Tip: You will get 3 separate meals out of this chicken if you have a family of 4 people.
Cost: The approximate cost for the ingredients needed for these 3 meals is under $20 depending on where you purchase your groceries. Therefore, my calculation is that the approximate cost = $6.67/per each complete meal for 4 people.
1-Rotisserie Chicken ($5.99)
1-Bag Frozen Corn ($1.00)
1-Bunch of Kale ($1.00)
1-Bag of Potatoes ($2.00)
1# bag regular carrots ($.80)
1-Bag of Onions ($1.25)
1 Head of Garlic ($.50)
1-Bunch of Cilantro ($1.20)
1 Avocado ($1.00)
1- Bag of whole wheat or multi-grain burger buns ($1.00)
Olive Oil or light mayonnaise (You may have this in your pantry)
Salt, Pepper, Paprika and any other spices (You may have this in your pantry)
Chicken Prep Needed: Take all the skin out and discard. (Yeah, I hear you, but that tasty good old stuff is bad for your health, so, discard it.) After you cut all the pieces required for the recipes, keep the carcass and set aside for meal #3.
Meal #1-Chicken, Corn and Potato Salad for 4 people:
Separate the legs, the wings and thighs. Cut the chicken drums, wings and tights at the joint. That will give you 8 pieces. (Save the wings for the last meal recipe.) Cook 1 bag of frozen corn by following bag instructions and boil 4 medium large potatoes for a quick potato salad.
Potato Salad: Dice and boil your potatoes until tender. Drain. Add olive oil to taste, 1 chopped onion, 3 stalks of celery, include the tops, salt, pepper and any other spices to taste. Finally add ¼ cup of mayonnaise if you prefer and mix well.
Meal #2: Chicken Breast Sandwiches for 4 people:
Cut the 2 chicken breasts in half. You will have now 4 pieces. Cut these 4 pieces in 1” cubes and season with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Add chopped onions, chopped Kale, light mayonnaise or plain fat free yogurt. Mix well. Slice an avocado; get 4 whole wheat or multigrain burger buns. Use the avocado as you would use mayo or butter, and spread over the bread. Finally, with an ice cream scooper, add one generous scoop to each bun. Serve with my next recipe, Chicken Broth.
Meal #3: Chicken Broth or light soup to serve with your Sandwiches for 4 people:
The carcass left after you divided your chicken for meals #1 and 2 is going now into a medium large pot. Add a tbsp. of oil to the pot and stir fry the carcass until golden. Add the carrots, celery, onion and garlic cut in half. (No need to peel these ingredients), 3 bay leaves, if you have in your pantry, spices, salt and pepper to taste and a washed bunch of Cilantro or herbs of your choice.
Carefully, add 4 quarts of water. Bring to a boil then bring the temp down to med low and simmer for 45 minutes. Wait until cools down and pour the stock through a strainer. You will get the most beautiful and tasty broth that you see in the container. You can serve a bowl of this broth with your sandwiches. However, if you prefer, add some cooked chopped potatoes, sliced celery and cilantro and the wings that you saved for this meal. You will have now a delicious light soup.
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