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jackfrost Aug 14, 2007 04:53 PM

I need help, I need to know how much chicken salad to prepare for 30 adults. This is not a main meal, it is a mid afternoon light buffet. Thanks for any suggestions. Jackfrost

  1. TonyO Aug 14, 2007 04:54 PM

    I would estimate 4 oz per person , so about 7- 8 pounds. If that is one of the main items, go 10 pounds.

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      nomdeplume Aug 15, 2007 07:22 AM

      The rule in our house is a third of a pound per person. This works well for all meat and poultry: deli, chicken cutlets, steak, whatever. So that would give you 10 pounds.

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      1. re: nomdeplume
        jinet12 Aug 15, 2007 03:11 PM

        Agree, think that 7 lbs may not be enough..Always have more than you need, my absolute cooking motto

      2. fayehess Aug 15, 2007 07:24 AM

        what else is on the buffet? And who is your crowd? fayefood.com

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