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    Help cooking a chicken!!!!

    Ok, so yes, I have cooked chickens numerous times - but never in a slow cooker! Iv been googling on what to do and I'm finding all different information! So can someone help please!

    I have a whole chicken, do I add water or not, how long do I put it on for (my slow cooker has low/med/high settings) is it ok to put in before I go bed and leave it overnight? The thought of the chicken 'falling off the bone' sounds a bit icky, is this what happens? Is there any way of getting it out whole? Is there a lot of fat juice?

    I do use my slow cooker all the time, but never for a whole chicken, I just fancied a change from cooking in the oven! Thanks

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    I usually quarter an onion put on bottom then sit chicken on top.I don't put any water in.You can put balls of baco foil on bottom then chicken on top.
    The meat just falls away from the carcass.Try it.

    Put it on low setting.Mines usually in for at least 8 hours.
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    Thankyou, i was worried incase leaving the slow cooker on dry as such with not putting fluids in would break it or something. I will give it a go, and make balls of foil so the fat runs off. Another question - I'm sounding so dumb aren't i - which side do I cook it? Google says breast side down... Is that upside down from how they are in the packaging? Or doesn't it really matter?

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    Mines usually how it comes out of the package.Breast side up.
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    What about lifting it out? X

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    Sorry didn't answer I fell asleep.Hope it turned out ok for you.
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    Well I did it, I cooked my chicken!!! It looks bloody lovely too! Turned the cooker off around 9am. The skin is nice and brown, and I carefully lifted it out with two frying spatula thingies! It didn't fall apart, but I'm yet to cut into it! I did like you said and rolled up a few balls of foil, and all the fat juice was in the bottom and nothing on the chicken! Looking forward to eating it later, will update with what I think! Thanks for all your help, I'm now a master chicken cookerer!!
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    Thanks for that posting.. I never knew that a slow cooker could be used without any liquid being added.. Great info!








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    You can also wrap potatoes in foil and put straight into the slow cooker.
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