Yield from whole chicken

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  1. LuluLovesDisney

    LuluLovesDisney <font color=red>If you're not outraged, you're not

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    Does anyone know how to calculate how much cooked meat a whole raw chicken will yield?

    For example, if I buy a 3 lb chicken, how much cooked meat (no skin or bones) will I be able to get from it and use in a recipe?

    Thank you!!
     
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  3. donaldduck352

    donaldduck352 <font color=red><marquee>Proud Redhead</marquee><b

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    I would say about 1/3 of it is bone and skin.
     
  4. LuluLovesDisney

    LuluLovesDisney <font color=red>If you're not outraged, you're not

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    Thanks for the fast response!

    So, a 3 lb chicken is about 1 lb bone/skin and 2 lbs raw meat, which would be maybe 1 1/2 lbs cooked meat?
     
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    That sounds about right!!:thumbsup2
     
  6. MazdaUK

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    The bigger the chicken, the more flesh you get as the carcass doesn't increase a huge amount in proportion - so a 5lb chicken will give you more flesh than a 3lb one but not much more bone etc. If you need a particular amount of cooked chicken for a recipe you're usually best to grill a couple of breasts - no waste;)
     

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