1 chicken, 5 meals

From Budget101.com

Meal 1: Roast Chicken

  1. Roast a 5-7 lb. chicken sprinkled with salt and pepper (15 minutes at 425 degrees, lower heat to 350 degrees and cook 15 minutes for every pound).
  2. Carve and serve half if the meat along with potatoes and salad.
  3. Hang onto the rest of the meat and carcass to make more meals.

Meal 2: White Chicken Chili

  1. Rinse 1 can of cannellini beans.
  2. Combine beans, 1 1/2 cups chicken broth, 2-4 ounces canned chopped green chiles, 1 large chopped onion, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1 tsp oregano, 3/4 tsp cumin, 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 cup frozen corn, and 2 cups cooked diced chicken.
  3. Simmer for 1 hour.

Meal 3: Curry Chicken Salad

  1. Chop the meat from the drumsticks and thighs and mix with mayonnaise. 1/4 tsp curry powder, halved grapes, minced parsley, and chopped celery.
  2. Serve over a bed of lettuce or as a sandwich.

Meal 4: Chicken Quesadillas

  1. Saute 1 sliced red pepper and 1 sliced red onion until soft.
  2. Spread canned refried beans on tortillas, add chopped chicken, onion, pepper, and grated cheese.
  3. Fold and cook filled tortillas in pan on both sides until cheese is melted.

Meal 5: Chicken Noodle Soup

  1. Simmer the carcass with chopped celery, carrot, and onion in enough water to cover on low for several hours.
  2. Strain, mix in cooked pasta, and serve.
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