Looking for a quick and easy way to save time and money on family meals? When it’s on sale, whole chicken can stretch your dollar into three meals. (Kroger has whole chicken on sale this week for $0.99/lb.) Here’s how to repurpose your chicken:
Turn leftover chicken into chicken salad for sandwiches. I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but here’s a link to The Best Chicken Salad Ever from Allrecipes.
Soup stock. Put the chicken carcass (there must be a better word for carcass) into a large pot, cover with water and add seasonings to taste. Bring to a boil and then simmer for at least 4 hours. Simply Recipes gives more detailed instructions for soup stock. I’ve been making an excellent modified version of Real Simple’s Farro Soup with Chorizo, which uses chicken stock as its base. Since I can’t find farro at my regular grocery store, I substitute barley. And I use spinach in place of swiss chard, and ham or pork loin in place of chorizo. We eat this soup weekly.
Photo by JazarellaMozarella.