How Many Chicken Wings Per Person To Buy Calculator

How Many Chicken Wings Per Person To Buy Calculator

Not sure how many chicken wings to make or buy as appetizers for your next get-together?

This calculator helps you determine both the 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).

How many chicken wings do you need per person?  You’ll need approximately 6 whole wings in order to reach a 6 oz serving of actual chicken meat after cooking per person (with an “average” appetite).

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According to the National Chicken Council, Americans ate 1.42 billion chicken wings for Super Bowl LV.  That’s enough chicken wings to circle the earth 3 times.

About half of those wings were ordered in restaurants and the other half were purchased from retail grocery stores.

How Much Does An Uncooked Chicken Wing Weigh?

According to the USDA, an average uncooked whole chicken wing weighs ~3.2 ounces.

How Many Chicken Wings In A Pound?

So how many chicken wings in a pound? If an uncooked chicken wing weighs ~3.2 ounces, then there are approximately 5 raw chicken wings in a pound. That would mean there are approximately 50 chicken wings in a 10 pound (lb) bag.

How Many Chicken Wings Per Person

As the main appetizer, you would need 6 whole chicken wings per person.

You will need approximately 3 ounces of cooked chicken meat per person as a side or appetizer, and 6 ounces of cooked chicken meat when served as the main appetizer (actual meat; not including bones).

If the average raw chicken wing weighs 3.2 ounces and yields just one ounce of cooked meat (if served as the main appetizer), you would need 19.2 ounces of raw chicken wings (or 6 whole wings) in order to yield 6 ounces of cooked chicken meat per person. Sound confusing? Just let the Chicken Wing Calculator figure it out for you.

Chicken Wings For A Crowd Amounts Per Person

These amounts are for cooked wings.  You can get a breakdown of how much you’ll need in pounds from the calculator below.

How much chicken wings for 10 – You would need approximately 60 whole chicken wings for 10 people.
How much chicken wings for 20 – You would need approximately 120 whole chicken wings for 20 people.
How much chicken wings for 25 – You would need approximately 150 whole chicken wings for 25 people.
How much chicken wings for 30 – You would need approximately 180 whole chicken wings for 30 people.
How much chicken wings for 50 – You would need approximately 300 whole chicken wings for 50 people.
How much chicken wings for 75 – You would need approximately 450 whole chicken wings for 75 people.
How much chicken wings for 100 – You would need approximately 600 whole chicken wings for 100 people.

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 increase the calculator results to get closer to 8-9 ounces (or more) of cooked meat per person.

What Type Of Sauce For Chicken Wings? surveyed 2500 people and found that the top 6 sauces were:

  1. Honey BBQ
  2. Hot buffalo
  3. Parmesan garlic
  4. Spicy garlic
  5. Lemon pepper
  6. Sweet barbecue

What About Dip For Chicken Wings?

The same survey found that between ranch and blue cheese, 58% of Americans prefer ranch dip and 42% preferred blue cheese.

Because some people love to slather their chicken wings in dipping sauce, plan on having at least 1 1/2 tablespoons of dipping sauce per guest.

As For Side Dishes…

The National Chicken Council found that 72% of people preferred french fries as their side for wings and 14% preferred celery.

And don’t forget our “Beer” or “Keg” calculators if you will also be serving beer.

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By the way…July 29th is National Chicken Wing Day

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