When’s the last time you made Roast Chicken?

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.

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