We eat a whole chicken once a week. The first night I roast it over a bed of onions, sweet potatoes and root veggies. There are four in my family but if there is any meat left over I save it for chicken soup or put it over salads. The next day I make stock out of the carcass and usually have enough for a nice big pot of soup. I usually get at least three meals out of each chicken.
An easy way to cook the chicken is to stick it in the crock pot. The skin is nasty (which is a shame because nothing is better than crispy chicken skin) but the meat tastes terrific over salads (it's very moist and flavorful).