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I'm going to cook a chicken in my slow cooker for the first time ..

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hughjarssss Mon 25-Aug-08 19:50:22


How would you do it?

lou33 Mon 25-Aug-08 19:54:34

no idea, but i read the thread title as "i'm going to cook my children in a slow cooker for the first time"


hughjarssss Mon 25-Aug-08 19:55:33

grin lou

MarkStretch Mon 25-Aug-08 19:56:22

oooo I want to know too. Everything I cook in a slow cooker tastes shit.

badgermonkey Mon 25-Aug-08 19:56:56

I put in the slow cooker, put the lid on and switch it on. Don't add anything at all. But when I do it, it's to strip all the meat off the bones easily to use in curry/enchiladas/etc, not to eat 'as is' - it can be a bit bland on its own.

MarkStretch Mon 25-Aug-08 19:59:03

Low/med/high? For how long?

hughjarssss Mon 25-Aug-08 19:59:10

I want to cook a roast so probably do need to add something.

Intrested in what other people add

MarkStretch Mon 25-Aug-08 20:12:34

So without sounding really thick- you put a whole chicken, raw, in the slow cooker, right?

badgermonkey Mon 25-Aug-08 20:13:32

Er...low, and for the whole day. Usually put it in at 7am, before I leave for work, and take it out at 6ish. I find whole chickens rather robust in the slow cooker.

badgermonkey Mon 25-Aug-08 20:15:03

Yep, raw, and I don't add liquid; there's plenty in the bottom when you take it out anyway, and you don't want it wet. You could add any of the usual garlic/lemon/herbs type things I suppose.

MarkStretch Mon 25-Aug-08 20:17:14

Blimey. I am going to try that.

yorkiegal Mon 25-Aug-08 20:20:07

Hi i do this all the time on a chicken in and on low for about 5-6 hours .

hughjarssss Mon 25-Aug-08 21:48:02

Do you add anything yorkiegal?

cadelaide Mon 25-Aug-08 21:49:41

But don't they come out rather pale? You're not going to get that lovely golden skin, surely?

hughjarssss Mon 25-Aug-08 21:51:16

Hadn't thought about that

badgermonkey Mon 25-Aug-08 21:51:33

No, you don't get lovely crispy skin, but you do get every single scrap of meat off the bones, and it's nice and tender. If I buy an expensive free-range chicken, I do like to know I've eaten all of it that I could!

cadelaide Mon 25-Aug-08 21:53:54

Does it look nice enough to serve as part of a traditional roast meal, badgermonkey?

I'm tempted.....

hughjarssss Tue 26-Aug-08 09:40:07

Thats what I'm intested in cadelaide

Jahan Tue 26-Aug-08 11:30:11

I tried it once and it was rubbish. The skin was all sloppy and it was very bland.

I think browning it in some oil/butter first would work well.

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