I think they are both good depending on how they are being served. Breast do better in salads, thighs do better for stewing because they hold their flavor and tend not to dry out as fast as the breast.
The leg has a lot more skin, no? Just a guess. : ) I'm also a thigh girl. I think they taste so much better and the calorie/fat difference is so minimal it's worth it to me to eat what I think tastes good.
I think it's bc of the fat. I prefer the thighs only for certain cooking methods. I love eating thigh meat when it's roasted or slow roasted. I prefer CHicken breast when it's grilled or in a stir fry.
I eat both. I feel that since I am making choices for life, I am going to eat what I like and not what others tell me I should. It's a chicken thigh, not a cup of shortening. If you like, eat it. Plain and simple.
Just had chicken thighs tonight. I tend to choose based on the cooking technique rather than absolute calories. As long as you hit your ranges you will be fine. If something needs to cook for a while or stew, I prefer the thigh, but if I can quickly sear I choose the breast which would get tough if stewed. I personally have the most trouble getting enough fat in my diet, so the thighs are often helpful to hitting targets.
That's beauty of this program you can have what you want as long as you are accountable for what you eat. So have the thigh and enjoy eating it. Just be aware that is higher in fat, but I agree with you they do taste better, probably for that reason but they may make you feel full longer.
So.. I dont really get it... when on a diet i always hear dont eat the thigh just eat the breast... its better... but i was looking at the calories and the thigh is only 10 calories more then the breast... So why cant i have a thigh... since i personally think it Tastes so much better then the breast?
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