I recently bought a big and juicy roast chicken from Costco. (Making a roast chicken is almost as easy and if you don’t know how, I highly recommend the method detailed on the America’s Test Kitchen site from this year:
Since there are only two of us, there was 3/4 of a roast chicken left.I allowed it to cool and then cut most of the meet off the chicken, storing it in the refrigerator. The carcass went into a soup pot along with 1 cup of baby carrots, a bunch of fresh dill, roughly chopped kale (whatever I had left over in the refrigerator) three roughly chopped garlic cloves and covered it with water. Brought it to a boil and then turned it down on low to simmer for several hours. If I had some leftover rice, that would have gone in during the last 15 minutes, but it’s fine without it.
The rest of the chicken was used in three additional meals!! Chicken salad, chicken croquettes, and a copycat version of Olive Garden’s Chicken Gnocchi soup!
That’s five meals from one roast chicken. I’ll post the soup recipe later in the week.
- Sunday Dinner: 7 Takes on Roast Chicken (thekitchn.com)
- How to Roast the Perfect Chicken (thedailymeal.com)
- roasted chicken crush (houseofrupp2012.wordpress.com)
- What’s for Dinner: Roast Sticky Chicken (faithfulprovisions.com)
- Two Chickens, Many Meals (Thanks to Barbara Kafka) (themidlifesecondwife.com)
- What’s for Dinner: Chicken Enchiladas (faithfulprovisions.com)