Not sure how many chicken wings to make or buy as appetizers for your next get together?
You'll need approximately 6 whole wings (or 1.125 lbs) in order to reach a 6 oz serving of actual chicken meat per person (with an "average" appetite). According to the USDA, an average uncooked whole chicken wing weighs 102 grams (or 3.5 ounces).
So how many chicken wings in a pound? That would mean there are approximately 4 to 5 chicken wings in a pound. That would mean there are approximately 40 to 50 chicken wings in a 10 pound (lb) bag. 10 lbs of chicken wings feeds approximately 9 people (if they have average appetites).
This calculator helps you determine both number of wings to buy (if you're ordering out) or how many pounds (lbs) of wings to buy (if you're making them yourself). It also breaks it down to whole wings or wing pieces (buffalo wings).
Just to be clear...we're talking appetizers; not a meal. Appetizer definition => "A small dish of food or a drink taken before a meal or the main course of a meal to stimulate one's appetite." If chicken wings are the primary food item meant as a meal, you may need to double or even triple the calculator results.
You will need approximately 3 ounces of chicken meat per person as a side or appetizer and 6 ounces of chicken meat when served as the main appetizer (actual meat; not including bones). If the average fried chicken wing weighs 3 ounces and yields one ounce of meat (if served as the main appetizer) you would need 18 ounces of chicken wings (or 6 whole wings) in order to yield 6 ounces of chicken meat per person. Sound confusing? Just let the Chicken Wing Calculator figure it out for you.
And don't forget our "Beer" or "Keg" calculators if you will also be serving beer.