CROC! pot

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    Aug 14, 2010 1:03 AM GMT
    Who else uses a crockpot? It's just amazing to me that you can start a meal in the morning before you leave and return to the great smell of healthful home cooking all ready and waiting. If you remember to use a disposable liner, you don't even have any mess to clean up. Here is a go-to recipe for a ridiculously simple but amazingly complex chicken dish:

    1 whole roasting chicken (like an Oven Stuffer, but check the weight tag to pick out the smallest one)

    1 1/2 cup of white wine (dry or slightly sweet)

    1 1/2 cup of water

    1 packet of dry onion soup mix (like Lipton Regular or Golden)

    Rinse the chicken under running water and and take the giblet pack out of the cavity. You can use the giblets in the bottom of the crock pot if you like (they give extra flavor). Place the chicken in the crock with the breast side up. Pour the water and the wine over it. Then sprinkle the contents of the onion soup packet over the chicken as evenly as possible so that the contents land on the chicken instead of falling into the bottom of the crock. Cook on low setting for 8 to 9 hours or high setting for about 5 1/2 hours.

    When you return home, you will find a tender roast chicken just about falling off the bone and a significant quantity of deep, rich broth. You can actually give a dinner party with this food--I have dazzled guests many times this way. Enjoy the broth over rice, noodles, or mashed potatoes. If you want to thicken the broth, combine 1 tablespoon of corn starch with 1 tablespoon of water. Get the broth boiling in a pot on top of the stove, drizzle in the cornstarch mixture while you stir the broth, and then allow this to boil for one more minute while you continue to stir.

    Who else has a good CROC recipe?
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    Aug 14, 2010 4:39 AM GMT
    You know, I never cooked a whole chicken in a crock pot. My Jamaican relatives bring a lot of goat by once a month and that meat [goat] is great in a crock pot; goat takes a little longer than lamb to cook. If you are looking for some goat stew recipes, let me know!