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Video: Baked Slow Cooker Chicken

See how to make juicy “baked” chicken in the slow cooker.

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See how to make an incredibly easy slow cooker “baked” chicken. How simple is it? Just put a seasoned whole chicken in the slow cooker in the morning and have delicious golden-brown “baked” chicken for dinner in the evening. This amazing 5-star recipe is among the most popular on the site. Watch how easy it is to prepare. For a complete meal, add vegetables like carrots and potatoes to the slow cooker. You’ll see a great trick that keeps the bottom of the chicken from getting soggy. Get Cotton’s recipe for Baked Slow Cooker Chicken.

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Apr. 2, 2015 2:45 pm
@jontreadway That's true--the USDA did recently make that statement. But here's the thing--commercially harvested chickens aren't cleaned very well, there are feather pins in the skin, and bloody juices encased in the plastic for days before and after we buy them. I clean my chickens very well, removing the pins and the bloody juices. I can't obviously get rid of all the bacteria that's in meat in general, but rinsing them is the only way to rinse off the yucky! If one is diligent about how it's done, there is minimal splash, and I scrub and disinfect everything around the sink when I'm done. Slow running water, not partying with the uncooked chicken in the kitchen--minimal if any, splashes. I thought about this when it was announced, but I have been cooking for 40+ years, and never made anyone sick with my cooking. (Trust me--I would know!!) I'd just rather know that stuff was not in food I feed to my family.
Mar. 11, 2015 2:52 pm
This looks like a really good recipe, but, per new USDA and Centers For Disease Control guidelines, you should never rinse your chicken, for two reasons-- first, the heat of cooking is sufficient to kill any and all bacteria that might be present, and because studies show that rinsing the chicken actually spreads bacteria, both in hidden areas you can't see, and via tiny water droplets which are dispersed throughout the room.
Dec. 30, 2014 1:19 pm
This is a must try! I have two teen boys. I can't cook often, I had rods and fusions Sept. 10, and I've never used my crock pot. I'm excited because this is easy cooking for my boys too!!
Aug. 3, 2014 10:26 pm
You can by this rubber thing that goes in the bottom of the crock pot. That does the same thing and you can put it in the dishwasher. I bought mine at Bed Bath and Beyond. JB
Jun. 6, 2014 10:13 pm
Instead of crumpling aluminum, I looked for a more sustainable material. My husband suggested river rocks. I found three smooth round stones and washed them well before using. (Potatoes definitely work, but I'm not eating potatoes these days.) I added an onion to the cavity, but it resulted in too much liquid. Stick with the basics as listed, and it comes out too good to believe!
Mar. 29, 2014 8:00 am
This sounds simply delicious!!
Mar. 29, 2014 7:59 am
This sounds really Delicious!!
Jan. 12, 2014 7:51 am
This sounds good. I'm trying this right now with chicken quarters.
Dec. 25, 2013 10:45 am
Very bland! Will not make again.
Sep. 22, 2013 8:50 pm
The foil balls help by keeping the chicken above the juices so the fat drips off, making a healthier chicken and one that keeps it shape so that it doesn't fall apart. You can get the same benefits from a slow cooker roasting rack or just use three large potato halves at the bottom, middle of the slow cooker for the same effect.
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