We usually have a full roast chicken on a Sunday but leftovers from last night means I'll cook the chicken tomorrow. And I don't really want to have to do all the trimmings. Tuesday night leftovers will be a chicken noodle soup.
And I have to put the online order in by eleven, baby hasn't slept in what seems like days and my brain is befuddled! Thanks in advance
How about slowly pot-roasting the chicken on a bed of root veg, bacon pieces and pulses with a little stock and some herbs.... can be done either whole or you can joint it up first. Very self-contained and requires no trimmings or last-minute faffing about.
Roast chicken. Grill some smoked bacon and chop up. Boil some new potatoes. Blanche green beans. Assemble a bag of salad leaves (lamb's lettuce/ rocket/baby spinach/whatever) on a big plate, then scatter potatoes and beans over. Rip chicken meat off carcass and scatter over. Chuck on a full bottle of honey mustard dressing. Sprinkle bacon on.