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Ham & chicken for 120
Ellen, I am catering my husband's company Christmas buffet. Told to figure on 100-120 including kids. They want glazed sliced ham and cranberry chicken breasts. Should I buy about 40 lbs raw of each meat? We are also having au gratin potatoes, vegetable medley, green salads, rolls and dessert.
Also, I'd like to try slicing the ham into 1/2" slices before baking and layering it into my roaster ovens with the glaze and maybe some Sprite since it really only has to be warmed. Do you think I will regret this? It would sure make things easier. Thanks so much!
Ham & chicken for 120
If it were me, I would count 1 breast per person plus 10%, assuming 5 ounce breasts PLUS 3 ounces boneless ready to eat ham per person.
If I were slicing the ham as you plan to do, I would put it in the preheated roasters at about 275 and pour the PREHEATED Boiling hot glaze on it. If you start from layered, cold, the edges will get way too done before the middle is cooked. You need to reach 160 to serve and hold the meat, for safety's sake. Get one labeled ham or ham with natural juices, much better quality than water added.
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