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Sloooow cooking - temperature help!

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superlambanana Wed 26-Mar-14 08:39:53

I want to do a chicken casserole tomorrow (chicken thighs, veg etc) but it would need to go in before I go to work at 8.30... Can I do this or will it just get ruined (or give us good poisoning)? I plan to brown the chicken in the morning then just chuck it all in the pot. What temperature should I put it in at? Will be eating about 6pm.

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 26-Mar-14 09:18:59

If it's a regular oven try its lowest setting... Gas 1/2 or equivalent. If it's a slow-cooker I've no idea, sorry. Does your oven have an automatic timer/delay start function?

superlambanana Wed 26-Mar-14 10:11:35

It's a regular electric oven. No timer sadly or I'd be sorted!

ilovepowerhoop Wed 26-Mar-14 10:18:24

could you cook it today and then reheat tomorrow?

PigletJohn Wed 26-Mar-14 10:27:31

You could pre-heat the oven to a high temperature, then turn it down to slow-cook before you leave. This will get the pot and contents hot more quickly so they will not spend so long at the dangerous lukewarm stage.

Middleagedmotheroftwo Wed 26-Mar-14 10:37:27

I'd go for the cooking today and re-heating tomorrow option if you don't have a slow cooker. I wouldn't want to leave an oven on all day - will cost a fortune for one thing.

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