4 Reasons Why Chicken Thighs are Great for Muscle Gain and Fat Loss

Cam Billings
5 min readJun 27, 2022
Photo by Kostiantyn Li on Unsplash

Tired of eating the same old chicken breast over and over again for muscle building? Look no further. You don’t need to continue eating chicken breasts! Instead, try chicken thighs!

Eating chicken breast every day can be tiresome. Especially if you don’t know how to cook it well. I went months eating chicken breasts every night for dinner that tasted like rubber. It felt like I was chewing on an old tire.


I discovered chicken thighs the other day when I was grocery shopping. I was looking for chicken breast like I normally buy.

But, there were no chicken breasts at the store! They had chicken thighs, chicken drumsticks, and chicken wings in the fresh produce section of the store.

Rather than resigning myself to going to another store to buy some chicken breasts, I decided to look at the other options they had. I picked up a package of chicken thighs and looked at the nutritional label. I was stunned at what I saw on the label!

So, I decided to give them a try for a week. This trial turned out to be one of the best nutritional choices I’ve made in months!

While chicken breasts are a bodybuilding staple food, it’s not required to eat them to build muscle. Plus, I had been eating them every day for nearly 2 years. It was time for a change.

Chicken thighs are an underrated food for eating healthy. It’s a great food for both muscle-building and fat-loss diet plans!

Here are 4 reasons why you should include chicken thighs into your diet:

1. Chicken thighs have lots of flavor

When on a diet for any nutritional goal, taste is an important factor that determines if you stick with it. If you don’t like the foods you’re eating, then you won’t want to stick with the diet plan. You’ll be back sitting on your couch with a bag of Doritos and a box of Oreos on each side within a few weeks.

And even if you do see your diet through to the end, you still need to continue eating the same foods that helped get you to your goals. Most people start eating junk food again after finishing their diet.



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