Monday, November 2, 2009
I got a great deal on whole chickens a couple of weeks ago --68 cents/pound. And, I'd been hanging onto a recipe for Roast Sticky Chicken that I wanted to try. This seemed like the perfect opportunity.
I did the prep work Saturday morning and popped the bird in the oven on Sunday afternoon. I also stuck potatoes in to bake too. I rounded out the meal with green beans. The meal was fabulous plus the fact that it was pretty much hands off once I got it in the oven made it even better for me. It was even requested that I make it more often. That always makes me smile.
Now here's the really good part. I shredded the remaining meat after dinner and I have enough for a 2nd meal. I'll be making this tomorrow night and substituting chicken for the beef. Not only that but this morning I put the carcass in the crockpot with 2 onions, several stalks of celery and a few cups of water. When I got home this evening I had homemade chicken stock ready and waiting.
So for the price of one bird, about $3.00, I got 2 meals and 6 cups of stock. A good deal in my book.
For me, this is my ideal cooking method on nights when I have more time ~ expend the energy on the front end for great returns and time savings on another night.