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One Chicken-Three Meals

One chicken, three meals…

Groceries prices are up and it makes sense to try and get as much mileage out of each piece of food you buy.

A chicken is a prime example.

The first meal you can get from it, is a basic roast chicken, either cooked in a slow cooker or oven. Combine it with vegetables and potatoes and you have meal number one. Depending on how many are eating this meal, determines how much chicken you have left over so you might get one more meal or two.

Don’t throw away the skin or bones because these can be turned into stock. Put everything in a pot with some peppercorns, a couple of bay leaves, seasonings of your choice and cover with water. Simmer for an hour and then pour through a sieve, catching the stock into a container that you can turn into more meals.

Meal number two is the chicken and vegetable soup using any leftover chicken and your stock. Add things like carrots, onions, celery and even mushrooms, season to your liking.

Meal number three… if you have any leftover chicken it can be turned into lunch for one and that’s a chicken salad. Add things like celery, nuts, grapes mayonnaise, mustard and even some curry powder.

And you might even have some more stock leftover for gravy or another soup.

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