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    I'm doing 2 chickens (together) in the slow cooker tomorrow but don't know whether or not to increase the amount of time I give them compared to if I was just cooking 1. My head is telling me it makes sense to increase the time but I don't know for sure, nor by how much.

    Any ideas?


  • #2
    Re: 2 Whole chickens in the slow cooker - how long?

    I'd double it? cook by weight?

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    • #3
      Re: 2 Whole chickens in the slow cooker - how long?

      I would increase it, certainly do when I do 2 in the oven, but couldn't give you any figures as I don't have a slow cooker. Sorry, not much help there!

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      • #4
        Re: 2 Whole chickens in the slow cooker - how long?

        Originally posted by Mrs B View Post
        I would increase it, certainly do when I do 2 in the oven, but couldn't give you any figures as I don't have a slow cooker. Sorry, not much help there!
        LOL!

        LG If I doubled it, they would be in there for aages, it just seems too long Like Mrs B says, if I was doing 2 in the oven I wouldn't cook them for 4 hrs instead of 2 for example.

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        • #5
          Re: 2 Whole chickens in the slow cooker - how long?

          Can you not just stab them to see if they are cooked?

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          • #6
            Re: 2 Whole chickens in the slow cooker - how long?

            How long do you cook one for?

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            • #7
              Re: 2 Whole chickens in the slow cooker - how long?

              But I'd assume the chooks are packed in tight and would need that long
              BTW, how big are these chooks, and do you have a mahoosive slow cooker then?

              Also, ask
              @mediocre_mum on twitter as she is the slow-cooker queen

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              • #8
                Re: 2 Whole chickens in the slow cooker - how long?

                Anne - about 5hrs, sometimes 6.

                LG - we do have one of the big ones, there is space around the chickens. 'Tis a good point though. Thanks for the twitter tip, will ask her

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                • #9
                  Re: 2 Whole chickens in the slow cooker - how long?

                  I've never done a whole chicken in the slow cooker, really stupid Q but do you just bung it in ?

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                  • #10
                    Yes just bung it in. No additional liquid needed.

                    Sent from my HTC Wildfire S A510e using Tapatalk

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                    • #11
                      Re: 2 Whole chickens in the slow cooker - how long?

                      Originally posted by noo noo View Post
                      Yes just bung it in. No additional liquid needed.

                      Sent from my HTC Wildfire S A510e using Tapatalk
                      Omg how fab! how did I get to 44 years of age and not know you could do this ?

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                      • #12
                        Re: 2 Whole chickens in the slow cooker - how long?

                        Whole chicken is my top favourite slow cooker meal. The meat just falls off the bone, so there's no waste at all. You can pour off the liquid afterwards, and get the stock and fat off too Makes me feel very Earth Mother

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                        • #13
                          Knot - your not the only one who didn't know u could do whole chickens in a slow cooker lol.

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                          • #14
                            Do you have to put it in the oven after to brown up? Or just take the skin off? I imagine the skin would be a bit manky just being done in the slow cooker

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                            • #15
                              Re: 2 Whole chickens in the slow cooker - how long?

                              Do you do it on high or low?! Chicken in my fridge at the ready for tomorrow!

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