Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Take one medium chicken

From Lidl for around £3.50. For a change, I decided to simmer, rather than roast it, in a pan of water, it fell apart:
As it cooled, the meat was stripped from the bones, to give us enough for 4 normal and two mini roasts:
The mini roasts have gone into the freezer and when eaten, will also have a small pudding added to them to fill us up. This is how much stock we got:
Almost 2 litres. After being left to go cold in the fridge overnight, the fat was removed and discarded (trying to watch our calories) and the stock turned into a large pan full of tomato, pepper and chicken soup.

There is just enough chicken left for another meal or snack. So three main meals and soup for two days, plus another meal or snack - not too bad!


  1. Counting how many meals from a chicken is my favourite thing too!

  2. Elastic chicken = stretch and stretch!

  3. Good idea to simmer the whole chicken, to get all that lovely stock too.

  4. Impressive. The humble chicken is so versatile and goes a long way.

  5. I love seeing how people stretch their chickens. Goes a long way to saving on the grocery budget.

    God bless.

  6. Great post Dc - and yes, I would probably have treated it the same way. I love Sol's expression Elastic Chicken! Hahahahahaha! Lx

  7. The versatility of a chicken is brilliant.


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