Yes, you probably know you can make all sorts of soups in a slow cooker, but this is also a great way to make your stock. Stock is best when it simmers low and slow. It’s easy, too: Just place the chicken carcass in the slow cooker with carrots, celery, onions, bay leaf, herbs, and water. Cook on high for five hours or low for ten. That stock will help in endless recipes so you may want to make a big batch and freeze some.
Roast chicken is a Sunday dinner staple and a source of leftovers to enjoy in lunch salads and sandwiches throughout the week. Taste of Home demonstrates that you don’t have to use the oven: That chicken can be perfect and juicy in the slow cooker! Place the chicken and vegetables in the slow cooker with your favorite herb mixture breast-side up on low for four to five hours. Learn more about how you can braise a whole chicken in your slow cooker, too.