A roast chicken and seven recipes in which to take advantage of your leftovers the rest of the week
I love roast chicken, I look like Carpanta, and although my favorite is the chicken that you have on this paragraph, the recipe for roasted chicken in the oven that my grandmother made by putting aromatic herbs between the meat and the skin of the chicken, I prepare a thousand and one ways.
The good thing is that in addition to being a great recipe, it generates many recipes for use, so with roast chicken, we have seven recipes to take advantage of it during the rest of the week. Today I tell you how you can do to take advantage of the bones, skin, leftover slices and remains of a roasted chicken, without throwing anything away.
To plan a week with roast chicken and its derived recipes in which we will take advantage of everything that is left to us, I encourage you to start on Saturday so that you have the weekend to make the preparations that I suggest. You will see how much game this chicken will give us, especially in recipes for dinner. I am going to give you so many ideas that perhaps it is better that you make two roasted chickens, so that there is more material to work with.
Saturday: roast chicken
There are many recipes for roast chicken that we have published En Directo al Paladar. If before I was talking about the Carpanta chicken or my grandmother's roast chicken, I also remind you that we have many possibilities to choose from. What I recommend is that you visit these twelve roast chicken recipes, so you can see which one or which you like the most and so you can vary.
Sunday: homemade chicken soup for dinner
With the bones, the skins and the less meaty parts that we have left, I love to prepare a good chicken soup. If you have made or have bought two chickens, you can make up to 2 liters of good broth, which we can also use in many recipes.
To do this, I add to the bones and skins the sauce that I have left over from the roasted chicken and a handful of dehydrated vegetables so that it has more flavor. Here's a recipe for homemade chicken soup made with chicken carcasses and vegetables.
Monday: chicken curry braid
With the minced chicken pieces, we can make many recipes. From croquettes, cannelloni or lasagna fillings, empanadas or even chunks for soups, to more elaborate recipes. One of my favorites is this curry chicken braid, ideal to surprise guests, which is great both hot and cold. Even if you do fill up on the braid, try using it to make these chicken curry croquettes and they'll all freak out with the flavor.
Tuesday: chicken, strawberry, goat cheese and lamb's lettuce salad
As long as the good weather lasts, we enjoy original salad recipes that we can serve as a starter, or leave for dinner. This chicken, strawberry, goat cheese and lamb's lettuce salad is perfect because it is very varied and tasty, and it is also full of color. Another good chicken salad is this very satisfying chicken and avocado salad and it is obviously an easy and healthy recipe for everyone.
Wednesday: miso soup, vegetables and chicken
Since we have made a lot of broth, we are going to use it for other recipes, such as this miso soup, chicken and vegetables, ideal to warm up. I love these recipes for dinner, when a spoon dish that is light and tunes us and comforts us after the day.
Thursday: chicken breast sandwich
If you have leftover grilled chicken breast, it is difficult to get it out without drying out when cooking. That is why we usually use it with sauces, or choose to crumble it and make other recipes such as chicken fajitas, cannelloni, etc. But what I propose for Thursday is to use it to make sandwiches.
This recipe for a mustard chicken sandwich with goat cheese, plums and quince is great since the cheese and quince soften the breast that is so juicy and obviously delicious. The same happens with this other sandwich that Liliana proposed to us, which mixes the chicken breast with strawberries, mozzarella and goat cheese. Which one do you fancy the most?
Friday: coixinhas de frango, the delicious Brazilian snack
To take advantage of the leftover chicken, I love making dishes that allow them to go out and feed the family. On this occasion I suggest that you try this recipe for coixinhas de frango, a Brazilian dish that is reminiscent of our classic croquettes and that are formed by imitating the shape of boneless chicken thighs.
Coixinhas are very easy to make and are really delicious. Do not stop trying them. If you want to opt for something more traditional in our country, I recommend that you make some croquettes. The recipe for Francis Paniego's chicken croquettes is infallible. The choice is yours.
Other recipes for using roasted chicken
You can use leftover grilled chicken in a lot of recipes, in addition to the ones we have proposed. For example, if you want to make a pasta dish, you can make these spaghetti with chicken sauce and mojo picón that will surprise everyone at home. Guaranteed.
With some mushrooms and a little grated cheese, you can make these mushrooms stuffed with chicken, an easy and delicious recipe that will surely delight everyone. You can also make a mixture of chicken and chistorra and use it to make incredible peppers stuffed with Philippe's recipe.
You already have many ideas to get rid of leftover roasted chicken, but surely you can think of many more. Tell us how you do to take advantage of roasted chicken and its leftovers, leaving your comments. We all come in handy with these types of ideas to vary our menus and save a little. Happy weekend.Tags: Vegetables And Legumes Meats And Birds Desserts