8 responses to “Slow Cooker “Roast” Chicken: Parents Need to Eat, TooSM”

  1. jesse

    I love using the slow cooker for chicken! So easy. I have found that sometimes my chickens can get a tad dry if I leave them in for a few minutes too long (if I'm late coming home from work, etc.), so I have started putting the chicken into the crock upside down (breastside down instead of up). This helps keep the juices in the drier white meat so that everything ends up super juicy, even if I'm a few minutes late.

  2. debbie koenig

    Hi Jesse, thanks for stopping by! Y'know, I tried the breast-side down thing and I didn't notice a difference in result–the breast was dry no matter what, if I left it on too long. But I'm game to try it again and report back, given your success.

  3. Ann

    I also love the slow cooker for roasting a chicken. We all love crispy skin though, so I lift it out of the crock, onto a cookie sheet and put it under the broiler for 5 or 6 minutes and the skin crisps up and is delicious.

  4. debbie koenig

    That's a really good idea, Ann. But I don't think our broiler could fit a whole chicken! Crappy 1970s apartment kitchen…

  5. norma tassler

    Chicken was lovely. Had great success with stuffed cabbage in my slow cooker.

    Thanks for a wonderful web site.

  6. norma tassler

    I don’t understand what “moderation” is needed.

  7. Mark Can Cook

    I am passionate about my trusty slow cooker we’ve been friends for over twenty years now. Actually she’s a bit like grandfather’s old ax. I had two at one stage; but the old lid on the newer body and insert are still the original to me! I can’t imagine my fast paced life without my crock pot – it is hard to explain the feeling of knowing you are coming home to a wonderful meal that is ready as soon as you are!

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