EatinEatOut : Fall 2012
Want more cooking tips and recipe ideas for chicken? Click Here! To check progress without lifting the lid, spin the cover until the condensation falls off. Then it's easy to see inside. • Only fill the crockpot one half to two thirds full. The foods will not cook properly if the appliance is filled to the brim. If the food and liquid level is too low, the foods will cook too quickly. • One hour on HIGH is equal to two hours on LOW. • For best results, ground meats must be cooked in a skillet before cooking in the crockpot. • Add tender vegetables like fresh tomatoes, mushrooms and zucchini during the last 45 minutes of cook- ing time so they don't overcook. • Dark meat is the best choice for the slow cooker because white meat overcooks quickly. Always remove chicken skin because it becomes flabby and without a skin barrier the sauce flavors have a chance to infuse the chicken meat. Four hours is the maximum time to cook chicken on high in a slow cooker.