Pounds of Chicken

Recipe calls for 3 pounds of chicken breast, skinned and boned. Do they mean 3 pounds after it was skinned and bones or before. I understand that 3 pounds of chicken with skin and bones will result in about 2 pounds of chicken meat. Which is the correct amount of chicken meat for this recipe

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Nancy
Nancy January 11, 2019

if a recipe gives instructions for an ingredient with conditions (skinned and boned, chopped and peeled) it usually wants the amount measured after meeting the conditions
Otoh, recipes can have mistakes, so use your judgement.
in most main dishes, you'll want 4-8 oz chicken per person (depending on what else is served).
So if you're serving 4 to 8, use the 2 lb chicken after trimming.
if serving 6 or more, use the 3 lb chicken after trimming

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Gayle Shinder
Gayle Shinder January 11, 2019

Thank you!

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