I baked a roasting chicken the other night. When it came out of the oven it looked beautiful. Then I tried to carve it. It was really hard to carve. I had a hard time getting the knife through the skin, and it involved some serious hacking to get the leg joints seperated, even though it was fully cooked. The skin which looked beautiful and crispy and brown was rubbery. It made wonderful gravy, and the meat was pretty tasty, but kind of fought back more than I am used to in chickens. So I have no idea what I did wrong, I have never had this happen before, and I have no idea what I did wrong. All I did was cook it at 350 for um I sort of forget how long, but I basted it a couple times. So if anyone has any thoughts I would appreciate it.
The real problem is that our budget is tight around here, and I really cant throw out something over half a chicken. Has anyone got any ideas on how to make this thing edible. I have about a cup and a half of chicken gravy i made with it if that helps. I suppose I could make soup, but I am looking for other options.