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    Chicken thighs vs Chicken breasts

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    Why the massive price difference? Today I bought four FREE RANGE chicken thighs at 3.80/kilo, instead of getting the chicken breasts that I normally get, at 9.40/kilo. That 9.40 is for caged chickens as well. Free range chicken breast was 13/kilo.

    So what are the differences??

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    Probably has more to do with demand than anything else.

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    +1 Demand

    There are likely more CW'ers (= more demand for breast meat) then PB'ers (= less demand for thigh meat).

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    Ah ok, well if demand is the reason I'll stick with the thighs and save some money, and eat free range!

    There's no real nutritional/fat differences that would sway the CW'ers?

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    Since I've started cooking whole chickens most of the time, I really don't like the breast. I start with all the other parts and end up at the breast at the end, and don't want it. So I consider you lucky that the thighs are cheaper!

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    I think the breasts are lower in fat than the thighs. More succulent thighs for us!

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    I prefer thighs! Dark meat and more fat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdie View Post
    I prefer thighs! Dark meat and more fat!
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    According to CW, breasts have less fat and are therefore healthier. According to PB, thighs have more fat and more nutrients and are therefore healthier. (nutrients from blood & bone give the darker color & richer taste.) Price difference is due to resulting demand. Yay for us.

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    Chicken thighs are significantly better for Meatza!!!

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    This is great information. I am new here but man I have learned a lot in the last couple of days. I always liked dark meat with skin on it better then boneless, skinless chicken breast. But hubby is made cause he hates dark meat and only wants skinless, boneless breast! I use to only buy the breast but we were given a bag of bone in, skin on dark meat and I love it so much..so do the kids. So guess now i will be buying two different ones! Lots of money but got to keep everyone happy.

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