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October 4, 2012 6:27 PM Subscribe
Can I combine different chicken parts (thighs, legs, breasts) in the crock-pot, or will it be a disaster?
posted by to recite so charmingly to food & drink (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am having my parents over for dinner this weekend, and I was thinking about making a chicken dish in the crock-pot, so I can have the oven free to make a roasted veg dish. My mom likes white meat, my dad likes dark. I don't really want to cook a whole chicken in the crock-pot, as I have heard it's unsafe. I was considering making this recipe
(scroll to the bottom) or this recipe
, using two breasts, two thighs, and two drumsticks, all bone in, skin removed. Is this a bad idea, given that the parts may not cook evenly? Also possibly relevant is that the slow cooker in question holds four quarts. Also, any other tips for ways to ensure that these recipes turn out would be very much appreciated!