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Old 08-07-2007, 12:01 PM   #1
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Question Chicken breasts question

Approximately how many cups would 4 whole chicken breasts, cooked and cut-up make?

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Old 08-07-2007, 12:04 PM   #2
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Are you talking whole as in both sides? (which would be 8 pieces) or 4 pieces of chicken breast?

If its 4, I'd say about 2 cups...maybe 2 1/2
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:18 PM   #3
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That's a mighty good question, and I don't know the answer. The recipe says: "4 whole chicken breasts, cooked and cut in bite size peices". I guess I'll just go with 2 1/2 c. and see where that gets me.

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Old 08-07-2007, 12:24 PM   #4
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Wow - 4 whole breasts is a LOT of chicken - lol!!

When using boneless skinless chicken breasts (each piece is actually half a breast), I find that for the most part, each boneless skinless breast equals about one cup when the meat is diced up &/or shredded. So by your recipe, I'd say you're looking at about 8 cups of chicken.

What's the recipe title?
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:48 PM   #5
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It's called Chicken Tortilla. It's one of those that you mix the chicken with a variety of ingredients plus some cream type soup and layer it with tortillas & cheese.
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:59 PM   #6
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It seems that when recipe calls for a chiken breast it is refers to actually a half of the breast, and also it is how it is comonly sold. At least that is what I think.
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:06 PM   #7
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I agree with Charlie. A chicken breast is 1/2 of a whole chicken breast.
4 would yield about 4 cups + or -

A turkey breast however would mean the whole breast!

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Old 08-07-2007, 01:08 PM   #8
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I'll be sure to let yall know how it turns out.

Thanks for all the help!
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:11 PM   #9
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I read somewhere (I think it was in "How to Cook Everything") that each piece of a chicken breast, when boned, is called a cutlet. But, nobody really uses that terminology anymore, so everyone these days refers to the half as a chicken breast, even though a breast is technically the whole thing (both halves).

I read on this site that it is called a cutlet or a "supreme". Never heard of a supreme before. Imagine:

Guy #1: I’m going to grill a marinated supreme tonight.
Guy #2: A supreme what?
Guy #1: A supreme!
Guy #2: Supreme what????
Guy #1: It’s a chicken breast!
Guy #2: What makes it so supreme, is it imported?
Guy #1: Argh!
Guy #2: WHAT? Is it free range or something?
Guy #1: shutup......
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:39 PM   #10
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...I read on this site that it is called a cutlet or a "supreme". Never heard of a supreme before...
It's a French term: Suprême de volaille = 1/2 chicken breast, skinned and boned.

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