Do I weigh my boneless, skinless chicken breasts before or after I cook them??
Does anyone know the general difference between their pre and post cooked weight? I don't want to weigh raw chicken; yuck!!
I have already made one mistake with the chicken and now I'm thinking I've made another--weighing the cooked portion but using the "raw" portion cals! OOPS. Well, apparently it hasn't hurt me much because I'm still losing weight :)
Reason: moved from Weight Loss to Foods
The difference in pre and post-cooking weight depends on the quality of the meat and the water content. Cheap chicken tends to shrink a lot....
CC gives you the calories in cooked chicken. You should weigh it after it is cooked to get an accurate count.
4 oz raw generally equates to 3 oz cooked.
CC gives you the calories for BOTH -- if it says "cooked" then it is for cooked meat, if it doesn't presume it is raw (for something other than luncheon/deli meats)
i believe that 4 ounces of raw chicken turns into 3 ounces once it's cooked.
you could weigh either, but if you weighed it raw, i can imagine it may be a little tricky to calculate how much it would weigh cooked. i usually weigh it cooked myself, when i weigh it.