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Old 11-06-2008, 01:52 PM   #1
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crockpot help..dry chicken

I am trying to be more organized and do alot more healthy cooking using the crock pot. One issue I have though is everyt time I cook chicken in there it comes out dry......any suggestions?
I am thinking maybe its overcooked??? My crockpot can be timed but after that time expires it starts automatically keeping it warm for up to 3 hours.

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Old 11-06-2008, 01:55 PM   #2
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Re: crockpot help..dry chicken

I've found that if I cook my chicken for too long it does dry out quite a bit. Shorten the cooking time (the warm function doesn't seem to change things so far) and make sure you have some liquid in the crock pot as well (even though it's not necessary). Shortening the time has done wonders for my chicken.
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:01 PM   #3
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Re: crockpot help..dry chicken

If it's just chicken you are trying to cook make sure you add a some water or chicken broth that might help,
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:33 PM   #4
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Re: crockpot help..dry chicken

What kind of chicken are you using? Breasts cook faster (and dry out faster) than legs/thighs or a whole chicken.

Also you need some kind of a sauce/liquid (I mean, you don't need it to cook the chicken, but if you just plop plain chicken in it'll get dry, but if you cook it in something -broth, cream-of soup, canned tomatoes, etc. - it'll stay moister).
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:02 PM   #5
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Re: crockpot help..dry chicken

whole chickens are best breast down on a vegie bed so they dont burn if that makes since. carrot onion and celery work perfect
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:21 AM   #6
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Hmmmm I never use a liquid and I've never had a problem. I do set my chicken on some onions, carrots, and celery though.
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