I got an email yesterday from Jamie who asked me why her Greek Chicken Pitas didn’t turn out. She followed the recipe. But after 6 hours of cooking the chicken was so dry and it was burning on the bottom. She wondered what went wrong. Here is what I wrote back to her:
Here’s a tip for crockpot cooking that I’ve learned. The recipes are written as if your crockpot was filled 2/3 to 3/4 full. If your chicken mixure was on the bottom of the crockpot and it only took up 1/4 of it…then it is going to cook a lot faster than the full recommended cook time. I’ve learned that for chicken recipes this is especially true. I usually only cook chicken breast recipes for 3 or 4 hours on low. Sometimes certain crockpots cook quicker than others as well. I hope this helps and that you don’t give up on crockpot cooking!
So, I hope this tip helps all of you! If you have a question about crockpot cooking email me ([email protected]) and I will try my best to answer it for you!
Simply Life says
Oh this is great to know – I never thought about that! Thanks!
I have a small crock pot and it fills quite easily, and I still have bad luck with chicken breasts (the boneless skinless)– I find if I use bone-in breasts or substitute with chicken thighs my chicken comes out much more moist 🙂