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May 25, 2011 10:13 AM
I almost always buy the Great Value (Walmart) boneless skinless chicken breasts in the 5 lb. bag. Does anyone know how much the average chicken breast weighs in one of those bags? Also, when I log it in my diary, do I put the raw weight or the cooked weight?
  192519
May 25, 2011 10:15 AM
i need to know too
  4593658
May 25, 2011 10:16 AM
Take the total weight of the bag and divide by the number of chicken breasts. It won't be perfect for each breast but it will be close.
Edited by End6ame On May 25, 2011 10:17 AM
May 25, 2011 10:16 AM
Oh let me know too!! I eat these all the time!!
  7308111
May 25, 2011 10:16 AM
YOu'd have to count the pieces in the bag and divide to get the average, my box of chicken breast says it contains between 12 and 15 pieces (based on the weight of the individual breasts used to fill it)

I weigh all meat raw... look at a menu at (almost) any restaurant they specify very clearly that the 1/4 lb burger refers to UNCOOKED weight, cooking style will change how much water comes out of it so it can affect the weight.

Edited to fix... menu = / = recipe
Edited by Pandorian On May 25, 2011 10:17 AM
  3335912
May 25, 2011 10:17 AM
Put the cooked weight, not the raw weight. Those breasts are usually about 5 or 6 ounces. I've been buying the breast tenderloins because their cooked weight is usually about 1.5 ounces each.
  5916789
May 25, 2011 10:17 AM
Normally chicken breast is 4 oz raw and 3 oz cooked. Hope this helps!
May 25, 2011 10:17 AM
Pick up a $10 food scale while at walmart flowerforyou
  288170
May 25, 2011 10:17 AM
I suggest getting a scale. That's on my things to do after work today. I am tired of guessing!!!
  5563175
May 25, 2011 10:18 AM
I've neer seen those bags, but if the bag is 5lbs, you could just divide that by the number of pieces there are and get the weight per chicken breast. When you are weighing/logging meat you use the raw weight.
  6436853
May 25, 2011 10:18 AM
The below is according to the website:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 112 G
Servings Per Container 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120Calories from Fat 25
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3 G 5
Saturated Fat 0 G 1
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 55 Mg 19
Sodium 370 Mg 15
Potassium 220 Mg 6
Total Carbohydrate 0 G 0
Dietary Fiber 0 G 0
Sugars 0 G
Protein 22 G
Vitamin A 0
Vitamin C 0
Calcium 0
Folic Acid 0
(-) Information is currently not available for this nutrient.

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:**

** Percent Daily Values listed below are intended for adults and children over 4 years of age. Foods represented or purported to be for use by infants, children less than 4 years of age, pregnant women, or lactating women shall use the RDI's that are specified for the intended group provided by the FDA.

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat. Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Potassium 3500mg 3500mg
Total Carbohydrate 300mg 375mg
Dietary Fiber 25mg 30mg

Calories per gram:

Fat 9·Carbohydrate 4·Protein 4
Edited by Bridget0927 On May 25, 2011 10:19 AM
May 25, 2011 10:18 AM
QUOTE:

Take the total weight of the bag and divide by the number of chicken breasts. It won't be perfect for each breast but it will be close.




You are to smart !
May 25, 2011 10:18 AM
4 oz is the size of a deck of playing cards.
  359035
May 25, 2011 10:19 AM
Some of those boobs are huge & I can't eat the whole thing anyways....but if I don't weigh it, I guess... I think they say the size of your hand (no fingers) is 3-4oz. Unless you have big hands :P
May 25, 2011 10:19 AM
Serving size of chicken breast is 6oz raw, 4oz cooked. I also buy in bulk but I trim the chicken to fit my serving size, any small chucks left I use to make a chicken soup or I stirfry it with vegetables (still keeping in mind the serving portion). Some of those breast could equal as much as 2 portion size servings, so weigh it raw to 6oz.
May 25, 2011 10:19 AM
I invested in a food scale and it was the best thing I could have done. It takes all the guess work out of cooking and counting calories. I use it every day.
May 25, 2011 10:21 AM
Also if the bag weight is in pounds you will need to convert it to onces (1lb = 16oz).

Bag Weight x 16 = bag weight in onces
bag weight in onces / number of breasts = weight of 1 breast in ounces
May 25, 2011 10:25 AM
Thank you soooo much everyone! You are all so helpful! I actually do have a food scale, but all my chicken is frozen right now and I was just planning out the next few days so I was curious :)
  192519
May 25, 2011 11:50 AM
I really need a food scale!
May 25, 2011 12:12 PM
did somebody say boobs?? huh where......waaaaaait a min...........where am i
May 25, 2011 12:17 PM
QUOTE:

did somebody say boobs?? huh where......waaaaaait a min...........where am i

hahaha....my bad. That's what I always call them bigsmile So childish, I know....but don't care!
May 25, 2011 12:17 PM
sould be the size of your palm.....so bulldogg do you have an extra hand I need to weigh some breast ! lol
May 25, 2011 12:19 PM
Usually when I weigh my chicken. an average size breast weighs appoximately 6 oz. That's a good rough estimate if you don't have a food scale. I would spend the $10 and get one though.
  6439566
May 25, 2011 12:26 PM
this is hilarious. i swear i didn't even see that you had posted that before i said the boobs thing. i was just being a joker cause the title said breast. so damn funny.

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