U.S. retail price of chicken breast 2006-2019

In 2019, the price for one pound of boneless chicken breast in the United States amounted to just over three U.S. dollars, which was the same retail price as the year before. Over the past 13 years, the retail price has remained between three and three and a half U.S. dollars per pound in the country.

U.S. chicken production

In 2018, the United States produced almost 43 billion pounds’ worth of chicken . The production volume has been increasing almost every single year since 2009, when production stood at roughly 36 billion pounds. The volume of turkey produced, on the other hand, has experienced a sudden change in the United States. U.S. turkey production skyrocketed in 2018, reaching over seven and half billion pounds, which was an increase of about two billion pounds compared to 2017.

Farm fowl worldwide

In order to keep up with poultry demand, the global number of chickens has increased significantly over the past few decades. In 2018, there were over 20 billion chickens across the globe. The amount has more than doubled since 1990.

Retail price of chicken breast (boneless) in the United States from 2006 to 2019

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Release date

February 2020


United States

Survey time period

2006 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Figures as of December of the respective year.

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