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NIRERIN Posts: 11,856
7/28/12 4:36 P

if you're actually weighing the chicken raw, your best bet would be to manually enter the info from the package [or use another usda source for raw chicken]. most of the change of the cooking weight of chicken is water. so if you like your chicken drier than most people, your chicken will yield a lighter cooked weight. just like if you cook your chicken a little moister, you'll have heavier chicken when you're done cooking it. so if you're weighing it raw, just use raw nutrition info.
nutritiondata.com is a pretty good source for raw info if it's not on the package.

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7/28/12 4:29 P

ok thanks, so if it's packaged as 4 oz raw, I would enter it as 3oz cooked?

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7/28/12 3:13 P

All sparkpeople entries (non user-generated) are for cooked, unless otherwise noted.

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7/28/12 2:46 P

Hey there, I'm just making sure I'm doing this right. When spark gives the listed ounces for, say, boneless, skinless chicken breast w/ rib meat, its counting the ounces cooked, correct?

So If I buy a package of chicken weighing 1.5lbs with 3 breasts in it. Each breast would be about 8 ounces, but I would track that as 6 ounces since 4oz raw cooks to 3oz, right? Its just a lot easier knowing the weight based off the packaging than grilling it and then weighing it afterwords when all I want to do is eat my nice hot meal.

Thanks, planning on a new recipe tonight.

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