... what happens next? In our house it goes something like
Day 1 - Roasted and the breast meat served Day 2 - Leg/wing meat and trimmings cut off and used in a pie with some ham and mushrooms Day 3 - Carcass roasted with veggies and made into stock which gets frozen and used later for soups or gravy.
Any other ideas for spinning a chicken out to more meals?
I tend to do either about the same as you, or joint the chicken raw and then use the breasts for something like a curry, the thighs, drumsticks and wings tend to get roasted with potatoes for chicken and chips and then the carcass used for stock. If there are any trimmings left then they get chopped up to put in the soup that the stock makes, or a risotto.
If the chicken is a really big one, you can get away with using the 2 breasts separately, one can go into a curry or stir fry with lots of veggies and the other one (as long as the chicken is big enough) can be sliced into about 3 or 4 pieces then battered out and coated in flour, egg and breadcrumbs.
Day 1 - Roasted and legs served as Roast dinner or with caesar salad Day 2 - ALWAYS has to be chicken sandwiches in packed lunch Day 3 - Varies - curry, stir fry, risotto, pie filling, alfredo pasta, caesar salad if we had roast on day 1.
If I can be bothered I make stock, but I seem to have a backlog in the freezer at the moment. Need to find my soup mojo....
I bought one yesterday, stripped the wings and all the underside and put it in gravy, bit of breast each too (2 adults and 1 baby) Day 2 - was going to be pie with thigh meat and a bit more breast, but ended up being a hot pot type thing. Day 3 - handful of breast meat left to pop on a pizza with peppers and chorizo!
Day 1: roast or chicken & baked potatoes Day 2: sandwiches or salad. Leave some meat on carcass Day 2: in the morning, shove carcass in slow cooker. Chop celery, spring onions, peppers & a chilli. Add either a tin of tomatoes & some chorizo OR chicken stock & some noodles. Cook for a few hours & serve for tea. Usually enough for Day 3: take leftovers for lunch.