Join award-winning food writer and cookbook author Michele Scicolone as she teaches you the slow-cooker tips and tricks you need to enjoy delicious meals for years to come. Get the best results from your slow cooker, whether you're cooking beef, chicken, lamb, pork, grains or potatoes! Find out when to brown your meat, how to layer ingredients in the cooker and how to avoid common pitfalls such as one-note dishes or mushy textures. Along the way, get Michele's award-winning recipes for tender pot roast, Peking chicken, pulled pork, lamb shanks with lentils, creamy polenta and more. Plus, discover new ways to use your slow-cooker (think eggs and even dessert!) for dishes that satisfy and impress.
Learn the best way to cook a whole chicken and hearty vegetables in your slow cooker for an all-in-one meal! Michele shows how to season the chicken, layer the ingredients into the cooker so they cook evenly, and boost the appearance and flavor of the chicken and vegetables with a quick, creamy Italian herb sauce. Serving is a breeze- no carving needed when the meat is tender enough to fall off the bone!
Techniques for cooking chicken breasts, legs and thighs is next! Michele explains why these parts work especially well in the slow cooker's moist environment, and shows how to add savory oomph to the chicken with a Peking duck-inspired sauce. Serve the caramelized chicken with rice or in tortillas as an Asian wrap. Then vary the flavor profile by preparing a Greek-style tomato and feta chicken dinner, perfect served with orzo or other pasta!