Well I cooked one of the year and half old roosters in the crock pot! Wow was he tender and deliousious! (sp?) I put about 3/4 cups of water in the bottom, rubbed about a tsp of lemon curry on the bird, sprinkled paprika, salt & pepper and of course some garlic power. It was fantastic, tasted similar to the already roasted chickens bought at the grocery store. I am now looking forward to my next crock pot chicken!