What is the difference between chicken breast and chicken thigh?
Chicken Thigh vs. Chicken Breast: What is the difference between chicken breast and chicken thigh?
Our butchers up in Ascot and Chapel Hill are frequently asked, ‘what is the difference between chicken breast and chicken thigh?’ or ‘when should I use chicken breast or chicken thigh?’. To answer your question, we’ve written up a quick blog post on the difference between the two cuts.
A chicken thigh fillet has its skin and bone removed. This brown meat contains slightly more fat than chicken breast. However, due to its fat content the chicken thigh contains more flavour than the breast. Chicken thigh fillets are great to use casseroles, bakes or stir-fries.
A chicken breast fillet is a white meat and can be used in various cooking styles, making it the most versatile part of the chicken to cook with. Chicken breast has a lower fat content compared to the chicken thigh. The chicken breast can be poached, grilled, baked, marinated, pan-fried or roasted. They’re great to use in stir-fries and sandwiches too.