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15 people coming for lunch

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Fugghetaboutit Fri 31-Jul-15 09:37:29

And 4 toddlers..

Was going to make beer can chicken, potato salad, green salad, coleslaw and crusty bread and a fruit punch.

How many chickens will I need??

agoodbook Fri 31-Jul-15 22:28:06

Hope it wasn't todays lunch ....
well, depends on the size of the chicken, but at a rough guess at least 3 - I would normally say a big chicken would do for 6 ( 1 leg per portion, and half a chicken breast per portion) I tend to do more rather than less - chicken is easy to use as leftovers smile

Pomegranatemolasses Fri 31-Jul-15 23:22:45

Definitely four - many people don't want to eat a whole leg as a portion. I tend to carve as drumstick, thigh, then slice the breast, so people get a mixture of light and dark meat.

Or if serving whole portions, drumstick, thigh, lower breast with wing attached, then split remainder of breast in two.

Fugghetaboutit Sat 01-Aug-15 06:39:21

Thank you, it's for Sunday. We we going to go for 4 hoping they feed 4 each as 16 are coming now.
If there's any leftovers it would be fine so would rather have too many.
Very tempted to go to Costco and buy 4 hot rotisserie chickens on the day...

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