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Cooking with Scraps: 8 Easy Chicken Recipes You Must Try

Buying food in bulk is a great way to save money in the long run. The lower the price per unit, the happier your wallet’s going to be. The only problem is trying to come with creative (and inexpensive) ways to truly get your bang for your buck. One of our favorite money-saving secrets has got to involve whole chicken recipes. Not only can you easily feed your entire family during dinner, but you’ve got plenty of leftovers you can use in lunches or dinner throughout the week, stretching your dollar for all it’s worth.

Whole chicken recipes aren’t just for fancy occasions—they’re perfect for making on a Sunday night, so you can enjoy the leftovers during the week when you have less time to spend in the kitchen. If you’re looking for some tasty ways to cook up that easy chicken recipe on Sunday night, check out some of the dishes we have in store!

Whole Chicken Recipes

Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

Roasted Chicken with Vegetables: Family dinners don’t get much more classic than this. If you’ve got picky eaters in your family, this is an easy chicken recipe to please everyone.

Beer Can Chicken: When the man of the house is looking to get some cooking in, this beer can recipe is just the way to lure him in. Put on Sunday night football, get out the beer, and enjoy a hearty chicken dinner.

Bundt Pan Chicken: If your Bundt pan is simply gathering dust at the back of your cabinet, then you’re going to love this fun new way to use it with this whole chicken recipe that the family will love.

Mama’s Oven-Roasted Chicken: If you’re really looking to save money, this chicken dinner recipe only uses five simple ingredients!

When you and your family have had your fill, save all those leftovers and reuse them in other recipes throughout the week. Some of our favorite family dinners include rotisserie chicken recipes, and we bet you’ll find something you’ll absolutely love below… without breaking the bank!

Rotisserie Chicken Recipes

Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Chicken & Wild Rice Soup: With fall starting to settle in, we love having homemade soups on hand to bring along in a thermos for lunch. This rotisserie chicken soup recipe will make great use of those leftovers!

Amish Chicken Casserole: Get those down-home flavors of Amish country with this hearty dinner recipe for Amish Chicken Casserole. Perfect for leftovers at lunch or as an easy dinner during the week, this one’s really going to be a keeper.

Crescent Chicken Squares: This easy chicken recipe is one of those cozy favorites you’ll feel grateful to eat after a chilly fall day ’cause it’ll warm you up from the inside out!

Quick Chicken ‘n’ Dumplings: We’ve taken a leaf out of Grandma’s favorite recipes with this shortcut version of chicken and dumplings.

Buying a whole chicken is such a versatile option that’ll last all week long, keeping your family looking forward to more whole chicken weeks.

We want to know! What are your favorite tricks for reusing leftovers?