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How many meals for 2 people can you make out of a whole chicken?

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LadyMaryQuiteContrary Sat 11-May-13 11:48:39

I need three different meals. Is it possible? 1 will have to be a roast.


OnceUponAThyme Sat 11-May-13 11:50:55

roast chicken, chicken jambalaya or chicken pilaf and a chicken pasta dish possibly?

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Sat 11-May-13 11:52:19

I have spinach, rice and spices so I could do a pilaf. smile Thank you

LeaveTheBastid Sat 11-May-13 11:54:43

Split it into 2 breasts, 2 legs and wings, peel off any extra meat you can get to.

You don't need a whole chicken breast for 2 people on a roast, plenty of other stuff on the plate, just slice it up and share between 2.

Then you could maybe do chicken fajitas, chicken pasta bake, chicken curry, chicken and veg pie, chicken omelette, chicken risotto, stir fry, chicken and chunky veg soup...

Merguez Sat 11-May-13 11:55:11

I can do 3 meals for 4 people from an average size chicken.

Roast chicken on day 1.

chicken risotto or pilaf on day 2.

And chicken noodle soup on day 3.

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Sat 11-May-13 11:57:49

I haven't chopped a raw chicken up before, LTB blush. I'll give it a shot. We're trying to stick to a budget this week so this chicken has to last.

LeaveTheBastid Sat 11-May-13 14:13:31

I didn't say raw grin so easy to get every bit of meat off the chicken if you slow cook it, the bones literally fall out of it.

LEMisdisappointed Sat 11-May-13 14:24:51

Remove breasts use for curry or pasta dish, roast bird, then boil up carcass for soup i can make a small chicken last three or four days

SoftSheen Sat 11-May-13 14:37:40

I often buy a small/medium free-range chicken and get at least three meals out of it, for two adults and one 2 year old.

Day 1: Roast with trimmings
Day 2: Chicken and veg pie, or chicken pasta
Day 3: Risotto made with shredded chicken, leeks and peas
Day 4: If you like you can use the carcass and any leftover scraps of meat to make a stock/ soup with lots of vegetables, and then serve with some nice bread or cheese scones (I don't usually get round to this!).

UptoapointLordCopper Sat 11-May-13 17:05:56

DH roasted a big chicken (2kg+) for lunch today - Meal #1 for 4.

Tonight's dinner (Meal #2 for 2) - Thai chicken salad.

Tomorrow's lunch (Meal #3 for 4) - Vietnamese spring rolls.

If there is more leftovers we'll stirfry with ginger and soya sauce.

Allalonenow Sat 11-May-13 17:20:22

Chicken and mushrooms in white wine sauce, serve with rice or use in a pie or fill pancakes with mixture, or serve with pasta.
Chop up cooked chicken and use in risotto, good with peas mushrooms and leeks.
Make a stock with the bones, then a veg soup to use up any leftover veg, use pulses/beans to make it a filling meal.
Use any shreds of chicken in an oriental style broth with noodles and veg, good for a quick lunch.

Xiaoxiong Sat 11-May-13 19:31:35

Wow. DH and I must be really greedy. Between the two of us, we can only stretch a small chicken to 3 meals, and the third is soup (first two are roast, then usually curry)...

smilingthroughgrittedteeth Sat 11-May-13 19:36:38

We can make a chicken stretch 4 days if it's just me and dp, 3 days if dsc are here.

Chicken and veg pie
Chicken couscous
Chicken, rice and peas

piprabbit Sat 11-May-13 19:39:05

Roast chicken
Chicken Pasta
plus sandwiches.

piprabbit Sat 11-May-13 19:40:08

TBH, I think I'd freeze a meal's worth of roast chicken in gravy for a quick and easy roast meal one evening - I think I'd have run out of steam after 3 days of chicken.

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