I meant to prepare a chicken today to mainly use for soup and chicken enchiladas. Since it's late in the afternoon, do I forget about it till tomorrow and perhaps cook in the crockpot (won't be home much tomorrow), roast it at high heat, or try Jeff Smith's boiled chicken recipe? If you're unfamiliar with it, it goes like this: bring 8 gallons of water to a boil, put in the chicken, when the water stops boiling, you take the chicken out, bring the water to a boil again and then put the chicken in for one hour. (Lid on, heat off.) Supposed to be perfect.
I already have containers of chicken stock in the freezer, so stock is not a problem.
An additional issue--other than forgetting all about it till now--is that I had asked my husband to purchase a small chicken, but he brought home a large roaster. Would that affect your reply?