A THRIFTY mum has revealed how she made a whopping 23 meals out of one chicken – and it was reduced too.
The mum picked up the bird for £3.99 at her local supermarket, and managed to make 17 main meals and six lunches out of the meat – and bones.
One thrifty mum managed to make 23 meals out of one chicken – which was on sale Credit: Getty Images – Getty
She whipped up classics such as pie, stew, soup and a classic roast chicken – as well some traditional recipes including rissoles.
She wrote: “I thought I would share what I’ve made out of a large reduced price chicken this week..
“First we had stuffed roast chicken, roast potatoes, carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, squash, leek and gravy.This was 3 portions.
The mum shared a snap of the rissoles she made with some leftover chickenCredit: Facebook
“Next we had it sliced cold with mash potatoes and pickles. 2 portions.
“I then made chicken and mushroom pie. Which we had with runner beans,cauliflower, artichokes and squash 4 portions.
“We had a chicken and stuffing sandwiches for lunch.
“I removed all the meat from the bones and stewed the bones up for stock.
“I made 4 portions of butternut squash soup from half the stock and from the other half I made 4 portions of chicken and bean stew.
For about £8 I made 17 main meals and 6 lunches
“With the remaining meat I made 8 rissoles ready for the freezer. Photo below.
“The chicken cost £3.99.
“The squash, leeks, runner beans, artichokes and butternut squash were all free as home grown.
“The rest of the vegetables probably cost about £4, so for about £8 I made 17 main meals and 6 lunches.
“I thought it was a bargain.”
Her impressive cooking skills have racked up more than 400 likes, as people called on her to make videos detailing her recipes.
One mum said: “This is amazing. You should so do a youtube as you could help so many that are struggling.”
Another asked: “How do people manage to make so much out of 1 chicken?! Between my husband, my 10 year old son and 4 year old son, I’m lucky if 1 chicken does 1 meal.”
The mum’s post has racked up hundreds of likes as people praised her ‘super scrimping’Credit: Facebook
A third thought: “How the hell do u make a chicken go that far? Lol I make a dinner then a curry next day and that’s it lol.”
This mum wrote: “Fabulous super scrimping.”
While someone else commented: “Well done, that all sounds fantastic. To me that is ‘old fashioned’ cooking at its best.
“Not wasting anything and getting a lot out of what you’ve got. I think that type of cooking may be getting lost on current generations.”
Meanwhile this mum shared the lunchbox she lovingly made for her son which was slammed by teachers – so can you spot what’s wrong with it?
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