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    chicken thighs + slow cooker = ???

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    Any ideas what I can do with some chicken thighs and a slow cooker? Thanks in advance.
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    Chicken only takes 4 hours on low in a crock pot... don't overcook it or it dries out.

    I've done...

    veggies (like carrots, onions and green beans) with all sorts of spices
    a jar of salsa

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    Butter chicken! I do it all the time, it's cheap and i'm lazy :P
    If you make the sauce you can do it primal. But any thick sauce will work.

    Oh also, honey garlic chicken. make a glaze of raw honey, garlic, butter and lemon juice. Coat the thighs. If you want them a bit crispy, sit the thighs on a bed of scrunched up al-foil balls.
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    I asked a couple of weeks ago, here's the thread
    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33061.html

    but will check in for more ideas - BEST way to cook them...slowly!

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    that is too funny that we had the exact same question! Also, I apologize because I meant to post this in the recipes section but must have mis-clicked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurb999 View Post
    Chicken only takes 4 hours on low in a crock pot... don't overcook it or it dries out.

    I've done...

    veggies (like carrots, onions and green beans) with all sorts of spices
    a jar of salsa
    I didn't understand what you are talking about..!!
    Can you explain it clearly along with the recipe you made ????

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    There's so much you can do!

    Slow cooker buffalo chicken. Hot sauce, butter, red wine vinegar, some chopped chilies and black pepper/chili powder/paprika works.

    Mexican chicken. Throw in vinegar, lime juice, garlic, onion, black pepper, cumin, paprika, salt and fresh cilantro. Throw it over some white rice if you can handle starch and serve with cheese and salsa if dairy is an option.

    Load it up with chicken broth, white wine, vinegar, garlic and vegetables for a complete stew.

    Or you can use heavy cream and at the end throw in some potatoes, bacon, sausage and squash and make a kind of thick cream soup out of it. That'll go especially well with some coconut flour biscuits.

    Just some ideas off the top of my head.
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    Since crockpots/slow cookers vary a good bit, you should check the insrtuction-recipe booklet that comes with your cooker. Chicken thighs will cook quickly, just a couple hours on low in mine. Sauce can keep them from drying out. Mine doesn't have the programmable featuures, so I use a regular plug-in timer to set the pot to come on, then go off.
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    This is a very basic question. Does any liquid you add have to cover the whole thigh?

    If not, doesn't that mean half the chicken (the covered bit) is cooking one method eg stew and the other half is cooking by another method (steam)? Does that lead to inconsistencies in the meat? Does it mean the covered bits get the flavour and the uncovered bits don't?

    I just don't understand the science of it, especially with meat like thighs that are bulky. have I missed something?

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    Cooking will be more even if the meat is covered in liquid.
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