If it’s been a while, it’s time to get cooking. Roast chicken is a great way to save a ton of money. I know what you are thinking. How is an $8 chicken going to save me money? Well, follow me down this culinary road.
Roasting chickens are generally about 99 cents a pound. An 8 lb chicken has 6-7 lbs of meat on it. That’s a lot of chicken.
Meal #1 – Roast chicken, a side dish and veggie. When finished take all the rest of the meat off the chicken
Meal #2 – Chicken casserole or stirfry
Meal #3 – Chicken tacos or BBQ chicken sandwiches
Meal #4 – Chicken soup (make stock from the carcass)
So we can get four meals out of one $8 chicken. In our house, since there are only two of us, we’ll probably get more than that. If you use every little bit of the chicken, we are talking a seriously good deal here.
There is a great guide to roasting chicken at Allrecipes. It’s a lot easier than you think. Try it.