Thursday, April 9, 2009

1 Chicken =5 Meals!

Last week I lucked out and bought 3 whole Perdue chickens at $.59/lb. In this post, I described how I cooked a 6 pound chicken (costing $4.18).

I was able to use that one chicken for 5 meals! (With a little left over!)

  • Third meal: Chicken salad sandwiches (Chicken finely chopped or food processed with celery, a little mayo and salad dressing)
  • Fourth meal: Homemade chicken pot pie
My kitties also got some special treats... :)

What do you use leftover chicken for? Let me know!

8 gave me some sugar:

Chicagolandia said...

I love to use leftover chicken mixed with rice and in a tortilla for a low-fat taco, or stirred into a pasta dish (think fettucini alfredo with chicken). And don't forget soup!

Lisa said...

I used leftover shredded chicken in BBQ chicken sandwiches, chicken tacos, chicken enchiladas, and chicken and rice burritos.
I had gotten bone-in breasts for 89 cents a pound, bought about 20 lbs and put them all in the crockpot and shredded the chicken off the bone.

The Coupon Junkie said...

our cats get a chicken meal too anytime we have chicken hehe SPOILED!

maya said...

Chicken and stuffing casserole is great:
1-2 cups chicken, cooked
1 can cream of... soup
1 cup sour cream
1 package stuffing mix
1 bag frozen brocolli, optional

Make the suffing according to box. Spread in a 9x13 pan. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl. Spread over the top of the stuffing. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.

JusFrugal said...

I use leftover chicken to make chicken quesadillas (you know how much I love my quesadilla maker!) and if there is enough I make chicken and rice casserole.

Sue said...

What creative ways to use up the whole chicken. I'm impressed!! :o) Great job!

Unknown said...

I love it when whole chickens are on sale.

Here's some other ways to use the leftovers.
Hot Chicken sandwiches
Chicken soups (rice, noodle, chowder)

Jentry Nielsen said...

Oh this is so awesome, so many great ideas on here! Our household favorite is topping leftover shredded chicken on baked sweet potatoes with salsa and black beans! So delicious!!!