In this article, I’ve put together everything you need to know about weights, calories, and serving sizes of chicken wings.
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 wing is edible meat.
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How Much Does One Chicken Wing Weigh?
I weighed individual chicken wings (including the skin and bone) to get an average weight per raw wing and here are the results:
The average weight of one chicken wing with the skin on and the bone in is around 90g/3.17oz. A chicken wing of this size contains 188 calories (in kcal).
Chicken wing weights vary depending on the size of the chicken they came from, a small raw chicken wing (with the skin on and bone-in) weighs around 50g/1.76oz and a large wing weighs up to around 120g/4.23oz.
Use the table to find more conversion weights of one average raw chicken wing (including the skin and bone).
|Weight Type||Weight of one average chicken |
Chicken Wing Weight And Calorie Chart
Use the chart below to find more chicken wing serving weights and calories, these figures are based on an average raw chicken wing weighing 90g/3.17oz (including the skin and bone).
It’s worth noting that calorie information does vary for chicken depending on where you look, to keep things simple I’ve gone with an average of 2.09kcal per gram which I’ve taken from mainstream supermarket pack information.
|Chicken wing Serving Size||Average Weight|
(in metric & imperial)
|25g of wing meat||25g/0.88oz||52|
|50g of wing meat||50g/1.76oz||105|
|75g of wing meat||75g/2.65oz||157|
|100g of wing meat||100g/3.53oz||209|
|125g of wing meat||125g/4.4oz||261|
|150g of wing meat||150g/5.3oz||314|
|175g of wing meat||175g/6.2oz||366|
|200g of wing meat||200g/7.1oz||418|
|1oz of wing meat||28g/1oz||59|
|2oz of wing meat||57g/2oz||119|
|3oz of wing meat||85g/3oz||178|
|4oz of wing meat||113g/4oz||236|
|5oz of wing meat||142g/5oz||297|
|6oz of wing meat||170g/6oz||355|
How Much Meat Is On A Chicken Wing?
I did some research and weighed the meat of a chicken wing (with the skin and bone removed) to find the average amount of meat per wing and here are the results:
An average-sized chicken wing with a raw weight of 90g/3.17oz weighs around 68g/2.4oz when cooked, and with the bone removed the meat and skin weigh around 54g/1.9oz.
This means that average-sized chicken wing bones weigh around 14g/0.49oz per chicken wing and this amount can be deducted from a cooked chicken wing weight to get the edible meat weight.
It’s important to note, the amount of meat will vary depending on the size of the chicken wing, and the bigger the wing, the more meat there will be.
How Many Chicken Wing Are In A Pound Or Kilogram?
The tables below show the number of chicken wings in a pound or kilogram and multiples of pounds and kilograms.
This is based on an average-sized raw chicken wing weighing 90g/3.17oz each.
Please note that chicken wing weights can vary, so you might need to allow a little more or less depending on their size and figures are rounded up or down to the nearest whole chicken wing.
Number Of Chicken Wings In A Pound
|Number of pounds||Amount of chicken wings per weight |
(including skin and bone)
Number Of Chicken Wings In A Kilogram
|Number of kilograms||Amount of chicken wings per weight |
(including skin and bone)
When Should You Weigh Chicken Wings?
As a rule, if you’re calorie counting, you should weigh chicken wings 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 wings 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 wings is based on the whole weight including the skin, 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 – see above for information on how to calculate the meat weight.
How Much Weight Do Chicken Wings 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 Wings 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 wings with the skin left on will reduce in weight by around 25% of the original weight. For example, an average-sized raw chicken wing weighing 90g/3.17oz will weigh around 68g/2.4oz after cooking.
I did some research and put this theory into practice and the ratios do work, there might be a slight difference, but a 25% reduction is pretty close to what you can expect when you cook chicken on the bone.
The table below shows a guide to before and after cooking weights for chicken wings, along with how much cooked edible meat you can expect per wing:
|Raw Chicken Wing Weight||Cooked Chicken Wing Weight||Edible Wing Meat Weight|
How Many Chicken Chicken Wings Are in a Serving?
If you’re meal planning or calorie counting and you need to know how many chicken wings are in a serving, then here’s the information:
The recommended portion size of chicken meat is around 85-113g/3-4oz, in terms of wings this is around four small wings, 2 average-sized wings, or 1-2 large wings.
If you’re meal planning, then as a rule allow a few extra wings per person on top of the recommended serving size to accommodate for bigger eaters.
More Chicken Wing Weight FAQs
Based on an average raw chicken wing weight of 90g/3.17oz (including the skin and bone), there are around five chicken wings in a pound.
Based on an average raw chicken wing weight of 90g/3.17oz (including the skin and bone), there are around 11 chicken wings in a kilogram.
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