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Do you brown your chicken or put it straight in the slo cooker?

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whyno Mon 17-Dec-12 12:48:42

Title says it all really! I am far too lazy to cook chicken in the slo cooker if it has to be cooked first. Is putting it in raw a total no no?

DistantShip Mon 17-Dec-12 13:05:07

I hope not - I've been doing a full chicken in the crock pot for years, and will go home to one tonight.

wrenster Mon 17-Dec-12 19:43:23

Definitely not! I just pop it in with a little bit of stock and that's that. Sometimes I put a halved lemon or orange inside just to keep it moist (if I have one lurking in the fridge) but not sure you can really go wrong with slow cooker chicken!

sashh Tue 18-Dec-12 01:14:44

I don't brown it.

I do put a couple of 'straps' of foil under it so I can get it out in one piece though.

I don't bother with stock - might sprinkle some dried mixed herbs.

pregnantpause Tue 18-Dec-12 11:09:27

whole- no, I dont brown, just don't eat the skin

breast- no

thigh without skin- no

thigh with skin- yes, or else the skin is saggy and flaccid

wings- yes, as abovegrin

StuffezLaBouche Tue 18-Dec-12 19:28:38

Nah. Not chicken. I do with beef and lamb because I like to de-glaze the pan, it really makes a difference to the end result. But not chicken.

whyno Wed 19-Dec-12 16:58:55

Yay smile

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