How do i

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by smoomoo, 30 January 2010 Social URL.

  1. smoomoo

    smoomoo Silver Member

    Posts:
    604
    Likes Received:
    4
    Start Weight:
    10st11lb
    Current Weight:
    8st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    7st7lb
    Lost(%):
    2st8lb(23.84%)
    Diet:
    Slimming world
    cook a whole chicken in the slow cooker? and can i put veg in there to eat too or would it soak up too much chicken fat? thanks in advance
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. Circes

    Circes Strutting her stuff

    Posts:
    7,766
    Likes Received:
    201
    Start Weight:
    17st12lb
    Current Weight:
    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    7st5lb(41.2%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    You just put the chicken in and switch it on. Personally I wouldn't add the veg because a lot of fat and liquid comes out of the chicken. Someone here recommends putting some scrunched up foil in the bottom so the chicken is not resting in it while cooking. There are threads on this in the recipes section so have a look there if you need more info.
     
  4. teresa32uk

    teresa32uk Silver Member

    Posts:
    691
    Likes Received:
    3
    Start Weight:
    11st2lb
    Current Weight:
    10st12lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st4lb(2.56%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    someone posted the other day, that if you screw up foil in to balls and rest the chicken or joint of meat on this it works, check out SW slow cooker recipes.
     
  5. avisk

    avisk xx

    Posts:
    2,303
    Likes Received:
    92
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Definitely would not put anything else in, because there is always a bit of fat in the liquid that gathers at the bottom of the dish.

    What I do is to use the screwed up foil which has already been mentioned, or an old carrot cut into chunks (you are not going to eat this!!) so that the chicken does not sit on the bottom of the dish, put a little boiling water (no more than a quarter of an inch) in the dish, and then put the chicken in upside down - that is, breast side down. That way, the juices flow downwards into the breast instead of away, and it is moister.

    What you will end up with is a very tender and tasty chicken (too tender to carve - it will fall apart!) and some liquid at the bottom of the dish. Pop the liquid in a bowl in the fridge and the fat will rise to the top and you can spoon it off and throw it out. The stock (it may turn to a jelly in the fridge) can be used for a gravy or a sauce or whatever.
     
  6. Donnie46

    Donnie46 Slow but sure....

    Posts:
    8,369
    Likes Received:
    156
    Start Weight:
    22st0lb
    Current Weight:
    19st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st7lb(11.36%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World - Green Days only.
    All good advice there, you could put a cut lemon and a few cloves of garlic inside the chicken while it is cooking, and you will have a cooked chicken tasting of lemon and garlic, - lovely.....
     
  7. mumtheshopper

    mumtheshopper Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,308
    Likes Received:
    29
    Start Weight:
    12st6lb
    Current Weight:
    12st4lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    0st2lb(1.15%)
    Diet:
    WW
    I just bung it in. I do put optatoes in too, but I don't eat them cos I don't really like them anyway.

    Lynda
     
  8. darkcookie

    darkcookie Full Member

    Posts:
    318
    Likes Received:
    1
    Start Weight:
    14st2lb
    Current Weight:
    11st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st7lb(17.68%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Hi,

    If you put the juices in the fridge & remove the fat does that make a free chicken stock or is it synned??

    Thanks in advance

    Lyn
     
  9. avisk

    avisk xx

    Posts:
    2,303
    Likes Received:
    92
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    If you scrape off every bit of fat from the top of the stock, then as far as I am aware the remaining stock will then be free. You won't get a lot of it, cooking a chicken this way, but it will be quite concentrated and taste lovely!
     
  10. charliebecca

    charliebecca Full Member

    Posts:
    117
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    12st3lb
    Current Weight:
    11st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st7lb(4.09%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    dont do what i did!. i thought id be clever and skin it before putting it in. left it for 10 hours, took it out and i swear i could used it to put nails in the wall
     
  11. smoomoo

    smoomoo Silver Member

    Posts:
    604
    Likes Received:
    4
    Start Weight:
    10st11lb
    Current Weight:
    8st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    7st7lb
    Lost(%):
    2st8lb(23.84%)
    Diet:
    Slimming world
    ok thankyou, have just put it in. It was still slighly frozen so have put it on high and wont get in from work for about 8 hours, it wont burn will it? Have put it upside down in a bit of water, a chicken stock cube and a load of garlic
     
  12. Circes

    Circes Strutting her stuff

    Posts:
    7,766
    Likes Received:
    201
    Start Weight:
    17st12lb
    Current Weight:
    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    7st5lb(41.2%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Your chicken should be fully defrosted before you cook it otherwise there's a risk of food poisoning. Take it and defrost it fully and then cook it on low. If you can't do that today because of work then have something else.
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.