How far can you make a roasted chicken go? | Feast and Merriment

How far can you make a roasted chicken go?

I roast quite a bit of chicken, especially when I am trying to stretch my food store dollars. When I take the time to plan it out, it always amazes me how far I can make that chicken go. I always serve the first meal as roasted chicken with hearty sides like roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes. After dinner, I pull, or shred, the rest of the chicken and I see how many more meals I can make out of the leftover meat.

This week, after we enjoyed our roasted chicken, I looked at my pantry items and decided on chicken noodle soup & chicken salad. Thats 3 meals for 2 people from one chicken and an extra helping of soup still left over. Not bad for a $13.00 investment! And lets face it…what is better than starting the week off with the smell of a chicken slowly roasting in the oven?

What is your favorite thing to make with leftover chicken?

  • Kristina Cascone

    I recently discovered avocado chicken salad at a health food store. It’s basically shredded or diced chicken mixed with all of the ingredients of guacamole. I’ve made it quite a few times and shared it with friends and other members of the band at gigs. It’s been a hit. Sooooooo delicious (unless, of course, you don’t like guacamole…in which case, it’s probably gross).

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