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SparklyTinselTits Mon 26-Oct-15 11:32:05

We've hit that end-of-the-month financial slump...so I want to use a whole chicken to make two meals. I've put it in the oven to roast now, and am planning on using some of it to make a casserole for tonight's dinner....
But haven't a clue what to make with the rest that leftover for another dinner. I would do curry, but DH won't eat it hmm
Has anyone got any recipes up their sleeve that don't require any random "cheffy" ingredients that Jaimee Oliver and the like insist are in everyone's store cupboard hmm

Crosbybeach Mon 26-Oct-15 11:33:43

I'd do stirfry with bottom of the fridge veg or a risotto type thing.

Chickpea and chicken soup - bit thing of stew type.

MrsLeighHalfpenny Mon 26-Oct-15 11:36:05

Risotto. Or pilaf if you don't have risotto rice.

Chicken pie is cheap and easy. Chicken and leek soup too.

SaltySeaBird Mon 26-Oct-15 11:36:18

Also had a roast chicken yesterday and we'll stretch it to three meals (it's not a magic chicken, it was just a big one and there is only DH, me and DD to feed).

We're having chicken fajitas tonight (add lots of peppers, onion and mushrooms) and then a chicken, lemon and rocket risotto tomorrow. I've made stock from the carcass which helps get all the meat off too.

The other regulars we have from roast leftovers is a chicken, leek and bacon pie or a creamy chicken pasta bake.

SparklyTinselTits Mon 26-Oct-15 11:37:09

brain fart....didn't even think of soup! I can now make 3 things with one chicken grin
I'll make another "proper meal" with the decent leftover meat, and boil up the car as for soup smile
thanks Crosbybeach!

SparklyTinselTits Mon 26-Oct-15 11:38:07

Chicken pasta bake sounds good too grin

overthemill Mon 26-Oct-15 11:41:56

eat it as a roast today (are there just 2 of you and how big is it?). Tomorrow use some to make pasta with chicken and broccoli . any left? risotto stretches even had a breast into a meal. you don't need special rice to make it if you don't have it. then carcass for soup.. we often do large chicken on a sunday for 3 dinners plus soup. basis of so many meals!

bruffin Mon 26-Oct-15 11:46:00

delia leftover chicken curry which we may have tonight.

Chicken avolegmo soup is a favorite in our house. Cook the chicken carcass in boiling water to make a stock. Remove chicken from bones and keep aside. Add a handful of rice to the stock (also add a stock cube if you want a stronger flavour) cook until the rice is cooked and add back the bits of chicken. Thicken with an egg and add lemon juice to taste with salt and pepper.

SparklyTinselTits Mon 26-Oct-15 14:45:03

I've got a casserole bubbling away, the rest of the decent meat on a plate in the fridge ready for either fajitas or pasta bake tomorrow, and the rest off the gross carcass in a pot ready to become soup smile thanks for all your ideas!

FannyFanakapan Mon 26-Oct-15 14:53:12

chicken noodle soup

Chicken
dried Noodles
stock cube
spring onion chopped,
tinned sweetcorn
garlic
Ginger
Soy Sauce
Bit of chilli if you have some.

chuck it all in a pan and boil up in the stock until noodles are soft.

babyconverse Wed 28-Oct-15 17:22:09

A fried rice dish is my go to - use up whatever is in the fridge and bits of leftover chicken. It works well to stretch out the last bits that you don't think will make a whole curry etc

SparklyTinselTits Wed 28-Oct-15 17:25:08

I wish I had seen this yesterday babyconverse!
We had a lush casserole on Monday, and I put the leftover meat in the fridge. I gave DH distinct instructions not to eat it as I needed it to make dinner with. I come home, go in the fridge to get started with dinner, and there's half the bastard chicken missing angry not enough to make fajitas which was my plan!....so we ended up having a frozen pizza confused

babyconverse Wed 28-Oct-15 17:49:37

Ha ha it's exactly that scenario which made me try fried rice the first time!

Destinysdaughter Wed 28-Oct-15 17:54:09

Chicken and mushroom pie. Just add mushrooms and a can of condensed mushroom soup, gently heat up, use ready made puff pastry. Easy and delicious!

BrandNewAndImproved Wed 28-Oct-15 17:58:26

I usually chuck my leftovers out. However Monday I chopped up a red onion, 2 tomatoes added random spices mixed the leftover chicken in with it and a splash of oil and stuck it in the oven and served it with rice.

It went down really well.

YellowTulips Wed 28-Oct-15 18:01:01

I use the roast chicken bones to make stock and then either risotto or chicken and veg soup with the bits of meat left and the stock I made.

Also fiddly if I'm honest but yummy are chicken croquetteas.

Make a thick white sauce. Mince your chicken leftovers in a processor of chop very finely.

Mix with the white sauce, season and then add herbs/spices of your choice (tarragon, parsley, chervil are all nice or paprika or even curry powder).

You should have a stiff mixture. Put it in the fridge to help it firm up.

Then shape into ovalish balls. Dip in egg then breadcrumbs and deep or shallow fry until golden.

They taste lush and kids/adults seem to love them.

SparklyTinselTits Wed 28-Oct-15 18:31:59

Oh god....your all going to think I'm some sort of freak... But I have a full on phobia of creamy, white sauces sad terrible experience as child!! So chicken and mushroom pie, risotto, creamy pasta and the like are all off the menu!

But I'm definitely going to use some of the other ideas next time!
DH had the soup I made with the carcass for lunch yesterday and said it was lovely! So I'll definitely be doing that again....I added baby corn, chilli and Chinese 5 spice to the chicken and some other veg and it came out really nice!

Destinysdaughter Wed 28-Oct-15 20:12:12

I love to simmer a carcass with an onion and bay leaf, remove the bones and gristle then add cooked sausages, carrots, cubed potatoes, some green veg, tinned tomatoes, red wine and a bouquet garni. Is yummy, especially in the cold weather!

Destinysdaughter Wed 28-Oct-15 20:15:30

Shame you don't like the white sauces but those childhood food traumas can leave a life long effect!

I used to have dinner ladies stand over me when I couldnt finish a meal
( usually a salad comprising of hard boiled egg, grated carrot and beet root, yuk). Still have trouble finishing a meal and took a long time to enjoy those foods, tho like them now!

Destinysdaughter Wed 28-Oct-15 20:17:20

Oh this is making me want to cook a roast chicken dinner and then make a lovely casserole! smile

Destinysdaughter Wed 28-Oct-15 20:18:29

Can you cope with coconut milk, OP? Could do a lovely Thai curry with the leftover chicken if you can..?

SparklyTinselTits Wed 28-Oct-15 20:19:16

My white sauce incident was instigated by my abusive bastard of a father...and involved a lot of vomit. sad I had a meltdown in an Italian restaurant once because someone on the next table ordered carbonara for their kid hmm
The sausage stew thingy sound nice!! I'll keep that one for when it's really cold outside grin

SparklyTinselTits Wed 28-Oct-15 20:21:10

I'm ok with things like coconut milk and Greek yoghurt...it's more cooked things that are creamy - like white lasagne sauce confused and mayonnaise even though it's not cooked makes me heave...I can't even look at the bottle without feeling sick!

Destinysdaughter Wed 28-Oct-15 20:23:41

Wow that's a strong reaction!

Eminybob Wed 28-Oct-15 20:23:47

Mmmmm chicken, leek and ham pie. Just sweat the leeks in butter until soft, add flour to make a roux then a bit of stock to make a thick sauce, add chicken and ham, thyme and a good dollop of creme fraiche. Top with puff pastry and pop in oven for half an hour or so.

I've got Sunday's leftover chicken in the freezer as we speak and was planning to make this on Saturday (when I'm having a day off from the diet!)

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