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April 15, 2010 9:52 AM
I don't have a scale and I'm making my chicken tonight and a serving size is 3 ounces. Is there a way that you can kind of estimate how much 3 ounces is without a scale?
April 15, 2010 9:56 AM
I have heard that 3oz of chicken looks like the size of a standard deck of cards. (Not a full deck of UNO cards, as I had once hoped....)

Hope that helps!
April 15, 2010 9:57 AM
that's a tough one....I would say it's bigger than a 1/3 cup but less than 1/2 cup if that helps.
April 15, 2010 9:59 AM
I have heard the same. Have fun cooking!happy
April 15, 2010 9:59 AM
Here is an article I copied to my blog about serving size. Check it out! I use those tips all the time!
Edited by sunnysashka On April 15, 2010 9:59 AM
April 15, 2010 10:06 AM
3 oz is roughly the size of the inner palm of your hand. Chicken is leaner than pork or beef so for those two it doesn't apply.
April 15, 2010 10:09 AM
I've used the standard Weight Watchers philosophy that 3 ounces of chicken is equivalent to the size of the palm of your hand.
April 15, 2010 10:16 AM
These all sound pretty accurate...but buy a scale, most helpful 15 bucks you'll spend! And be sure to get one that has a "tare" function.
April 15, 2010 10:22 AM
Thanks Everyone! I'm going to go with that its the size of my palm
February 20, 2013 4:18 PM
great tip, thanks!!!


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