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    • Sarahsaver
    • By Sarahsaver 22nd Mar 05, 11:53 AM
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    Rubber Chicken
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    • 22nd Mar 05, 11:53 AM
    Rubber Chicken 22nd Mar 05 at 11:53 AM
    This is a popular term in the USA, and this is what we have been eating since Sunday. Its called rubber chicken because it s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-s over 3 days!

    Sunday - chicken cooked in the slow cooker with vegetables and roast potatoes, teatime - chicken sandwiches

    Monday - Pasta bake using some of the chicken meat

    Tuesday (today) chicken noodle soup which is in the slow cooker at the moment, using stock made from the bones, and the meat left over.

    The chicken cost 3 quid


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  • furrypig
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    • 22nd Mar 05, 12:01 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 05, 12:01 PM
    Glad I'm not the only one eating chicken for days!
    We had roast on Sunday, then pasta bake yesterday, son has had chicken and pasta for lunch and we are having chicken quesadillas for tea (new recipe to try from Jamie Oliver book)! Sure there will still be some left so possibly freeze or sandwiches tomorrow!

    Cluck cluck do I look like a chicken now???
    • flea72
    • By flea72 22nd Mar 05, 12:24 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 05, 12:24 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 05, 12:24 PM
    i made a chicken last for 5+ meals last week - started off with a roast (only put legs/wings brown meat out on the table

    then made a pie with the leftovers from the brown meat (froze this)

    made a curry with one breast

    boiled the bones up to make stock/soup

    then shredded the last chicken breast for sandwiches, which i thought was a bit of a decadent way of using a breast, when really it could have made a proper meal, but hey, gotta live a little sometimes

    and i still have some stock left to make more soup with

    all this from a 3.99 chicken

    i wont tell you how far my rib of beef is going this week lol
    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 22nd Mar 05, 12:47 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 05, 12:47 PM
    I posted on the slow cooker thread about my rubber chicken last week which ended up making 3 meals plus enough to keep me in soup and sandwiches over the weekend, using the rest of the HM focaccia bread ... all from a 3 chicken
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  • Lillibet
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    • 22nd Mar 05, 12:53 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 05, 12:53 PM
    Had roast chicken on Saturday, am on day 3 of the soup from the carcas, have got chicken pasta bake tonight & chicken potato bake next weekend., all from a small chicken Unfortuantely I have just read today's Daily Mail center spread about chicken factories & feel very very sick. Don't read it if you're palnning on having chicken again.....ever!!
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    • elona
    • By elona 22nd Mar 05, 5:36 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 05, 5:36 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 05, 5:36 PM
    Lillibet

    Maybe you should try "rubber ham shank" instead.

    I got one of these for 1.30 in market- made soup, then sliced meat and had for lunch (swore it was gammon)- leftovers made a couple of sandwiches and today I made a flan with the last little bit.
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  • BrokeBrokeBroke
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    • 22nd Mar 05, 5:41 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 05, 5:41 PM
    How much meat do you have as a portion? Can't be much! My husband and I managed to eat a chicken between us over 2 days and thought we were doing well. (1 roast dinner and sandwhiches for lunch) Do I just buy mega small chickens or are we big fat puddins'...?
    • flea72
    • By flea72 22nd Mar 05, 5:55 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 05, 5:55 PM
    a 2.6 kg chicken will feed my family of 2 adults and 2 kids for 6 meals

    we start with the roast, kids get a drumstick each, me and dh, have a wing, and some brown meat

    next day, there is enough brown meat left over to make a pie

    one breast is enough to make a curry with

    the other breast, again should get a meal of some sorts from, either sweet and sour, another pie, stir fry, etc.

    the carcus when boiled up makes at least 4pints of stock (more depending on how much you water it down) - add, pulses, pasta, veg, etc. you have enough soup to last for 2 meals

    usually i aim for about 4oz of meat per person, if using it as the main part of a meal - if putting in pies, etc. you can bulk those out with veg, and prob only use 4oz of meat per pie
    • Sarahsaver
    • By Sarahsaver 22nd Mar 05, 6:46 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 05, 6:46 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 05, 6:46 PM
    The guidelines for healthy eating are a piece of mest the size of a deck of cards, so 4oz is about right. My chicken was a standard size chicken.
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    • Ticklemouse
    • By Ticklemouse 22nd Mar 05, 6:51 PM
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    If I tried to feed Mr TM that amount of meat, there'd be a riot. Not saying that he doesn't eat too much, just that he has what he calls a 'healthy' appetite!
    • culpepper
    • By culpepper 22nd Mar 05, 7:03 PM
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    we had roast yesterday,stew today with veg and barley(and hunks of bread) and tomorrow will be pizza(with pineapple).The carcass will go to join the others in the freezer till there are 3 or 4 then itll be soup.We sometimes have chicken bolognaise or chicken risotto just for a change.My son cant stand curry so we dont have that much.
  • BrokeBrokeBroke
    chicken skabetti is my husbands fave! He knows I'm after something when I make it. I guess we could have roast, sandwhiches and spaghetti out of one! Maybe it'd stretch.... Iguess we're just too used to eating plenty!
  • Juicy_Tube
    Hi there,
    Can you tell me how to make chicken soup? i.e using carcass etc and rest...
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    • Sarahsaver
    • By Sarahsaver 22nd Mar 05, 10:14 PM
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    Put the carcass in a big saucepan, or slow cooker if you have one, with a bayleaf, onion and carrot, although you can leave these out if you want. Simmering this for several hours (lowest heat you can do) will make stock.To make chicken soup I would save a few bits of meat, make the stock - strain it to get the bones etc out, then add the meat pieces, salt, pepper, dash of lemon juice, and depending on how decadent you feel some cream or just some milk. A blob of sherry is good, and its better cooked with than drinking IMHO!
    You can thicken soup by adding mashed potato, stale bread or rice. It will not be like anything you get out of a tin, but a lot nicer. In time you will make your own soup without recipes and if you are like me it will never be the same twice, just use what you have around. Herbs which go well with chicken are tarragon, chives or parsley.
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  • Lillibet
    All in one soup method!
    I throw throw the carcas in the pot with potato peelings from the roast spuds, onions, carrotts, brocolli stalk, whatever other veg/veg peelings are on hand with bayleaf, mixed dried herbs & a pinch of dried garlic with approx 4 pints of water (or ideally water from any previously boiled veggies) then allow to simmer for about 4 hours. Allow to cool, skim off any fat (there should hardly be any), I then go fishing for the bones! If I'm feeling decedant I'll throw in a slug of white wine or milk/cream then sling in blender.
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  • HOLsale
    I throw throw the carcas in the pot with potato peelings from the roast spuds, onions, carrotts, brocolli stalk, whatever other veg/veg peelings are on hand with bayleaf, mixed dried herbs & a pinch of dried garlic with approx 4 pints of water (or ideally water from any previously boiled veggies) then allow to simmer for about 4 hours. Allow to cool, skim off any fat (there should hardly be any), I then go fishing for the bones! If I'm feeling decedant I'll throw in a slug of white wine or milk/cream then sling in blender.
    by Lillibet

    i do the same lillibet! after the solids have been seperated from the stock i let them cool down then pick off any remaining meat add this to the stock and then add whatever else i want to be in the soup and then back in the slow cooker for a few hours. very nutricious and free stock!

    i also save bits of beer left in the bottoms of cans or leftover wine to add to soups, really adds some depth to them, mmmmmm.

    if you can get lamb bones (shoulder bones are good) from your butcher i highly recommend them for soup. you may not get much meat off them but they make a gorgeous stock
    • moggins
    • By moggins 19th Apr 05, 9:20 AM
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    Bored With Rubber Chicken
    I've always managed to stretch an average chicken to last three meals but I always seem to cook the same three meal, I boil the chicken as the meat falls off the bone and you can get more off and after 20 years of roast chicken every Sunday I cannot face ever eating roast chicken again.

    So I cook, chicken curry on the first day, Chicken and mushroom pasta on the second day and chicken risotto on the third day. I'm getting bored with it so the rest of the family must be bored too.

    I've got plenty of things in the store cupboard to add to it, including lemon grass and galangal plus all the usual indian spices and a few more unusual ones. I have onions, peppers, mushrooms, tinned chopped tomatoes by the ton, a few cans of chickpeas, pasta and potatoes.

    Any ideas for something different? I love to cook but seem to have fallen into a rut.
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  • lipidicman
    You boil a whole chicken? I have never though of doing that! Do you then separate the meat and refrigerate and add it to the three meals?

    I love cooked chilled chicken with couscous and steamed green beans or baby corn - simple I know but if you spice the couscous it is lovely and very nice with homemade garlic bread and salad
    • tiff
    • By tiff 19th Apr 05, 9:27 AM
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    How about doing chicken and mushrooms in a sauce (possibly mushroom soup) but not too runny. Add some kind of veg such as green beans and put in an oven dish. Top with mashed potato and put in the oven to brown.
    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 19th Apr 05, 9:27 AM
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    Have a look on the recipe board for Chicken in Red Pepper & Chilli Sauce. I made it last night and it was lovely!

    I've also got a ton of chicken in the fridge to use in various dishes this week too ... probably enough for 4-5 meals just from the brown meat (froze the breasts) and I know I'll do risotto and probably a creamy chicken pie, but any other ideas will be good
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