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Old 04-28-2013, 06:23 PM   #11
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Re: Overcooking chicken =/

You could try using chicken thighs instead of breasts, much less dry and generally have more flavour too.

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Old 04-29-2013, 09:16 PM   #12
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Imake that one dish chicken recipe in the oven And its a favorite by all!

I cut up the uncooked chicken breasts into bite sized pieces and put them in the bottom of a 9x13. Sprinkle cheese on top. Then mix the stuffing with a can if cream if ckn soup and add 1/3 c milk. Bake 350 for 30 min or till ckn is done.

I know that this doesn't solve the crockpot dilemma but wanted to share!
thanks! I have 2 appointments tomorrow so I wont be home, I think I'm going to skip the crockpot and try it your way since I wont be here to 'babysit' it.

Would cream of potato be weird? I think that is the only 'cream of' soup we have hiding right now. (I can run to the store while I'm running errands in the area anyway in the morning if it'll be bad).

Stupid question - but since it is cooking in the oven and not the crockpot we drop the extra liquids? correct?
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:50 PM   #13
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Imake that one dish chicken recipe in the oven And its a favorite by all!

I cut up the uncooked chicken breasts into bite sized pieces and put them in the bottom of a 9x13. Sprinkle cheese on top. Then mix the stuffing with a can if cream if ckn soup and add 1/3 c milk. Bake 350 for 30 min or till ckn is done.

I know that this doesn't solve the crockpot dilemma but wanted to share!
It was a fail here =( but at least it isn't overcooked

Dp is having leftover chili. The baby liked the chicken at least. I like stovetop on occasion...& cream of (usually mushroom) soup occasionally but not a big fan of them together. It's a bit too salty.

Ah well, at least I tried.
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Liquid will keep it moist.
Yeah if you have a newer crockpot you need to put it on low and treat it somewhat like high and cut the cooking time. I had an older one that I loved but DS broke the lid and I can't afford to replace it right now so I h e to use my cheap new one that cooks a three lb roast on low in 4-6 hours. :/ Not bad but it takes adjusting.
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Modern crock pots cook at too high a temp. for most recipes. The meat will be terribly over cooked. What I have realized is that I need to cut the cooking time in half.
I agree! I cut the time down as well, or I put it on the low setting for the same time as it calls for high. Worked so far!
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I agree! I cut the time down as well, or I put it on the low setting for the same time as it calls for high. Worked so far!
I can't believe this never occurred to me. I just thought I had a hot pot.

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Modern crock pots cook at too high a temp. for most recipes. The meat will be terribly over cooked. What I have realized is that I need to cut the cooking time in half.
Oh my gosh! I never noticed this before. Though it explains why my beans are always done hours early in the new family size crock pot I have and why they take extra time in the older small crockpot.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:47 PM   #18
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You could try using chicken thighs instead of breasts, much less dry and generally have more flavour too.
This. Thighs work, breasts don't, IME.
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