How Much Chicken to Buy


Chicken Buying Guide

Bone-in with skins: One pound of raw chicken will serve approximately two or three people.
Boneless and skinless: One pound of raw chicken will serve approximately four people.
Cornish hens: A 1 to 2 pound hen is generally served as a single serving but can feed up to two people.
Broiler/Fryer: A 2 ½ to 4 pound whole chicken will serve approximately three to four people.
Roasting Chicken: A 4 to 7 pound chicken will serve approximately five to seven people.
Capons: A 5 to 9 pound chicken will serve approximately six to nine people.
Chicken Wings: One pound of raw chicken wings will serve approximately 1 ½ people.
Drumsticks: One pound of raw chicken drumsticks will serve approximately 2 ½ people.
Cooked – Boneless: One pound of raw boneless, skinless chicken produces approximately 3 cups of diced cooked chicken.
Cooked – Bone-in: One pound of raw bone-in chicken produces approximately 1 cup of diced cooked chicken.
Cooked – Whole: Raw whole chicken with bones-in produces approximately 1 cup cooked chicken per pound.
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