Australians eat more chicken than anyone in the Western world 

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What the chook? Australians eat more chicken than anywhere else in the Western world with the average person eating 49kgs each year A survey revealed the average Australian consumes 49kg of chicken per year The favourite part of the chicken overall is the breast, followed by the thigh Australians are twice as likely to eat chicken than they are to eat beef and pork

By Charlotte Karp For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 06:16 BST, 10 October 2019 | Updated: 06:25 BST, 10 October 2019

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Australians consume more chicken than anyone else in the Western world with the average person eating 49 kilograms per year.

The findings, released just in time for World Chicken Day today, show that Aussies are eating twice as much chicken as beef and pork, and six times more than lamb. 

The results were also broken down by state, with Victoria taking the title of the biggest chicken lovers.

Australians consume more chicken than anyone else in the Western World with the average person churning through 49 kilograms per year

Australians consume more chicken than anyone else in the Western World with the average person churning through 49 kilograms per year

Queensland chicken-enthusiasts also prefer their chicken roasted, while New South Wales consumers like it barbecued.

HOW MUCH CHICKEN DO WE REALLY EAT? 

Most Australians eat chicken twice or more each week.

The favourite part of the chicken for Australians overall is the breast, followed by the thigh, then leg and finally the wing.

Our favourite place to eat chicken is at the dinner table at home, suggesting the rising home food delivery services are likely to grow in popularity.

More women than men eat chicken once a day.

Western Australian men between the ages of 18 and 29 have also been outed as the biggest breast lovers in the country.

The report, named 'Chicken is King', came from a survey of 1,000

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