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How many chicken thighs are in a pound, and how much should I figure on per person?

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

Chicken thighs can range in size, but for typical grocery store brands, figure that four bone-in, skin-on thighs will weigh about 1 ½ pounds. But each of those thighs will yield about 2 ½ to 3 ounces of meat (the rest of the weight is skin and bone). I generally figure on two thighs per person.

The weight is not a hard and fast rule, but is a general guideline. If you happen to have leftovers, be happy: thighs reheat well and are often just as good the next day. (You can’t say the same for leaner chicken breasts, which easily get tough and dry.)

Recipe: Asian-Glazed Chicken Thighs