Crock pot advice needed!

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  1. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We processed two birds this weekend, 5 months old and they've been resting in the fridge. One is going into the freezer and the other into the crockpot.

    With fresh birds do you put them into the crockpot with liquid or just as is with some spices or marinade? I saw a recipe that called for a bottle of teriyaki marinade poured over the bird and cooked on low for 6-8 hours, would that work? I just wasn't sure if it needed more liquid.

    My husband's doing this while I'm at work, so it's got to be simple! [​IMG]

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. OldChurchEggery1

    OldChurchEggery1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cook mine in the crockpot with salt, paprika, and a bottle of beer. I've heard of other liquids being used as well.
     
  3. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh, that sounds good. I'll have to have DH check and see if we have any homebrew left from the batch of IPA we made a few months back!
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Quote:That sounds delicious! I'm glad I peeked in on this thread! Do you put the chicken in, bones and all? Whole?

    Sharon
     
  5. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    It actually depends upon the crock pot and how tight the lid fits. If liquid can't evaporate off, you an cook a chicken with no added liquid. If steam gets out, you will need to add some liquid.

    There will be juice coming off the chicken as it cooks, but not nearly as much juice from a home raised bird as a store bought bird, because the home raised hasn't been injected with 10% "broth".

    It seem like as time goes on and everything is made with less quality, that crock pots don't hold in the liquid like they used to.

    Without liquid, it will be more like baked chicken. With liquid, you get stewed chicken.
     
  6. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had him add some cyser (apple mead) we made for liquid, and some pepper, salt, paprika and garlic powder and set it on low.

    This will be our first taste of home raised bird, so hopefully it will be good!
     
  7. DAYDRINKER

    DAYDRINKER Out Of The Brooder

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    Just had an 18 week old Delaware from the crockpot. It was fantastic.

    salt & pepper the bird.
    add:
    1 cup rice vinegar
    1 cup mirin
    2 chopped carrots
    2 chopped onions

    when done, remove the bird carefully strain the liquid into a saucepan and reduce (maybe adding a roux)
    for one MIGHTY fine gravy!

    Im still drooling...
     
  8. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Quote:What is mirin? [​IMG]
     
  9. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Cosmopolis Chick

    Cosmopolis Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a person that reads the instruction book for any and ALL products I get. Crockpots I have had always say to always use liquid. You've got heat going on there, you don't want it to burn or overheat. If you don't still have your booklet (I keep mine in a file) try an online search for the online version booklet for your particular machine.

    Recipe: Chicken Stew
    Place into crockpot:
    1 whole, cleaned small chicken carcass
    1 T. No-salt seasoning (it's herbs/spices/pepper/orange peel)
    1 t. poultry seasoning
    2-3 T dried parsley
    1 onion, small dice
    6-10 ribs celery, small dice
    1 c. uncooked pearled barley
    1 qt homemade chicken broth, or equivalent canned broth

    Make sure everything is submerged, especially meat and barley.

    Cook 1 hr on High, switch to Low and cook minimum of 10 more hours.
     

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