Do you prefer chicken breasts or chicken thighs?

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  1. JamiJay profile image73
    JamiJayposted 11 years ago

    Do you prefer chicken breasts or chicken thighs?

    Let's face it everyone loves breasts, but when it comes to that fat that lies on the thighs, most of us can't help ourselves. So which do you prefer, chicken breasts or chicken thighs? (I'm talking about food and cooking here people).

  2. laughing loon profile image60
    laughing loonposted 11 years ago

    I prefer thighs and dark meat. People whom eat with my family like breast and white meat so it evens out.

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    Unfortunately, I am not a huge chicken fan but I really only like either the wings or the breast meat. My husband like the chicken thighs the best.

  4. BlissfulWriter profile image71
    BlissfulWriterposted 11 years ago

    I like the chicken thighs.  The extra fat there makes it taste better than the dry breast meat.  And I don't think the natural chicken fat is all that bad.  There are worst things to eat, such as sugar.

  5. europewalker profile image80
    europewalkerposted 11 years ago

    I prefer the breasts. I have never liked the taste of the thighs. That goes for turkey as well.

  6. Silverspeeder profile image61
    Silverspeederposted 11 years ago

    I like both but cook them different ways.

  7. ZungTran profile image74
    ZungTranposted 11 years ago

    I'm considered a thigh fan, but every time I get a breast piece, I just tell myself it's a healthier alternative smile

  8. liesl5858 profile image82
    liesl5858posted 11 years ago

    I like chicken thighs they taste better and the wings as well. The chicken breast taste bland to me unless it is spiced up with different ingredients then they taste okay.

  9. Kathryn Stratford profile image89
    Kathryn Stratfordposted 11 years ago

    I prefer breasts. I am one of those few people who actually don't like the fat on chicken. I don't usually even eat the skin! But thighs are definitely my next choice, compared to legs or other body parts. I like that it has a lot of meat on it.
    My goodness, Jami, you have a perfect 100 score! That's awesome.

    1. JamiJay profile image73
      JamiJayposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      My score has been at 100 for three days now! Thanks, it is pretty awesome! I can't believe you don't like the fat or the skin, I have never heard anyone say that before, haha.

    2. Kathryn Stratford profile image89
      Kathryn Stratfordposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Haha, I know, I'm weird in that respect! It's grossed me out ever since I was a kid. Although there have been exceptions. My brother makes an awesome chicken, and the skin is fantastic on his!

  10. bethperry profile image83
    bethperryposted 11 years ago

    I like them both, but eat more breasts than thighs.

  11. Darren Owens profile image60
    Darren Owensposted 11 years ago

    I used to be a breast man, but in recent years I've been eating thighs more often. I prefer dark meat, but realize white meat is the healthier choice.

  12. vespawoolf profile image90
    vespawoolfposted 11 years ago

    I used to prefer chicken breasts, but in recent years I've switched to thighs. I think the change happened because of an Asian dish I began to make. It's pasta-based and has chunks of chicken, a gingery-garlicky sauce and lots of fresh veggies. I found chicken breasts to be a little dry in the dish. But when I tried boneless thighs, I realized they were the key to the moistness and flavor of the Asian pasta. Now I prefer chicken thighs in many recipes. Even my breast-loving hubby agrees! :   )

    1. JamiJay profile image73
      JamiJayposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That dish sounds super good! You should make a recipe hub and share smile I would love to try it!

    2. Kathryn Stratford profile image89
      Kathryn Stratfordposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with Jami. That sounds delicious, and I would love to see the recipe!

    3. dorothy0328 profile image74
      dorothy0328posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      great idea to try it with the thighs. I have found when when using breasts you can inject them with a cajun butter flavor injectable marinade or other flavor of your choice. I have also used canned white meat chicken breast in a dish as well.

  13. Man of Strength profile image71
    Man of Strengthposted 11 years ago

    I prefer the white meat. I try to eat clean and the breast is leaner. It's also a great protein source. To keep the breast from being too dry, I always marinate it in olive oil. That way you can grill, bake, or pan fry it and it'll remain juicy and tender.

    1. dorothy0328 profile image74
      dorothy0328posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      nice tip I haven't ever tried marinating it in olive oil I will definately try that. Thanks.

  14. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image95
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 11 years ago

    It depends on how I am preparing them, but overall I like the breast meat better. I like the taste and consistency.  I do like to buy boneless thighs  because they are considerably cheaper in the grocery store.

  15. IslandBites profile image89
    IslandBitesposted 11 years ago

    I only eat chicken breasts, I dont like dark meat. But I like to cook both. Truth is chicken thighs are juicier and tastier.

  16. Ronilo Blanca profile image60
    Ronilo Blancaposted 11 years ago

    Well jamijay. I prefer to chicken thighs. You know why? Here's the facts. chicken breast is belong to white meat. White meat is less tasty. And chicken thighs is belong to red meat, red meat is more tasty than white meat. Me my self when i order fried chicken or grilled chicken into a restaurant. I always prefer to order the thigh part

  17. dorothy0328 profile image74
    dorothy0328posted 11 years ago

    I absolutely prefer chicken breasts. I like the flavor of the white meat much better. I do eat thighs and leg quarters as well they are just not my favorite. Here are a couple of hubs I have written with chicken recipes if anyone is interested. I would really love some feedback on them so I thought a reader on this question or you may be interested. … and-Cheese … cipe-Ideas … nd-turnups

  18. DDE profile image45
    DDEposted 11 years ago

    Chicken breast are my favorite and so easy to prepare can have  with any salad, and is a  most healthy meal.

  19. BChild75 profile image58
    BChild75posted 11 years ago

    I prefer boneless skinless chicken breast as there are various recipes for this selection meat

  20. profile image56
    lawrenceal03posted 11 years ago

    Chicken breast, I don't seem to be able to find as many uses for the chicken thighs. I know there are many but if you knew the pickiness of my husband then you would understand how hard it is to find some way to cook the thighs for him to eat.

  21. theryanpride profile image69
    theryanprideposted 11 years ago

    Chicken breast there is more meat and taste betters and you don't have to deal with the bones.

  22. cat on a soapbox profile image95
    cat on a soapboxposted 11 years ago

    Chicken breasts show up more in my cooking, but I find the thighs to be more moist and delicious in certain recipes. I like to glaze them w/ honey, soy, and seasoned salt then serve them w/ carrots and broccoli and rice.

  23. WalterPoon profile image68
    WalterPoonposted 11 years ago

    I like thighs, whether chicken or otherwise.


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