Roast a whole chicken in your slow cooker (on Low for 10 hours). Easy, cheap, falling-apart tender, and lots of leftover meat for quick and healthy chicken dishes throughout the week! (Remove the skin after roasting.)
Make your own low-fat, no-salt-added chicken broth with the bones. Slow cook bones in water with onion, carrot, celery, bay leaf, other herbs overnight. Refrigerate; skim off solidified fat. Portion and freeze. Cheaper and better than canned!
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I use my Dutch oven instead of a slow cooker, the food comes out with a rich flavor (like in a slow cooker) but takes less time. And I can get everything ready and have my husband throw it in the oven if I'm not at home. I prep and pre-cook whatever needs to be done and put the Dutch oven in the fridge. In the end, it saves me time and saves me from having to explain how the slow cooker works.
I just love the new Reynolds slow cooker bags. I put one in my slow cooker every time I use it. Once the meal is done you simply pull out the bag throw it away. No more soaking or scrubbing of your slow cooker.
The slow cooker liners can be found on the aisle with zip lock bags, trash bags and tin foil. Price is between $3.00-$4.00
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