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Old 11-07-2010, 06:28 PM
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I roast a whole large chicken - making sticky chicken for the 1st night. Then I clean off all the meat and make broth from all the bones, skin, etc. After straining, some of the broth goes into making soup with plenty leftover for the freezer. With the rest of the leftover chicken I usually make pot pies and/or chicken enchiladas for the freezer. Sometimes I just cube and freeze the leftover chicken to use later - like in a casserole, chow mien or quesadillas. With only the 2 of us - that one chicken seems to go on forever - but oh so good!
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:56 AM
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I find that if you have a stir fry of vegetables and seasonings you can get away with very little chicken.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:19 PM
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I make can-can chicken and dumpling soup..

add a can of cream of chicken soup (target had them on sale for 69cents) into your left over soup or broth...bring to a boil..cut up those biscuit that come in a tube (usu. 60cents) into four I use a scissor and drop into a pot
sprinkle with some paprika cover let simmer about 15 mins until dumplings float...

I call it can-can chicken and dumplings because if I don't have homemade stock...I use a "can"of broth "can" of cream of chicken and "can" of biscuits
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:11 PM
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Good idea bensmom! Now I'm craving chicken and dunmplings! lol

Think a whole chicken is in order today! I'll throw it frozen into a crockpot and only add a small amount of water because as it cooks and thaws it will make a lot of broth. Then we'll eat some of the chicken tonight. Cut up the rest for casseroles, etc. Make soup out of the broth. Then boil all the remains and make more broth! Lots of meals from one chicken for DH and I!

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Old 12-15-2012, 05:46 PM
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4 feet? LOL

Depends on how many I'm feeding/serving at a sitting I can serve 12 people (4 people for 3 main dinner meals) for a medium sized chicken.

Fried rice with chicken and bacon, chicken soup (2 wings, 2 drumsticks and veges), I can get a pasta dish with a creamy sauce and probably a couple of sandwiches (chopped chicken, celery, pepper and mayo)
If I want a roast meal to start with I 'd get a bigger chicken.

Really it comes down to the size of the chicken how much you can stretch it, my average is a size 16 (1.6kg, I think approx 8lb?)

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Old 12-15-2012, 06:20 PM
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You get 8lb chickens Bilby? WOW they run 3-5lb here.

The pre-roasted chickens from the grocery deli run 3lb, and "large" are 5lbers.

I can generally get 3 meals from a roasted chicken. The first night we will have chicken with sides. Then I'll shred the rest and make chicken & rice or noodles for a meal with veggies then add chicken and cheese on top of a tossed salad for a third meal.

I don't boil store bought roasted chicken bones but if I've cooked the chicken at home I do for broth.

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Old 12-17-2012, 09:00 AM
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I make soup, baked chicken with beer and potatoes and fry the chicken breasts for green salad or sandwiches.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:47 AM
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Our chickens go up to size 26 (2.6kilos) I guess cause we very rarely see turkey here it's only been the last few years turkey has been around at christmas time.
You can buy turkey sliced at the deli or in frozen portions but to see a whole one, not that common. We're more into chicken.

Hi Marrie Ann
Have you ever cooked a chicken with an opened can of beer in the cavity and roasted standing up?

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Old 12-19-2012, 04:01 PM
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Wish we could get 8 lb chcikens! For the most part I'm lucky to find a 5 pounder! Now if I only ate my chickens! I think a couplke are tipping the scale at 8 pounds or more! But we only use the eggs, chickens here die of old age! lol

I have done beer can chicken and it is really good. The beer gives some moisture to the chicken and it doesn't dry out. Sprite or 7-Up and even cola works well also!
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As i make chicken soup,chicken stew,chicken salad sandwiches.
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