Chicken breasts definitely differ from chicken thighs as far as nutrition: three ounces of skinless chicken breast meat contains approximately 140 calories and a gram of saturated fat, while three ounces of skinless chicken thigh meat is roughly 30 more calories and two more grams of saturated fat.
The method you choose for preparing your chicken matters a great deal too. For example, using a light marinade and baking or grilling your chicken is far healthier than coating it with batter or breadcrumbs and deep frying it.
Chicken thighs are an inexpensive dinner option that will become tender and juicy when you cook them low and slow. They are also the perfect chicken cut for shredding or for tossing in your crockpot. Chicken breasts are versatile too. Try them parmigiana or lemony piccata style. Stuff them with ham and Swiss or simmer them in creamy garlic sauce. All are delicious!
Whether you prefer white or dark meat, just be sure you cook your chicken to a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Here’s another helpful tip: If you prefer white meat, but prefer how moist your chicken thighs are, a great way to retain the moisture in your chicken breasts is to leave the skin on while you cook them, removing it only before serving.
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