Roast chicken is so damn generous. Not only do we get a scrummy meal, we also get stock for numerous future dishes and school sandwiches with the left over meat. Win, win and win!
I roast the chook (free-range, of course!) with a little Canola oil sprayed over it (not aerosol, one of those oil spray bottles you pump.) and then salt all over. No-one in my family likes stuffing except Mr Frillypants.... so he misses out. But there are a few recipes available in the Failsafe recipes books, if that's what floats your boat. Sometimes I'll chuck some garlic cloves in or else sprinkle with some citric acid.
To make the stock; put the carcass into a large saucepan (at least 2++ litres) and cover with water. Make sure all skin has been removed (amines) and don't go adding in all those vegie peelings (salicylate). This is pure chicken stock, nothing else. Bring to boil and simmer for as long as you want, but at least one hour. Allow to cool and then strain into a jug to make it easier to put into containers for freezing. I usually get 2 litres, which I freeze in 500ml lots. Why make stock? Commercial stock usually has MSG or other 'flavour enhancers' or else has herbs (salicylates).
Left over meat is for sandwiches, fried rice, rice paper rolls.... the list is (nearly) endless.