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notsoteenagemum Thu 04-Jun-09 22:22:52

Has anyone got any light recipes for the slow cooker please, or should I put it away until it's stew weather again?

notsoteenagemum Fri 05-Jun-09 09:10:53

Bumping for todays super cooks.

timmette Fri 05-Jun-09 09:21:59

You could probably do a chicken whole in it with some kind of light white wine sauce and serve with new potatoes...
I did ribs once.

JoeJoe1977 Fri 05-Jun-09 09:35:17

Moroccan chicken - serve with cous-cous and salad.

notsoteenagemum Fri 05-Jun-09 09:41:18

Hurrah and thankyou!
Would I have to cover the whole chicken with liquid and would it go brown?
Morrocan chicken sounds good, how do you make it please?

timmette Fri 05-Jun-09 09:45:07

No it wouldn't go brown. You could always brown the outside in a pan. No you don't have to cover the whole chicken with liquid the steam cooks the uncovered parts.
You can also do a nice chinese style chicken like that .

Rubyrubyrubyinthegame Fri 05-Jun-09 09:47:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

JoeJoe1977 Fri 05-Jun-09 09:51:37

6-8 Chicken thighs
2 cloves garlic
1tsp each of ground cumin, ground coriander and sweet paprika
sliced onion
handful of red lentils
can of tomatoes
squirt of tomato ketchup
cinnamon stick
1pt chicken stock
chopped dried apricots
chopped red pepper

I normally put the chicken to marinate overnight with some oil and the garlic, cumin, coriander and paprika.

Fry the chicken and spices with the onion, put in your slow cooker, add all the other ingredients. Leave until chicken cooked and lentils have thickened the sauce. Keep an eye on it if you can to make sure it doesn't get too dry.

This is modified from a recipe that I cut out of a magazine a couple of months ago. You can add more or less of the spices and garlic depending on your taste.

notsoteenagemum Fri 05-Jun-09 09:54:15

Do you make your own BBQ sauce Ruby, I don't think dc would go for ribs but I'm thinking BBQ chicken now.
I do chilli and bolognese but feel I've done them to death.
Timmette what would I use for chinese chicken please?

notsoteenagemum Fri 05-Jun-09 09:55:57

Thanks JoeJoe I've got most of those ingredient in too do you think I could use sultanas instead of apricots though?

timmette Fri 05-Jun-09 09:59:02

JoeJoe that sounds great - will try it.
Chinese chicken
soy sauce
sesame oil
rice wine
garlic ginger and spring onions
it's really light also very nice if done in portions wapped in tin foil and steamed - not in slow cooker - lol.

JoeJoe1977 Fri 05-Jun-09 10:01:39

No reason why not IMO, the pepper wasn't in the original recipe but I added it once as I had some chopped up that needed using up.

JoeJoe1977 Fri 05-Jun-09 10:03:00

I don't always do the moroccan chicken in the slow cooker, if I've got something else in the oven I put it in there for a couple of hours.

notsoteenagemum Fri 05-Jun-09 10:08:00

That sounds lovely too timmette.

I need the slow cooker to get me through the last few weeks of work and college. I'm looking forward to the summer holidays to actually use the oven again , how sad is that!

timmette Fri 05-Jun-09 10:18:42

Have you tried this website
it is american but is full of ideas for slow cookers.

notsoteenagemum Fri 05-Jun-09 10:22:37

That looks good, thank you.
Not sure where I can get Elk meat though.

timmette Fri 05-Jun-09 10:26:54

really elk meat grin didn't see that one

notsoteenagemum Fri 05-Jun-09 10:49:13

Yes shredded elk!smile

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