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Crock Pot Chicken & Rice Help Needed!!

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eenie1 Aug 9, 2012 05:29 AM

Good morning all! I have a whole, bone in, chicken breast that I want to put in the crock pot overnight tonight with chopped fennel, fresh tomatoes, brown and wild rice, and chicken stock. Should I heat the stock before adding? Do I add the rice right at the beginning with everything else? And finally, on low, is it okay to let it go overnight or will the rice wind up fused to the bottom of the pot that way? Thank you!!

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  1. PamelaD RE: eenie1 Aug 9, 2012 09:23 AM

    No, you do not have to preheat the stock.
    Wait to add the rice... brown/wild rice should only take an hour or two in the crockpot.
    Good Luck

    1. 1POINT21GW RE: eenie1 Aug 9, 2012 09:27 AM

      As long as enough liquid is in the pot from either the chicken, the added stock, or both, the rice can be added at the beginning and it will be fine.

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        eenie1 RE: eenie1 Aug 9, 2012 09:57 AM

        Thank you both!! My plan was to add about a cup of rice and 2 1/2 - 3 cups of stock.

        1. TroyTempest RE: eenie1 Aug 9, 2012 10:01 AM

          If you do chicken for more than 3-4 hours, you will have real tasty rice from all the juice that has cooked out of the chicken, but a really dry chicken.

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            C. Hamster RE: TroyTempest Aug 9, 2012 12:09 PM

            White meat chix in a crock pot gets dry, for sure

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            wyogal RE: eenie1 Aug 9, 2012 10:02 AM

            I find that the biggest problem is ending up with chicken that falls off the bones.... and all the bones become disconnected, and there are little rib cage bones in the finished product.
            Are you following directions written for a slow cooker?

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              eenie1 RE: eenie1 Aug 9, 2012 10:10 AM

              Have no directions, just have ingredients and was going to wing it, no pun intended, with everyone here on the board's help =)!

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                wyogal RE: eenie1 Aug 9, 2012 11:54 AM

                You might want to check some recipes. It's hard to find them on this board, the search engine isn't great, IMO. There are some different techniques to avoid overcooking everything, stuff that's falling apart with tiny bones that's hard to serve, etc...
                here's an example of a search:
                https://www.google.com/search?q=crock...

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                eenie1 RE: eenie1 Aug 10, 2012 10:41 AM

                WOW...chicken, etc turned out great! Was in the crock pot overnight and all indications this morning were that it is going to be anything but dry!! Will post a pic and details later but I did decide just to wing it as planned and it seems to have worked out!!

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