Now that I am widowed and cooking for one, I have to plan more carefully my meals. I picked up a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store on Saturday and have made meals for several days. First I sliced off most of the white meat from the breast. This will make a couple of sandwiches or I might even make chicken salad from it.
|White meat for sandwiches.|
I put the rest of the carcass in a large pot with chicken stock and diced onions and simmered until the meat was falling off the bones.
|Boiling the carcass in chicken stock.|
|Onions added to stock and chicken simmers until meat falls off bone.|
|The deboned chicken for the soup.|
|I added some red sweet pepper to the soup.|
In another pot I cooked a cup of basmati and wild rice and when it was at the al dente stage I added the rice to the pot of stock and cooked a bit more. I had half a red sweet pepper frozen which I diced and added to the pot.
|Ready to eat.|
I had one serving of soup and the rest I froze into 3 containers each holding about 2 cups or enough for two servings each.
|Ready for the freezer.|
These will come in nicely this winter when it's cold. So you see one rotisserie chicken can go a long way for just one person.