This is my most common multiplied meal. I probably make a variation of it every other week. A whole chicken is the most affordable meat to purchase and you get way more for what you're spending. I can get two sometimes three meals from a $7 natural whole chicken.
Round 1: Whole Roasted Chicken (served with pine nut couscous and green beans)
I love The Pioneer Woman's Herb Roasted Whole Chicken recipe. I vary it depending on the herbs I have and what I will be making with the leftovers. This week I used a fresh thyme and rosemary rub. I have found that when cooked at 400 degrees as the recipe recommends the oil gets too hot and smokes, so I usually use 375 degrees and cook the chicken a little longer. The juice coming from the chicken when cut should be clear when it's fully cooked.
Round 2: Chicken Noodle Soup (served with fresh bread)
With a cold going around our family I chose a simply chicken noodle soup for round 2. Spiced with fresh thyme this soup brought out the flavor of the roasted chicken. Yum yum! If you prefer to go by a recipe I recommend this one here. Instead of adding the bouillon I would suggest salt and pepper to avoid unnecessary MSG.