Chicken - Quantity to Buy

It is sometimes difficult to know just how much chicken to buy to have the proper amount for a particular recipe or to serve to a specific number of people. Some of the information that will determine the quantity needed are the number of people being served, whether or not it will be served in controlled portions, or if the meat will be served on a "help yourself" basis. The following information may be helpful in determining your needs.

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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