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Easy way to cook and debone a chicken

Last post May 28, 2005 10:56 PM by mcate . 5 replies.


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  • Easy way to cook and debone a chicken
    It is so easy this way, plus the chicken always turns out so moist. I've done it with whole chickens and today with 10 lbs. of chicken leg quarters.

    The chicken literally falls off the bone and is always so moist and tender.

    I get out my large slow cooker (I usually do a bunch at one time) and put them in it. Season the chicken if you want, or wait to season it in casserole or whatever your going to use it in.

    Don't add any water, you don't need it. I did take the skin off the chicken leg quarters.

    I start it on high and then turn down low, unless I want to get them on done and then cook it on high.

    It depends on how much chicken you cook as to how long you cook it.

    I put the chicken leg quarters on about 3:30 this morning and they we're done and falling off the bone at at 9:00. Left it on high the whole time.

    Saved the broth and put in the fridge so the fat can congeal at the top and I can remove it. I'm making chicken and noodles tomorrow with the broth that I have.
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  • RE: Easy way to cook and debone a chicken
    Things like this can be so easy, and we just forget how easy it can be!! I copied this info. and hope to remember the next time I need to cut up the cooked chicken.

    Have you put your method of making chicken and noodles on here previously? If not, would you, please...

    Thank you for sharing.

    Brenda
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  • RE: Easy way to cook and debone a chicken
    I boil mine in a stock pot and then cool in the refrigerator. It's easier for me to pick out all the "nasty" stuff that way.
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  • RE: Easy way to cook and debone a chicken
    I do mine in the crock pot too. Works great. when I don't want to save the broth I put the chicken up on balls of tin foil inside the crockpot so that it stays out of the liquid and isn't as messy getting out.
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  • RE: Easy way to cook and debone a chicken
    I used to boil my chicken for soup, casseroles and salads. That's how my mother did it. For many years however, I've been cooking all my chickens in the crockpot instead. I usually put a can of condensed chicken broth in the bottom of the pot. Makes for great broth.
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  • RE: Easy way to cook and debone a chicken
    I'll have to remember this for when I get a crockpot (amazing I've lasted without one). So many times I just grab a rotisserie chicken from Wal-Mart! Sometimes, though, I use a wonderful method I found in a Frugal Gourmet book (I don't know if those allegations about him were so; if true, that was most tragic, there were apparently many who accused him. He died not too long ago.). Anyhoo, I put a chicken in a stockpot & cover with water (add seasonings if you want). Bring to a boil & skim off foam. Cover, turn off the heat, but leave on the burner. In about an hour (depending on the size) you will have the plumpes, most moist chicken ever!
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