I could not decide if I should make the title of this post: How to cook chicken in a crock pot, or how to get the most chicken off the the bone. Either of these titles works for this one.
Frugal Table mommy, Sarah Anderson, told me the other day that you could cook a whole chicken in a crockpot on low for about 8 hours and it would come out super moist. I thought I would give it a shot. Happy to report: I'M TOTALLY SOLD! This is definitely THE BEST way to cook chicken. Most efficient and easiest way to cook the chicken. Thank YOU Sarah!
Since then I have been told that you can also do skinless, boneless chicken and add stuff. Kristen Herrett shared this tip on facebook: "... if you use boneless it shreds with a fork perfect for enchiladas or other Mexican dishes. I put either enchilada sauce, salsa, picante and/or canned cheddar cheese condensed soup."I happened to use my leg quarters chicken because it was what was on sale this past week at my grocery store. Because I did this method, I got every last bit of chicken off the bone and for about $2, I have enough chicken for 3-4 meals. LOVE IT!
Julie Van Dam shared this tip: "I do this all the time, then save the juice and make gravy out of it, cook some noodles and mix together. chicken n noodles for around $5."
Thanks to both of you for your insights. Keep them coming. :0)
Cook your chicken in the crockpot in water that covers about half the chicken. Use tongs to pull chicken out and let cool on your cutting board (although you really don't need a cutting board, since you don't need a knife.)
Another option, that might make pulling the chicken out a little easier, is to drain out the chicken stock first using a pot drainer or a cooling rack.
The skin peels, correction, falls off the chicken! NO work involved. You could not keep the skin on this chicken if you tried! It started falling off the chicken as I tried to pull it out of the crockpot with my tongs. Check out how the chicken just fell right off of these bones.
LOTS of chicken all shredded up and ready to be used in some more chicken recipes!! Love it! (can you tell I am excited, to say the least) Going to go freeze some of the chicken to be used for later. Have a blessed day!