Chicken Thigh Weights, Calories & Servings (In Charts)

In this article, I’ve put together everything you need to know about weights, calories, and serving sizes of chicken thighs with or without skin and bone.

Use the easy-to-follow charts to quickly work out and find the information you’re looking for, including raw and cooked weights and information on how much of a chicken thigh is edible meat.

How Much Does One Chicken Thigh Weigh?

I weighed individual chicken thighs (with and without the skin and bone) to get an average weight per raw thigh and here are the results:

The average weight of one chicken thigh with the skin on and the bone in is around 125g/4.4oz. A chicken thigh of this size contains 295 calories (in kcal).

The average weight of one raw skinless and boneless chicken thigh is around 83g/2.9oz. A chicken thigh of this size contains 114 calories (in kcal).

Chicken thigh weights vary depending on the size of the chicken they came from, a smaller raw thigh (with the skin on and bone-in) weighs around 90g/3.17oz and a large thigh can weigh anywhere up to 200g/7.1oz.

Use the table to find more conversion weights of one raw chicken thigh which is either skin-on/bone-in or skinless and boneless:

Weight TypeWeight of one average chicken
thigh (skinless & boneless)
Weight of one average chicken
thigh (skin-on/bone-in)
Grams83g125g
Kilograms0.08kg0.125kg
Ounces2.93oz4.41oz
Pounds0.18lb0.28lb

Chicken Thigh Weight And Calorie Chart

Use the chart below to find more chicken thigh serving weights and calories, these figures are based on an average chicken thigh weighing 83g/2.93oz (skinless and boneless) or 125g/4.41oz (skin on and bone-in) along with calories in kcal as per pack information.

Skinless & Boneless Thigh Weights & Calories

Chicken Thigh Serving Size
(Skinless & boneless)
Average Weight
(in metric and imperial)
Calories
(in kcal)
1 thigh83g/2.93oz84
2 thighs166g/5.86oz227
3 thighs249g/8.78oz341
4 thighs332g/11.71oz455
5 thighs415g/14.64oz569
25g of thigh meat25g/0.88oz34
50g of thigh meat50g/1.76oz69
75g of thigh meat75g/2.65oz103
100g of thigh meat100g/3.53oz137
125g of thigh meat125g/4.4oz171
150g of thigh meat150g/5.3oz206
175g of thigh meat175g/6.2oz240
200g of thigh meat200g/7.1oz274
1oz of thigh meat28g/1oz38
2oz of thigh meat57g/2oz78
3oz of thigh meat85g/3oz116
4oz of thigh meat113g/4oz155
5oz of thigh meat142g/5oz195
6oz of thigh meat170g/6oz233

Thigh Weights & Calories Including Skin & Bone

Chicken Thigh Serving Size
(Skinless & boneless)
Average Weight
(in metric and imperial)
Calories
(in kcal)
1 thigh125g/4.41oz295
2 thighs250g/8.82oz590
3 thighs375g/13.23oz885
4 thighs500g/1.1lb1180
5 thighs625g/1.38lb1475
25g of thigh meat25g/0.88oz59
50g of thigh meat50g/1.76oz118
75g of thigh meat75g/2.65oz177
100g of thigh meat100g/3.53oz236
125g of thigh meat125g/4.4oz295
150g of thigh meat150g/5.3oz354
175g of thigh meat175g/6.2oz406
200g of thigh meat200g/7.1oz472
1oz of thigh meat28g/1oz66
2oz of thigh meat57g/2oz135
3oz of thigh meat85g/3oz201
4oz of thigh meat113g/4oz267
5oz of thigh meat142g/5oz335
6oz of thigh meat170g/6oz401

How Much Meat Is On A Chicken Thigh?

With the exception of chicken breasts, thighs are one of the meatiest parts of the chicken.

Chicken thighs are sold in different variations, which include, skinless and boneless, just skin, or including both the skin and bone.

I did some research and weighed the meat with the skin and bone removed to find the average amount of meat per chicken thigh and here are the results:

Chicken thigh meat without the bone or skin weighs an average of around 80-90g/2.8-3.2oz per thigh. 

The amount of meat will vary depending on the size of the chicken thigh and the bigger the thigh, the more meat there will be.

How Many Chicken Thighs Are In A Pound Or Kilogram?

The tables below show the number of chicken thighs in a pound or kilogram and multiples pounds and kilograms.

This is based on an average raw chicken thigh without the skin weighing 83g/2.93oz and a thigh with skin and bone weighing an average of 125g/4.41oz per thigh. 

Please note that chicken thigh weights can vary, so you might need to allow a little more or less depending on their size.

Figures are rounded up or down to the nearest whole chicken thigh.

Number Of Chicken Thighs In A Pound

Number of poundsAmount of skinless and boneless
chicken thighs per weight
Amount of chicken thighs per weight
including skin and bone
1lb54
2lb117
3lb1611
4lb2215
5lb2718
6lb3322
7lb3825
8lb4429
9lb4933
10lb5536

Number Of Chicken Thighs In A Kilogram

Number of kilogramsAmount of skinless and boneless
chicken thighs per weight
Amount of chicken thighs per weight
including skin and bone
1kg128
2kg2416
3kg3624
4kg4832
5kg6040
6kg7248
7kg8456
8kg9664
9kg10872
10kg12080

When Should You Weigh Chicken Thighs?

As a rule, if you’re calorie counting, you should weigh chicken thighs before they’re cooked because calorie information is usually based on the raw weight.

The exception to this rule is when you buy ready-cooked chicken thighs because the nutritional information on the pack should be based on the cooked weight and not the raw weight.

The nutritional information on a pack of raw chicken thighs is based on the whole weight including the skin (if they have the skin on), if you only use the meat, then it might make sense to weigh the cooked meat as this is the only part you’ll be eating.

How Much Weight Do Chicken Thighs Lose When Cooked?

The amount that chicken reduces in weight when it’s cooked, depends on the quality of the chicken and whether it has added water.

Because chicken thighs are generally cooked with bones and skin on, they tend to retain more liquid than skinless and boneless chicken which will dry out more during the cooking process. This is because the fatty barrier which helps to retain moisture as it cooks.

As a rule, good quality free-range chicken thighs with the skin left on will reduce in weight by around 25% of the original weight. For example, a raw chicken thigh weighing 100g will weigh around 75g after cooking.

How Many Chicken Chicken Thighs Are in a Serving?

If you’re meal planning or calorie counting and you need to know how many chicken thighs are in a serving, then here’s the information:

The recommended portion size of chicken thighs is two skinless and boneless thighs or one thigh with the skin on per person. 

If you’re meal planning, then as a rule allow two chicken thighs per person for a small portion or three thighs each for a large portion or if you want leftovers.

More Chicken Thigh Weight FAQs

How many chicken thighs are in a pound?

Based on an average skinless and boneless chicken thigh weight of 83g/2.93oz, or 125/4.41oz with the skin remaining, there are 4 or 5 chicken thighs in a pound.

How much does 100g of chicken thigh weigh after cooking?

Chicken reduces in size by at least 25% during cooking, so 100g of raw chicken thigh will weigh around 75g once it’s cooked.

How many chicken thighs are in a kilogram?

Based on an average skinless and boneless chicken thigh weight of 83g/2.93oz, or 125/4.41oz with the skin remaining, there are 8 to 12 chicken thighs in a kilogram.

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