A large tray of chicken drumsticks comes in at less than £2.00, and these lovely pieces of chicken are more than enough to make a wonderful family pie.
Yes you will have to give it some thought, think about roasting off the chicken drumsticks when you have the oven on anyway. You can always cook them one day and assemble the pie the next.
As it turned out I cooked my drumsticks in the morning and they were cold by the time I had a chance to return to the dish.
Also give some thought to what you want to add to the pie to stretch the chicken. A cheap tin of Sliced mushrooms, sweetcorn or beans would make the pie feed one or two additional people. Theres no reason why you cant put the carrots and peas in the dish to save you having to do 'sides' later.
When you roast the chicken use a little oil, and season with black pepper and roast in a preheated oven (180C). Consider what you have in the garden and in the fridge, streaky bacon, rosemary or Thyme, lemon, lime or onions wedges, can all add to the overall flavour of the roasted chicken, and if you are making your own chicken stock you can use these flavours again later.