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charles c. johnson
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1 chicken salad 
2 chicken club pasta
3 chicken noodle soup
4 chicken and dumplins From extra broth
5 Chicken Bone soup

any suggestions getting bored lol
 
                      
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We often use a chicken for several days:

Day 1 Roast chicken and have a bit with supper
Day 2 Make stock from bones and roasted skin and use part for chicken veggie soup
Day 3 Chicken curry from part of the left over chicken and a cup of the stock (only chicken bits needed)
Day 4 Chicken pot pie with veggies (only chicken bits needed)
Day 5 Stir-fry with remaining chicken bits and broth

 
Leah Sattler
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I think you get more out of it if you cut pieces off raw to use. that way you are not limited to what you can make with already cooked chicken parts. the bones with bits on them alone make decent broth.

shepards pie
bbq thigh/leg
marinated chicken breast
chicken and rice
fajita chicken with the other breast.



 
Chelle Lewis
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Only way I get 5 meals out of one chicken is in the crock pot....

One cooked chicken rubbed with salt
Tons of veges... whatever available
Including onions and garlic sweated in butter
Season well with herbs and spices (I favour cayenne pepper, ginger and turmeric for exceptional health properties)

Leave on high a couple of hours then on low till smells great....
Green herbs added at the end of cooktime

Divide into 5 containers! LOL Freeze.

Used over rice or mash or baked potato or even noodles ...depending what went into the pot.

I do this with bulk mince (hamburger) too.

Chelle

 
charles c. johnson
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i cook the whole chicken in 12 quart soup pan  I boil it just like im making chicken noodle. Then i remove the
chicken and debone it. i take wings and legs and marrow for chicken salad . One breast and thigh goes to chicken noodle the other for chicken dumplins . i freeze the bone and make bone soup later.  Bone soup it bone and what ever veggies you have.

P.S. you will find noodles in my chicken and dumplins
 
                    
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Sometimes I cut the chicken up before cooking:

1) Cut off the breasts and pound flat and very thin with a meat tenderizer.  Sear briefly on either side, then remove and sprinkle with walnuts, hazelnuts, herbs, whatever.  Roll them up and place in a casserole, covered with tomato sauce or thinly sliced lemon, and bake for 20 minutes in a moderate oven.  Serve with a salad and crusty bread.  This might be one of my favorite meals. 

2) Remove the legs.  Dry them, dust with flour, and brown in plenty of fat in a wide hot skillet.  Set aside the legs in a warm place, deglaze the pan with stock or white wine or both.  Reduce the liquid by half, then return the legs to the pan, add whatever seasonings you want, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.  You can thicken the sauce with more flour before covering if you want, but it's good to give it a stir or two during the final cooking if you do.  Also goes nicely with a green salad and crusty bread, oddly enough. 

3) Boil the remainder of the carcass.  Strain and reserve the liquid.  Pick off the rest of the meat.  Feed the neck to the dog.    Make the cooking liquid into a gravy.  Mix a bit of the gravy in with the chicken scraps.  Fill flour or corn tortillas with the chicken mixture, as well as beans and cheese, roasted peppers, other veggies, whatever.  Place rolled up tortillas in a casserole, cover with the rest of the gravy (adding chilies if you're going for enchaladas), maybe top with more cheese, and bake in a moderate oven for 20 minutes.  Can also rip up the tortillas and make layers of ingredients, similar to a lasagna

4) Break apart the major bones of the carcass and boil everything again.  Soup?  Stock for beans?  I've nearly always got some kind of stock going on the back of the stove.  Makes every other dish that much more delicious and nutritious. 

That's all I got, y'all did the rest!  Great thread for ideas. 
 
charles c. johnson
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enchaladas sound good
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