Does anyone know the equivalent measurement for how many cups of chicken meat you can get from stewing/poaching an average size (3 to 4 lb.) chicken?
Reason for the request: A lot of the recipes I have called for the meat from a whole stewed or cooked chicken. Since there are only two people eating meals in this house, I don't need to cook up an entire chicken (especially since we don't care for the dark meat). I use chicken breasts but have never seen (or just don't remember) how many cups of meat I could expect from a cooken chicken.
The measurement I use now is "if it looks right" but this isn't what is needed if I am sharing a recipe with a friend!
Thanks for any help on this.
By little me (Guest Post) 05/04/2005
You can approximate getting about 1 cup of meat per pound of whole chicken, over 3 pounds.