Right now, many people are feeling the pinch and looking at ways to make their food shop go that bit further.
What could be better for this than a whole roast chicken? Versatile, lean and a family favourite, not only do you get a fresh, tasty roast on the first day, the possibilities for using the leftovers are almost endless – pasta bakes, risottos, pies and curries are just a few easy, delicious examples.
In fact, most leftover meats can be used in all sorts of amazing dishes.
So cook our classic roast chicken, then check out our other recipes for leftovers online – and get inventive!
Chicken and leek pie
Chicken pie is so simple, especially if you use ready-made pastry. With just a few more ingredients, you can rustle up a comforting family meal in no time. It's pretty adaptable too - add frozen veg or canned beans to bulk it out then serve with creamy mash - perfect!
Tomato, chicken and sweetcorn soup
Make sure you don't bin the chicken carcass once you've picked off the meat. Slow and low simmering of the bones will give a flavourful stock - the basis of a delicious soup. Add shredded leftover chicken and loads of veg for a hearty supper.