How many chickens to feed a office.

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by eric cox, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. eric cox

    eric cox Newbie

    My Office were I work loves my Smoked whole chickens. Usually I smoke 2 5-7 pound chickens for 20 people but know They want me to smoke chickens for 172 people. My question is how many chickens would I need.
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thighs. Smoke thighs, pull them and serve as pulled chicken sandwiches. Figure 1-2 thighs per person, if serving with sides.

    While chickens for groups is a pain. Someone won't get the cut they want and will complain.

    Plus with the thighs you can smoke in several sessions if needed and then just reheat the day of. Serve sauce on the side for those who need that.
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  4. eric cox

    eric cox Newbie

    Thank you, I changed my mind from whole chickens to thighs and maybe some legs. It will be easier than whole chickens and I can smoke more at a time. And the sandwich idea is also great I never thought of that.

    Thank you 
  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Leg Quarters would be your best choice in my opinion,not knowing what you are smoking on.


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