Healthiest Way to Cook a Chicken and get 4 meals from it
Four Meals from One Chicken
- Baked/broiled Chicken - Cut in half, spice, and onions, garlic, mushrooms, bake, then broil as seen in the video above.
- Cook as chicken soup – put all bones, meat and unfinished chicken from the first meal in a metal pot. Add extra spices if you like, vegetables, and water about ¾ of the way to the top and simmer for about 45 minutes to an hour. The meat on the chicken should come off easily.
- Chicken and sides - Take some chicken out and have it with sprouted quinoa and sprouted lentils
- Bone Marrow soup - Save bones for bone marrow soup as seen in the video here (coming soon)
You also have the option of chicken salad, chicken chili, and other versions of chicken soup.
- Buy pastured or at least free-range and organic chicken. Buy a big enough chicken to make extra meals.
- Save the fat to use for cooking and adding to carb heavy meals, such as oatmeal or sauce for pasta if you eat pasta. The fat is good for you as you can see in this blog here on the importance of saturated fat, but only from pastured or free-range organic animals. This because in conventionally raised animals, the hormones and antibiotics are stored in here. In Dr. Natasha McBride’s book called GAPS this is one of the main things she uses to help people to strengthen bones with osteoporosis, and so many neurological disorders like ADD and autism because this is literally feeding your brain (since your brain is mostly saturated fats.
- Saturated Fat also doesn’t promote heart disease as previously suspected.
- You should also know when you eat fat, your body doesn’t store it, so you’ll actually start losing fat.
- This fat is also great as a cooking oil.
I do the same procedure for cooking a duck and goose and like those even better because there is a better ratio of saturated fat since they is more dark meat which has more of these healthy fats in them.