How do i cook a whole chicken in my slow cooker?

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  1. Littleslimmingbee

    Littleslimmingbee Gold Member

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    Hi all,
    I begin my 2nd job tomorrow.. which means il be having my Roast in the evening! but i dont want to have to wait and cook it when i get home.. i'd like it to be half way there!


    What do i doooo.. im terrified it'l dry out... the chicken and the slow cooker that is!

    xx
     
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    I skin mine and add water and a achicken stock cube. It wont dry out. I
     
  4. Donnie46

    Donnie46 Slow but sure....

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    I've slow cooked a chicken, I rubbed it with ginger paste and chilli, and put a piece of ginger in the belly of the chicken, it smells delicius now, we are having it tonight with cous cous and salad.

    You will love your chicken Fern, it will be so moist and the meat will just fall of the bones, enjoy...............
     
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    (don't know what happened then)skin it cos the liquid is fat free and lush for gravy(add instant mash-syn free one on ee).
     
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    Donnie46 Slow but sure....

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    I never add water to mine, as the chicken will make it's own juices as it cooks.
     
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    When i did this i couldn't believe how easy it was....do the tin foil thing, sit your chicken ontop, then Voila!! The hardest thing will be for you to get it out in one piece!!!
    It's tasty tasty, it's very very tasty. it's very tasty.
     
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    I only do it for lovely gravy.
     
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    the juices arnt free hon, thats why people use foil balls so it all drains off... xxx
     
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    Okay thanks everyone!!! so Low for 8 hours yes? xxx
     
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    My MIL says i should always wack the slowcooker on high for 5 minutes to get the momentum going??? o_O
     
  12. ilovelife

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    by putting it into the slow cooker ;)
     
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    I thought with a slow cooker you need stock to cook thins in?
     
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    If you take the skin off the chicken then the juice that comes from it still isn't free?
     
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    I actually cooked my first slow roast chicken last week.

    I forgot to put it in (duh!) so put it in for an hour on high along with some chicken stock made with bovril and then turned it onto low for about another six hours.

    That's literally all I did and it was gorgeous..............Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
     
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    Got this tomorrow for dinner, love it. I put a garlic bulb in the carcass along with a lemon mmmmmmm YUM
     
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    no any juices that come from meats is the fat draining off. you should be counting it as syns if your using it in your gravey. xxx
     
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    The juices are not all fat. If you put them in a gravy separator jug, or chill them, you will see that the fat rises to the top and can be discarded. What is left is stock and is fine to use.
     
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    To be honest when i saw the juices from the chicken in the bottom i was glad it had drained out. It looked bloody awful.
    I threw mine away, could have been a waste i know but it looked so oily.
     
  20. Littleslimmingbee

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    Iv just looked at mine and think the juices look YUCK lol.



    eek..

    its been on low since half 11 this morn.. and has been on high since 6. . how long do i have to wait now?????? lol
     
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    Well. im SO happy i finally managed somthing in my slowcooker. I will be doing this EVERY sunday now.

    Thanks for your help guys!
     
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