Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What do you do with a 3 lb whole chicken...?????

I defrosted a whole chicken. The kids complain lately that we don't have any "real good food" AKA kid friendly food...

So, I watched a video on you tube to see how to cut up the whole chicken and take off all the bones and skin. I was left with a pile of beautiful chicken meat. I put the bones, skin, and frame in the crock pot with some water and spices. 

I put the thighs, wing meat, and the "drumstick" meat into some teryaki marinade for tomorrow's meal.

I sliced the two breast very thin and in strips. I soaked it in some ranch dressing and Parmesan cheese. I put it in the fridge all day. I took it out this evening and sit it on the stove. I had some old garlic Parmesan bread crust from my attempts at homemade bread last week. They were in the freezer. I put them in the blender and grated it into crumbs. I covered the chicken with the bread crumbs and baked it at 350 . 

I steamed some green beans, and sliced a pitiful half cucumber to have on the side.

I have a few very small potatoes in the fridge. I fried them with half an onion (a very sad onion) and some butter in a pan.

OMG Dinner was AMAZING!!!

What meat that is left on the frame will be picked off and placed in a bowl for BBQ sandwiches. The stock will be put into bowls and placed in the freezer.


  1. See, this is why I love reading your blog! The way you can take everyday items and make such awesome dinners for your family every night is very inspiring! Your meals always sound so good. :)

  2. Thanks for reading and commenting. I am pretty sure I read your blog. I don't comment much, but I enjoy reading.

  3. I love reading what you have to cook with what you have on hand! I've just begun saving my left overs and freezing them instead of just throwing all of it out. I have done the shredded chicken with BBQ sauce for sandwiches and i think BBQ chicken sandwiches are AWESOME!