Actually, come to think of it we did have poxy portions the first time it came out! And then it would be (bleuugghh) stew the second time and then soup or something. Two of us can demolish a chicken between us now. And I'd buy 2 if anyone else was coming to lunch.
i think they ate more veg with it. lots of potatoes and butter and stuff.
i do know that if i make a chicken curry using one chicken, and it is eaten with rice, it will go much further than the same chicken fried up and served with chips, or roasted.
also, in the olden days, ie before battery hens etc, the chicken would be more conventrated, and less watery! even now, if you go for a hand reared organic type, then you will find it has a lot less water in it.
Chicken soup maybe. I make this sometimes. We don't have chicken much now as I am very anti the methods used for rearing. If we do then we have an organic chicken which costs around £7 . For that price I make sure we get more than one meal out of it.