Feb 25, 2015
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Say goodbye to dry oven-roasted chickens. This Lemon Rosemary Chicken recipe will show you how to roast the perfect chicken in the oven and feel good about the food you eat.
I’m excited to partner with Wolf in a series of posts in the next couple of months to help you make meals your family will love. After all, the kitchen is the heart of the home so my hope is that you pick up a few new favorite recipes and techniques that will yield delicious family meals.
As important, I want to talk about something very dear and concerning to both Wolf and me: the fact that less and less people are actually cooking homemade meals. Did you know in 1900 we ate 98% of our meals in our homes? Today, it’s less than 50%. We spend hours watching cooking shows but only 31 minutes a day preparing meals ourselves.
The solution to change this is easy. Start with one meal per week and just cook! Cooking for our families doesn’t necessarily mean making elaborate meals. It could be the simplest of things, like roasting a chicken. I’ve been roasting my own chickens in the oven for years and never thought to write about the process, much less do a video! So today is the day I share how I do it with you.
As a full-time working mom who juggles three kids, homework, activities, and still cooks all of our meals at home, I’m constantly on the lookout for time-saving kitchen shortcuts that will help me get a healthy meal on the table so we can enjoy our dinner together.
Today’s roasted chicken recipe is my favorite. I have a rosemary bush outside my kitchen door that I received as a housewarming gift over 8 years ago. Back then, it was a tiny plant but over the years it has given me the pleasure of seasoning a lot of meals.
I typically roast a chicken, or two, for our Sunday meal and enjoy it with vegetables and rice. Leftovers can be used to make tacos, chicken salad, wraps, quesadillas, soups, and much more. Wolf has lots of recipes and tips that will inspire delicious dishes in your next weekly meal plan on their website; so make sure to check them out.
You always hear me talk about shopping and prepping for the week on Sundays, putting together a meal plan for the week, and even how I shop on a budget. One of the reasons I’m sharing this recipe with you today is to help you achieve that one meal “together” and make the rest of the week easier to plan out.
What I love about this Wolf campaign is that you don’t have to be a chef to make many of the recipes my collaborators and I are sharing. I encourage you to come back for more recipes I’ll be sharing and even follow the #ReclaimtheKitchen hashtag on social media. One can never have enough kitchen inspiration.
If you are wondering how exactly do I cook two chickens at once in one oven, the answer is that big turkey-roasting pan that typically gets used once or twice a year. I use it nearly every week! I can fit two chickens side by side and use the extra chicken for other recipes! Side note: I prefer stainless steel roasting pans like this one to the “non-stick” pans. Over time, the non-stick coating chips off and the pan has to be discarded. The roasting pan you see today (below) is nearly a decade old and still going strong.
Check out how easy it is to roast a perfectly juicy chicken in the oven.
If roasting your own chicken looks easy, it’s because it is! I promise you that once you taste the difference between your homemade chicken and one that has been sitting at the store for a few hours, chicken will never be the same. Your family will love the rosemary flavors, the juiciness of the meat, and the aroma that will fill your home while it’s cooking in the oven.
How many meals per week do you cook at home? Do you find it difficult to make meals for your family? What would you like to improve?
How to Roast a Chicken – Lemon Rosemary Recipe
- 5 pound 2.25 kg roasting chicken
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground pepper
- 2 to 3 springs of fresh rosemary
- 1 lemon quartered
- 1 head of garlic top trimmed off
- 1 to 2 tablespoons melted butter
Vegetable Bed (optional)
- 1 large onion sliced
- 4 to 16 carrots peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks
- 1 bulb of fennel tops removed and cut into wedges
- Olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 425F (220C).
- Rinse the chicken with cold water inside and out and pat dry with a paper towel. Transfer the chicken to a plastic (washable) cutting board an remove any excess fat or skin from the chicken.
- Generously season the cavity (inside) of the chicken with salt and pepper. Stuff the chicken with rosemary, quartered lemon, and roughly cut garlic head.
- With a basting brush, brush the outside of the chicken with melted butter or olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Using some kitchen string, tie up the legs and tuck the wings under.
- Chop your vegetables over a clean surface. Drizzle the roasting pan with olive oil and spread them around the pan and place the chicken on top.
- Roast the chicken for 1 hour and 15 minutes (a little more for larger chickens a little less for smaller), checking for doneness around the breast at 165F (75C) and 175F (80C) around the thigh.
- Remove the chicken from the oven and allow it to rest for 5-10 minutes on a platter or cutting board covered with aluminum foil. Transfer the roasted vegetables to a serving platter and serve.
I love this! I have a 16 month old so I try to fix healthy and nutritious meals most nights of the week. I can’t wait to try this recipe!
I like to make chicken quesadillas with my leftover roasted chicken. I reheat it in a skillet with some taco seasoning, it’s quick and delicious, lots of possibilities!!!!
I make every breakfast and most dinners. We rarely eat dinner at restaurants, but usually eat at my in-laws once a week. At least one other night, we have a convenience food, like frozen pizza or pasta. With a new baby on the way, I fear that we’ll eat less homemade food, but hopefully only until we adjust.
I usually have lunch at home with our son, but my husband buys lunch every day. We hope to break that costly habit without sinking into a stale routine of sandwiches.
I really want to get away from convenience foods, so that our in-law visit is the one dinner that I don’t make. I also hope that our son warms up to more foods, so I don’t feel like we have a kid’s menu in our own home.
I cook at least 6 nights a week, making meals for my husband and I. I would like to improve my knife skills. The roast chicken recipe looks like a good on to try! Thanks for posting.
I cook about 5-6 dinners a week and prepare lunches for everyone every day. Breakfast on Saturday is a bigger deal, but otherwise we eat toast and fruit.
I always fail at crock pot cooking so I don’t do it. It always tastes bland to me. My knife skills are functional (been cooking 30 years or so!) but I know they could be better!
I love to roast a chicken–so much better than the rotisserie ones at the store. I usually use leftovers for chicken salad or as a topping on my spinach salads at lunch.
I cook 4-5 times a week for dinner and make lunches almost every weekday. Can’t wait to try this chicken!
I find it so difficult to cook meals after working all day and running the kids to activities or doing homework. I try to cook more meals, but usually we are piecing something simple together for dinner.
I cook dinner about 4 to 5 times a week, depending on the week’s schedule. Can’t wait to try this recipe, and then use leftovers in my homemade veggie and pasta soup and/or for bbq chicken sandwiches.
I usually cook 5 nights a week. I work full-time and have two little ones, so I struggle most with being motivated to spend time cooking once I get home from work. All I want to do is spend time with my kids – not spend a couple hours in the kitchen!
I cook 90% of our meals at home. Once a week or so we go out to eat.
I usually cook 3/4 nights a week. But with 2 little ones who have a dairy allergy. Coming up with new and different things for dinner is sooo hard. This recipe looks doable and yummy!
I try to cook at least 4-7 meals a week, but with sports, etc. it’s not always possible. I really try to utilize my crock pot for those days, but sometimes life gets in the way and we end up having to eat out.
Struggle with making the same dishes, every week. I’ve signed up for Momables to add variety to my son’s lunches. Always fall back into old habits for dinner, with I’m in a rush, which seems like most days. Really need to learn to add a prep day into our routine.
I have three little ones and my husband has been off from work this winter due to the weather. So I have been cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner at home everyday. We rarely go out to dinner. I usually roast a chicken once a week (your recipe looks delicious!) and use the bones to make broth. Then I usually make soup and chicken with gravy with leftovers.
I try to fix three-four meals a week for my family. Sometimes I struggle with thawing meat and then not getting to it for a couple of days to fix it or running out of time. I don’t want to refreeze, so I need something easy to do with it.
My favorite thing to do with leftover chicken is make chicken and noodles! Yum! We might have that for dinner tonight.
I’ve always wanted to roast a chicken or turkey but it’s seems to be so complicated or so much work. You make it seem so easy! Right now I only cook 2-3 times a week but I’m hoping to change that!
i’d say i cook at home about six nights a week. sometimes i’m lucky and my hubby will do some grilling. thanks for the post. i’m going to give the roasted chicken a try.
I try to cook dinner at least 5 nights a week- gets hard as kids are just starting to get into sports. I do resort to buying a rotisserie chicken some nights (haven’t tried to make my own), although yours looks amazing. I find coming up with new ideas and venturing into new meats outside Chicken and Beef a little intimidating.
I cook usually 5 nights a week, with left overs the other 2 nights. My biggest challenges are taking on new recipes that everyone will like, that do not take too much time to prepare, and attempting to find things that a very picky 3-year-old will try and eat. He loved your chicken video now if I could just get him to try to eat chicken!
I cook about 3-4 times per week and honestly I have trouble finding new yet easy things to make and usually end up just baking some chicken or heating up some chicken nuggets… I know these aren’t great dinners.
We try to cook 5 nights a week. Having your recipes each week helps us create our menu and that in turn helps us stay on track! I’ve never roasted a whole chicken before so perhaps its time to give it a try!! Thanks for all your great advice and recipes!
I like to put the leftover chicken carcass in the crock pot, cover with water, and cook for about 24 hours. Then I have yummy chicken stock for soup, cooking rice, or just eating! I can feed the bones to our dog because they’re so soft. No waste! I like enchiladas, pot pie, and chicken salad with leftover chicken.
My hardest night to fix dinner at home is when I forget to get meat out of the freezer. I’d like a few recipes that are meatless, or that use canned meat like salmon or tuna (gluten free! )
Great recipe! I cook 7 nights a week, we go out to eat occasionally. Some of our favorite ways to use left over chicken is in a gravy over mashed potatoes or in chicken quesadillas.
I usually cook 3-4 meals a week plus some on weekends. We are a busy young family with kids that have activities so some weeks I cook more, some less.
When meal planning, I let my family all contribute by telling me one meal they would like to eat during the week. It takes the pressure off of me to always think of meal ideas, and it cuts down on complaining because they know that a meal they have chosen is coming up soon. 🙂
I love using left over roast chicken in a stir fry!
I haven’t cooked lately… Hubby has been doing it. Yay!
My biggest challenge to cooking meals is my exhaustion. I end up eating frozen dinners or buying out all too often because I am too tired by the end of the day! Last weekend, though, my friend and I cooked 4 meals together for each of our families and that went quite well. I know my friend would love this roasted chicken receipe!
We tend to eat only 2-3 meals a week together at home. Our schedule is kind of crazy right now.
I make dinner 4-5 nights a week and feel very overwhelmed at times. My 5 and 10 year olds are picky and it’s hard finding recipes to satisfy the whole family. Rosemary chicken is a staple in our home and I can’t wait to try your version. We have Rosemary growing in our garden as well, in the summer anyway. I have used a lot of your lunch packing ideas as well as suggested supplies. I pack both lunch and snack for the kids every day so I am always searching for new ideas!
My 10 yr old is overweight so I am always looking for kid friendly low carb, low sugar recipes.
I cook 4-5 times a week. It can be difficult because I like variety and spiced and spicy foods and my husband and children do not. They would seriously be happy if we had chicken and broccoli every night. Or pizza.
I try to make a meal every night for my family, but I struggle with new and healthy recipes that everyone will like. Planning a grocery list within our budget is also a huge struggle for me.
I cook 5 meals a week for my family of 3. I enjoy meal planning and trying new recipes!
As so many others have said, between cost and allergies we rarely eat out so that’s three meals a day,7 days a week…hubby and 5 kids still at home. Of course we have leftover nights and the kids will scrounge through the cupboards at times. My big “night off” is getting a rotisserie chicken from whole foods…I’ll definitely have to try your roasting!
I’ve been finding all your videos so helpful but still am slow and insecure with knives. It takes me forever to chop and dice, especially with screaming kids running around. Might you teach us the best way to chop safely and effectively? And which types of knives to have on hand?
this is a great idea! I’m not the best at chopping but I can definitely put together a list of necessities!!
I make 20-21 meals at home a week. Breakfast and lunch isn’t always cooked, but it’s always made here. I don’t necessarily difficult to make meals for my family, but my challenges are that I have one that is gluten-free and dairy-free, and one that is corn-free. The other challenge I sometimes have is variety for lunches. As for a kitchen skill that I’d like to improve…I’d like to be better at making my own broth and cooking my own beans for recipes, instead of using canned broth and beans. My favorite way to use leftover roasted chicken is in soup.
5 dinners a week is my goal, but only able to complete it if I meal plan, which I dinduring the week but shop early Saturday morning.
I am enjoying the comments 🙂 I also cook most of our meals each week. Our favorite thing to make with the leftover roasted chicken is Chicken Rice Soup. A long standing favorite.
I watched the YouTube video and couldn’t believe how easy it was to roast a chicken, until I tried it myself. It was quick, easy and delicious! I love that it’s a healthy way to prepare chicken, and that there are leftovers to incorporate into lunches and other dishes.
I’m so glad you tried it and you found new confidence to roast your own!
I try to cook at least three nights a week. I cook large meals so we can have leftovers. The leftovers are used for variations in soups, stir fry, sandwiches, etc. I work full-time and my husband works 60 or more hours per week and travels frequently. I have only 1 child at home but am kept busy with her activities. I love the idea of roasting 2 chickens at once. Your recipe looks like a keeper!!!
I cook about four times/week on weekdays and usually have leftovers for the next day’s lunch.
I love to make chicken soup and chicken broth with leftover chicken! I wish that I had better knife and cutting skills in the kitchen, including knowing how to easily cut a whole chicken.
We eat at home almost every meal. It’s tough sometimes, but worth it for the health and monetary benefits. I’m always looking for ways to use leftovers or make enough to stretch one meal into two. This roasting pan looks great!
I’d love to be able to make this chicken and much more! Looks yummy!
I cook all meals but 3-4. The nights I don’t cook are because my husband is gone and o want something easy for the kids, we want to go out with a friend or we want something I can’t cook. I find it very difficult to maintain the pace – and to instill variety. I get bored easily. I also want to use seasonal produce and make creative meals so I get overwhelmed. I would love to improve my knife skills and get some good kitchen knives and appliances- that would greatly reduce my time spent. And as for leftover chicken- there rarely is any. I’ll eat it cold from the fridge or dice and make a chicken salad
I cook breakfast and dinner almost every day for my husband and me. We eat out occasionally. I would love to be a more proficient baker..
I usually cook five to six times a week. My daughter was diagnosed with diabetes five weeks ago and that is even more reason for me to prepare nutritious, healthy meals – carb counting included :/
Your recipe looks great, I’ll definitely give it a try!
Easy recipe. Very doable! Will definitely use this one. It’s always a challenge to find meals to cook that are easy and quick, especially since I work full-time. Thanks for sharing!
I looooove to use leftover roasted chicken for soups. The flavor is already in the chicken and the possibilities are endless!!!
We cook at home 4-5 nights a week. My biggest problem with cooking dinner is that I never know what to make and I don’t have a lot of time to prepare dinner some nights. This looks delicious.
I cook every meal for 3 adults and one child. I’m a short order cook partly because my MIL refuses to eat whatever we plan for any meal. She follows a low salt diet when she feels like it so I do cook in that manner just in case she will eat at least some of what the rest of us are eating. I have several food allergies so I just skip an item if the others are having it just to try to cut down on my time in the kitchen. I’d like to improve my biscuit making skills for thing as the don’t come out fluffy and flaky like at a restaurant, I use bisquick and while they taste ok, they aren’t great. I’d also like to be able to cut down my time in the kitchen in general but short of finding a nice way to tell my MIL to either eat what we are or wait, I think I just need to concentrate on figuring out healthy shortcuts. Everyone eats separately partly because she makes last minute demands which throw scheduling, etc off, she just likes attention but it can really stink. I’d like to eat at least one meal at its proper temp with my family! I like using leftover chicken in open faced sandwiches (cheese and lightly toasted bread) for my son and hubby or in a salad for me. My MIL doesn’t “do” leftovers but I do make a soup for her with leftover chicken -don’t tell 🙂
I cook every meal at home except one dinner a week. I’m looking for simplicity in my life. I have a child with severe food allergies and have cut almost all processed foods out, so I do a lot of my own cooking. I LOVE kitchen gadgets, but don’t always love coking. Anything to help my cooking process go smoothly and easier is great!
I meant cooking.
I often cook home but every once in a while I get overwhelmed and it feels like we eat out every night. I try to plan ahead and have frozen stuff stocked up ready to go but it doesn’t always happen. Mt favorite for leftover chicken is chicken potato pancakes.
I cook dinner about 3 times a week, and we typically have leftovers the other nights. Eat our most Saturday nights. I struggle most to think of WHAT to make for my family, so the kitchen skill I would like to improve on is planning (if that counts) to make the most of the ingredients I purchase. My favorite way to use leftover roast chicken is to toss it on a salad or to make homemade chicken-based soup! The recipe above looks delicious-will have to try!
I cook our meals 99% of the time, because I wanted to eat healthy and also because of the cost. I work full time and with a family of 6, I have a hard time planning meals that doesn’t take up a lot of time in the kitchen, and of course meals that everybody likes. Didn’t even think that roasting 2 chicken is definitely a time-saver!
I love to make chicken soup and fluffy dumplings with leftover roasted chicken
This recipe sounds delicious! I typically cook our meals every night. Thanks for sharing!
My biggest obstacle tends to be coming a meal that everyone enjoys. I am sadly faced with a husband that doesn’t like onions, peppers, or chicken breast. Then I have a son that can’t stand the texture of ground beef. Lastly between my husband and three kids, what one person like add a vegetable another can’t stand. This chicken looks amazing. Thanks for sharing
I make dinner 6 nights a week and then we have dinner with my parents once a week. I like to make nachos, quesadillas, enchiladas, chicken salad, soup, bbq sandwiches, and many other things with leftover roasted chicken.
I find it hard to make meals for my family during the week. I have a hard time finding something that everyone will like. I have a picky eater and that makes it hard for me. Also just getting the kids to eat their veggies is always a struggle.
I cook about 3 nights per week. Leftovers about 3 nights. And whatever I can find one night.
I cook 7 nights a week, plus breakfast and lunch each day. We eat lunch out once on the weekend. If I done gave a plan, we don’t have a meal! Our biggest struggle has been the price of meat as of late.
I stay at home with my two boys so I cook breakfast just about every morning, even if it’s just throwing some frozen waffles on the toaster and whipping up some eggs. We eat lunch out about twice a week but the rest I’ll make lunch. And I cook dinner about 4 -5 times a week,and we do leftovers along the way. I try to make extras that I can freeze (if it’s freezer friendly) for later to help me in a pinch 🙂
We cook about 3-5 nights at home. Its always the same thing, we need variety. Gonna try this recipe. Thanks!
This looks divine! I may try this out with a turkey we have left in the freezer… THANK YOU for the mealtime inspiration!
Sometimes I do struggle with making meals, due to lack of ideas and/or time.
I make breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week, with 8 kids it’s too pricey to try and eat out. I would like to be able to spend more time in the kitchen trying new recipes. Also, I struggle with finding the time to meal plan. Favorite thing with leftover chicken is in soups, chicken salad, or chicken pot pie.
I cook on Sunday for the week (roughly three ‘meals’ and then leftovers after the pickings) and this has been a hit with everyone because they can ‘pick’ what they want to eat…what the mood is for the night. The winter months are not as good for fresh veggies so I feel slight guilt to use frozen veggies but I try to use variety, spices, and sneaky slip in tricks (sorry, I have young children but a supportive hubby who loves everything I cook no matter what and makes a big deal about the meals so the kids will do whatever it takes to be “like daddy”…..my personal number one fan and my superhero) to get nutrients packed in to the meals when the Farmer’s Market is not an option. I am now on the freezer meal kick and am always looking for new ideas, tips, and assistance for every meal because frankly, the crockpot is my bestie when the week on tap is packed. Love this site…grateful to have stumbled upon it and have shared with everyone that will listen. Cooking healthy and yummy can prove to be feat indeed so when there is a sharing community, we benefit! Thanks!
I love using my left over roasted chicken for Tacos. I season the meat and put together a taco bar and “viola” it’s two meals in one!
I love cooking for my family and do so most all meals of the week. Like others posted, we eat out once a week and I try to incorporate leftovers into other meals. I had to comment here because your video caught my eye! I typically grab a pre cooked chicken and honestly am sitting here along myself, why? I agree, it doesn’t take much time or effort to do that part yourself. I suppose I just got myself into a habit while shopping at Costco! So, thank you for posting…. I’m gonna buy an uncooked chicken today and do it myself. Also, I could really use a new roasting pan. I gave mine away last year to a friend, and haven’t replaced it yet. 😉
I have been cooking dinner 6-7 nights a week, for a couple of years. The biggest struggle is always time. We love to make chicken salad or chicken noodle soup with our roasted chicken leftovers!
I cook 2-3 days a week. I find it very hard. Have a 3 month old and a 3 year old and it feels like it’s hard finding the time. When I do get a rest, I just feel like resting or showering. I feel guilty because I feel like my 3 year old does not get the attention or nutrition she needs. Anyway, how do all the moms look like they’ve got it all together?
My youngest daughter (2yrs.) has multiple food allergies and my oldest daughter (6yrs.), who is allergy-free, is EXTREMELY picky! This makes cooking allergen-friendly dinners for my family very tough! I cook dinner about two to three nights a week; my sweet husband cooks dinner the other two to three nights, which leaves one or two nights of left overs. Due to my youngest daughter’s allergies, 90% of our food is made from scratch – which takes FOR E.V.E.R.! There is nothing like “experimenting” for two hours to have my family cautiously take that first bite while I hold my breath in anticipation for their reaction!! I would like to improve on meal preparation the night before, so when I arrive home from work I am not in the kitchen until it is time for my girls to go to bed. The rare times we have leftover roasted chicken, our favorite way to use it is in quesadillas or in a pasta dish! yum!
I make dinner 6-7 times a week. I am not a great cook so I struggle to find simple and easy recipes to make to please everyone (specially my picky eaters). I would like to use the crock pot more. I use leftover chicken in chicken salad or soups.
I usually cook dinner 5-6 nights a week, and we love Chicken Alfredo pizza with leftover roasted chicken… basil, red peppers, cheese yum!
We cook dinner 5-7 times a week. I try to have some plans for the week ahead of time, but it’s often that we’ll just figure it out after I get home from work. That works out pretty well for the main dish – but we struggle more with serving a variety of vegetables that our kids will eat.
I cook about 16 meals at home every week. We love to make fried rice with our leftover chicken.
We cook most nights. The hardest part is deciding on what to cook that is easy yet not repetitive. Left over chicken goes to chowmein, fajitas/burritos or curry.Skill to improve: planning!
I usually cook about five nights a week. Like you, I live planned overs. They often go in lunches. I think your thermos ideas are the absolute best!
I struggle most with making meals that will please everyone! One DD has an expander and braces and cannot eat anything too hard. Trying to limit grains for everyone, but get pushback from certain members of the family!
I cook 5-10 meals a week. The thing I find most difficult is trying to figure out different varieties of food that my family will eat. My husband and daughter are very pickey eaters and sometimes I have to cook 2 meals. The kitchen skill that I would like to improve is sauteing and cooking fresh vegetables. My favorite way to use leftover chicken is in wraps with cheese.
We eat at home on weeknights and save eating out for the weekend. My husband is a better cook than I am, so he is in charge of meals, while I play sous chef. Not only does the work go quicker working together, it gives us a chance to chat about our day while the kids blow off steam from the school day.
I usually cook for my family 5 nights a week. We use leftover chicken to make burrito bowls, cheater pot pie, and broth.
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I try to cook about 5 times a wee . Sometimes more and sometimes less. Would love to add a roasting pan to my kitchen gadgets.
I cook and make lunches and dinner at least 4 times a week for my family of 4.
Our children are now 14 and 18 so each one is required to cook one meal a week and my husband takes a night. My struggle with cooking is simple boredom. The same ole thing
is too tedious …also does not feed my need to try making new and different recipes….
then again in being adventuresome in the kitchen I also must be cost conscious.
Always the budget!!
Thanks for this great post on chicken. I love roast chicken and really rarely make one.
I’m looking forward to making this Saturday night…. I’m sure the kids or my hunny will appreciate being able to use leftover chicken for tacos or burritos on their night to cook!
I usually cook 4-5 nights a week. Our kitchen is really tiny so I try to make the most of the space I have!
I try to cook 3-5 days a week. I do better when I make a menu ahead of time,
I cook five nights a week, its overwhelming
I cook almost 5 days all meals from scratch. Some days when my son asks something like pizza or Mexican, I will try to satisfy him by making them home
I usually cook 5-6 nights a week. I would love to expand on the variety of things I cook, I get tired of the same ole same ole.
I cook dinner 6-7 nights a week. Sometimes we’ll grab lunch together as a family on Saturday.
I struggle with my family trying new foods. I get so bored cooking the same things over and over. Hubby is a chicken when it comes to new foods as well :/
I wish I were in New York! My son is there, in college. It’s so beautiful there but I miss him terribly! He always tells me that he misses my home poked meals. I love to cook for him, especially hearty, comfort foods like a roast or a roasted chicken. Seeing him only twice a year, at Christmas and summer breaks, I only have a couple weeks to make him h favorite meals. I don’t mind! I love coking for him. One day his wife will make his home cooked meals but he’ll always come home to mama for his favorites! Haha
Have a safe trip home!
My biggest struggle is deciding what to cook each night. We eat at home every night of the week (at least until softball season starts)
I struggle with making enough food. We almost always eat everything I make and sometimes we are still hungry! Ack!
My favorite way to use leftover chicken is to either make chicken soup or yummy Mexican chicken quesadillas!
I cook every night during the week with maybe one night of leftovers. My difficulties include a picky husband and one child with food allergies. Finding different recipes to spice up my rotation would be great. I’ve tried to roast chicken in the crockpot and oven and have always found it to be a bit spongy. Does this pan take care of that? Thanks!
I LOVE roast chicken – it’s such a simple dish but looks so fancy when plated. My husband isn’t a fan of food with bones (in my family bones were called “handles ” for the meat lolipop) so I don make it as often as I would like. I generally make 4-6 meals at home a week. I’m slowly encouraging my husbabd to take over more nights. 🙂
I struggle the most with finding healthy meals that we can enjoy as a family. I have one very picky eater who will sometimes take a bite but that’s about it. My oldest who is 7 is the most adventuresome and my 2 year old is hit or miss. My husband I love to eat healthy and as clean as we can. This is not always an easy to task when trying to please a family of 5.
I usually cook dinner for my family 4-6 nights a week, plus breakfasts and lunches for me and my two girls, 5 and almost 2. My husband works from home, so I like to have leftovers on hand for his lunches, as well. I have had success with roasting whole chickens but I prefer to do bone-in breasts. We use the leftovers for chicken salad, and homemade chicken fried rice, among other things. I recently had a pyrex casserole dish explode while I was roasting chicken, so I am looking to replace it with a stainless steel one like the one mentioned in this post. It’s just a bit pricey but I know it will last longer.
I cook 5-6 dinner per week and usually about 3 lunches per week.
Awesome! Have a chicken thawing in the fridge right now… This will be tomorrow’s dinner. Yay!
Let me know how it comes out. Enjoy!
This was great! Loved the lemon inside idea – great way to add moisture and use up old lemons too. After cooked and enjoyed, I boiled the carcass for a good long time, pulled the good meat off and used the rest for broth. Thx!
The most challenging aspect of cooking for my family is deciding what to make and creating enough variety in my menus! 🙂 I cook almost every meal at home except for a rare meal out, breakfast lunch and dinner are at home!
I cook dinner 6-7 times per week. I enjoy cooking. I just wish someone else would pick WHAT to cook each night. After working all day I don’t want to make that decision, and if I let the family choose they always want either fast food or something processed, the very things I try to avoid! It is always a challenge!
I love to use my leftover roasted chicken for chicken pot pie. My kids gobble it up, and I don’t have to worry about extra sodium like when using grocery store rotisseries. I like to roast chicken & turkey at 375 for 20 min/lb + 15 min. Cover breast for first 30 min or so with a square of foil. It is usually perfectly juicy still and golden and crispy outside! Can’t wait to try your recipe above!
I love roasting whole chickens but I should do it more often! But when I do, I love to use the leftovers for chicken enchiladas!
I find it difficult to make meals for my family because of our busy schedules. I am trying to get better at meal planning and making meals on the weekend to use during the week.
We usually cook all of our meals at home. Once in while we eat out but not often. My challenge is being creative. We have our main staples and meals but it gets boring.
I cook at home about 5 days out of 7. We like to go out as a family at least once a week as a treat. Biggest struggle I have is just trying to keep it healthy – so many things to look at on the product labels and nutrition. Hate all that marketing to healthy then really not so much. Should not have to dig around like that! I like to use leftover chicken for chicken salad or chicken enchiladas. I would love to learn the skill of knife sharpening! Thanks for chance to win!
This looks amazing! Adding it to my rotation. I try to cook 5 days a week, but find it hard to find the time in our busy days. This recipe looks wholesome, simple, and not too labor intensive.
I find it hard to keep coming up with new ideas. I get stuck in a rut of making the same things over and over because I have picky eaters.
i would say that i cook 5 times a week and eat leftovers the other 2. i don’t particularly care to eat out. my biggest struggle is cooking for 3 carnivores and 1 pescetarian. my #1 appliance is my crock pot this time of the year (should be all year) but a roaster would be swell, too. thanks for the opp!
Growing up I had a single mom so we ate out a lot. Now that I am a mother I cook dinners at home at least 6 nights a week. Kids have sports so I find it difficult for dinner sometimes so I usually do something fast those night. I have been trying new recipes but keep it simple because I’m a beginner 🙂
I cook dinner almost every night for my family – I love cooking, and I actually find it easier and more relaxing to eat at home rather than packing everyone up and trekking out to a loud restaurant. As far as kitchen skills, I would love to have time and experience making my own pasta. I bought a pasta machine 6 months ago and haven’t even used it yet! Leftover chicken usually goes into quesadillas or stir fry – super easy!
First of all let me tell you I’m loving my Momables membership! LOVE!
I make every meal my family eats–breakfast, lunch, dinner for 6! My trickiest thing is the 3 nights a week where I have multiple sporting practices to take kids to and from. I usually make a 1st dinner and 2nd dinner. Ideally, I would love to have one dinner that could span over the course of an evening.
Thanks so much!
Be Blessed as you eat and live with L.O.V.E.
thank you Renee! I am thrilled to have you as a member!! I totally understand the “first dinner” and “second dinner” dilemma. I’ve written down ideas how to combat this and will work on a post soon.
I was inspired by your cookbook, and actually got started after I joined Momables. I cook dinner 5 nights a week, lunch everyday and breakfast everyday; I live in my kitchen, seems like 🙂
I really enjoy meal planning and grocery shopping. But sometimes lose motivation mid-week and end up having leftover ingredients that I wish I was better at incorporating into another meal.
Rebecca, you are not alone! this happens to a lot of us but the thought of throwing away food I’ve purchased usually gets me back on track. If you ever need a little pick-me-up mid week, don’t hesitate to send me an email 🙂
I cook 3-4 times a week.
Easy and delicious! Thank you for all that you do
How many meals per week do you cook at home?
Do you find it difficult to make meals for your family?
Heck yeah. We get home by 6pm which then the kids r so hungry I just give up and give them mac-n-cheese. The parents might eat a hour later.
What would you like to improve? Planning meals
I usually try and cook 4-5 nights a week. I need to get better at meal planning so I am not trying to do everything last minute!
I usually cook dinner 4 nights a week. Friday is usually frozen pizza night and we use our leftovers to cover a dinner during the week and make lunches. The hardest part is coming up with new ideas to add to our favorites. I love Laura’s book. It has many quick recipes with items I usually have on hand. I love the blueberry bread and corn muffins. Her videos are awesome. I used to buy frozen breakfast sandwiches, but after watching her video I make them myself and keep a supply in the freezer.
I really enjoy cooking for my family. I cook between 2 to 3 days per week, which works out to be about 5 days worth of meals. It’s important to me for my family to eat a healthy home cooked meal more often than not.
I cook 18-21 meals a week at home – we get pizza to go sometimes, or graze on cold leftovers other times. 🙂
I prepare 19 meals a week on average. We usually get lunch out on Saturdays and I eat lunch out on Tuesdays at work. Sometimes it can be difficult to prepare meals for the family mostly due to lack of time since I do most of the meal prep and cooking. I would like to improve my knife skills. I struggle with small cuts like you want for pico de gallo. I love to use leftover chicken to make chicken & rice soup.
My challenge is coming up with healthy meals that everyone will enjoy. This looks great!
My big challenge is while cooking and I realize I don’t have one ingredient available from my pantry. I have to improvise and create or pick something close to what the recipe calls for. Sometimes a better recipe comes out of this.
I’d like to improve basic knife skills — more precision and speed.
I take leftover chicken and make tacos on the George foreman gill. I add cheese avocado and kale at times. yummy
Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’ve honestly never roasted a whole chicken, but you make it look easy, so I’m going to be trying it, but will need a big pan. 🙂 I love using leftover chicken for chicken salad-on crackers, in a wrap, sandwich-anything goes!
I cook an average of 4 meals/week. I want to try this chicken~ it looks scrumptious.
I cook all my meals at home. My biggest struggle is determining a healthy, yet delicious meal to cook nightly.
If we are counting the occasional bowl of cereal and sandwitches, I usually cook 21 meals a week for my family of 5. We eat out 0 to 3 times a month if I’m lucky enough to get a break lol.
I cook at least 5-6 meals a week with the other meals usually being leftovers if at all possible.
I usually cook dinner 4 to 5 nights a week. The biggest thing I struggle with is we get really bored of the “same old stuff”. I try and get inventive and creative, but the stores just don’t have great products. I will really like to improve my abilities to cook without a cook book. To be able to invent lovely meals without having to follow directions. My favorite for leftover chicken is either chicken salad sandwich or chicken crochets.
I usually cook about 5 nights a week. thanks for the opportunity to win. We love roasted anything!
We live with our son and his wife and 4 children. I make breakfast ,pack lunches and cook dinner through the week. We m ay eat out for a lunch or dinner on the weekends. My favorite way to use chicken is as a salad topper. I would like to get better at cooking
I cook dinner at home 2-3 nights per week. I’d love for that number to be 4-5, but I’m happy knowing that my family has real food as much as we can do right now!
We cook at home most nights. I enjoy cooking, and I love getting the kids (6, 6, 8) in the kitchen to help with “kid dinner.” Something I would like to do better: “adult dinners.”
Thank you for the amazing recipes!!
I cook all our meals at home. I am always trying to find ways to cut down on the amount of prep time & still have nutritious meals.
I cook breakfast and dinner every day. Lunch is usually sandwiches sent with the kids or leftovers but they don’t like to eat much leftovers cold. We are foster parents so we deal with different kids coming in with varying ways of eating. unfortunately they usually only want to eat junk food so my struggle is getting them to eat healthy meals. With 8 of at the table a good size chicken is usually demolished!
Love roasting! We cook at home every night.
I cook dinner 7 nights a week, breakfast 4 mornings out of the week & lunch 2 days. We rarely eat out, I prefer good home cooked meals for my 2 sets of twins under 5 & hubby. The easier the better, time is my precious.
I have a family of three and I am currently struggling with meal planning, we have such a busy schedule and all meal planning falls on my shoulders. I’ve never had or used a roasting pan before so this would be an awesome addition to my kitchen equipment!
I plan to cook 100% of my family’s (family of 6) meals – making the majority of them from scratch – breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is very, very rare that we eat restaurant food. It’s a struggle sometimes getting my kids excited and interested in trying new foods but I tried to be consistent but flexible. 🙂
I struggle with time management and getting dinner on the table every night. Thank goodness I have a wonderful husband who helps cook a lot.
I usually cook about four meals a week. I really struggle with my veggie resisting child. I try all sorts of new recipes, hiding stuff/pureeing in veggies and all sorts if things but he refuses to try anything new, anything vegetables. I would like to improve on make-ahead prepping as well as cooking.
My favorite way to use leftover roasted chicken is in chicken mayo sandwiches, this might sound boring to some people, but I love them 🙂
I cook all our meals at home. We don’t have extra money to eat out, and I like to know what’s in my food. I am always looking for new ideas, variations on old favorites and ways to surprise my kids with yummy, healthy foods. Your website has been a constant inspiration to me. Thank you for all the time and energy you invest, on our behalf!
3 times a day, 5 days a week plus a dribbling here and there on the weekends when the hubby runs out of ideas. 🙂
I would love to try roasting a chicken. I can’t wait to try this recipe.
I make 5-6 dinners a week (others are usually leftovers and then maybe a dinner out), and I make 7 days of breakfast and lunches a week. Seems like I am always thinking of the next meal before the current one is even finished 😉
I usually cook 3 nights a week. We eat at our church one night. We eat left overs on Thursday nights. We eat out most weekends. I love to use left over chicken for chicken quesadillas.
The roasted chicken looks amazing!
My current favorite way to use leftover chicken is to put them in a chicken and rice type meal. I have one recipe using Indian spices and another one South America spices. My family likes both! 🙂
I love roasting a chicken. I use it in chicken and noodles, or homemade chicken salad. Yum
I just started making bone broth (in the crockpot) with the bones from my roasted organic chickens. Its a delicious hot beverage in the winter, or I use the broth and leftover bits and pieces of chicken to make chicken soup.
I struggle with variety. I find myself cooking the same things over and over and over again.
I usually cook about 4-5 nights a week. The other nights are leftovers and maybe dinner out. My cooking is pretty basic at best so I do feel pretty limited to what I can fix.
I love using leftover roasted chicken in homemade chicken soup!
The kitchen skill I’d most like to improve is chopping/dicing and the like. I need to stop slipping and chopping off the tips of my fingers (I’ve done that 4x – and they all look normal) 😉
I make every meal 7 times/week. Maybe once a month we will eat out. My son is anaphylactic to all nuts…. I love using leftover chicken for either chicken salad lunches the next day or chicken pasta or chicken pizza the next evening.
I cook 6 meals a week and I find it so difficult to cook for my family. I have a baby and a preschooler and it’s hard to find meals that simple ingredients (for picky eaters), easy to prep (trying to make dinner while holding a baby), for sensitivities (gluten and dairy) and actually taste good!
I find it so difficult to cook for my family. I have a baby and a preschooler and it’s hard to find meals that simple ingredients (for picky eaters), easy to prep (trying to make dinner while holding a baby), for sensitivities (gluten and dairy) and actually taste good!
I cook 6 days a week for my family of seven. The other night we eat leftovers or go out to eat.
I usually cook roughly 4- 5 nights/wk. The other nights we eat leftovers.
My favorite uses for leftover roasted chicken are seasonal. In winter, I use it for soup. In spring, chicken salad. In summer, baked chicken risotto with tomatoes and basil. In fall, casseroles as school and sports restart.
We only eat out for special events and vacations so I cook dinner 7 nights a week with an occasional pizza night.
I usually cook 4 to 5 meals a week. The other days we have leftovers. After 37 years of cooking, cooking something new and simple is a challenge. I would like to know how to choose fresh fruits and vegetables so they taste good. I like to use leftover chicken in casseroles and salads.
Yum! Like many others, I struggle with consistent meal planning. I home school my 4 teens, so make every meal at home, but we do give in a few times a month for takeout. It’s so expensive. And I buy a couple of convenience items, like boxed mac and cheese, though I really only have one who will still request it. We are a work in progress! I’ve been trying to teach my kids some self sufficiency in the kitchen, and two of them love your cookbook!
I typically cook 4 nights a week. We have leftovers from Sundays dinner on Monday, and leftovers from one of the week night meals on Friday. Saturday is our eat out day.
I cook about 80% of my meals at home on the weekend to bring to work and have easy and ready for the week nights.
My favorite thing to make with leftover roasted chicken is chicken pot pie in the winter and chicken salad in the summer. And, of course, I then use the carcass to make the most delicious homemade chicken stock! 🙂
We hardly ever eat out and most of our meals are cooked from scratch. Nothing fancy though, just whatever time permits. I have a picky eater so that complicates things. However, we do eat frozen pizza more often than I’d like to admit, and jarred pasta sauce.
I like using leftover roasted chicken for tacos/burritos, chicken salad sandwich, chicken alfredo, and a pasta and summer squash dish I found online. Yum!
I cook almost every meal at home, but yet I still struggle with having a meal plan in place.
I usually cook three to four meals a week, but I struggle with getting my act together to cook. Sometimes I’m running to the store at 4:00 to cook dinner that night. Not great. Difficult for me to plan ahead and things come up and we wind up doing something else.
I cook dinner at home 7 days a week. We eat out *maybe* twice a month, and usually for lunch. My only roasting pan that isn’t nonstick is so small I can only fit one chicken or a turkey breast in it. I love to cook ahead to be prepared for meals later in the week, especially lunches. Even though I plan them they still seem to sneak up on me!
I usually cook 5-6 times per week and eat leftovers for lunch.
I try and cook as often as possible, however, I struggle with planning meals ahead of time. I usually find myself standing in my kitchen at 4:30 wondering what I am going to make for dinner.
Hi, I probably cook at least 5-6 meals a week at home, I enjoy it (when I do have the time) can’t wait to try this for my family!
Beautiful–just perfect! This tastes like spring!
I work full time and have three young children. I find it very hard to please everyone, cook nutritious meals, have a variety of meals, and have enough time to do it all. I cook about 5 nights a week, eat leftovers one night, and possibly do a quick meal like pizza the other night. I find hit hard to find time to plan and execute meals, but I know I need to be more organized. I am always trying to find new meal ideas that my family will like, but often when I try new things my kids are not impressed. I often go back to the normal, easy meals over and over (tacos, spaghetti, burgers, etc). I also struggle with kid lunches and variety. My kids used to eat everything and now are picky.
I really like roasted chicken and love to make quesadillas with the leftovers!
I try to cook dinner 5 nights a week. Some weeks its 7 days and on crazy weeks it may only be 4.
Dinner time is a constant battle. My 2 kids are very picky. After working all day & picking up the kids, there is very little time to get anything on the table. I need to do better at meal planning to get everyone fed decently.
I cook 6-7 nights a week at home, as well as all breakfasts and lunch. My favorite use for left-over roast chicken is to include it in chicken quesadilla’s (which pack really well for lunches, btw!)
I cook about 5 dinners per week at home and am so excited to try this!
My husband and I trade off dinner duty, but we cook pretty much every night. My 7 year old daughter loves your lunch cookbook!
I prepare almost all our meals at home. My husband and I are insulin resistant and must cut out processed food and high carb foods. I love roasting chickens, and making bone broth with the carcass. No waste! I try to buy local, organic chickens. Expensive! But people don’t realize that what the farmed chickens eat goes into us as well when we eat their meat. I sometimes wonder if we have so many allergies these days because we are eating chicken/beef/pork that were fed unnatural diets of GMO corn/soy feed.
I usually cook meals every day since we are gluten free. We may treat ourselves to one night out a month if we are lucky. I feel I fix the same old meals and need to change things up.
I cook for 4, 5 – 6 nights per week. This chicken looks delicious!
I struggle with planning ahead for quick nutritious meals that can be ready to eat and be back out the door by 6:00.
It doesn’t always happen, but I try to make dinner at home 6-7 days a week. (We aim for only eating out or eating pre-packaged about twice a month.) My favorite way to use up those chicken leftovers is in enchiladas.
I will have to try this recipe! It will be my first ever roasted chicken!!
Sorry, meant to rate the recipe, too…
I LOVE roast chicken! It is absolutely one of my go-to dishes for home cooked meals. I cook it very similarly to the recipe above but also cook some plain rice on the side. Then, when it’s all done, I put the rice in with the chicken juices and use those to season the rice. My kids gobble it up! We don’t often have a lot of leftovers, so I love the idea of roasting 2 chickens at once. Thanks for tip! When we do have leftovers, I use them for making soups (chicken noodle or tortilla, usually) or chicken salad.
I cook 4 to 5 times a week, other days are leftovers and anything I’ve premade for quick dinners from the freezer, and takeout usually once a week.
• What’s your favorite way to use leftover roasted chicken? I like using leftover chicken to make quesadillas or fajitas. I also like to make soup out of the leftover chicken carcass / bones.
We cook and eat at home 7 days a week. The most difficult part – the numerous food allergies and sensitivities. We went from eating anything we wanted last year to a little one that is allergic to eggs, dairy, soy, peanuts, and tree nuts and maybe more and another that reacts (behaviorally) to corn and another that react (behaviorally) to benzoates (spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, peas, etc) and salicylicates (peppers, tomatoes, apples, oranges, grapes, etc.)
I usually cook 6 nights a week some weeks I cook every night.
My husband and I love Homemade Chicken soup. I use the leftover chicken for that, quick enchiladas, salads, and chicken lettuce wraps. We only eat out about once a month or every 2 months since it is to expensive.
I love making Chicken Fried Rice with left over roasted chicken!
I cook 5-6 days a week. Our biggest challenge is we all eat differently. My husband eats low/no carb, I am vegetarian, and our young children have their own tastes. Needless to say, I cook a variety of meals, some are a hit and some are a miss! Laura, we love the ideas from all your websites and your cookbook! Thank you so much!
I try to cook at home every night, but it’s hard for me to stick to a plan. I end up working late entirely too often (I don’t have a set schedule. Boo.), the kids have activities, and my husband is currently working nights. Plus, I have a terrible memory and often forget to take meat out of the freezer or I forget to put ingredients on the shopping list.
My favorite way to use leftover roasted chicken is in taquitos. I haven’t tried the recipe yet, so I won’t rate just yet 🙂
My family cooks meals 7 days a week. Chicken is used the most for dinner. Trying to break the habit is difficult because my mom is gluten free and their are other things she can’t eat. So most recipes have to be changed to accommodate what she can eat. I would like to have a larger selection of meals to make that are quick and easy.
I find it difficult to make dinner in time for everyone to eat since we get home after 6pm and the kids need to do homework and take baths. I would like to improve my baking skills.
I make a homemade meal 5 days a week and then we eat leftovers the other two. Once in a blue moon we may have dinner out, but that’s very rare.
I cook and prepare all weekday lunches for me and the kids. Sometimes we eat one lunch out and about. I cook all weekday dinners and my husband cooks on the weekend. We sometimes order in pizza on those crazy nights when everyone has an afternoon or evening activity.
I cook 7 meals a week at home
I cook 4-6 dinners per week at home. Love using leftover chicken in salads!
i make 100% of my family’s meals in a week. it used to be harder when the kids were littler. now they will eat a wider variety and can handle (mostly) being on their own while i cook. if i could get faster in the kitchen, that would be great though. it still takes me well over an hour to make dinner for my family of 5.
tossing leftover chicken cubes in a greens-based stir fry is my favorite way to use leftover chicken. i add ginger, garlic, onions, lots and lots of greens and some coconut aminos, chicken broth, and sometimes either coconut milk or fish sauce. deelish!
We cook almost every meal at home, limiting eating out to 1-2 times a month. Our biggest challenge is that one member of our family is vegetarian and the others are not so many meals are cooked in 2 versions on nights when everyone isn’t eating a vegetarian meal. That can mean a lot of dishes to wash! and that having already roasted chicken on hand in the freezer is a really good thing!
I cook on the weekend, freeze things then sauté something quick to go with things organization and freezer space are the key. Would love to improve freezer friendly meals!
I struggle with picky eaters and getting everyone to eat the same thing! It completely limits what I can make for dinner every week. While my kids love Taco Tuesday, they are getting bored with it, yet they won’t try maybe taco pockets or taco pinwheels instead. My son LOVES sloppy joes, but my daughter dislikes them. It’s definitely a struggle with getting everyone on board with trying new foods or new twists on our favorites!
I prepare three meals a day (and dessert!) every single day. It is extremely rare for us to eat out (we are cheapskates and the food’s not as good!). Certainly, there is a little bit of fudging like frozen stuff put in a crockpot or instant oatmeal for breakfast, but not on balance as much as you might think. I am extremely fond of both my pressure cooker and my slow cooker, but for the most part I am a classic 1950s style ‘put the food on the table’ type cook who roasts chickens, bakes hams and roasts beef in the oven. Like you I also make things like an entire extra roasted chicken intended for other uses; though I find that what I am left with is two carcasses to pick and no breast meat – though that’s ok really!
I find it challenging to get dinner ready in a timely fashion. My kids get home from school and are starving. By the time I get their snack together and start cooking dinner, they are not even hungry for dinner. I need help with the prep so I can come home and throw dinner together quickly.
I make dinner at least 5 times a week.
I make dinner at least 5 nights per week. I use leftovers for school lunches, and we only go out to eat once or twice per week.
Can’t wait to try! Looks amazing.
I used to have a hard time coming up with meals for my family, and then I signed up for Momables and Don’t Waste the Crumbs meal plans. It took me a while to get used to using the new ideas, but now mealtime is no longer stressful for me. Whew!
Let’s see – I cook 5-6 meals a week. If you include lunches, you can double that as I make lunches for my husband and I as well as my daughter as well.
As long as I use my Sunday afternoons to make lunches and get ahead on dinners, I’m good. Otherwise, I get overwhelmed and don’t like making lunches each night for the next day.
I’d like to get more organized and set up a monthly menu plan for dinners and lunches.
I love to cook and have gotten out of the habit and need to take the time to plan a bit more. My 4 year old will eat most things but going out to eat all the time has made his choices smaller and he recently expressed that he likes to eat dinner in a house better than a store (his word for restaurant) hahaha, mom fail :-/
I usually cook 5-6 times a week. I love to make enchiladas, tacos, egg rolls and casseroles with roasted chicken.
I cook 13 – 15 meals per week in my home.
I do not find it difficult to cook meal for my family. However, I do struggle with suggesting new foods and a variety of snacks.
I would like to improve on cooking seafood. It scares me!
I use my leftover roasted in chicken in:
Power Bowls (for lunch)
Then save the carcass for homemade broth. 🙂
I cook at least 4 nights a week! We have a lot of leftovers and extra batch freezer meals which totally save my sanity!
I cook most meals at home. We order pizza or eat out 1 or 2 times a month.
I cook every meal at home everyday (maybe 1x a mo. we might eat out). Both of our kids have food allergies so we perfect to cook our own food so everyone is safe!
I would like to try your recipe for roasted chicken as I really love chicken it seems like an easy recipe. Thank you
I would like to improve my chopping skills in the kitchen, it takes me far too long to chop an onion 🙂 I cook all of our family’s meals. We eat out maybe once every couple weeks.
I make dinner about 6 nights a week but it is usually something quick. The hardest part for me isn’t cooking it is the clean up, I have 3 little ones under 5 so right after dinner it is bath and then and then trying to clean the dining area, looking at pots and pans after all that is depressing, so I kind of avoid real cooking….lol
I would like to learn how to cook pieces of meat better, like different steak cuts, and chops. This is not one of my strong areas!
I typically cook 3 meals a week, and the other 4 days we have leftovers or eat out due to our family’s busy work and after school activities. Wish I had more time to grocery shop and prep meals.
I usually cook at least 5-6 large meals a week for a small family of three so there are plenty of leftovers for our packed lunches. And then I use salads and other easy to prepare things to supplement. I don’t find it difficult as long as my pantry is stocked with broth, pesto, vinegars, oils, pasta, grains and my freezer has protein and frozen vegetables. I would really like to make a great sitr-fry. Mine are never quite right!
On Friday, I make a meal plan for the next 7 days that covers lunch and dinner. From that, I make a grocery list for store and farmers market (seasonal).
I try and cook 2 – 4 meals on Saturday and Sunday to cover the weekend and a couple of weeknights. I typically only cook once or twice during the week. All meals are prepared from scratch, nothing out of the box and very little from cans.
Kids lunches are a combination of leftover dinner or things that can be quickly prepped the night before. I do nothing in the morning other than move containers from fridge to lunch box.
Between two working parents, it takes time and effort, but knowing what goes into our food is important.
Looks delicious! If only I had a decent roasting pan… 😉
maybe you can get one… 😉
I typically cook every night of the week except Fridays when my husband makes pizza dough and we make our own pizzas.
I cook about 5 meals per week and I could definitely grow in repurposing the leftovers! I hate throwing food away but sometimes struggle to come up with yummy recipes for them.
I cook six or seven nights a week and pack lunches five days a week for our family of four. We eat out once a month (maybe) and order pizza in once a month. On the whole, I try to maintain an organic, low-processed, small energy footprint diet for my family but it can get a little boring on a strict budget, especially in the winter on the East Coast. Fortunately we have no allergies or sensitivities in our family members. My other biggest challenge is the powering through the 5pm time crunch when everyone, including myself, is “Hangry”! I love roasting chickens and use them for burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, chicken salad, pasta dishes and lots more! Then I use the leftover bits to make stock or soup to freeze.
I cook 4-5 nights a week. The other nights we raid the fridge!
I cook 4-5 times a week. My biggest struggle is with variety – I seem to make the same meals over and over…so nothing ever “sounds good”. I’m loving all the new ideas from MOMables. It’s definitely helping. 🙂
My favorite way to use leftover roasted chicken is in a delicious chicken salad with dried cherries and pecans
I typically cook dinner 5-6 nights a week depending on how busy we are. Some evenings “cooking” is reheating leftovers or a freezer meal. I like to use leftover chicken for chicken salad or casseroles.
I cook at least 5-7 meals per week. It varies according to our schedules. I’m not a young mother. It’s my husband and I now. I find it challenging to incorporate ‘new’ foods into our menu since my honey is a picky eater (one of the reasons I love this blog-even though he isn’t a child-lol).
I typically cook dinner 4 nights a week, another 2 nights a week I make dinner, but it is packable so the kids can eat it on the way to, from or during breaks in lessons. Saturday evenings we go to church together and it is our takeout treat night… we typically get Chinese or pizza after and bring it home.
As a family of 7, our biggest challenges are scheduling. My husband works about one night a week, I work one night a week, our kids are involved in several activities plus we live in a rural area and it takes at least half an hour to get anywhere. Many of our meals are homemade, but are “to go!”
I’d like to improve my skills in sauce making. The idea for sauces are easy for me to think of but the execution is not quite there!!
Katia Segre Cohen
Left over chicken — my favorite is salsa chicken, just cube or pull apart the left overs, put them in a pan add in a jar of salsa, a can of black beans, and some frozen corn. Serve it with rice or corn muffins and a big salad.
I cook 2-5 meals per week depending on schedules and left overs. Making meals for my family is the most stressful part of our life right now. My husband grew up incredibly picky and it has been passed onto my children, despite my best efforts to avoid that. The kids don’t like anything new, so they go to bed hungry often since I refuse to give up on complete, healthy meals in the hopes of getting them on track for being adventurous, healthy and (hopefully) agreeable to new things wherever they find themselves in life. I struggle with finding a balance for all of us as well as planning meals ahead of time. For leftover chicken, I like to use it in soups (pour a thick soup over chicken chunks) or in a green salad.
What’s your favorite way to use leftover roasted chicken?
We normally use leftover roasted chicken to make enchilades, tostadas, or gorditas.
I cook every meal 7 days a week. We eat out maybe twice a month. I have 3 kids under age 6 & I value healthy mostly organic meals for my family. I love your blog & cookbook to give me new ideas & learn more about preparing healthy food. My oldest is very picky & has a peanut & shellfish allergy. Thank u Laura for all the great info! I will definitely mk this chicken.
I cook 6-7 meals per week at home and I typically make enough to have leftovers for lunch. I find that homemade cooking is way better than the stuff from other restaurants!
I try to cook at least 3-4 meals a week at home. Sometimes takeout/prepared meals to eat at home from the local butcher shop are the at home meal though.
I cook dinner for my “other” about 5 nights a week.
I find making dinners difficult because 1) I dont know if he will like it 2) keeping the right ingredients around without having to go to the store every time I make something.
I would like to improve my “time” spent in the kitchen. It seems like it takes me forever.
My leftover chicken goes into chicken nachos or enchiladas.
I used to only cook at home maybe 4 or 5 times a week (weeknight dinners). We used to eat out pretty much all meals on the weekends. Now, that we have 16 month old twins, we eat almost all our meals in. I struggle with making healthy meals that my husband likes. The worst is when after all the effort of making dinner, he eats and then says “I’m going to have a bowl of cereal.” Grrrr!!!!!!
I have to cook all our meals at home. I’m having to become quite creative due to my son having extensive food allergies. Now, I find I’m making almost everything (from tortillas, candy, taco seasoning, etc) from scratch. I have learned that soy, rice, and corn are in EVERYTHING. Those are the most limiting of the allergens we have to avoid. Chicken, which is something he can have, is a frequent meal at our home. We use leftovers in quesadillas, soups, and of course sandwiches (with bread from our bread maker). I wish I had a bigger repertoire of meals to prepare, but I’m learning!
I usually cook 6 meals a week. Sunday I cook two meals, one for Sunday night and a crockpot meal that we can have on Monday night. We eat out on Wednesdays after the kids’ gymnastics and karate class. I’m a working mom so I need quick easy meals. I get home at 5:30 through the week which leaves hardly anytime to cook, homework, and spend some quality time with my children. I feel like I’m always on a rush. I’d like to spend less time in the kitchen and still be able to eat clean.
Looks awesome! Trying new recipies – finding something to please 4 kids (one that is GF) isn’t always easy, but this looks great.
I make meals at home almost every night. Love your website. 🙂
I typically cook 3-5 meals a week.
I cook 3-5 dinners a week and we have the leftovers the other nights and for lunches. We have breakfast at home 6 days a week. I struggle with the meal planning. I would love to have the help of my husband in meal prep. We love to use roasted chicken for soups, quesadillas, casseroles. Thank you for the great giveaway.
I cook every meal from scratch. We eat out once a month or so and the rest is from my kitchen. I struggle with variety – it’s easier to pull from the ‘favorites’ column and harder to introduce new things. I use everything from my roast chickens for dinner, snacking, other dishes and I use the bones to make bone broth.
To start with, my two kids are PICKY eaters. My son, who is 12, is getting better, but my 8 yr old daughter is HIGH MAINTENANCE!
They go to their dad’s 1 night a week, so that’s my day off from cooking. One night a week, usually Saturday, is pizza night—not homemade. They spend every other weekend with their dad, so that’s 3 more nights off! 🙂 But, on the days they are at home, every Thurs night my son has a club meeting, so it’s something quick—soup & grilled cheese, hot dogs, or occasionally we’ll get Chik-Fil-A one the way if we’re running late.
Sun, Mon, Tues & Fri nights are the only nights I have to cook, usually. When I cook, I usually do a greek style chicken (tenders or thin sliced) with rice and a vegetable. They love the chicken, they’re not crazy about the rice (or potatoes) and I have to force my daughter to eat a couple of bites of veggies. Neither of them like anything on the veggies except salt (pepper for my son).
Most nights, my daughter begs for a PBJ, which I give into because I know she’s at least eating something. And I make her choose a fruit with it. On those nights, I sometimes make b’fast for my son & me—something like eggs, turkey bacon, english muffin, etc. or Soup & sandwich.
My daughter eats the same thing for lunch every day—PBJ. She’s obsessed with them. (I do use real PB though, and whole grain bread.) Every now and then I can make a bento box for her because she won’t eat a meat sandwich—the meat I roll up and I give her a cheese stick and fruit. She’s not big on bread, but I try to find something that will work.
My son eats a variety at lunch, packing lunch for him is not too hard. Most of the time, it’s hard finding a variety of fruits and veggies that I can put in either of their lunches that they will eat.
B’fast is fairly easy. Cream of Wheat, scrambled eggs, cereal, pancakes, or waffles with PB and applesauce on top. The waffles are to die for. 🙂
I need help finding varieties of entrées that will work—with a limited variety of foods they will eat, so that I’m not a short order cook.
My daughter is severely ADHD and bipolar, so a lot of times, I have to adjust everything for her demeanor.
Loran, I am so impressed at your persistence and “do your best” attitude. Your kids are so lucky to have a mom like you! Great job on realizing that sometimes, you have to adjust everything to her demeanor. Thank you for letting me know what you struggle with, your routine, and what you hope to improve.
I cook almost every night for my family of 5. My biggest struggle is getting my kids to try new things. I am stuck in a rut of only a few meals that everyone will eat. If I cook something different I end up making a hot dog for the kid that does not like what I cooked. My oldest who is 9 is severely under weight and I need him to consume as many calories as possible but it is very hard because he is so picky.
We make meals at home about 5-6 days a week. Then we either eat out or do take out.
I LOVE roasting chickens! My family enjoys chicken salad, or white chili from the leftovers, and bone broth. My 11-year-old makes himself a hot cup of broth in the morning, and when it is with bones of a chicken I sourced and roasted myself, I feel good about it.
We cook all week long. eating out is just too expensive. Roasted chicken is one of the few meats my picky five year old will eat and we make it at least once a week.
I cook Monday-Friday. Sunday is potluck with friends so I don’t cook a whole meal and Saturday is usually out or a fast dinner like leftovers or pizza.
How many nights a week I cook dinner depends on what you consider cooking! I often repurpose rotisserie chicken into quesadillas, or make egg muffins for dinner, that sort of thing. We rarely eat out, so I do put some kind of meal on the table every night, but as far as preparing a real meal that takes time and planning, probably 3 times per week.
We use leftover roasted chicken in soups and for the kids’ lunches. I make most all meals at home. I just feel better when I know what is going into the meals and like to save the money!
I cook 4-5 meals a week. The other days we have leftovers
I cook home about 5 night s a week
I love Laura tips, emails, and the books!
I cook 5 dinners a week. The hardest part is preparing a meal that is simple and takes less than 30 min to prep everything.
We try to cook 5-6 nights per week, but I struggle with finding the time to grocery shop. Many nights we throw together what we have in the pantry….and it’s not always a cohesive meal, but we manage to get in a fruit and vegetable…
I cook for our family every night. When we have leftover chicken we like to shred and freeze it for shredded chicken nachos, bbq chicken sandwiches, chicken and rice soup, or whatever we can dream up later on.
I make dinnder for may family 6-7 times a week. We love roasted Chicken it is so versitile. I often roast a chicken on sunday and turn it into various other dishes throughout the week. Buritos are one of our favorites.
I love to cook, but sometimes find it difficult to choose recipes that both my teenager and I will like (he for whatever reason prefers to have the same 3-4 meals week after week, and I want to try lots of things and eat healthier) as well as finding recipes that are simple enough in case I run out of energy, managing my 6 yr old with autism. But I try to cook 4-5 nights a week, and have my teen pick at least one of the menus. This chicken looks fabulous, and I’m sure he would love it. And he would probably help make up ways to use the leftovers.
I prepare breakfast each day–yes 7 days a week! (About 1 Sat a month, I may do Mickey D’s breakfast chicken biscuits & sausage burritos with hash brown for kids as a surprise for them & break for me:) Dinner, I also prepare about 6 days a week. Lunch is touch & go. A couple of days, I may prepare lunch for me & kids from leftover dinner or fresh lunch., if the school menu does not have an item of their choice. Saturday lunch varies if we are out and about or if we decide to get home and enjoy leftovers. Sundays is just breakfast & dinner, being we are at church for quite a few hours.
My favorite way to use leftover roasted chicken is to make a chicken taco salad for lunch the next day. I add some chicken, corn, cheese, and avocado to mixed salad greens and top everything with salsa and/or chipotle ranch dressing. Yummy!
I love roast chicken and its versatility. This recipe sounds delicious too. I tend to prepare breakfast and lunch daily and supper three to four times per week. Those three to four meals are made in a way that allows us to enjoy them as leftovers either for lunch or supper another day. A whole chicken is a lovely way to enjoy roast chicken, soup, and a casserole or tacos. I try to make as much broth as possible out of the carcass and often use it to make rice.
We cook 3 meals a day at home…which I guess would be 21 meals a week (did I do that math right?) oh, plus 2 snacks a day…which brings it up to 35 “meals” a week. I am pregnant and have littles, so we eat frequently 🙂 And we homeschool, so we’re home a lot.
I would like to improve making meal components earlier in the day. I would also like to improve on making hubs lunches. I am really enjoying getting my meal plans from Tiffany at Don’t Waste The Crumbs.
My biggest challenge is that I currently suffer from Toddler Leg. It’s a condition in which I feel like I always have a toddler hanging from my leg wanting to eat NOW, while I’m trying to prepare dinner. I’ve tried curing it by letting the toddler help cook, trying to plop them in front of the TV and letting them eat scraps. But sadly, there seems to be no cure except finally finishing dinner. But by then, they’re no longer hungry…
I would love to see more grain free, whole food, freezer friendly casseroles. Things that can easily be double to make one night and freeze for a later date.
Side note…I’m loving your podcast! I listen to it at work and I feel like I spend more time taking notes than working! Thanks so much for all you do!
Thank you Kate! I too was diagnosed with Toddler Leg Syndrome. I can totally relate! Here is a secret, I am working on a grain free cookbook and it will have lots of freezer friendly foods! Thank you for listening to my podcast as well. 🙂
there are 3 humans & 1 dog in our family. we might eat dinner out once a week & my husband will eat lunch out twice a week. I make ahead 3 breakfasts for him to take to gym & 3 lunches (he leaves at 4:50 those mornings.) my son takes his lunch usually 4 days a week & he eats breakfast everyday before school. I take my lunches, too. I eat leftovers (usually from dinner) for breakfast. Whew! that’s a lot of cooking at home!
I really don’t have struggles – I make ahead a ton of freezer meals to help on busy nights. I would like to improve or just have the time for baking breads, etc. Leftover chicken gets used in a million different ways – couscous salad, wraps, salads, bbq sandwiches or loaded potatoes. a million different ways.
I cook 5 days a week and very gratefully my sister and my mom cook the other two days. I have 1 very picky eater due to sensory issues so meal time is very challenging.
With a family of 6 and both of us working full-time and commuting 30 miles each way, we try to plan a lot on the weekends for the upcoming week. Some nights, there’s just no time between getting home & getting to practice, games, etc. and we eat out. Way. too. much.
I cook all meals at home for my family!
I try my best to cook at least 5 nights per week, but my biggest hurdle is time. Being a mother of 3 and on active duty combined with my daily commute makes it difficult. I’m working on getting a better schedule together to make healthy, satisfying meals that I can prep ahead….looking forward to making this rosemary chicken
I cook at least 9 meals a week at home. 4 lunches and 5 dinners. My difficulty lies in finding make ahead/superfast meals that I can get on the table before 7:00pm. I work until 5:30 every night and have an hour commute so I get home at 6:30 and after falling exhausted in the door I have to run around like a crazy mom trying to prepare a meal. No matter how much I prep some nights are just crazy! I love momables for the easy to prepare lunches I can make ahead of time which saves me during the week to only have to concentrate on dinner.
Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge! I have never roasted a chicken before 🙂
we have to change that Rachael!!
I meal plan and cook 4-5 nights a week, 1 night for take out, and 1 night for whatever happens (sometimes stopping at the store to cook and other times getting take out or going out). I usually pick up a rotisserie chicken from the store once a week. This would be great to do myself!
The main struggle I encounter with fixing supper is the timing. My husband gets home an hour or two before I do and wants to eat immediately. Crockpot meals are good, but not for every day of the week. I also struggle with finding the time to prep and plan ahead and find myself scrambling to put something together at least once a week.
My favorite way to use leftover chicken is to use it in a spinach wrap. I will add buffalo sauce, lettuce, and tomatoes. It taste pretty good and my family will eat it as well.
I usually start dinner the second I walk in the door after work each night, all the while with my littlest attached to my leg. I wish I had the energy to be diligent about pre-planning and meal prepping for the week, but I’m a total slacker. My only saving grace is my crock pot – those nights when I come home and something has been cooking all day and is ready whenever are so nice! I just have a hard time coming up with ideas.
We cook about 4-5 times a week but, truthfully, I get tired of cooking. I get tired of trying to come up with meals that everyone will like. I would just like to be able to have a list of meals that I can get excited about.
P.S. Chicken Enchiladas made with leftover chicken is pretty darn good!
We cook or eat leftovers most meals. We make it a priority to go out once a week for “date night,” and usually end up with one or two quick bites out depending on the week. I would love to eliminate even most of those, but the atmosphere of getting out for some meals is important to my husband, and since we do not have other social items in our budget (like movies or sporting events), it works for us.
We eat almost every meal at home and I rely heavily on left over roasted chicken for those meals. I’d like to get better at roasting veggies. They never seen to turn out just right.
I LOVE to use leftover roasted chicken to make chicken salad! 3 out of 4 family members devour it…#4 still only eats hot dogs. :p
I usually cook 3 meals a week, we eat left overs twice and have take out twice. I struggle with picky eaters – 7 y/o and 6 y/o! Thanks for the recipe.
We cook most every night. Sunday nights my husband cooks so I can meal prep for the week.
We love roasting chickens but have always struggled with dry breasts.
This looks great! We typically eat out once a week unless we’re travelling or have schedule conflicts of some sort 🙂
I like to make soup with the leftovers from roasted chicken. My kids enjoy having the leftover chicken in their quesadillas.
We eat at home 3-4 nights a week. Because of schedules, I hate to say, some meals start with a box. Help!!!!
Donna, I’m going to send you lots of ideas each week that are out of the box. 🙂
I try to cook every meal for dinner. We do eat out 1 -2 times a month for fundraisers or due to busy schedules. What i find challenging is pleasing a husband, two boys, and a girl all under the age of 7….all the while working, going to school and raising an infant.
I cook 6 -7 meals at home. The most challenging thing is having the time. I would love to improve my knife skills – faster prep! I like using leftover roast chicken for topping BBQ chicken pizza.
We cook most meals at home, but we do enjoy a dinner or lunch out on the weekends 🙂
I try to cook dinner for my family, husband and two little kids, at least 5 nights a week. Even though I work full time out of the house I find it is a lot easier, cheaper and way healthier to eat a meal at home than to go out or even pick up food on the way home. I love the satisfaction of cooking a wonderful meal that my whole family enjoys, especially since I know exactly what ingredients went into their food.
As for leftover roasted chicken, I love to make quesadillas, tostados, chicken enchiladas and chicken noddle soup. Leftover roasted chicken makes any chicken dish burst with flavor.
Leftover roasted chicken makes wonderful chicken salad!
I cook most nights and we eat out once a week. I would love to learn how to cook large cuts of meat to morph into other dishes. I am a good cook but I need help in the large protein department. The one thing I don’t have is a nice roasting pan.
This chicken looks so good. Lemon and rosemary was what I used when I baked my first chicken, a long time ago. They go so well together.
I make dinner and lunch every day with the exception of lunch a few times a month. I also make breakfast most days.
I use whole chickens for chicken salad, chef salad, enchiladas, soup, quesadillas and tacos. It really helps out with lunch and dinner during the week. Most of the time I cook it in the crock pot, but you don’t get tasty skin or browning like in the oven.
Other than roasting, I would like to improve on my slow cooker skills. I got a new one for Christmas so I have been using it a few times a week. There has to be more than soups, stews, roasts and macaroni and cheese.
My biggest struggle is with making a variety of side dishes. We tend to stick with green beans, corn, mashed potatoes, stuffing, mac & cheese…we need more variety!
I cook 2-3 times a week and I’m at work 3 nights a week. The planning and the picky eaters are my biggest challenges! I’m trying this chicken this week!! It looks 5 star!
This chicken looks so easy and so good! I struggle in trying to scale back our recipes to feed only 2 people. Since separating last year and losing 2 people from the household, it’s hard to trim down recipes, cook and not have to deal with leftovers (which my child, and sometimes I, don’t like to eat).
My favorite use for leftover roast chicken is chicken and dumplings or buffalo chicken which is good in wraps or on homemade pizza.
My favorite way to use leftover roasted chicken is in making sandwiches, such as in chicken salad, bbq chicken, or in a wrap. But it is also great to throw in salads, or in soup, or maybe even a small casserole. But honestly, there usually isn’t any leftover roasted chicken.
Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it!
I Love this recipe! I’ve already made it — everyone loves the dark meat, so we eat that first. I use the breasts to make chicken salad for lunches the rest of the week. The garlic in this is wonderful, and can be spread on some crusty bread with a bit of butter.
I only cook once or twice a week, so it better be something good like this! It’s hard for me to find something everyone will eat, but roasted chicken is a win – even for the 2 1/2 year old. I”m always on the look out for more things that the toddler will enjoy as well.
I make a real dinner every other night, usually. Anything breaded (shrimp, chicken) usually goes down well. Plus I make a lot of casseroles. I also have a vegetarian 13-year old daughter so I’ll make half the casserole vegetarian and that works for now. We also eat eggs for dinner at least once a week, a real money saver. Our budget is the reason I make almost every dinner at home but even if we had the money, I hope we would not go out for dinner. It’s a lot healthier to eat at home.
I cook for my family 7 nights a week. My biggest struggle is, my youngest is autistic and very picky!
We eat about 6 dinners at home each week plus breakfast and lunch. My favorite way to use a roast chicken is to eat it fresh the first night and then use it in enchiladas, tacos, on a pizza, etc.
I would love to learn more about buying a good chefs knife and tips on how to use it effectively.
I plan for (and cook) 4-5 meals a week, which includes 2-3 meals that I prepare for my family before I go to teach at night. The other evening meals are something I throw together out of whatever I have on hand or from leftovers.
I cook dinner every night at home for me and my two daughters…and on occasion my husband. I come across a few problems on a daily basis. Making something everyone will like. I have to cook gf df meals for me and one daughter (df). I have to prepare and just can’t always get organized enough. I’m cooking the meals while helping my daughter with homework and while chasing around my very rambunctious 2 year old. I’m overwhelmed and most days I make very basic meals..with a protein and veggie and or fruit and a starch. Which I know isn’t the healthiest option. I really need help!
this looks delicious! I would definitely try to make it.
I cook dinner every night, we might go out for dinner once a month.
I try to cook dinner at home 6-7 nights a week. I usually utilize leftovers for lunches or I repurpose them for a new dinner. I love to cook, so I don’t really find the cooking a struggle, so much as dealing with my toddler while I am trying to cook!
We prepare meals about six nights per week using leftovers, or preparing enough for planned leftovers, when possible.
I struggle to find meals the whole family will eat. My husband loves my cooking so he isn’t the problem! I have a 3 y/o and 20 month old twins. They all have healthy appetites, they are just picky eaters…so it can become stressful when they take one bite and are done. I know some of it is the ages they are at so I have the standard “staples” on hand when there is no way they will eat the actual meal. It can just be stressful to please everyone (believe me, I’m not fully catering to their “wants” either :))
There is just two of us and we cook all our meals at home and pack leftovers in our lunches. Every night our dishwasher is completely full. Just last night I remarked about how many dishes we use, but then stopped to remember that is a good thing because it means we are cooking and transporting our own food. I use a lot of shortcuts, such as precooking and freezing ground beef, canning beans and meat, making and canning chicken stock, etc. The thing I would like to get better at is cooking meat, such as steaks, pork chops and burgers.
I need a roasting pan!! The slow cooker is not the same, but I haven’t been able to make the purchase yet.
I usually cook around 4 meals per week!
I cook 6-8 meals a week, one each week night and a few on the weekends. Of course, sometimes we just eat leftovers!
Roast chicken is one of the few foods that both my 4yr old daughter and my husband enjoy! I shred the leftover chicken and use it in quesadillas or as a pizza topping. It’s a challenge to find recipes that please the whole family! I will definitely add this lemon chicken recipe to my repertoire!
We eat at home 5-6 nights/week. I struggle w/ cooking in general – it is is not my favorite thing to do and I have to have a recipe – I can’t just whip something up. The chicken looks like something I could handle!
We eat at home mostly. My husband cooks more than I do because I work outside of the home. Two things we love to do with leftover chicken (IF we have leftovers); Chicken salad sandwiches or chicken soup.
Roasted chicken is a staple in our house! The top two meal requests from the kids are chicken pot pie and chicken and dumplings. Both of which my kids will clean their plates when served. The left over chicken is then shredded and made into lunch for the hubby and I. Chicken salad with grapes is always good or just served up in a wrap with a creamy dressing and veggies!
I only get around to cooking for my family twice a week these days. Hoping to change that soon!
I cook 6 nights a week at home….Friday is pizza night for us
Love a good roasted chicken and now I want to plant a rosemary bush outside our new home!
I try to cook all of my meals at home. It saves money and I know my family is eating healthy and nothing processed. I love to make chicken salad with leftover chicken.
I try to cook at least 6 meals at home (dinners) (Breakfast and lunch are made at home) but normally it is about 5. Yes, I struggle with planning, if i planned I could cook every morning and night. i’d like to improve on planning and just making things off the fly (my own creations). leftover chicken – make chicken salad!!
•How many meals per week do you cook at home?—I cook six days a week, 2 different dinners (1 for kids, 1 for my husband & I)
•Do you find it difficult to make meals for your family? If so, what do you struggle with?–Who will only eat what. Who doesn’t like an certain ingredient? Making the same thing over & over–we get tired eating the same meals
•What kitchen skill would you like to improve?-chopping
•What’s your favorite way to use leftover roasted chicken?-clean chicken salad
I cook at least 5 nights a week. Live roasting a chicken and using the leftovers for lentil soup.
We eat at home almost every meal since we are on one income. I’m working on becoming a better meal planner and eating healthy on a budget. Your budget blog post was very helpful. I’m using less paper towels now! Do you ever make bone broth from the leftover bones from the roasted chicken? Id like to learn how to do that since we use a lot of chicken broth.
……and in answer to the question, I cook most of our meals during the week. OUr favorite ways to use leftover chicken are chicken salad, enchiladas or chicken vegetable soup. Woo-hoo to all of those!
I struggle with finding a variety of meals that can be prepped mostly ahead of time. The time just before dinner is too crazy with fussy children and school work to be sure I can cook dinner then
I cook 6-7 nights a week. We rarely eat out, and if I’m not cooking, it’s because we’re eating leftovers.
I usually cook about 3-4 meals per week. I make enough one night so we can have leftovers the next. That way we have meals all week and I am not cooking every day!
My biggest struggle is having the energy at the end of the day to put together a meal and then clean up after myself. And also my young kids eat only certain things and sometimes I find myself cooking for them and me just eating chips for dinner cause I don’t feel like cooking a whole meal for just myself.
I cook almost everyday. We go out to eat about once a month. I’ve never roasted a chicken before and would like to try out your recipe! I use store bought roasted chicken to make chicken soup. I’d like improve my cooking routine by making things ahead more.
Making meals ahead of time on Sundays with the help of getting organized in the kitchen from MOMables!
I am loving the recipe here for rosemary lemon chicken because it has flavors we love AND so many other meals can come from it. I would love to be able to do them in the classic stainless roasting pan! A few years ago, after my retirement, my husband and I have embarked on a journey to a healthier lifestye. I found you recently and am so excited to read things that you do! I’m a mom of an adult child and have shared your website with her as she is a teacher and needs healthy lunches that are portable and easy. (Oh, please let me win that pan!)
I find it difficulttot to cook for my kids become it seems their likes change from day to day. What they like one day they won’t eat the following week. I’m stuck in a rut cooking the same things over and over.
I make breakfast 3 days out of the week, and lunch and dinner every day of the week. I struggle with meals that the entire family will enjoy since some members don’t eat meat.
I usually make 5-6 dinners at home each week. 7 breakfasts and most lunches.
I like to cook, I’d just like more meal plans where I don’t have to think “what will I make tonight” all the time!
I cook 5 nights a week (one leftover night and one night we go out to eat). I find it really challenging to please everyone. I am a vegetarian and my husband and daughter are self declared meatatarians. My son eats more like I do. So finding things I can make for dinner can be very hard. I would love to find more recipes that work for all of us.
I cook 6-7 meals per week and have started to cook for my aging parents as well. We are a “love leftovers” family.
I make dinner at home almost every night. Looking forward to trying this recipe!
I do a big paleo cook up on weekends so we eat home-cooked almost every meal. I want to get better at pressure cooking.
We eat out maybe once every other week due to expense, the rest of the time I cook at home.
Between breakfast, lunch and dinner I cook 15 times a week. We usually eat at my parents twice a week. With gluten, egg, milk and tomato allergies we don’t eat out at all.
I love roasted chicken leftover in my salads I take to work.
I make meals ahead of time on Sundays – still hard getting the kids to eat what we eat since I broke them at an early age by not being organized in the kitchen. Doing much better now with the help of MOMables! As they get older they do try a little more and will eat a portion of what I’ve made but then want something else. I usually make breakfast for dinner at least one night during the week. Definitely the kids favorite meal!
I cook about 18 meals a week at home. I do find it difficult to make food everyone likes with a 8 yr. So I like to cook plain. We try to eat low carb – Diabetes & ADHD in the family.
Great idea to roast two chickens at the same time! I grew up in a family of 8 so we RARELY ate out. My Mom used to cook once and had enough leftover for another meal or two. It was economical. Pot roast one night, vegetable beef soup another. Big pot of meat spaghetti sauce, hot Italian sandwiches another night. Turkey, turkey soup or hot turkey sandwiches another night. I am looking forward to trying this recipe. I have never tried fennel. Thanks for sharing!
I forgot kitchen skill – I would like to learn easy ways to cut fresh herbs.
I cook at least three meals. I usually cook every other day. We will have leftovers in between. On the weekends we eat out usually twice. I pack lunch for my daughter and I every weekday. I do find it difficult to make meals for the family. It is very time consuming. I would like to find more shortcuts and easier recipes that don’t require so much prep time. My favorite leftover to make with chicken is chicken black bean pie with plantains.
My favorite thing to do with leftover chicken is making chicken salad with scallions, celery, apples and sometimes dried cranberries! (Of course my youngest won’t eat much of anything!) And not to waste, boiling the bones in some water for 20+ minutes makes THE BEST broth! It’s painful to go back to the box stuff when I don’t have homemade broth on hand!
Since switching to real food we eat dinner at home six nights a week. We have a two year old and are trying to instill in her the importance of family dinner. We love making chicken in the crockpot because we both work and can come home to a delicious meal. I have to do a lot of meal prep on Sunday to set myself up for success during the week.
I cook an organic, gluten, milk and sugar free breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. One or twice a month we go out to eat, but that’s difficult with our food limitations. The biggest challenge is organizing the meals around when we can get fresh, organic chicken and beef (Wednesdays).
This chicken sounds delicious. I AM going to try it soon. Thank you for all your inspiration.
I make all my meals at home. I roast about 3 times a week. I would like to better my knife skills.
This looks amazing… I will have to try and make this soon for my family.I have picky eaters but can usually get them to eat most foods..I have learned that sometimes presentation is key lol anyways love your recipes & food ideas for the kids , keep up the good work
I cook every meal from scratch. Thats breakfast, morning snack (for the little not in school), lunch, afternoon snack (for all the kids), dinner, and after dinner snack (for the bigger kids after sports /evening activities). It can be overwhelming at times! I started cooking while chickens vice chicken breasts a few months ago and I love that there are so many versatile uses for the chicken meat. I wasn’t as creative when only making chicken breasts. Thanks for the recipe!
We make 90% of our meals at home but I’ve never roasted a chicken in my life! Can you believe it?
We usually cook 5 meals a week at home, allowing for maybe one meal out or a night of leftovers or sandwiches.
I make 3-5 meals per week and try to limit eating out, due to cost and quality of food.
I do find it difficult to make meals for my family, because the kids are picky. No one likes the same thing.
I’d like to improve on not drying out every piece of meat I cook. Will try to roast a chicken and keep my fingers crossed that I don’t over cook. Would also like to use slow cooker more often, but not for soups/stews.
Leftover chicken is usually used for tacos.
I cook 3-5 nights a week. The other nights are leftovers nights
I love to do a chicken too. I even do a whole chicken in the crockpot during summer so I don’t heat the house up with the oven! They are always great for leftovers. We do chicken salad sandwiches, tacos, chicken tortilla soup, and even once a bahn mi pizza! The possibilities are endless.
I typically cook five to six meals a week. Sunday dinner is traditionally with my in-laws. It’s often difficult to plan as I have a non-adventurous 6 year old.
I cook 3-5 meals a week. The hardest part is coming up with new ideas.
I do find it difficult to make meals for my family. I struggle with energy level problems in the evening, new ideas for healthy things to make, and not having a stainless classic roasting pan in my kitchen to make this AMAZING looking chicken dish!!! LOVE this recipe, and SO excited there are videos now!!! Keep them coming!!!
I struggle with planning healthy meals that my whole family will eat. I feel like we get stuck eating the same things over and over.
We eat out once a week, but all other meals are prepared at home. My husband and I split cooking duties with him doing most dinners and me packing most lunches. Wish I had some great knife skills to speed up the process!
I usually cook 5-6 days a week for my husband , myself and at least 3 boys(unless they have friends over, then it’s more).. We eat leftovers for lunch, and sometimes dinner. We go to my moms for Sunday dinner.
I cook 5-6 days a week. The day I don’t cook is usually Saturday and we eat out or eat leftovers.
Sometimes I find it difficult making meals for my family because I have a hard time finding something that everyone likes.
We eat at home most nights of the week, and I pack a lunch for my son to take to school. My daughter and I eat light lunches at home, and my husband kind of fends for himself for lunch (he doesn’t enjoy too many leftovers to lots of PBJ I think). My biggest challenge is expanding my “go to” dinners. I love to read cookbooks, and have incorporated a few meals from your cookbook, but I guess the combination of indecision and trying to please the family leads to ineffective meal planning, but I am trying to be better and more organized about it! And the chicken looks delicious!
I cook 4 nights a week and 5 lunches a week for three kids. My goal for 2015 is to try at least one new recipe a week.
My favorite way to use chicken (leftover or otherwise)… Slice chicken and lay in an oven safe pan or dish, shmear with pesto, top with sliced fresh tomatoes and sliced fresh mozzarella. Broil until the cheese is bubbly. Yum, so good! You can just use chicken breast too if that’s what you have 😉
I make dinner 5 nights per week. I struggle with meal planning. It just takes too long because I don’t like to have the same thing too frequently.
I would like to improve my knife skills.
My favorite thing to do with leftover chicken is to make chicken noodle soup over mashed potatoes!! YUM!!
I struggle with making a healthy dinner quickly. Sometimes we don’t have much time between getting home and going back out (kung-fu, cub scouts …).
My biggest struggle is my kids being SO picky! We are still able to give them healthy meals, but we eat a separate meal from them after we go to bed.
We cook dinner at least 5-6x in a typical week. We have to bring our 1 & 3 year olds’ breakfast and lunch to daycare as well, so it’s a lot of planning and rushing with meal planning/cooking the night before. It’s a struggle to balance family time with “meal prep” time.
We both work from home and share the cooking duties. I make breakfast everyday. And we are making more “eat out” favorites at home now so the lunches and dinners are mostly made at home too. We eat out or take out once a week or less.
I cook 3 to 4 times a week (cooking enough for leftovers the next day!) and we usually go out to eat once on the weekend.
My biggest obstacle to making home cooked meals is when I don’t clean the kitchen the night before…on the days when my kitchen is a mess (and not user friendly) I tend to serve things like cereal or boxed mac and cheese :/ …on another note I made this roast chicken the other night and it was DELICIOUS! Fool proof!
I am so glad you loved the recipe!
At my house we try to cook at home 5 or 6 nights a week. Which is a challenge with 4 adults and three kids!!!!
I cook about 10-15 meals a week. I just started preparing more meals at home within the past year, and it hasn’t been an easy road to follow. It has made a positive difference in my family’s eating habits. My kids love fruit but are very picky when it comes to vegetables. I wish I knew more kid friendly vegetable side dishes.
we love roasted chicken and make it a lot
I cook every nights dinner, usually a crockpot meal, and send my kiddos with bento lunches to school.
I cook 6-7 dinners a week. Lunches five days a week or more. Breakfast is a free for all – I cook ahead or have quick foods. One weekend day a week I try to cook breakfast.
I make 5 dinners per week for a family of 5. Then try to use the leftovers for lunches or make more for lunch for me and my 2 year old. Weekday breakfast is usually cereal for my girls, oatmeal for me & my boy.
I typically cook 3 meals a day for our family everyday (well, lunch is usually leftovers or a sandwich) except Tuesday nights when my dear MIL makes dinner. My in-laws like to take us out for Sunday dinner sometimes too. But we homeschool and my husband works out of our home- so yup, that’s 3 meals a day for 6 people. It’s a busy kitchen!
i have difficulty with meal choices for my family all the time! I LOVE to cook, but everyone, including my husband are very picky! same ol same ol all the time :O/ BORING!!!
My mom always made roast chicken on Sunday’s for years which I loved, I might have to start that same tradition in my house with my son, the smell of the chicken along with potatoes and veg, yum!
Gosh….I never sat down and thought about the number of meals I make a week. With breakfast and lunches added I guess we average about 18 meals at home. That’s a lot! No wonder my biggest challenge is keeping variety in my meal planning while making it healthy and appealing to little kids. Your book and website have helped so much! Thanks-
I cook dinner 6 or 7 nights a week and breakfast twice a week. I find it hard to come up with original meal plans that I can prepare ahead of time.
We eat out usually twice a week. One lunch which is just the husband and I and usually one dinner. All other meals breakfast, lunch and dinner are at home.
I try to cook at least 6 nights a week. However I face a few different challenges. I like to try new things and no one else in the house does. I feel like we are eating the same meals week after week. Everyone also has different dietary needs, I have one that is no carbs in the evening, one that needs higher fat and 2 that complain if there are not carbs served with dinner. I feel I don’t balance all of these well in all my meals.
I usually make dinner 4 nights a week. My kids have lots of sports activities and I haven’t been able to work all day and coordinate dinner on a lot of these days But I try.
I make 20 meals a week at home. I make all breakfast, lunches, and dinners. Plus 2 snacks a day. I find it the hardest to work with multiple food sensitivities to common foods or their food substitutes. I just need goo recipes that my children won’t get sick of.
I usually cook for my family 4 nights a week. I wish I was better and more consistent. And I’m so excited to try the recipe up above, I’ve never roasted my own chicken but would love to! Thanks
I cook breakfast and dinner every day except Saturday night. My favorite meal to cook is Sunday lunch where we have a roast dinner with vegetables and enjoy family time. I enjoy the cooking but not the clean up. I need to implement the rule of whoever cooks does not do the cleaning!
I usually cook for my family 6 nights a week. The 7th night we generally have leftovers. I don’t always love cooking every night, but as I’ve discovered recently, my cooking is a lot better than most of the places that we’ve chosen to go out to eat.
I mainly struggle with creativity. I have occasional sparks of originality. I’d like to have more recipes to stick into my “tried and true” file. I dislike getting into a recipe rut.
One of my favorite things to do with left over chicken is to add them to a pasta dish for a quick meal OR to toss it into a soup.
My kitchen is super tiny and I always feel like it gets so messy and crowded so fast and then there’s no room left to work, much less get my daughter involved in the cooking. And she has a list of about a dozen healthy and sort of healthy foods she likes. That’s it. No more. Ever. Very frustrating and so much easier to bring home take-out. Don’t get me wrong, I still try, but those are the challenges.
We rarely eat out, but we do resort to “breakfast for dinner” and other quick fixes when we’re short on time (or I don’t feel like being more creative).. And I love having leftovers around!
Almost all our meals
My goal is to cook six dinners a week but the trouble is I’m horrible at meal planning.
I cook dinner 5 nights a week. We also eat home/packed school lunches for breakfast and lunch 90% of the time, too.
I make 4-5 meals at home per week with a few days of leftovers. My family loves leftover chicken in enchiladas.
Thanks for this post- I really want to roast more chickens and be better about using the leftovers!
I cook almost every week night, but I’d like to get better at make-ahead and freezer meals. My biggest problem with freezer meals is that I usually am not satisfied with the texture or taste – it seems to lose something in the freezing process …
We cook all our meals at home or have leftovers. We have challenged ourselves to stop eating out except for special occasions! Two months in and we’ve managed very well with the help of meal planning. I need to improve my kitchen cleaning skills! My least favorite part 🙂
I have a hard time cooking something my husband and 2 picky eaters will all eat. Usually I make 3 separate things. Needless to say dinner is a bit chaotic!
Your site is inspiring! I generally cook 5 nights a week. Would cook more with the great pan I’m sure 😉
I use leftover chicken for homemade enchiladas or soup
I cook meals 4-5 days a week and we eat leftovers the other days. My biggest struggle is finding recipes our 5 yr old will eat. My husband, 11 month old and I love trying new recipes and are not very picky…it’s the 5 yr old who doesn’t like change 🙂
I cook almost every meal at home. There might be once or twice a month when we eat out or visit family.
I have a hard time with picky eaters. I’m usually a short order cook for dinner. I’m fed up with making three dinners every night. I need to know how to get my kids to eat what I make and not whine about it. Granted we don’t all have to like everything… But my kids are super picky and eat like 5-7 things. HELP!!
Amen to that!!! Totally agree!
I cook as much as possible at home. I probably eat out 4-5 Times a week. Since my son moved out cooking for one seems like a lot of work to use my meat or sides many different ways and not get bored. I do love to watch cooking shows and get great ideas.
My favorite thing to do wih leftover roasted chicken is to make a chicken pot pie. I’ll make the crust from scratch and throw in some veggies (usually leftovers too!) and a little cream of mushroom. It’s a fantatic way to eat the leftovers without havering the same dish again. My husband says it’s “amazaballs!.”
I cook 15-20 meals per week. I homeschool, so we eat all three meals at home together. Occasionally the kids have cereal for breakfast or eat leftovers for lunch. We eat out once a month maybe. Otherwise I cook all of our meals from scratch.
I cook 4 or 5 nights a week. My biggest challenge is dealing with kids’ different food preferences!
I love to cook for my family! Ideally, I cook at least 4-5 times per week on “non-stress” weeks. I also may have a weakness for ordering pizza once a week!. Cooking real food is the best thing I can do for our health! It is also very important for us to sit down together as a family and share a meal. I hope my girls remember this family tradition as I remember and appreciate it from my mom!
Improvements to my routine would be a better/more advanced meal planning routine as well as having back-up frozen or super easy options for those stressful weeks where there isn’t enough time for meal planning and cooking. In addition, a really good (and I mean REALLY good) make-at-home pizza recipe would be amazing!
Last name removed 😉 I have an incredible pizza dough recipe on this site as well. We are big fans of pizza night!
I, or my husband, cook at home 6 days a week. I struggle with meal planning and coming up with dinners that everyone in the family will like. And dealing with allergies just makes it more difficult. I can’t wait to try the roasted chicken recipe. I like to shred or chop leftover chicken and stir in some bbq sauce for quick and easy bbq chicken sandwhiches.
I cook around 5 nights a week. The other two night are leftovers of sometimes even takeout.
I cook and average of 5-6 dinners and about 5 lunches a week. Fridays I normally make extra of whatever I am making for dinner and will turn it into a light lunch the next day. My toddler suffers from severe food allergies so for me cooking isn’t a choice. I have to keep my kiddo safe but it’s also nice to know exactly what’s in my children’s meals. My older son also takes lunch from home. It’s definetly a lot of work but I think planning is the best way to go about meal planning for my family. freezing meals are also a great idea for us.
I make meals about 5 nights a week. I have found it easier now that I make freezer meals ahead of time and use those once a week. I would like to improve on incorporating more vegetables into our diet.
I tend to get overwhelmed so easily that I just struggle getting meals on the table in general. 🙁
I “cook” about 4 nights a week, preferably prepping everything on Sunday and freezing double recipes when I can for later meals so that the actual cooking during the week is minimal. Then, one night is sandwich night, one night is leftover night, and occasionally we have a “free” night (takeout/prepared food/eat out).
My favorite leftover chicken recipe is one of your lunch plan recipes, the grain free bacon,chicken mango wrap! Delish!
I cook dinner pretty much every night, with us going out to dinner once every 2 -3 weeks. I have 5 children so I struggle with recipes that can feed all of us. A lot of recipes don’t double well so it takes some trial and error to get proportions right. My poor family has endured their fair share of dinner failures!
I cook 3-4 times a week, but I never know what to make! It’s always the same basics; tacos. Spaghetti, meatloaf, tatertot hotdish. Ugh!
I find it hard to make meals so everyone can eat a hot meal together. My kids and husband get home 20 minutes apart so it doesn’t leave a lot of time to have a good meal ready.
Between breakfast and dinner (I’m mostly on my own for lunch, except on the weekends), I do about 10 meals. I struggle with the planning. I wish someone would just map out my meals with everything my family would eat. That’s what I find the most difficult with meal plan services online, what’s provided weekly is not always what my family will eat. Some offer a great variety but all the prep and cooking time are either complicated or long. I need easy (not great in the kitchen) and healthy meals for the family!
I cook usually 5-6 nights a week, one night is leftovers and the other night we get together with family or friends or go out. I would love to improve my chopping skills. I do a lot of prep on the weekends and I feel having sharp (pun intended :)) skills would help save time!
I cook 21 meals a week at home for my food allergy, celiac kids, plus snacks. Plus some fault variations for hubs and me, although my 3 and 5 year old eat nearly the same as us. They have awesome pallets!
I have a problem with eating the same thing over and over. I get bored with food.
I cook dinner 5-6 nights a week. It’s new for us, but we have been able to keep up for about 2 months now.
We make our meals probably 5 nights a week (in a good week).
I use the bones and skin from leftover chicken to make bone broth. The broth gets used as a base for soups and instead of water to cook rice or quinoa. It also freezes well for future use.
I cook 6 times a week. Give myself a break, usually on Sundays 😉
I cook like 2 times a day. We all eat at home. My husband comes home from work to have his lunch. I am struggling with planning and what to cook. My toddler is a picky eater, and my husband likes meat… a lot of meat!!!! a lot of different meat. So, most of the time I feel like I don’t want to cook…. Speaking of a whole chicken… nobody eats chicken breast in our household… so, it’s another problem. I do like cooking chicken in a crock pot to make bone broth afterwards, but how to feed my hubby and son that chicken breast?
Olga, my suggestion would be to use the breast inside other recipes and not eaten alone. In soups, quesadillas..etc.
I usually cook 4-5 nights a week. The other nights are leftovers, and occasionally out. I love roasting chicken but my guys don’t like dark meat, so I like to do bone-in breasts.
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I cook five days a week, the other two days we eat leftovers or go out. Depends on our budget! And what I usually do with leftover chicken is corn tortilla lasagna with chicken.
Yes, always a struggle–we have multiple allergies and it seems no one is every happy with the meal, let alone everyone… 😛
Definitely going to give this one a try! I usually pick one up from Costco but have always wanted to make it on my own!!
I probably cook 2 meals and my husband would do 3meals or more per week! I’m a lucky girl!
Being in school, I’d love to be able to cook more. But I’m usually able to cook dinner 3 times during the week and one night on weekends!
I would like to improve my cutting/chopping vegetables skills. I am fearful so I am slow, but I do get the job done.
I try and cook at least 5 meals a week! I find it pretty difficult to fall through because some days after work I do NOT feel like going into the kitchen and making dinner, even if it’s a simple meal… so we just order in!
Thanks for posting this recipe! I love using roasted chicken for chicken enchiladas and chicken thai wraps 🙂
My family LOVES roasted chicken. I make it once a week! We use the leftovers for chicken noodle soup, chicken tacos or my favorite, chicken fried rice. And I love to use the carcass for making homemade broth! SO good!
I usually cook 4 meals a week. I love making casseroles with leftover chicken, especially chicken pot pie.
Leftover roast chicken is so versatile! My favorite is to use it in a burrito bowl with avacado, tomoatoes, and cilantro.
I cook dinner at home 5 nights a week generally. I struggle with finding new ideas for what to make….I feel like I make the same basic meals over & over again.
I cook 5 nights a week, and my husband cooks 1 night a week. The remaining night is usually leftovers or take out! I’m definitely going to try this roast chicken recipe!
I make dinner for my family 6 nights a week. Friday night is pizza and movie night!
I find it hard after working an 8 hour shift to cook a meal that’s truly a wholesome quality meal. Especially after running on all day in a busy emergency room.
I make breakfast and lunches daily (for me and both kids) and dinners for all 4 of us. One night a week we might get takeout (or might not!). I’d like to get better at cooking food to last for several meals.
I love leftover roasted chicken for salads, soups, and a kid fav – Chicken and Dumplings!
We cool 7 days a week. We are a family of 6 and to go out or order out, is way too expensive. Every once in a great while we will go out.
I cook 7 days a week at home breakfast lunch and dinner! One a month or so we go out to eat if our budget allows. Single mom of 5 girls ages 4-16 and my elderly parent s living with us as well. So the only thing I struggle with some time is finding new recipes to tryout that all the family will try
I fix dinner seven nights a week.
I cook 4-6 nights a week, and of course breakfast and lunches on weekdays. My biggest challenges are taking on recipes that take too much time on a weeknight, and one picky 7-year-old!
We eat out once every few weeks. Otherwise, I’m cooking for a vegetarian with celiac, a carnivor who hates carbs and a carb-loving pescatarian. Recently, I have been trying really hard to plan, but when it comes to dinner time, I always feel like making something else! I’m exhausted!
We eat at home 7 night a week, go out to eat for only special occasions. We sometimes do take out, as with 2 children in sports it is most difficult to plan meals and cook ahead of time.
I cook dinner 6 nights a week. One night is for leftovers. We only go out to eat about once a month -if that. We are a busy family of 5!
My favorite thing with leftover chicken is chicken soup.
I’d like to improve my knife skills.
I struggle with making a healthy meal that EVERYONE will eat. I have one child with a peanut allergy, 2 who are picky as all get-out, and still 2 who are lactose free. My husband is also picky. I’m not a huge fan of meat of any kind (well, except BACON) so I need to please myself as well. It’s very hard and I struggle a LOT with this and actually almost every meal is frustrating for me. 🙁
I do find it difficult to cook for my family. I feel like we eat the same meals over and over. It’s sometimes easier to make what I know they will eat.
I cook dinner 6-7 nights a week. With gluten and dairy intolerances and an egg allergy in the family, eating out is almost more work than cooking!
My son is allergic to eggs, wheat, peanuts and tree nuts, so I agree homemade food is the least stressful way to eat.
I cook 21 meals a week at least at home for children and elderly
I cook all our meals at home for a family of 6. That’s 6 breakfast, pack 6 lunches, and 6 suppers each day. We rarely eat out, it’s just too expensive.
Looking forward to trying the roast chicken recipe.
I usually cook for my family 2 nights a week and my adult daughter cooks 3 nights (while I’m in school). That leaves one night out with my hubby and one night for left overs or easy soup and sandwiches.
I cook at home almost every night. We don’t eat out due to expense. I have even started freezer cooking for my husband so he doesn’t have to eat out while he’s away. But I love to cook so it all works out 🙂
I have a hard time planning ahead of time and making something that every one in my family will enjoy.
I struggle to make dinner with varying schedules (four kids and a husband), and getting supplies and things that most will eat! Help! 🙂
This looks AH-mazing!! I struggle with making roasted chicken so I leave it up to my husband who is the chef of the house.
I usually make dinner for my family 5 nights a week and we eat out once a week (we do leftovers the other night).
I love this! I try to cook every night but it does not happen. Our activities outside the home keep us on the road a lot. This looks like a keeper to try for the weekend.
I cook dinner 4 to 5 nights a week. It takes time to feed your family good, homemade dinners but it is worth it. New recipes are always great because it is easy to get in a run sometimes.
This chicken looks fantastic…