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Whole Chicken - How Many You Eat in a Week?


#1

So whole chickens are cheaper overall.

If I want to make sure I hit 150g protein daily, how many chickens to I need for the week???

How many of you primarily just eat whole chickens?

I think it’s nice to have a mix of everything of dark and light meats.


#2

Depends on the chicken size but more than half and less than all of it.

I use roast chicken every few weeks - I probably should do it more often.


#3

Just a warning. I was eating 6-10 lbs of chicken breasts each week and my cholesterol went from 170s to 220. I cut out the chicken and it returned to the 170s.

I’m only 33 and have no family history of high cholesterol.

I recommend mixing up your meats.

As far as how much you need, I’d say it’s trial and error. Buy a chicken and see how long it lasts through the week.


#4

I wish chickens had 6 legs and smaller breasts…


#5

I eat about 3 a week. I hate the lean/dry white meat though.

Sometimes I’d have one for lunch, iifym do it.


#6

I usually go through 2 a week for lunches, with veges while at work. Roasted chooks at the !ocal supermarket are only 8 bucks or so, so decent price compared to breasts alone.


#7

That sounds like a fine cholesterol to me. Ancel Keyes (Terrible scientist from the 50s) has destroyed our entire understanding of fat, cholesterol, and sugar…


#8

My HDL was high which gave me good ratios but the stupid wellness program at work says anything over 200 is high. My doctor wasn’t worried but I was concerned about a 50 point increase.


#9

About one a week…as a kid it was more like 1 per meal!! lol


#10

I eat 2-3 a week. I cook it several different ways.