3-4 chicken breasts chopped up into bitesized chunks
1 tbsp olive oil
chunks of potato
1/2 pint chicken stock
white wine (around a glass worth)
cornflour to thicken if desired
fry onions and carrots for about 5 mins and lift out
fry chicken until just browned then lift out
bung everything in slow cooker except cornflour
about an hour before serving, mix a tbsp cornflour with a little water then pour into slow cooker, stir well.
Mine is a small one that will fit in my fridge so I actually redistribute effort to when I really do have time - in the evening when kids are in bed. Put all ingredients in (as long as you cover the veg with liquid it doesn't mind being chopped in advance) and then in the am all I have to do is put the pot into teh machine and turn it on.
Erm - don't know. It's not cracked yet. If you are worried maybe take it out of fridge first thing, then turn it on when back from school? And I tend to just leave it all day anyway - let's face it, your never going to get crispness from a slocooker are you?