Monday, July 29, 2013

One Roast Chicken, Ten Meals

We picked up a roast chicken for dinner yesterday (sorry, no picture.  By the time I realized I needed a picture of the bird for this blog, it was already wingless and legless and didn't look very good.  Tasty though!).  We do this occasionally because it is cheap ($5.99 for the already roasted chicken from Walmart) and quick (already cooked), and we can stretch that chicken to make a bunch of meals:

  1. Roast chicken (wings and legs) for the first meal.  Then we take the rest of the bird and "de-chicken" it, using the remainder of the chicken (which is cut into small pieces) to make:
  2. Chicken tacos or burritos.
  3. Chicken Caesar salad
  4. Chicken salad sandwiches
  5. Chicken (with spinach and feta) pizza
  6. Chicken soup (toss the carcass in a stew pot and use this as a basis for soup by adding vegies)
  7. Chicken nachos
  8. Chicken instead of meatballs in spaghetti
  9. Chicken fried rice
  10. Chicken curry over rice
Obviously one chicken won't make all of these meals for an entire family but for one person who goes light on the chicken and heavy on the vegetables, you can really stretch one of these birds quite a ways.


  1. We pay around $8.99 or $9.99 for a cooked chicken here.

    Gill in Canada

    1. For some reason a fresh, uncooked chicken costs $7 to $8 here yet a cooked rotisserie chicken only costs $5.99...weird.

  2. I have been thinking about buying a chicken this way as well. Makes me hungry!