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How much chicken salad for 60 mini croissants
Debbe
05/14/17
I am doing a baby shower luncheon on Sunday at 1 p.m. for 55-60 women. We are having fruit, macaroni salad, chips and dip along with cake and cake pops. Our entree will be chicken salad on mini croissants. Our local store carries chicken salad in 5 lb tubs. My question is how many lbs do I need for mini croissants? How many sandwiches do women normally eat at a shower? Also, if I should decide to make my own chicken salad (if I have time) and only wanted chicken, celery, grapes, mayo and a few spices, then how much of each would I need for that many people?
ellen
05/15/17
5 pounds is at least 10 cups- can be as much as 16, depending on additions.

Make at least 100 croissant. The rest of the menu is carb heavy, so not all ladies will eat 2.

Each cup of filling will make about 6 sandwiches.

Usually, 1 pound of boneless chicken meat makes just short of 4 cups of salad- about 1 cup mayo, 1 cup celery, 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley. If you add grapes, cut them, add about 1/2 cup and reduce celery.

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Debbie
02/08/18
How much chicken salad for 212 ladies
I am making chicken salad using grapes, onions, celery & dressing for 212 ladies for lunch , it will be served on a bed of lettuce, with a crossiant & fruit. Can you tell me how much chicken I will need? Thank you
ellen
02/09/18
For this type salad, 1 pound raw bone in chicken will feed 3 . 1 pound boneless will feed 5. If you are catering thts many it is ESSENTIAL that you have a meatless salad option , I would allow at least 20 servings.

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Vickie beam
09/29/18
How much chicken salad for 15 croissants
How many sandwiches will 1 pound of chicken salad make?
ellen
10/07/18
A pound makes 12 slider rolls, about 8 bread sandwiches, or 6 regular buns/ rolls. Croissants vary widely in size

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Jamie
11/27/18
How many pounds of chicken salad would I need for mini croissants for approximately 50 people. I am planning on doing a combination of chicken salad a pimento cheese sandwiches.
ellen
11/27/18
I would do about 80 chicken, each pound of chicken salad makes about 10, so 8 pounds chicken salad, which is 4-5 pounds chicken meat, depending on how many add-ins.

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JANIS A RUTLAND
01/10/19
How much chicken salad for 150 croissants
How much chicken salad do i need for 150 croissants having a birthday party not only thing served will have pinwheel roll ups.
ellen
01/13/19
For mini croissants, about 10 per pound. For large, about 5 per pound.

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Kelly Alford
01/16/19
How much chicken salad for 240 mini croissants
I am making 240+ mini croissants with chicken, dried cranberries, dill relish and mayo. This is not the only food that is being served at wedding.
ellen
01/16/19
As discussed above, a pound of chicken salad makes about 10 minis, and requires 1/2 pound of boneless chicken.
jodi
02/12/19
how many pounds of broccoli salad for 50 people
I am having a baby shower with about 50 guuests. How much broccoli salad do I need?
ellen
02/19/19
You need about a gallon.
Ronda
03/29/19
How much chicken salad for 40 mini croissants
I have a bridal shower coming up: having Chicken salad/mini croissants, turkey aioli sandwiches, pasta salad, strawberry balsamic salad w/ candied pecans/cheese, Veggie cups, fruit skewers.. how many sandwiches do I need for 40 people if also have turkey sandwiches or is two sandwich options to much for 40 people?
Ronda
03/29/19
how far in advance of an event can I make the chicken salad? or at least cook the chicken and assemble the day of the event? Thank you.
Meghan Edwards
03/29/19
If I am serving chicken salad to 160 people how much should I plan to give each person using a regular sized scoop? If they come in 3 lb tubs hoe many do I need to buy? Thank you
ellen
03/30/19
Ronda, if you chill fast and safe, you can make the meat 48 to at most 72 hours before serving. Can assemble day before.

About 50 croissants and 24 to 30 turkey sandwiches. Consider a few egg salad or pimento cheese for any vegetarians.

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ellen
03/30/19
Meghan, usual using a half cup scoop, is 2 scoops- often one is a second flavor such as a fruit salad, pasta salad, egg salad, seafood salad, even cottage cheese.. It is important to have a non meat choice available, as with this many people you will have some vegetarians.

A 3 pound tub is usually 12 half cup scoops, but I strongly recommend buying one and checking. Weights vary depending on amount of dressing, types of add-ins.

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patricia whitmire
04/09/19
How much chicken salad for 250 3 inch croissants
how much chicken do i need for 250 sandwiches
ellen
04/11/19
These are the mini croissants. Each pound of chicken salad makes about 12 and requires about 1/2 pound raw boneless chicken plus add-ins.
Joan Hemm
04/28/19
I will be serving chicken or shrimp salad on half an avocado for a luncheon. How much of either is a single serving? I was thinking 1 cup, but is that too much? Appreciate your help!
Ellie Beason
04/29/19
How much chicken does it take to make 100 small chicken salad croissants?
ellen
04/29/19
Joan, 3/4 scooped onto and avocado half usually makes a very pretty serving- you can check this out ahead using cottage cheese on the size avocado you plan to use. You might consider offering a tabouli or quinoa salad option for any non-meat eaters, if here are lots of people there will be some.
ellen
04/29/19
Ellie, 1 pound whole chicken makes 1 cup meat while 1 pound boneless makes 2 cups. Usually chicken salad is half chicken meat and half add-ins, celery, mayo, parsley, grapes or nuts, etc. 1 pound of salad=1/2 pound or 1 cup meat plus add ins and makes about 8 sandwiches, 10 if the croissants are mini.

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Chris Daly
05/15/19
How much chicken salad for 30 guest
Serving 30 guest at a baby shower- putting chicken salad in mini shell cups- how many pounds of chicken salad to I need- planning 2 per person.
ellen
05/15/19
That is about 1 cup per person. 8 quarts or 2 gallons of chicken salad. Usually chicken salad is half chicken meat and half add-ins, celery, mayo, parsley, grapes or nuts, etc. 1 pound whole chicken makes 1 cup meat while 1 pound boneless makes 2 cups. You would start with 16 cups or 1 gallon of chicken meat, which is 16 pounds whole chicken or 8 pounds boneless.

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MARCIA Houston
06/04/19
Does chicken salad from freeze well?
ellen
06/04/19
Not usually- neither the dressing nor the add-ins are very freezing tolerant . You can do the meat ahead, cut up, freeze, thaw in fridge and make day of.

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Terry
06/22/19
How many pounds of chicken tenders do I need to use to make chicken salad for 60 dollar roll sandwiches?
ellen
06/22/19
1 pound of boneless chicken makes 2 cups of meat, which makes around a quart or 4 cups of chicken salad for most recipes; it depends on how much add-in and dressing you use. So 1 quart makes about 20 sandwiches. 3 pounds is plenty.

Check the price of boneless chicken thigh meat. It is moister and more "chickeny" than breast meat.

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karen
07/10/19
Serving chicken salad on mini croissants and pimento cheese sandwiches halved....How many of each do I need for 100 guest?...Also serving veggie and fruit trays....thanks
ellen
07/10/19
What is the event, what is the time frame and what else is being served? Please write more info.
Karen
07/10/19
80th birthday party between 2 and 4.....Also serving cheese trays, vegatable trays , fruit tray, chips and cake
Karen
07/11/19
Doing an 80th birthday for 100 people....Between 2 and 4pm
Serving Fruit platters, veggie platters, cheese trays, chicken salad on mini crossiants, pimento cheese sandwiches on regular bread, chips and birthday cake..How many sandwiches of each do I need?
EJ FISHER
07/24/19
How much chicken salad for ini croissants
I'm feeding 15 ladies chicken salad. How many lbs of chicken will I need
ellen
07/26/19
Karen, it is a snack time, so about 80 chicken and 40 cut up (quarters) pimento cheese.
ellen
07/26/19
EJ, if plated, 2/3 cup per person for a generous scoop, 10 cups or 2 1/2 quarts. Weight depends on how you make your salad, but about about 5=6 pounds.
Ana
08/22/19
Hi I'm serving 80 people some chicken salad sandwiches how much should I make and can anyone share a simple chicken salad recipes.
Rachelle
09/02/19
How much chicken salad for 70 ppl usingslider buns
If I’m using boneless chicken breast how many would I need?
ellen
09/02/19
Raychelle, 1 pound boneless chicken breast makes 2 cups of meat, which makes almost a quart of chicken salad, depending on your recipe. It makes about 20 sliders. 70 people, you want 140 to 150 unless they are very light eaters or very heavy eaters.

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ellen
09/02/19
Ana, I am sorry I missed your post.

The simplest "chicken salad", which used to win prizes in the little LA deli I worked in, was
whole turkey, baked, boned, skinned and chopped, fairly fine
equal volume fine chopped celery, including leaves
equal volume fine chopped fresh parsley
finest lemon and olive oil mayo (we paid $8 per gallon when Hellman's premium was $3 per gallon)
That's all.

When we had to switch to whole chickens due to a truth in labeling regulation change, it was not quite as popular.

You want about 15 pounds of whole turkey, or 18 of chickens or leg quarters for sandwiches for 80. Hope this helps.

Elizabeth
09/27/19
How much to make chicken salad for 80 people
How much to make chicken salad for 80 people?
Elizabeth
09/27/19
How much to make chicken salad for 80 people
How much to make chicken salad for 80 people?
ellen
09/28/19
For sandwiches or scoops for salads? And if salads will here also be 1 or 2 more scoops such as potato or pasta, fruit or cottage cheese.
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