How to make your Christmas roast go further

A crispy, succulent roast chicken makes the perfect festive lunch but that doesn't mean any leftovers should be forgotten about. We always cook more meat than we need, so why not discover our recipe tips to find out how you can make the most out of your roast Chicken. From lunch time to dinner there’s a number of quick and easy options suitable for every occasion.

1.)    A wonderful nourishing chicken soup packed with heaps of seasonal veggies, chicken stock and spices and is great for nursing an illness or hangover.

2.)    A warm chicken pie served with creamed mashed potatoes, seasonal veggies and rich gravy is the perfect comfort food and easy to knock together. The winter warmer is perfect for a weeknight meal with the whole family or a great alternative to a Sunday roast.

3.)    A tasty chicken curry is a strong family favourite and perfect for getting your friends round for a few drinks and a bite to eat on a Friday or Saturday night.

4.)     Get the whole family round for a Mexican feast. Simply fry your leftover chicken, peppers and onions in a pan and serve with chunky tomato salsa, warm tortillas, crispy lettuce, and low fat Greek yogurt.

5.)    Leftover chicken on Boxing Day is great for making a big bowl of coronation chicken. Simple and easy to make and tastes great in a salad or as a sandwich filling. Pack with curry powder, sultanas, spring onion and mango for a super fruity twist.

Ellie Collins