I made this today and put the crock pot on too early it was done around 2:00..it took approximately 5 hours on low using chicken tenders. I did cut the butter in half, because I just thought 1/2 cup was a bit much, for us anyway:) The stuffing was a little dry (probably because I cut the butter in half!) and I thought it was a little rich..I also thought of maybe using broth or even water to pour over the stuffing instead of the butter...anyway, it was OK..I don't see myself making this again though.
Your misgivings on the stuffing are spot on. On research, most stuffing recipes use at least 1/2 cup water or broth and only a couple tablespoons of melted butter. I would be tempted to pre-mix the stuffing ingredients and let it rest about 10 minutes to adsorb the liquid then sprinkle it onto the crock pot ingredients. Also the other big difference I noticed is that stuffing is cubed while bread crumbs are, well, crumbs. But I suppose one could interchange them unless an aesthetic appearance is important. How was the chicken? Moist? Dry?
I sure wish I would have thought of pre mixing the stuffing Points! That would work so much better in this recipe..I was in a hurry when I put this on and didn't think it through (that's my story and I'm sticking to it! LOL) The chicken was a little on the dry side..only because I used tenders as opposed to breasts, but wasn't too bad!!! My newer crock pot cooks so much hotter than the old one and I'm still trying to get used to the time thing:) The recipe stated to cook for quite a few hours, longer that I would ever cook chicken breast...thanks for the input!!!
I think I have only had 1 success with chicken in a crockpot. All the other times, the chicken was too dry to enjoy. So if its a whole piece of chicken (as apposed to shredded) I tend to avoid. Your photo sure looks good, tho
Michelle, 4-5 hours on low is how long I usually cook c/b as well..I just forgot about checking the tenders..so I did overcook them a bit:( They were pretty big though and weren't too overdone:) Thanks!
Mr. P..thanks! I agree, there is an art to cooking c/b correctly and it is hard to not overcook them in a crock pot! The best way to insure they are not overdone is to check with a meat thermometer..got that tip from Points instead of cooking for hours & hours like most crock pot recipes call for:)
It looks tasty! I like the looks of the crumb stuff on top. All that butter, soup and cheese would definitely make for a rich dish. Sometimes I think some of the crockpot recipes we see come from the era when crockpots were different. It used to take all day to cook a chicken in the one I had 20 years ago. The one I have today - five hours is plenty.
No, it wouldn't:) Especially since I had to commute 20+ miles! I wonder what I did with my old round crock pot anyway? Probably donated it! Did you have the round one that was 1 piece, you couldn't remove the crock part to wash it? I was always afraid I would ruin it by getting water in the electrical part of the darn thing:D
It's funny to say but I did have have one of those Marie, passed down from my MIL. I sold it in a garage sale because it was "too small"....and oh boy was it a pain to clean, trying not to get that power cord wet! But, I'd give anything to have that back now! It cooked everything perfect...
LOL Michelle, wasn't that a pain?! I seemed to get the cord wet, but it still worked! FA, don't they still sell smaller crock pots? That would be perfect for you! I always figure leftovers are good as well:)
I haven't seen those Points. My crock pot that I have now came with a separate tiny crockpot, I'm guessing to keep sauces warm in? I'ts really so small I can't see it being for anything but that....or maybe a hot dip, but just for a few people..
I got one of those for my brother who has lots of gatherings. One time we used it for a taco bar (beans, meat and rice) and another time with 2 different hotness' of green chile and a vegetarian version. Can't think of the other stuff at the moment. They have them now with one bigger crock and two smaller ones and that really makes more sense for me now that we've used it a bit.
Oh, a taco or chili bar would be a great use for those little crocks. I wonder if someone could get really creative and cook a three course meal type thing out of those for one or two people? Soup, vegetable/potato and meat meal. But, I do like that taco and chili bar idea. Its not a bad price for them either. So, when is the party, pso? :-D