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I have almost a whole roasted chicken cooked on Friday...

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Mocked Mon 28-Jul-14 17:06:15

still in the fridge. I assume that it is OK to still use (3 day rule?) but what can I do with it rather than just cold cuts, using what I am most likely to have in my cupboards / fridge (lots of salad stuff).

Can anybody offer me any inspiration?

susiedaisy Mon 28-Jul-14 17:50:33

yes i would use it if it smells ok and your fridge is nice and cold but i would most likely make a curry, im not keen on cold chicken, andi would have a jacket potato and salad with it.

Mocked Mon 28-Jul-14 18:04:18

Susie, chicken curry is a great idea! Except... I don't have any naan breads and I think I am missing something if I don't have naan.

Is it OK to freeze or have I missed my chance? It was a regular (quite cheap - in the 3 for £10) chicken from Sainsbury's. I can't remember if the label said it was frozen before. Are they usually? (Really must pay more attention in future...)

tethersend Mon 28-Jul-14 18:07:42

Make Chicken and Leek Pie.

I'm doing one tonight.

Thisisthelasttime Mon 28-Jul-14 18:12:42

Chicken pasta bake

Mocked Mon 28-Jul-14 18:18:30

tethersend - I don't like leeks sad

Thisisthelasttime - Err, how blush. I originally thought of that but did a quick google and don't have any onions which most recipes seem to require.

tethersend Mon 28-Jul-14 18:28:50

If you don't like leeks, I'd do a chicken and mushroom pie. I don't use onions in mine, just make a roux with the butter-fried mushrooms and then add the chicken. Season with salt, pepper and sage.

Or chicken croquettes

LittleBearPad Mon 28-Jul-14 18:30:42

Stirfry it?

Pasta sauce, you can freeze some if you don't eat if all

tethersend Mon 28-Jul-14 18:30:58

Easy pasta bake- fry mushrooms, add cream, reduce, season, stir in chicken, stir through pasta, cheese on top and bake.

Or make a cheese sauce and add the chicken to that before stirring through pasta.

Thisisthelasttime Mon 28-Jul-14 18:32:13

Oh I just parboil pasta , bung it in a Pyrex with the chicken. Admittedly an onion would be nice but have you any sweet corn maybe. Now you could add at in of tomatoes mixed with some garlic and tomatoe paste or if you have a jar of any ready made pasta sauce mix it in , sprinkle with grated cheese and bake !!!!

startwig1982 Mon 28-Jul-14 18:32:38

You can freeze it even if it was frozen before as it is now cooked. However, I'd make a curry or chicken fricasse with it.

MrsSchadenfreude Mon 28-Jul-14 18:36:48

Tethers - that is known as "the meal of last resort" in this house!

SevenZarkSeven Mon 28-Jul-14 18:45:19

I eat cold roast chicken after more than 3 days and so far no probs!

stir fry
i often do a sort of pasta thing. olive oil + garlic + onion if you have + other veg as fancy then add chicken and chorizo if you have some or maybe some frozen prawns whatever you fancy. Then you can make it tomatoety with a tin or finish with some butter. I dish it up with linguine. is lush, can do it with any cold meat + whatever veg in fridge, as long as you've got pasta and garlic in you're sorted
tortillas if you have them warm the chicken through in a little oil with some salt so it goes yummy and have it with salady bits in wraps
Cold chicken with home-made potato salad is lush or even tortilla.
what about chicken omlette?


couldbeanyone Mon 28-Jul-14 18:51:20

Risotto - google Nigel slater roast chicken risotto.

tethersend Mon 28-Jul-14 19:03:12

grin MrsS

Seven, all your other dishes sound great- but the idea of a chicken omelette is many, many kinds of wrong envy

Mocked Mon 28-Jul-14 19:08:29

OK, thanks everyone. I think I might do curry - found a jar of Jalfrezi sauce in the cupboard. I might make flatbreads to go with them (need to google a quick and easy recipe - unless someone can help?). Would that be OK?

SevenZarkSeven Mon 28-Jul-14 19:13:04

lol tethers maybe you're right. i may have got carried away there grin it might be ok if you put in salt and onion maybe but on the whole, yes.

back to the drawing board grin

tethersend Mon 28-Jul-14 19:15:19


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