Making the Most of a Chicken

It’s one of my favorite frugal meals: roasted chicken that can be used for at least 3 meals, usually more. Lots of people recommend it. I avoided it for a long time (raw chicken is gross) but I’m a pro in my own mind now. 🙂 Here’s what I do, along with links to my favorite recipes:

1. Cook a chicken and use the breast meat for dinner that night with bread and veggies.

2. Clean all the meat off the chicken and set it aside for future meals. Divide it into thirds into separate freezer bags. Store two portions in the freezer and one in the fridge

3. Make stock by throwing the chicken bones and scraps into a crock pot or stock pot and cook for 4+ hours. I usually add a bunch o’ celery, carrots, onions, garlic, salt and pepper, and whatever seasonings sound good. When done, strain and make soup right away or freeze into ice cubes and store in freezer bags. (For future recipes, about 7 cubes is 1 cup stock.)

So tell me, what are your favorite ways to roast chicken and use it it meals? I’m always up for more ideas. 🙂

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About GirlDuck

I am a wife, mother, and homemaker who loves Jesus. I am married to an amazing man, Aaron, and I have three fantastic kids. I write this blog mostly to share information with others, record things for my own future reference, and pour out just a bit of my heart.
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