Roast chicken for a week full of flavorful meals

There’s nothing more dependable for a great weeknight dinner than a roasted chicken — or two. Elizabeth Chambers Hammer is joining TODAY to share her go-to roast chicken recipe with fresh herbs and uses the leftovers to make two more tasty meals: chicken salad with pecans and a Southwestern chicken soup.

Herbed Roast Chicken
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Herbed Roast Chicken

Elizabeth Chambers Hammer

Not only is this recipe delicious, it calls for simple ingredients and is easy to make. My children and husband love it and I make it almost every week! I usually double the recipe and make two chickens (and I suggest you do, too!) so there’s more meat for more meals. Enjoy!

Tarragon Chicken Salad
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Tarragon Chicken Salad

Elizabeth Chambers Hammer

This is the best chicken salad you’ve ever tasted! It’s different and delicious and the perfect meal for any time of the day — whether it’s for lunch in a sandwich, on top of greens as a salad or as a dip with crackers or crudités, you can’t go wrong. It’s a best seller at BIRD bakery and once you taste it, it’s easy to see why!

Southwestern Chicken Soup
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Southwestern Chicken Soup

Elizabeth Chambers Hammer

This is one of my favorite soups to make because it’s comfort food with a refreshing Southwestern flavor. This particular recipe also freezes beautifully for those days when you don’t feel like cooking or when someone in the family is craving a comforting (and nutritious) bowl of chicken soup. Just defrost and you have a balanced meal in minutes!

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Chicken Carnitas Tacos
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Chicken Carnitas Tacos

Laura Vitale

Lettuce Wraps with Chicken and Avocado Salad
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