How Much An Average Chicken Breast Weighs

Last Updated on November 28, 2021

How much does an average chicken breast weigh?
A typical chicken breast weighs around 2.
5 ounces 70 grams.
That’s less than half the weight of a quarter!
In this blog post I’m going to explain you how to calculate the weight of other foods using simple math.

Average Weight of Chicken Breast

A 1 pound 454 grams chicken breast weighs about 3 ounces 85 grams. It is not uncommon for people to eat a whole chicken breast in one sitting. A 2-pound 907 grams chicken breast weighs around 4 ounces 113 grams. This weight includes skin and bones.

How Many Boneless Chicken Breasts In A Pound

1 pound 454 grams = 16 ounces 453 grams 2 pounds 907 grams = 32 ounces 908 grams

How Much Does An Average Chicken Breast Weigh In Grams?

A pound of boneless chicken breasts weighs about 1,000 grams 454 grams. This weight is equivalent to approximately 16 ounces 453 grams of raw meat.

What Are Chicken Breast Halves?

Chicken breast halves are cut from the breast section of a whole chicken. These cuts are usually sold individually or in packages. A package contains two pieces of chicken breast.

Does Frozen Chicken Weigh More?

Frozen chicken weighs about 1/3 more than fresh chicken. This is because frozen chicken is vacuum packed and therefore does not lose any moisture during freezing.

Raw Weight vs Cooked

Cooking weight is the weight after the chicken has been cooked. Raw weight is the weight of raw meat before cooking.

How To Portion Chicken Breast

To portion chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch thick slices. Place each slice between two sheets of wax paper and pound lightly with a mallet until flat. Cut into strips about 3 inches long and 1/4 inch wide.


In sum, the average chicken breast weights around 1 lb. The average weight of a chicken breast depends on a number of factors including the breed, age, and sex of the chicken. The weight can also vary depending on how the animal was raised.

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