- Do you weigh chicken uncooked or cooked?
- Do you weigh chicken breast before or after cooking?
- Do you weigh chicken raw or cooked for calories?
- Does meat weigh more frozen?
As a general rule of thumb, on average meat will lose about 25% of its weight when cooked. You still have to weigh out your meat in bulk when its raw, but you don’t need to re-weigh it cooked and figure out the math, just multiple the total raw weight by . 75 and that’s what your 1 oz logged will actually weigh.
Weigh the meat when it’s uncooked, or look at the total amount contained in the package. After it’s cooked, re-weigh it, and then divide this new weight by the number of servings you wanted, based upon it’s raw weight.
Raw chicken weighs more because of water content. So when it’s cooked and water evaporates, it will weigh less.. We had it cooked which means it weighed even more raw. The difference is 12g protein and 40 calories per meal.
If the meat is sealed (as it should be) when frozen, and left that way when it thaws, there will be no change of mass. Frozen meat weighs more than unfrozen meat only to the extent that during the freezing process water has condensed and frozen on its surface. The meat itself and the water it contains weigh the same.