First, why should you stretch the chicken?
"Let's start here: Average Americans eat WAY too much meat, in my opinion, and I am in pretty good company in that opinion. Nearly every organization that deals with health and nutrition agrees that a serving of meat should be between two and four ounces and some groups think even less! I wrote a whole post about it :-)"
So how do we meet those recommendations most days? Taking what appear to be single serving size pieces and turning them into family servings:
Look, two thighs= two servings, right?
Yum, two delicious servings...
But wait! When you take the meat off the bone, it magically turns into enough for a family!
Bonus, you get bones and skin to make a small pot of crock pot stock!
Look! 2 cups of rice, 16 ounces of frozen vegetables, and about 1 1/2 pounds of cooked chicken (about 2 cups). Six - eight very hearty servings!
So, go forth and stretch your chicken!