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ELLEN'S KITCHEN
Turkey- Average 6 ounce Servings Per Pound
Whole Turkey 1.4
Bone-in Turkey Breast 1.6
Thighs 1.4
Drumsticks 1.3
Wings 1.1
Boneless Breast 2.0
Boneless Thigh 2.0
Boneless Turkey Roast 2.0
Cutlets/Slices 2.0
Tenderloins/Fillets 2.0
Ground Turkey 2.0
Deli/Cooked Turkey Products 2.0
Average Number of Portions/Servings From Cooked Whole Body Turkey and Turkey Parts
Average Yield %* Number of Edible Ounces
Cooked Ready to Eat Meat
per Pound**
Whole Body Turkey   53 8.48
Parts Breast   62 9.92
Hindquarter   49 7.84
Drumstick   47 7.52
Thigh   53 8.48
Wing   43 6.88

* This is an average based on yields from braised, roasted, pressure-cooked and steamed cooking methods
** To calculate serving sizes, divide the average number of edible ounces per pound by the serving size.
Source: "Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs," Program Aid 1331, USDA

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.

Ellen's Kitchen Chicken Yields and Servings

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: The standard 1 to 2 pound hen is generally served as a single serving but can be split to serve two people.
Broiler/Fryer: A 2 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 1/2 people as a dinner portion, or two people as a cocktail portion.
Drumsticks: One pound of raw chicken drumsticks will serve approximately 2 people.
Chicken quarters 82 pounds of chicken quarters will provide 100 servings
Chicken, mixed pieces 67 pounds of chicken mixed pieces will provide 100 servings
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 produces approximately 1 cup cooked chicken per pound.
 
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