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May 26, 2011 12:07 PM
Hey everyone...

I often see that a serving of boneless chicken, turkey, or fish is 4 oz. I know this measurement is all about weight, but I was wondering if anyone knew how many cups 4oz of boneless meat is....I always heard about 1/2 cup but I've never been quite sure....
Edited by DaniJeanine On May 26, 2011 12:08 PM
May 26, 2011 12:13 PM
4 oz is half a cup, 8oz is a cup :)
May 26, 2011 12:14 PM
a food scale is the only way to be sure.. I have a digital one that i got at walmart for $17, that will let u see exact decimals. There were alot cheaper ones, but they werent digital and thought itd be harder to read and harder to convert from oz to grams and grams to mg, etc...

but the half cup of diced chicken breast seems to be about 4oz serving in a measuring cups
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May 26, 2011 12:14 PM
I know that's classic for liquid, but is it the same for solid measurements?
May 26, 2011 12:14 PM
An easier way to measure (so you don't have to cut it up or dirty a measuring cup) is to use the rule of thumb that 4 ounces of cooked meat is about the size of the palm of your hand or a deck of cards. With meat, you're never going to get an exact weight, anyway. When you ask for a pound of meat in a deli, you rarely get 16 ounces even.
May 26, 2011 12:15 PM
QUOTE:

a food scale is the only way to be sure.. I have a digital one that i got at walmart for $17, that will let u see exact decimals. There were alot cheaper ones, but they werent digital and thought itd be harder to read and harder to convert from oz to grams and grams to mg, etc...

but the half cup of diced chicken breast seems to be about 4oz serving in a measuring cups


I didn't know they had them at Walmart!!
May 26, 2011 12:15 PM
Here is a website that I found...Hope it helps!! Good Luck!!

http://www.asknumbers.com/OuncesToCupsConversion.aspx

Michelle
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May 26, 2011 12:16 PM
QUOTE:

4 oz is half a cup, 8oz is a cup :)


nope. theres liquid ounces is 4oz or half a cup, but dry measuring cups are still half a cup but arent the same size as liquid ounces.. and then of course you have ounces as a weight as opposed to a measurement...
  5433103
May 26, 2011 12:19 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

a food scale is the only way to be sure.. I have a digital one that i got at walmart for $17, that will let u see exact decimals. There were alot cheaper ones, but they werent digital and thought itd be harder to read and harder to convert from oz to grams and grams to mg, etc...

but the half cup of diced chicken breast seems to be about 4oz serving in a measuring cups


I didn't know they had them at Walmart!!


Its in the kitchen accesorie aisle next to the spatulas and cheese graters, etc. at my wal mart is on a bottom shelve underneath a bunch of measuring cups and such
  5433103
May 26, 2011 12:27 PM
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QUOTE:

4 oz is half a cup, 8oz is a cup :)


nope. theres liquid ounces is 4oz or half a cup, but dry measuring cups are still half a cup but arent the same size as liquid ounces.. and then of course you have ounces as a weight as opposed to a measurement...


Ahh, I see what you did there. Learn something new every day on here :) Maybe I should get myself one of those food scales too!
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