Slow Cooked Whole Chicken Meal Planning

The weather is cooler, and Hubby and Youngest are missing a ‘proper’ dinner i.e Meat and 2 veg 🙄 So they will have a Local Meat Pie, Mash, peas and gravy.

For me, I am cooking Chicken.


I bought a plump whole chicken from Aldi this week, and rather than make a traditional roased bird, I am going to slow cook it. This will make several dinners for us, a curry for Tuesday, a low carb Chicken and Cauliflower gratin, Chicken Salad and soup for me for a week of work lunches, I could stretch it further, but the menfolk are big eaters and 12 meals out of one bird isn’t too bad 😇

Previous Rubber Chicken Meals, Roast, Pie, Sweet and Sour Chicken and Soup from 1 bird

I have done ‘Rubber Chicken’ before Here is a link to several posts, very worth it if you are saving a few pennies, and don’t want to compromise on flavours.


I pop the whole chicken into the slow cooker, with just a little salt and pepper on it, This will cook for about 6 hours and produce moist juicy chicken that literally falls off the bone.


The bones will be put back into the pot with a little more water (the chicken juices are left in there) then add some carrot, celery, garlic and onion, along with some thyme and Rosemary


this is cooked overnight to make a really good stock.


This will be chicken soup for my work lunches 😊

I am having a chicken salad for dinner to use up some of Veg in the fridge.


Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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