The other day I bought a chicken at the grocery store. If I remember correctly, it cost 13â‚¬. It was by far the most expensive item in my grocery cart, but I’ll get four meals out of it. Here’s how.
- First, I roast it. Last night we had a very nice roast chicken dinner. I seasoned it generously with salt, pepper, garlic, and herbs, and I stuck a mandarin orange up it.
- Today, I boiled it for several hours, starting with enough cold water to cover it. Then, I drained the stock back into the pot, leaving me with a colander full of chicken bits.
- The most time consuming part is separating the bones from the meat. If I still had a dog I would separate into three, using the skin to glam up his meals for a few days. But alas, no dog, so the skin gets discarded with the bones.
We had a nice roast chicken dinner and I now have stock for soup (I’m thinking veggie), and enough meat for two more meals. Tonight I’ll make chicken potpie with 1/2, and freeze the rest for something else.
How do you make good use of your leftover chicken?