When you have a recipe that needs cooked, deboned chicken, how much chicken do you need to buy and cook? Avoid buying too little or too much with these helpful tips.
One cup cubed or shredded chicken:
- 1 cup of cubed or shredded chicken is about 5 ¼ ounces of cooked, deboned chicken.
- 1 cup of cubed or shredded chicken is also about 1 boiled chicken breast.
Using a whole chicken:
When using a whole chicken, 1 pound of uncooked chicken is about 1 cup of cooked, deboned chicken. For example, a 2 ½ to 3 pound whole chicken, or fryer, will produce about 2 to 3 cups of cooked, cubed chicken.
Using a rotisserie chicken:
You can also purchase a rotisserie chicken to use in your recipe. The average rotisserie chicken is about 2 pounds. The whole chicken will make about 3 cups of chicken- this is about 2 cups of white meat and 1 cups of dark meat. White meat comes from the chicken breast and wings. Dark meat comes from the thighs and drumsticks.
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(Information from: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/poultryprofitability/Cheeps_and_Chirps/Trivia_question_chicken_wings.pdf)[print-friendly]