Monday, January 9, 2012

How far can you stretch a roasted chicken ??

Chicken's were on sale recently at the store.   Two 5 lb chickens for $10.00.

Before cooking

How far can you stretch one chicken ?  I have three ways :

1)   First I roast it ... one meal.  I save all the drippings for soup - refrigerate or freeze the drippings so that the fat goes to the top and take off once cooled.
2)  Next - leftover's go in to a casserole, stir fry or for sandwiches
3)  And best .... using the bones and drippings for a big pot of low fat healthy soup which will last for several meals ( throw in any combination of your favourite vegetables ie, onions, tomatoes, zucchini, kale, cabbage, garlic, carrots, tomatoes, beans, lentils herbs any left overs- ie rice/potatoes/grain, vegetable stock saved from various steamed vegetables from previous meals and frozen ) - see my Stone Soup post for ideas on making soup.


  1. Plus you can freeze the fat until you have enough to make soap like the old timers used to, but I guess you'd have chicken seasoned soap. Ha!

  2. Fellow Canadian Here. Fell upon you today. Lovely blog,
    Love your handiwork.

  3. I roasted a chicken last night and the bones are in the crock pot, now, simmering away to make a delicious broth to be used in tonight's supper!

  4. I love making soup stock with my chicken bones.

    Lovely blo.



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