thighs. Dark meat > white meat.

Just make sure to clean the thighs real good if you're worried about calories & sat. fat.

02-05-2007, 05:50 PM
The extra fat is not much.

A 200g breast, visible fat removed has around 5g of fat, a thigh around 10g.

I would not be concerned at all with that extra 5g, in fact, I might try a thigh tonight, I bet they taste better than breast.

(On chickens).