I always make this basic chicken stock recipe, sometimes using a ham hock but not always. I cut all the meat off the bones day 1 so I can use all the meat for leftovers and the bones for the stock.
Day 4: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
There is nothing like chicken noodle soup with homemade stock. I pretty much followed Tyler Florence's recipe but added a few tablespoons of heavy whipping cream at the very end, inspired by Paula Deen's recipe. I baked 2 small chicken breasts with olive oil, salt and pepper, then cubed it for the soup. I topped with freshly grated parmesan and more minced parsley.
Do you ever cook a whole chicken and use it for multiple meals? Would love to know what you're cooking with your little bird.