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    Slow Cooking a Whole Chicken




    I bought 5 whole chickens recently b/c they were on sale:dance2:
    So right now, I have 1 of them in the slow cooker. All I did was season the chicken with some salt/pepper, and a little bit of thyme. I stuck a few green onion stalks at the bottom of the cooker, then lay the chicken on top. I put it on HIGH and will cook for about 5hrs.

    Has anyone slow cooked a whole chicken before, and if so, how'd it turn out?

    I'm still working my way thru the black bean chicken recipe I made last week (still enjoying it too), but wanted to make some chicken for the bullys to eat this week. I think I'm going to make some stock from this too. I'll let you know how it turns out!
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    Re: Slow Cooking a Whole Chicken




    I personally love slow cooked whole chickens. Delicious!!! Hubby hates them tho, says they are too rubbery. He also does not like baked chicken. However he likes rotisserie chicken. So we usually have rotisserie chicken whole....

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    I'm very pleased with the chicken--it's so fall-off-the-bone moist! I left it infor 4.5hrs. After taking off all the meat, I left the bones inthe pot, added water til almost top of crock and cooked it in slow x 3hrs. I wish I had some carrots of onions to add to the broth but I'll have to do that next time. Tonight I will strain the soup and will have some nice, homemade chicken broth.

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    Re: Slow Cooking a Whole Chicken




    The crock pot is about the only way I make a baked chicken. Just cannot see heating up the whole kitchen for a bird. LOL!

    Its just like oven cooking, except smaller.

    The hardest thing for me to get over was NOT putting any liquid in the bottom when I turned it on. It just seems so wrong, y'know.

    Never thought about the broth/stock... guess I should do that, huh?

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    I have never crock pot cooked a whole chicken and broth has never crossed my mind. Hmm....

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    I got the idea of a whole chicken in the crock pot from pinterest recently, made it and LOVED it!

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    I usually add a little bit of broth on the bottom of the pot. This is about the only way I make chicken now. My picky eaters love it!

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    Re: Slow Cooking a Whole Chicken




    Funny that this thread popped up again b/c in the last 7 days i've made two whole chickens in the crockpot. My grocery store recently had a sale on whole chickens for 49cents/lb so i bought a bunch. Last night I stuffed the chicken w/cut up lemon slices, whole garlic cloves and an onion. I learned this trick of elevating the chicken while it's cooking with 3 pieces of foil rolled up like a ball. This creates a stand for the chicken so that it just doesn't sit in its juices while it's cooking. Now the chicken cooks perfectly w/out getting too soggy!

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