You can cook chicken in a variety of ways in a slow cooker by adding the desired seasonings and cooking it for 6 to 8 hours on the low setting. To reduce the cooking time by about one-third, you can use the high setting.
As of 2015, a great place to find chicken recipes for the slow cooker is the Food Network site. The site offer numerous kitchen tested slow cooker recipes.
It takes approximately four hours to cook a whole chicken in a slow cooker set on high. When using the low temperature setting, it takes six to eight hours to cook a whole chicken.
Slow-cooker honey-orange chicken drumsticks and Crock-Pot maple Dijon chicken drumsticks are some slow cooker recipes for chicken legs. The first recipe is for a six-person dinner, while the second is for a four-person dinner.
Some good chicken and rice recipes for a slow cooker include the wild rice soup recipe from LandOLakes.com and the gumbo soup recipe from BettyCrocker.com. These recipes have received good ratings and positive comments from website users.
One easy chicken stew recipe uses 1 1/2 cups each of chopped potatoes and carrots, onion, thyme, garlic, sage, salt and 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves. Cover the mixture with 1 can of cream of chicken soup, and cook on low for six hours in a small slow cooker.
Slow cookers, including those rated as the best by Amazon customers, can be purchased through Amazon. The top rated slow cookers, as reviewed by Real Simple in 2012, can also be purchased at Target, Williams-Sonoma and through the Hamilton Beach and Crock-Pot websites.
To use a slow cooker, simply place the ingredients in the appliance, put on the lid and set the cooking time. To make the most of a slow cooker, choose dishes that benefit from a wet heating method, and use plenty of liquid to promote steam cooking.
To make a chicken and noodle dish in a slow cooker, add 1 pound of cubed boneless, skinless chicken thighs to the cooker with 1 14-ounce can of drained artichokes, 1 16-ounce jar of Alfredo sauce and 1 cup of water. Cook on low for five to six hours.
Both Good Housekeeping and Cooking.com rate the All-Clad 6.5-quart electric slow cooker with ceramic insert as the best slow cooker, as of 2015. Cooking.com also recommends Calphalon’s 4-quart slow cooker, Cuisinart’s 6.5-quart programmable slow cooker and Rival’s Little Dipper as top slow cooker op