How to Make a Chicken Go a Long Way

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One roasted chicken can feed a family for many meals. You can make pot pie and chicken salad with the leftover meat after serving the roast chicken.
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I am trying to make what I cook go a long way. This roasting chicken, made 3-4 meals! And I bought it on sale for around $5.00.

Ingredients:

  • 4 lb roasting chicken
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted for basting/with spice-garlic, sage, pepper, onion powder, basil, & celery salt
  • Ingredients for gravy
  • drippings
  • mushrooms
  • wondra flour mix
  • chicken broth (and add the broth that was simmering on the stove)
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • gravy
  • 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 cups cubed chicken
  • 1 rolled pie crust
  • Chicken Salad
  • cubed chicken
  • minced celery
  • pepper
  • celery salt
  • 1 tsp dill weed
  • mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper

Leftover chicken and gravy over egg noodles

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Steps:

  1. Cook the roast chicken until the internal temperature is 160 F. Let it cool. Then cut it up.
  2. Simmer the giblets of the chicken in a pot with a small chopped onion, chopped celery, salt and pepper, and a little sage. Simmer all day!

Chicken Pot Pie

  1. Start by making a thick and creamy gravy. Using 2 cups of chicken broth mixed with flour, parsley, chives, pepper, salt, garlic, onion powder, a bit of sage, Mix well in a large bowl. Pour into a saucepan. Heat on medium, stirring well. If too thick, thin it with chicken broth.
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  3. Add a bag of frozen mixed vegetables. Then add 2 cups of cubed chicken, simmer and stir.
  4. Pour into a deep dish glass pie dish.
  5. Roll out a pie crust. Top the pie. Pinch the edges. Beat 1 egg, brush over the top of the the crust. Bake at 375 F for 30 minutes until golden brown.

Roast chicken dinner

  1. Make a batch of mashed potatoes and a vegetable.
  2. Make the roast gravy.
  3. Use the cut up pieces of chicken. Have some cranberry sauce.
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Chicken Salad

  1. Cubed or shredded chicken.
  2. Mince 1/2 cup celery.
  3. Chill and serve on bread, roll, or pita pockets with some lettuce.
  4. Leftovers - cut up remaining chicken and use gravy and serve over egg noodles.
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