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    • apprentice tycoon
    • By apprentice tycoon 15th Apr 05, 4:32 PM
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    Leftover chicken recipes please
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    • 15th Apr 05, 4:32 PM
    Leftover chicken recipes please 15th Apr 05 at 4:32 PM
    I'm looking for recipes for left over chicken - all the breast meat has gone so salads are out, there is too much left to make a soup from it (that's tomorrow!), I don't want to make sandwiches as it's for an evening meal. We are fed-up with my usual left over recipes such as curry, rice dishes like pilaff or chinese style fried rice or chicken fricasse - any new ideas? preferably not too calorific (I would LOVE to make a chicken and mushroom pie out of it but it's not good calorie wise!)
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    • crazyhazy
    • By crazyhazy 15th Apr 05, 5:48 PM
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    • 15th Apr 05, 5:48 PM
    what about sweet and sour chicken? Or another stir fry type meal. Or a chicken pasta bake?
    • apprentice tycoon
    • By apprentice tycoon 15th Apr 05, 6:18 PM
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    • 15th Apr 05, 6:18 PM
    The chicken pasta bake is on the hob now!!
    • Sarahsaver
    • By Sarahsaver 15th Apr 05, 6:21 PM
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    • 15th Apr 05, 6:21 PM
    next time try a savoury crumble.use mushroom or chicken soup and some extra veg as a sauce.
    Make a topping the same as for a fruit crumble but add some herbs/spices/salt and enjoy!
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    • #5
    • 15th Apr 05, 6:23 PM
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    • 15th Apr 05, 6:23 PM
    The chicken pasta bake is on the hob now!!
    by apprentice tycoon
    What have you bunged in with it? Maybe you could add it to our list of recipes?
    • apprentice tycoon
    • By apprentice tycoon 15th Apr 05, 7:41 PM
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    • 15th Apr 05, 7:41 PM
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    • 15th Apr 05, 7:41 PM
    What have you bunged in with it? Maybe you could add it to our list of recipes?
    by Judi
    The pasta bake was made up of diced chicken, sliced mushrooms, chopped onions, cooked penne pasta all in a veloute sauce(a white sauce flavoured with chicken stock cube)...all topped with grated cheese and baked to re-heat and brown...thank you all for your ideas!
  • sarah1
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    • 17th Jul 05, 6:26 PM
    Tesco 2.47 chicken ???
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    • 17th Jul 05, 6:26 PM
    Hi we buy a tesco chicken every week, we have the chicken breast that night while it is still hot, and then make a few sandwiches for work the next day and that's it. I pick the carcas for the dogs but it seems such as waste and was looking for ideas of how you all use the leftovers up. :confused:
    Thanks all.
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 17th Jul 05, 6:52 PM
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    • 17th Jul 05, 6:52 PM
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    • 17th Jul 05, 6:52 PM
    Pickings for sarnies or soup. Carcass for chicken soup and or chicken stock. There's a "leftovers" list in the Cooking section of the MEGA Index sticky that I'm sure has chicken in there...

    Edit: No it doesn't! <shock><horror>!! I'm sure it will soon though
    Last edited by squeaky; 17-07-2005 at 6:55 PM.
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    • 17th Jul 05, 7:04 PM
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    • 17th Jul 05, 7:04 PM
    Drumsticks cold with salad
    Wings covered in BBQ sauce with rice or spicy potato wedges
    "Pickings" for a curry or enchiladers/tacos
    Spare bits egged & floured for nuggetts

    I can normally 3 x 2 adult meals plus soup/stock out of one medium chicken. It's just a case of "eeking" things out a tiny bit with veg/kidney beans/pulses etc. A sauce covers a multitude of other things besides the meat and you actually don't need very much meat to get teh flavour of the chicken.

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    • Pooky
    • By Pooky 17th Jul 05, 7:25 PM
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    Chicken and veg pie --- pick off enough meat - fry an onion, add some stock, what ever veg you want to use (or whatever needs using up) add the chicken and thicken the gravy if needed.

    Bung in some homemade shortcrust pastry and oven for about 25 mins at about 220.

    My kids ask for this every time we have chicken. I freeze the cooked meat down in "pie" sized portions too if there's enough.
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    • Becles
    • By Becles 18th Jul 05, 7:09 AM
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    Stir fry whatever veg you can find in the fridge - onions, peppers, mushrooms etc. Add the scraps from the chicken and stir in a tin of Campbells Condensed Soup. Simmer for a few minutes (you may need to add a little water if sauce is too thick)

    Serve with pasta for a quick and easy meal.
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  • competitionscafe
    Hi we buy a tesco chicken every week, we have the chicken breast that night while it is still hot, and then make a few sandwiches for work the next day and that's it. I pick the carcas for the dogs but it seems such as waste and was looking for ideas of how you all use the leftovers up. :confused:
    Thanks all.
    by sarah1
    Try this article and recipes from the independent:

    Pecking order.
    Do you make the most of your bird? Mark Hix reveals how to cook four delicious meals from just one chicken......
    http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/food_and_drink/features/article14638.ece

    Must say though that a chicken which costs 2.49 is likely to have led a rather miserable, short and cramped life and been fed on who knows what. Once you take away the supermarkets profit that doesn't leave the producer much to spend on raising the chook. I know you may balk at paying 8, 9 or 10 quid for a chicken but you can certainly 'taste the difference' (and tuck in knowing that the chicken has led some sort of half decent life) and as the article shows, you can stretch 1 chicken to 4 meals. Personally I would rather eat chicken once a month and get a really good one rather than have it every week and buy a 'value' one. I appreciate that you have to eat something each day though and that value may be all that your budget allows, so I am not criticising your choice, just pointing out the welfare issue.

    More info on chickens:
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  • tootles
    using chicken for sandwiches, try it this way.....

    Dice a small sweet onion, dice the chicken, add a little garlic to taste, bind with a tablespoon or two of mayo and add a small handful of sultana's or chopped dried apricots, the ready to eat ones work well. salt and pepper to taste.......you can then either put it in sandwiches, pitta bread or serve it on its own with a nice big green salad..... yummy....... I have also done it with chopped almonds in, but beware if anyone has a nut allergy.........
  • Maisie
    Same as above but leave out the garlic. Instead mix curry paste or powder(only a little- to taste) with the mayo and add chopped apricots or chopped pineappple chunks with cut up chicken. A kind of coronation chicken.
    • Xbigman
    • By Xbigman 19th Jul 05, 10:38 PM
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    How much meat do you actually get off of a chicken these days? I buy the Tesco healthy living frozen chicken breasts, 500g for 2.48. All skinless breast so no messy fingers picking off bits.

    Talking recipes, I had one bit of breast, half a tin of tuna (in brine) and some bits of veg left over last weekend. Boiled it all up together, drained off the water and dumped it on the plate. Very nice.
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    • megsykins
    • By megsykins 21st Jul 05, 4:35 AM
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    How much meat do you actually get off of a chicken these days? I buy the Tesco healthy living frozen chicken breasts, 500g for 2.48. All skinless breast so no messy fingers picking off bits.
    by Xbigman
    Being a student and cooking for one, I always automatically picked up breasts (and then wrapped them singly before freezing so didn't stick together) but have only just realised how much money I was wasting! Now buying for two, i'm not so limited and can get a big chicken! The cost of a pack of 3/4 breasts and a whole chicken was about the same when I looked, and you get way more from a chicken.

    As OH is a chef, he's always coming up with ingenius things to do with leftovers but usually, he immeadiatly chops the chickens into breast, thigh, drummer, etc and we freeze as portioned so not much 'scraps'. If we buy a ready cooked though, the leftovers get used for sarnies (if they've not been totally picked at ) and then bones are used for stock, if not by us, at his restaurant.

    Edited to add, if you have a mincer, put scraps in this? According to OH, this is why ready-bought breasts are so much smaller than it you cut it off a whole chicken, cos manufacturers cut off a bit from every breast (not enough to notice) and use it for mince.
    Last edited by megsykins; 21-07-2005 at 4:37 AM.
  • youngmum
    I'm definately going to buy a chicken this week and try and eek out 3 meals from the many suggestions.

    Being quite a novice cook, I have what may seem a silly question - I think I'll try and make chicken and rice soup with the carcass. What kind of rice is it that I use?

    TIA peeps
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 25th Jul 05, 1:57 PM
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    I expect it'll be any long grain rice you have
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    • maryb
    • By maryb 25th Jul 05, 8:47 PM
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    Same as above but leave out the garlic. Instead mix curry paste or powder(only a little- to taste) with the mayo and add chopped apricots or chopped pineappple chunks with cut up chicken. A kind of coronation chicken.
    by Maisie

    this is also really good with a bit of mango chutney instead of chopped apricots
    • Linda32
    • By Linda32 12th Apr 06, 9:16 AM
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    Cooking a Chicken then saving the rest
    Hello all, after reading on here about a whole chicken being best value than chicken breasts. We decided to buy a whole chicken, with a view to having some as roast and the rest with salad the next day.

    I'm abit of a fuss pot about food safety and as yet can't possibly get my head around freezing some of it and re-heating

    I know about the skewer test and juices running clear. etc.

    We had the breast meat and when I came to pull the other bits apart to store in the fridge once completely cold.
    There were some red stringy bits at about where the leg joins the hip and some of the juices in the bottom of the pan were reddish.

    Well I lost my nerve and the whole lot went in the bin

    It was 1.3kg and was cooked for 1hr.50mins at gas mark 6

    The instructions were for 1.1/2 hours but this didn't seem long enough if you stick to the 25 mins per 500g rule plus 20 minutes.

    Need I have worried, wasn't it long enough, has anyone worked out how to turn a chicken over half way through?

    Or better to be save than sorry and cook for longer next time :confused:
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