We're no strangers to cooking one chicken and eating it over multiple meals, but this video from our friends at Epicurious takes things up a notch. You'll see how to make three meals: a chicken salad sandwich, a roast chicken dinner and a seriously upgraded chicken soup.
The first is the first in Epicurious' Mega Bites series, which is — if you can't tell — video game themed. Whether you love that or hate it (and we love it) the recipes and instructions are still good, and you can do everything here without using a real recipe. Eyeballing is enough, as long as you taste as you go.
The chicken salad sandwich is easy enough, and uses some of the chicken breast from your roast chicken (or rotisserie chicken, if you want to grab one from the grocery store — that will make all three meals even cheaper, frankly), and the roast chicken dinner uses the legs as the primary protein on the plate.
The chicken soup is amazing though, and definitely not something you'll probably just be able to whip together unless you have stock, jalapenos, squash, cabbage, bok choy and lime lying around your kitchen. You can sub in for some other crunchy greens you might actually have though, and the best part of the recipe is that it actually uses that chicken carcass to extract as much flavour into your stock (and soon to be chicken soup base) as possible, a sentiment I can completely get behind.
How to Turn 1 Rotisserie Chicken into 3 Dinners [Epicurious (YouTube)]