A good cook in a modern kitchen is a slow cooker. Every day this equipment is gaining more and more popularity, and this is not strange. It is not strange because, thanks to the multicooker, you do not need to spend the whole day at the stove, watch the cooking process, you just have to immerse all the necessary ingredients in its bowl, set a timer and press the “Start” button. The process has begun. The corresponding signal will sound exactly when the dish is already cooked. In a slow cooker, you can literally cook anything, starting with soups and ending with baking. Everything is simple and affordable, and dishes cooked in a slow cooker are obtained with a special taste and aroma. Let's try today to cook chicken meat. There are many recipes for cooking and each one of them is especially tasty, especially since chicken meat is considered dietary, tender and tasty.
Recipe 1. Braised chicken in a slow cooker
This recipe for chicken legs is good for dinner. To prepare it you will need only 1 hour. This dish is well suited light vegetable salad. If you are a lover of hearty dinner, you can still make your favorite side dish. Prepare: chicken legs - 2 pcs; seasoning for chicken or steak (who likes which one more); garlic - 4-5 cloves; black pepper (peas) - 5 pcs; salt - 1 tsp. and bay leaves - 4 pcs.
To prepare this dish is not necessary to use chicken legs. You can also successfully prepare any part of the chicken, but it is not recommended to cook clean fillets - the meat will be dryish. So, the prepared parts of the chicken wash and dry with a paper towel. Put in a bowl and sprinkle with seasoning. Cut the garlic cloves into plates and pour the prepared pieces with salt, pepper, bay leaves and, of course, garlic plates. Well mix everything and put in a bowl multicooker. It now remains to set the mode “quenching” and the cooking time is 1 hour. Everything, the process has begun. Now you can do your job, and the slow cooker will do everything for you. After the appropriate signal, choose aromatic and juicy meat from the bowl and serve on the table.
Recipe 2. Braised chicken in a slow cooker in mayonnaise
You, probably, have already cooked chicken meat marinated in mayonnaise in the oven, and you know very well its taste. To compare the taste, we offer you a recipe for a similar version of the dish, but we will cook it in the slow cooker. So, prepare: chicken thighs - 4 pcs; garlic - 4-5 cloves; mayonnaise - 4 tbsp .; salt and pepper. As you can see, a lot of ingredients are not required, but now prepare the meat for the process. Remove the skin of the thighs stocking. Rinse the meat well and dry on a paper towel. By the way, in this recipe, you can also use chicken fillet or other parts of chicken to your taste and choice. Put the dried meat in a bowl and add all the spices to it: salt, pepper and chopped garlic. Stir well with hands and add mayonnaise. Stir again so that all meat is greased with mayonnaise. The meat gets very rich taste from homemade mayonnaise. To do this, you need a blender to beat 1 egg, 100 ml of olive or vegetable oil and add the spices that your family prefers. It is recommended to hold the meat pickled at least 10-15 minutes, but this is not necessary, especially if you have time to go.
Now lower the meat into the multicooker bowl and turn on the “quenching” mode. Cooking time in this case depends on the multicooker model, but on average it should not be cooked for less than 45 minutes, but not more than 1 hour. While it is being cooked, you can feel free to start preparing a vegetable salad or side dish for a dish. As soon as the multi-cooker sounds a signal, immediately select the meat and calmly serve it to the table. Well, how did the taste compare?
Recipe 3. Stewed chicken in a slow cooker with potatoes and onions
According to this recipe, you will cook a full-fledged dinner in a slow cooker. It remains only to chop a salad dish and dinner is ready. You will need: chicken thighs - 400-450 g; potatoes - 600 g; leek - 50 g; butter - 2 tbsp.
Prepare the ingredients: Cut into rings the white part of the leek. Chicken thigh wash, if desired, you can remove the skin. Drain.
Turn on the slow cooker and set the “Steam” mode for 20 minutes. Dip in the bowl butter and chopped onion rings. As soon as the onions are fried, immediately add the prepared chicken thighs, salt and pepper. Cover with a lid and let them cook. During this time we peel the potatoes and cut them into circles. When the time of the “Steam” mode expires, we send potatoes to the chicken, add salt and put a piece of butter on the potatoes. Switch the mode to “Soup / Stewing” and set the time to 2 hours. The process has begun, the dish is being prepared. The corresponding signal will inform you that the dish is already prepared. Stew chicken with potatoes immediately hot served to the table.
Recipe 4. Chicken stew in a slow cooker with bell peppers
Chicken meat with fragrant potatoes, carrots, bell pepper and onion is the favorite dish of each of us. At the same time, such a dish takes pride of place even on a festive table. Each of you can add mushrooms, cheese, garlic, etc., depending on your preferences. In a slow cooker, such a dish can be cooked simply and quickly using steaming. Covering the fact that you get a tasty dish, it will also diet. Prepare: chicken - 1 pc., Potatoes - 600 g; fresh herbs - to taste, garlic - 3-4 cloves, Bulgarian pepper - 1 pc.
First, prepare the products. Wash the chicken meat, chop it into pieces, and cut the potatoes into cubes of medium size. Chop the garlic and send to the meat. Bulgarian pepper cleaned of seeds and cut into cubes. Salt and pepper everything, season with your favorite seasonings.
Put the meat with garlic and bell pepper in the crock-pot, and distribute the cubes of potatoes in a steam container. Pour some vegetable oil to the meat and set the “Baking” multicooker mode. Cooking time - 1 hour. After 20 minutes from the moment of preparation. In the bowl multicooker pour some water or chicken broth. In an hour, a signal will sound that tells you about the readiness of the dish. When serving, do not forget to decorate your dish with chopped greens and sprinkle with melted butter.
Secrets and useful tips from the best chefs.
- The recipes give the approximate cooking time, because each model has your options. In this case, the time difference can be no more than 10 minutes. Therefore, check the time for the first time so that the next time you can independently adjust, respectively, to your model.
- Before you put the meat in the bowl, be sure to rinse it in running water, dry it, and only after that season with spices.