Apart from the fat content, are there nutritional differences between chicken breasts and chicken thighs? What causes their different taste?epilnk wrote:This is a common misperception. The difference in fat content between breasts and thighs is actually quite small - not enough to factor into your choice of cut. The "health benefit" of white meat is a marketing ploy encouraged by the growers so that they could differentiate breasts as a "premium product" and command a premium price.DiscoBunny1979 wrote:I've asked myself the very same question this past week. But what it comes down to is my health is more important than worrying about saving a buck or two by switching from chicken breats to thighs.